JAAF commends President and PM for passing 19A
The Chairman and executive committee members of the Joint Apparel
Association Forum (JAAF) on behalf of its constituent members salutes
and congratulates President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe and all the representatives of the people of the
Legislature for showing and proving the existence of democratic ideals
and traditions to the global community not only by words but also
through deed by the adoption of the 19A to the Constitution which augurs
well for all segments of society and the country in particular, a media
release from JAAF said.
The consensus reached by Members of the Legislature representing
different sections of the political divide, clearly demonstrates their
commitment, upholding the trust placed in them by the people.
The 19th Amendment was a pledge made by the President and the Prime
Minister to the people to usher in a new chapter in political freedom,
assuring good governance and adherence to the rule of law by
strengthening democratic institutions.
The passage of this historic piece of legislation cements the journey
of Sri Lanka into an active and practising democracy and will have a
lasting impact on the people.
"We, the members of the apparel industry have and will always be in
the forefront for the revival and development of the economy. The
industry strongly believes that this historic development will be a
major stepping stone towards regaining the GSP+ facility from the
European Commission which will benefit the entire export community," the