Making a statement regarding the formation of the new Constitution in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today stated that the new Constitution would not change the unitary nature of the country. He further added that some were alleging that the foremost place given to Buddhism and the unitary nature of the Constitution are being negated, he stated and that this was not true.
Moreover the Prime Minister stated that such comments were being made by parties that wanted to use this opportunity to create fear or mistrust among the people for political reasons.
Stating that “We are ready for amendments” the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe further added that while the United National Party (UNP) had no amendments to the proposal, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had submitted several amendments. He added that after discussing it with other parties, these amendments can be processed in the Constitutional Assembly.
He added that this was the first time social media was used to get the opinion of the people and that everyone can express their opinions and suggestions regarding the formation of the new Constitution. The new Constitution will be created to meet the hopes of the people, he stated.