Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran has told the media that TNA would extend support to the 20 th amendment if certain amendments are adopted at the committee stage.
Speaking to the media, he said: “We have agreed to support the 20th Amendment if certain amendments are made during the committee stage discussions.
“We discussed the matter with the Prime Minister and it was evident that the purpose of this amendment has not been communicated to the public correctly. There are a number of changes to be brought to the proposed 20th Amendment as well, and these were discussed at the meeting.”
“Although the amendment looks like an attempt to postpone the elections, the bona fide exercise is to ensure that elections are held on the same day and to bring about the change in the system,” he said.
“The delimitation process will also take about a year. So there is no need to postpone the elections to 2019. A decision has been taken to hold elections in a year’s time when the process is complete.”