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New Constitution: Interim Report Of The Steering Committee – Full Texts In Three Languages

The Constitutional Assembly established by Parliamentary Resolution of 09th March 2016 unanimously appointed a Steering Committee at its first sitting on 05th April 2016.

The Steering Committee identified 12 main subject areas and assigned six of those subjects to Sub-Committees appointed by the Constitutional Assembly on 05th May 2016. The Reports of the said six Sub Committees and another report by an ad-hoc Committee appointed by the Steering Committee were tabled before the Constitutional Assembly on 19th November and 10th December 2016 respectively.

This Interim Report of the Steering Committee deals with the remaining six subjects that were not assigned to any Sub-Committee and contains principles and formulations that reflect the deliberations of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly that met 73 times between April 2016 and September 2017.

Included in this Interim Report are observations and comments by Members of the Steering Committee on the principles and formulations contained in the Report.

Members of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly comprises:

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister (Chairman), Nimal Siripala de Silva, Rauff Hakeem, Lakshman Kiriella, A. D. Susil Premajayantha, Rishad Bathiudeen, Patali Champika Ranawaka, D. M. Swaminathan, Mano Ganesan, Malik Samarawickrama, Dilan Perera, Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, Dinesh Gunawardena, Douglas Devananda, Anura Dissanayake, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Bimal Rathnayake, M. A. Sumanthiran, Prasanna Ranatunga, Jayampathy Wickramaratne and Thusitha Wijemanna.

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