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Mahanayakes to be briefed on Constitution Assembly debate outcome: PM

Once the Steering Committee report on the Constitution is debated in the Constitutional Assembly, the Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas and the members of the respective Karake Maha Sangha Sabha will be given a thorough briefing about the views and suggestions expressed by the relevant stakeholders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Addressing the gathering at a ceremony at the Pitiyegedara Raja Maha Viharaya, the Prime Minister said the Steering Committee report would be debated by the Constitutional Assembly on October 30, 31 and November 1.

After the ideas and views of the peoples’ representatives were obtained, it would be presented for public discussion too.

“Let alone a new Constitution, even a Constitutional Bill had been formulated up to now. The Steering Committee report included features like the nature of the state, devolution of power, the Executive Presidency, the system of the Prime Minister, system of elections and other ideas and views. When it was debated it may crate understanding as well as various other views” the Prime Minitser said.

“A Constitution should be formulated in a manner that would protect the unitary status of the country, unite all communities, give pride of place to Buddhism and create a background for Sinhala Buddhists as well as others to live without fear or suspicion,” Prime Minister Wickremesinghe added. The Prime Minister said the President and he would never act without the agreement and approval of the people. 


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Discussions must be done with all religious leaders legal experts political pundits economic wizards all in one room

The current Constitution stands and should not change for the whims and fancies of politicians, diaspora or manipulators. If anything there should be a referendum. Yes proposals and new methods suitable has to go to the Majority to decide. Surely the important issues are bread and butter issues, jobs, and food, transport etc when simple issues cannot be resolved why jump into Constitution. Unless the majority decides otherwise solve the basic needs of the country First. This diversion and hipe is political mileage Only to make the people suffer further. Do the needful and bring the country into surplus that is the mandate.


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