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* Sri Lanka needs a new constitution, Tamil party MP agrees with Speaker
Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 09:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan16, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Attorney M.A. Sumanthiran says the country is in need of a new constitution and that Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has also admitted that the country's constitution is flawed.

Sumanthiran speaking at a news conference said the country could move forward only with a new constitution that allows for power devolution where all people share in the power of the country.

He observed that he would like to support the Speaker's call for a new constitution since it is also the TNA's goal where power could be consolidated and abolish the executive presidency.

He explained that people in the country should feel safe and secure and know that they are protected as citizens of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has said that the solution for the present crisis between the legislature and judiciary in the country is an amendment to the Constitution.

According to Sumanthiran, the country could move forward only by addressing the flawed constitution.



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