VOTE ON CONSTITUTIONMAKING PROCESS ON MAR.9

Published : 9:00 am  March 2, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (402) reads | 

BY KELUM BANDARA The Government will take up the vote on the motion to initiate the constitution-making process on March 9, in the wake of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee endorsing the proposed amendments, it is learnt.

The government worked out the motion initially to appoint a committee called ‘Constitutional Assembly’ comprising all MPs to draft a new Constitution. However, SLFP, an ally of the national unity government, proposed amendments to the motion saying that the proposed committee should be nothing less than a parliamentary select committee comprising all MPs and fully governed by Standing Orders. It is learnt that the motion with the changes has been approved by the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headed by President Maithripala Sirisena.