Sri Lanka's Constitutional Council will be appointed after Parliament reconvenes
By 5 November 2018
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With the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena, the new composition of the Constitutional Council (CC) would be decided after Parliament convenes, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L Peiris said yesterday.
According to the 19th Amendment, the Constitution empowered the Constitutional Council to replace the Parliamentary Council to formulate a new Constitution. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition shall have the power to nominate five persons, two of whom shall be Members of Parliament and the other three shall be members of civil society. The five members nominated by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition shall be appointed by the President.
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