Jun 20, 2017

Unitary status should remain unchanged - SLFP Featured

The SLFP has decided that its proposals for a new constitution should include a clause to maintain the status quo of Sri Lanka’s unitary status without any change whatsoever, says its general secretary Duminda Dissanayake.

The proposals also say the 1978 constitutional clauses that give priority to Buddhism while ensuring religious freedom in the country should remain as they are, he says.

The party is of the firm stand that no clause that threatens Sri Lanka’s unitary status, territorial integrity and sovereignty should be included in the new constitution.

Also, the new constitution should be one that is acceptable to all communities, says Dissanayake.