Jul 02, 2017

New constitution should safeguard unitary status - SLFP Featured

The SLFP is of the firm stand that the new constitution should contain no proposal or condition that harms the country’s unitary status or territorial integrity, says its general secretary Duminda Dissanayake.

The party is against the inclusion of any proposal that will divide the country or create divisions between the communities, ‘Irida Divaina’ quoted him as saying.

The new constitution should also maintain the status quo with regard to the precedence given to Buddhism and also religious freedom as mentioned in the 1978 constitution, he says.

The SLFP will oppose anything that surpasses the country’s unitary status when devolving power, Dissanayake adds.