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* Sri Lanka parliament to debate on new constitution next month
Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 08:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament will have a three-day debate on the proposals for the new draft constitution in January, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said on Monday.

The Constitutional Assembly Steering Committee convened in the parliament Saturday has decided to obtain the views of the parliamentarians on the drafting of the new constitution.

Kiriella told Xinhua that six subcommittees had worked out proposals and they would be debated in parliament on January 9-11.

"This is the first time in Sri Lanka that a constitution making process has been underway under the glare of media. Earlier, it was not open to the media. The general public can see what we do," he said.

After the debate, the views of respective political parties will be taken up for consideration in drafting the new constitution.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament said it is the stance of the government to take future decisions based on the views of main political parties and the views of the majority and the minority would be reviewed when the steering committee convenes on 5th and 6th of January.

Sri Lanka sponsors the resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in September last year to work out a political solution to the country's Tamil national question.


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