The joint opposition says the Government does not have a mandate for a new Constitution.
Joint opposition member, Professor G.L Peiris said that President Maithripala Sirisena never spoke of a new Constitution when he contested the 2015 Presidential election.
He said the joint opposition opposes the interim report submitted to Parliament on a new Constitution.
The former Foreign Minister also alleged that the Government was looking to draft a new Constitution to pacify the international community. (Colombo Gazette)