Referendum proposed by Government on new Constitution

The Government has proposed holding a referendum on the new Constitution.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have agreed on holding a referendum.

He was responding to a question posed by the opposition on a statement made by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to foreign correspondents with regards to the proposed Constitution.

Kiriella said the entire process to draft a new Constitution will be transparent and will be done with Parliament approval.

The Minister said that nothing has been finalised yet and proposals have been sought from political parties for the new Constitution. (Colombo Gazette)