Sri Lanka’s new constitution: expert committee to submit recommendations

The recommendations of an experts committee on Sri Lanka’s proposed new constitution will be submitted to the cabinet of ministers as well as parliament, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

The president made this announcement in his policy statement delivered to parliament Tuesday (18) morning.

“Governments since 1994 have, on various occasions, attempted to introduce a new constitution but to no avail. Therefore, I appointed an experts committee, with the approval of the cabinet, to study this subject in depth, broadly consult public opinion and prepare a preliminary draft for a people-friendly constitution,” he said.

“I hope to submit the recommendations of this committee to the cabinet and the parliament for broad discussion,” he added.