Sri Lankan government plans on introducing new Constitution
Mon, Mar 8, 2010, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 08, Colombo: Constitutional Affairs Minister D.E.W. Gunasekara has said that the government would abolish or reform the executive presidency if elected with a two-thirds majority at the forthcoming election.
Gunasekara had told BBC Sandeshaya that the government is also planning to introduce a fresh constitution in the new parliament.
"There is an opinion in the country that the executive presidency should be abolished or reformed," he had told BBC Sandeshaya.
He had however, said there is no time frame for a new constitution to be introduced.
Gunasekara had added that a political solution aimed at the minority Tamil community's grievances may also be included in the new constitution after consultations with other parties. "The solution might include the devolution of power," he had said.