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A general consensus was reached between all parties regarding several key points in the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.

According to the Prime Minister's Media Division, the consensus was reached at the second round of discussions which Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe convened with Party Leaders regarding the 21st amendment that was held at the Prime Minister's Office yesterday (03).

Furthermore, the amendment may be subject to revisions based on the Supreme Court determination in regard to the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB)’s constitutional amendment bill.

 

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Meanwhile, a meeting between US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung and Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had also focused on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.

During the meeting, the US Ambassador emphasized the importance of supporting constitutional reforms that address the political needs of the Sri Lankan people.

Meanwhile, MP Duminda Dissanayake said that the task of finding a solution to the economic crisis should be left to the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister and that the Parliament should take the responsibility of amending the Constitution and establishing political stability.

SJB MP Imtiaz Bakeer Marker claims that the 21st amendment to the constitution proposed by the government was an attempt to deceive the people.