Expert committee report on a new constitution for Sri Lanka expected in July

5 April
Colombo, Sri Lanka (photo credit: hectorio/flickr)
Colombo, Sri Lanka (photo credit: hectorio/flickr)
Minister of Education Prof.G. L. Pieris stated today (05) that the report by the nine-member expert committee on the formulation of a new constitution is expected in July. “The forefront of our government’s programme is to draft a new constitution for this country as it is an urgent need. The present constitution itself was drafted 43 years ago and Sri Lankan society has changed significantly since then. Therefore, various parts of the Constitution in force today are outdated. We see it as a matter of urgency to study the entire Constitution in depth and formulate a new Constitution. As it has to be done carefully, our government has appointed an expert committee headed by President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva as the first step,” he stated at a media briefing held by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today (05).
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