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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

Decided to place the country before the party and voted against the 19th Amendment - Sarath Weerasekera MP

Colombo, 30 April, (

Ampara District MP Sarath Weerasekara - a former Deputy Minister of Labour and Labour Relations under the Rajapaksa government, became the first SLFP MP to vote against the 19th Amendment as the vote was being taken in Parliament on 28th April.

Sarath Weerasekera MP says he voted against the 19th Amendment to the constitution as he saw a conspiracy looming behind the whole process.

Former Navy official - Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara MP said that he had decided to place his country before the party and voted against the bill.

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara joined the Sri Lanka Navy as an Officer Cadet.

He has followed numerous courses including a Naval Staff course at the prestigious Naval War College in Rhode Island, New Port, USA and National Defence College, New Delhi, India.

He holds a MA in Buddhist Philosophy, M Phil in Buddhist Philosophy and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation in the UK.

He is an alumnus of the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Hawaii as well as Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies at National Defence University in Washington DC, USA.

He received 54,373 Preferential Votes in the last parliamentary elections held on April 2010, to come on the Top of the Digamadulla District.

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