Draft on new Constitution not yet ready, talks continuing

Open-BookThe Government today insisted that a draft of the new Constitution is not yet ready and that discussions are still ongoing.

The Prime Minister’s office dismissed reports that a draft of the proposed new Constitution has been prepared.

“There is no truth to claims that clauses are being included to the new Constitution,” the Prime Ministers office added.

The Government also insisted that there is no truth to claims that existing clauses in the Constitution on Buddhism have been removed or will be amended.

According to the Government, discussions held so far on the proposed new Constitution were only on the Executive Presidential system, a new electoral system and devolution of powers to the provinces. (Colombo Gazette)