Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the Constitutional Assembly will convene on April 5 and begin discussions on the new Constitution.
The Minister said the process to create a new Constitution will be transparent.
He also said that Sri Lanka is no more the focus of the UN Human Rights Council.
Kiriella said that earlier Sri Lanka was always on the agenda of the Council but this month when the Council met in Geneva Sri Lanka was not discussed since the new Government is taking efforts to address human rights concerns.
The Minister also said that several countries, including Japan, China, Singapore and Germany have come forward to invest in Sri Lanka.
“The Prime Minister will be going to China in April and will sign several agreements,” he said.
He said the international community needs an assurance that another ethnic conflict will not break out if they are to invest in the country.
Kiriella said the Government is now engaged in a major development drive and towns like Kandy are part of this drive.
As part of the development drive, the Minister said the Bogampara prison will be converted into a hotel. (Colombo Gazette)