Among the main reasons is opposition within the ruling party and alliance.
The successful battle against COVID-19 demonstrated that no individual or force can stop the Chinese people's march toward a better life, Xi declared.
The 20A bill seeks to change the basic structure and philosophy of the Sri Lankan constitution, says the lawyer cum parliamentarian
Studies show that these are not magic wands or panaceas. They do solve some problems but create problems too.
“The principal changes proposed by the 20A Bill seek to remove the checks and balances on the Executive Presidency," says a CPA report.
The Rajapaksas’ 20A is a radical departure from the opposition Yahapalanaya’s 19A which it seeks to repeal.
The top decision making body, the Constitutional Council, is to be replaced by a Parliamentary Council with membership restricted to MPs.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)-led government is short of about three MPs for repealing the 19th Amendment (19A) and replacing it with the 20th Amendment (20A).
This is significant in the context of Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's statement that a new Sri Lankan constitution will be drafted
"As the people have given us the mandate we wanted for a constitutional amendment, our first task will be to remove the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. After that, all of us will get together to formulate a new constitution suitable for the country. In this, the priority will be given to the concept of one country, one law for...