June 01, Colombo: The Committee of Public Representations on Constitutional Reforms appointed by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to seek public opinion on the proposed constitutional reforms handed over its report to the Speaker of parliament Wednesday (June 01).
The 20-member Committee, which began obtaining public suggestions for a new constitution on January 18, also officially handed over the report to the public today.
The Chairman of the Committee Attorney Lal Wijenayake addressing a media briefing today said during the process of gathering oral and written views across the island the public mostly wanted significant reforms of democracy and national reconciliation.
"The most significant reforms public wanted were the democratization of the state and for national reconciliation. That was the common demand from the South to the North of this country," he said.
"As to how it should be done the public have different views," he added.
The Chairman further said the public strongly complained of the political culture in the country and they were highly critical of the parliament. The public has also criticized the public servants and called for complete restructuring of the public service.