Allies of MP Basil Rajapaksa insisted on Monday during a government group meeting that achieving economic stability should take precedence over constitutional reforms in a new attempt to derail the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on the other hand, stressed the importance of including it in the Constitution. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also supported it.
Among the MPs who spoke out against the 21st Amendment were Chintaka Mayadunna, Sarath Weerasekara, and Nalaka Godahewa.
They believe the government should focus more on economic issues.
On the other hand, MP Nimal Lansa, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando, and others believe it should be implemented to protect public sentiment.
Mr. Lansa believes that such constitutional amendments are supported by the public and should be respected.