Public Representations Committee seeks views on new constitution
The 24-member Public Representations Committee on constitutional
Reforms appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to
call for public opinion on the new constitution that is to be formulated
by the constitutional Assembly after the adoption of the resolution
moved by the Prime Minister in Parliament yesterday .
The committee will be chaired by Attorney Lal Wijenayake and include
President's Counsel Faizer Mustapha, Professor Gamini Samaranayake and
Professor AM Navaratne Bandara and M.L.A. Cader, among others.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister's office said the PM has granted
approval to the committee to seek public opinion and accordingly the
committee is expected to seek oral and written submissions from the
public. A report on the public opinion and recommendations will be
presented to a Cabinet Sub Committee on Constitutional Reforms.
The public can send suggestions separately on the nature of the
State, form of government (Presidential / Parliamentary) , structure of
the Constitution, citizenship, religion, fundamental rights and duties,
language rights, individual and group rights, directive principles on
State policy, legislature (unicameral/bicameral) and the supremacy of
Constitution or Parliament.
Public also can submit their proposals on the separation of powers,
independence of the Judiciary and the Courts Structure, Constitutional
Court, Power sharing, Devolution and Local Government, sharing power at