Sep 21, 2017

Basic draft of a new constitution today! Featured

The basic draft for a new constitution, the first official document of its kind, is due to be presented to the Constitutional Council when it meets this morning (21).

It contains proposals by all parties represented in parliament, the six subcommittees of the CC and the Lal Wijenaike committee that collected proposals from the public.

The document will be discussed, changes made if necessary and subsequently submitted to parliament as a draft for a new constitution.

It has to be passed by a two-third parliamentary majority and most likely at a referendum too.

However, the SLFP is looking at if it will be sufficient to have it passed in parliament only.