28 January, 2020

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Parliament Gives Green Light For Constitutional Assembly

Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution to appoint a Constitutional Assembly to draft a new Constitution for Sri Lanka.

Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya

A statement issued from Parliament said that the Constitutional Assembly shall consist of all Members of Parliament, for the purpose of deliberating, and seeking the views and advice of the People, on a new Constitution for Sri Lanka, and preparing a draft of a Constitution Bill for the consideration of Parliament in the exercise of its powers under Article 75 of the present Constitution.

The the post of Chairman of the Constitutional Assembly will be held by the Speaker of Parliament, while seven others will be Deputy Chairmen.

Even though the resolution was to be passed in early January, several UPFA and SLFP Parliamentarians had requested for the incorporation of certain amendments to the draft, which led to the delay in the passing of the resolution. However, following a series of discussions and subsequent to the necessary changes made to the document, the resolution received unanimous support from all members in Parliament.

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    Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya

    RE: Parliament Gives Green Light For Constitutional Assembly

    “Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution to appoint a Constitutional Assembly to draft a new Constitution for Sri Lanka.”

    This is the correct thing to do for the New Constitution Experiment.

    Let’s hop[e that this Constitutional experiment will Work, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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    The people is right when LTTE was defeated by war: the peace may be a triply unfortunate New ‘constitutional assembly’ going to an ending unitary character of Sri lanka democratic Republic.
    But so-called “constitutional assembly” ending hundredfold obscene of peace cannot be an obscene disgraceful New Constitution
    disgraceful of dirty war by Tamil LTTE terrorist .

    It is UNP incredibly unprecedentedly had to look for “constitutional assembly” to sing an unfortunate immeasurably serve infinitely humiliating peace ,when the strong has weak by the political throat of UNP leadership of ‘devolution policy’ back by CBK, MS, Ranil. W… TNA and JVP line anarchist politics. This proposed it is impermissible to give way to despair ,impermissible to forget the WAR of Terrorism by Tamil political class and its parties of TNA and LTTE history has examples to still greater humiliation of people of Sri Lankan well still more unfortunate onerous peace terms.

    By yet even so our peoples crushed Tamil terrorist of LTTE by bestially cruel conquerors of Tamil Terrorism will be able to recovered and rise against our National Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity when we promoted devolution package of proposed by so-called constitutional assembly for “new constitution” for Our Republic.

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