Democratic People’s Front and Tamil Progressive Alliance Leader Mano Ganesan
What is the Tamil Progressive Alliance’s (TPA) stance on the 20th Amendment?
Before we go into the rest of your questions, let me establish the fact that the Tamil Progressive Alliance is now working closely with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), which is a political party that Sajith Premadasa, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Rishard Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem, and myself established to build a stronger Opposition to the governing party.
We are all equal representatives of the SJB. Therefore, I am sure that it is quite clear we too oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and propose that the 19th Amendment needs to stand with a few revisions.
The way we view this is that it isn’t the 20th Amendment, but in fact it is the 18 Plus to the 18th Amendment.
There are many areas on which we disagree regarding the 20th Amendment and when it is presented in Parliament, we will do our best to oppose it.