The Government says it will to go ahead with the process to draft a new Constitution or amend the new Constitution.
Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that if required a referendum will be sought for the draft Constitution.
He said the Government has been given a mandate by the public for a new Constitution and it needs to respect that mandate.
The Chief Prelates of the three main Buddhist chapters yesterday decided there is no need for a new Constitution in Sri Lanka.
The Chief Prelates reached the decision following a discussion held last evening.
The decision was seen as a major barricade to Government efforts to draft a new Constitution which will include electoral reforms and a political solution to the Tamil issue.
Parliament has already commenced the process of drafting a new Constitution or amending the existing one.
Cabinet co-spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekera said that a draft of the Constitution has not yet been put forward so without a draft a decision on the Constitution cannot be taken.
He said the process is still ongoing and if someone has an issue with the draft once it is put forward it can be challenged in court. (Colombo Gazette)