Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today assured he will not approve a new Constitution detrimental to Sri Lanka to be passed.
The Speaker said that while several views and opinions have been expressed with regards to a new Constitution, a final draft has not be submitted.
He said that as long as he is the Speaker of Parliament he will not allow a Constitution which is harmful to the country, Buddhism or any other religion to be passed.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya expressed these views at an event held in Mirigama today, the Speaker’s office said.
A heated debate is currently taking place in the country over moves to draft a new Constitution, with some Buddhist monks claiming the new Constitution will harm Buddhism.
The Speaker however said that there was no need for anyone to be concerned as a final draft for a new Constitution has not yet been presented. (Colombo Gazette)