Jan 03, 2019

Draft constitution to Constitutional Council next week Featured

The draft of a new constitution will be submitted to the Constitutional Council next week, a senior spokesman for the government has told Lankadeepa online.

The draft has been incorporated with the suggestions and recommendations put forward by constitutional experts.

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe headed a committee that was tasked with formulating a new constitution.

The committee has concluded entertaining suggestions and recommendations from experts.

Included are the abolition of the executive presidency, giving more powers to parliament, reorganizing provincial councils and empowering local government bodies.