Mar 06, 2021

SLPP rejects to give proposals to draft new Constitution Featured

Sr Lanka Podujana Peramuna has refused to submit it's proposals to the Expert Committee appointed to draft a new Constitution.

SLPP's stalwarts Prof. G.L. Peiris, Basil Rajapaksa and Sagara Kariyawasam have informed their party's decision during a meeting with the members of experts committee chaired by legal luminary Romesh de Silva PC.

Both Basil Rajapaksa and G.L. Peiris have pointed out that it is not justifiable to draft a Constitution based on the proposals of the political parties, without taking into consideration the views of the public.

The committee is of the view that it not practical to obtain the views of the 22 million people of the country and therefore, the committee would obtain proposals of the political parties based on the theory of representative democracy.

However, SLPP has not agreed with the committee's position and as a result, a confusion has taken place at the meeting.