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* Sri Lanka coalition party to campaign for new constitutional framework and new economy
Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 01:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: A coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, the National Freedom Front (NFF) said today that it will campaign for a new constitutional framework and new economy for the country.

Addressing a media briefing in Colombo Monday (18), NFF spokesman former MP Mohamed Muzammil said now that the President and the ruling alliance have agreed with the party's 12-point action plan, the NFF will campaign from village to village to enlighten the public on the 26 schemes for governance included in the proposals.

The spokesman said that there should be a new Constitution as well as a new economy to develop the country.

He said the 36-year old present Constitution has been subjected to criticism not just by the government but also by the opposition and the whole country is expecting a new Constitution.

"Our 36-year old present constitution had been criticized by government and as well as opposition political parties. The entire society wants a new Constitution. Some people suggest amending the Constitution but we say to replace the whole constitution with a new one," Muzammil said.

He suggested that the country should change the economic system to a manufacturing-based economy from the infrastructure development-based economy.

Muzammil said their action plan contains a number of measures to improve the economy based on agriculture and industries.

The NFF anticipates to debate their action plan in every city starting from the Badulla and Moneragala districts in Uva Province and to build consensus.

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