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21A must be passed with positive changes, say Multi-disciplinary group of leading professionals

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COLOMBO (News 1st); A group of concerned professionals consisting largely of legal and medical practitioners under the banner of “Direction Sri Lanka – Independent Professionals for the Nation” have called the 21st Amendment to the Constitution must be passed with positive changes.Direction Sri Lanka proposes the following changes:a) The President to resign forthwith in response to the demands of the People.

This is the primary demand of the people. The President has publicly admitted his failure and culpability in bringing about this crisis and must resign forthwith.b) A Successor President be elected.c) The Prime Minister to resign forthwith after the election of the Successor President.d) A Caretaker / Interim National Government to be immediately formed comprising a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet limited to 18 essential portfolios along with an equal number of Deputy Ministers, representing all political parties.

The Caretaker / Interim National Government shall function for a maximum period of one year. Although the Former Prime Minister, Mr.

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