Report on constitutional reform released

constitutional amendmentPublic Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform headed by Lal Wijenayake has  submitted its final report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 31 May.

The report made recommendations on the proposed constitutional reforms, after island-wide consultations. Issues including the nature of the state, devolution, the Sri Lankan flag, language rights and the role of religion were discussed.

The Committee was mandated to seek oral and written submissions from the public on constitutional reforms. The Committee was tasked with preparing a report based on the public submissions and to propose recommendations to be considered by the Cabinet Sub Committee on Constitutional Reforms.

The 18 member committee examined the over 4,000 submissions to compile the report and suggested recommendations to the constitutional assembly.

The Committee,  was originally scheduled to hand over its report on May 27, but the translation work could not be completed on time. The committee will hold a press conference on Wednesday 1 June.

Read Report in English  

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