Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Russian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka denounces suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan
-- [2 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen and the boats back from Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's opposition Presidential candidate to reveal the political party and the symbol within two days
-- [3 hours ago]
Vote to defeat Rajapaksa administration, Sri Lanka Marxist party urges people
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government denies attempts to buy opposition MPs
-- [5 hours ago]
UNP will not allow war crimes charges against Sri Lankan leaders - MP Harsha de Silva
-- [6 hours ago]
Supporter of Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate removed from provincial council ministerial portfolio
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges politicians not to use papal visit for campaigns
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka 2015 budget passed in parliament with a majority of 95 votes
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.