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* Constitutional Assembly meets, Prime Minister presents steering committee interim report on new constitution
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 12:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 21, Colombo: A meeting of the Constitutional Assembly was held this morning in the Chamber of Parliament under the chairmanship of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented the interim report of the Constitutional Steering Committee to the Constitutional Assembly.

"This report includes the proposals of the Committee members and it is proposed that Sri Lanka should be a Unitary State," the Premier said presenting the interim report which has been released for the public.

He further said that all members of the Committee agree to devolve power within the unitary state.

The Premier added that the interim report is a joint effort and it is a historic moment. "This change will bring Sri Lanka a prosperous era," he said.

The Steering Committee identified 12 main subject areas and assigned six of those subjects to Sub-Committees appointed by the Constitutional Assembly on 05th May 2016. The Reports of those six Sub Committees and another report by an ad-hoc Committee appointed by the Steering Committee were tabled before the Constitutional Assembly on 19th November and 10th December 2016 respectively.

This Interim Report of the Steering Committee deals with the remaining six subjects that were not assigned to any Sub-Committee and contains principles and formulations that reflect the deliberations of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly that met 73 times between April 2016 and September 2017.

Included in the Interim Report are observations and comments by Members of the Steering Committee on the principles and formulations contained in the Report.

The 96 -page interim report of the Steering Committee has been released to the public and is available at the Constitutional Assembly website.

 

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