President Maithripala Sirisena says that the 18th and 19th amendments to the Constitution should be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country in the future ensuring freedom and democracy.
Even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution resulted in bringing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution by the successive government, the latter made the country impossible to move forward under a single political leadership and thus creating a political uncertainty where objectives of the good governance proved futile, the President further said.
President made these comments at the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the National Housing Development Authority today (23) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
The President expressing his views further told that the country today needs a people-friendly government sensitive to their expectations and for that matter honest and patriotic leaders is a prerequisite.
In addition, public servants consisting of 1.6 million in strength are the most eligible force to move the country forward on the road to development and if they discharge their duties and responsibilities with no corruption and bribes, people’s expectations can be met, the President further stated.
Chief Incumbent in Japan Venerable Banagala Upatissa Thero , Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, Former Minister Ms. Ferial Ashroff, and former Chairmen of the National Housing Development Authority were also among the large gathering.