Oct 21, 2017

Lots to be done prior to notifying Chief Monks: PM

Prior to it being put before the people, the report in relation to the new Constitution, should first be discussed and agreed upon in parliament, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister made this comment at a ceremony held at a temple in the Kandy area yesterday.

He said once an agreement has been reached in parliament, then it would be presented to the Chief Prelates and discussed.

Rectifying misunderstanding.

Meanwhile, in a comment to the Sunday ‘Mawbima’ newspaper, Constitutional Steering Committee member MP – Jayampathy Wickremeratne said the government is taking measures to rectify the wrong impression among the public.

During the second parliamentary debate regarding the Steering Committee report scheduled to be held on October 29, 30 and 31, all wrong perceptions in the minds of the people will be rectified, he said.

He further said the government would take required measures to educate the people about the new Constitution.

During the last debate in parliament on the Constitution on October 19, only the speakers were discussed, he added.