Ajit Doval calls on Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, discusses ways to 'deepen' bilateral ties
Doval and Rajapaksa had a 'productive' discussion with him on the ways to diversify and deepen the bilateral relationship.
After Rajapaksa assumed power late last year, he has been passing legislations aimed at fortifying the economy.
The clauses which need a referendum covers restoration of full legal immunity for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his ability to dissolve a parliament.
Parliament will debate the amendment on Wednesday and Thursday, and a vote on a rectified bill is scheduled for Thursday evening.
They said that the 20A must be amended so as to retain the checks and balances of the presidency.
The government on September 2 gazetted 20A, the new proposed legislation that would replace the 19th Amendment that strengthened the role of Parliament.
Sri Lankan govt gazettes 20A Constitution Amendment draft, restores full legal impunity to President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa outlined his commitment to abolish the 19th Amendment during his ceremonial address to Parliament last month.
Rajapaksa vows to abolish Sri Lankan constitution's 19th Amendment that curtails presidential powers
The 19A adopted in 2015 by the then reformist government was subject to much criticism by the Rajapaksa clan as it prevented dual citizens from contesting elections.
At the inaugural session, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is due to present his policy statement of his government for the next five years.
62-year-old Colombage headed the Sri Lanka Navy between 2012 and 2014, and since November last year, he has been the foreign affairs advisor to President Rajapaksa.
In a letter addressed to the two Rajapaksa brothers, Modi pointed out that he looks forward to working with them.
The 74-year-old has returned to power, with his newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party scripting history by becoming the political party with the shortest life span to gain absolute power in the
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes for a two-thirds majority for the SLPP in the general election so that he can amend the Constitution.
The government halted the repatriation of its citizens from various countries from July 14 in view of the increasing number of cases.
The UN rights body has passed three successive resolutions since 2013 calling for war crimes investigations on both government troops and the LTTE.