Cabinet takes heated turn after Hakeem queries 20th amendment

Yesterday’s cabinet meeting took a heated turn after Rauff Hakeem demanded solutions to related issues he is having before the 20th amendment to the constitution is adopted.

He told the meeting, chaired by president Maithripala Sirisena, that
his SLMC as well as he as a minister, had various questions with regard to the amendment.

Other ministers impressed upon him the need to pass the amendment as a national requirement.

The government has already decided to submit it to parliament, they said, and told him to propose any amendments thereafter.

The other ministers did not support Hakeem in his arguments.