May 13, 2017

‘No referendum’ – says SLFP Featured

In response to the draft regarding the new Constitution which was given to the political parties for their response, the SLFP is of the view that only amendments should be made without opting for a new Constitution that requires a referendum, and they are preparing to notify the Steering Committee of their opinion, it is reported.  

The Steering Committee comprising representatives of all political parties had notified all parties to forward their views and recommendations prior to May 23, before the Steering Committee presents its report to parliament.

Prior to the final notification, the SLFP had appointed a committee comprising Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dilan Perera, Susil Premajayantha and several others, in order to express their party’s views on the issue.

Agreeable to public opinion:

However, representing the SLFP, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had notified that his party was agreeable with the public opinion.
When inquired from an SLFP member within the Steering Committee he said the SLFP stance has not changed and they are of the stand that only amendments should be made without opting for a new Constitution that requires a referendum.

He said the SLFP committee headed by Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva will notify the Steering Committee of the SLFP stand on the issue before May 23, adding that there would be no change in the party view regarding the Constitution.

 

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