Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Constitution making and options 


By Neville Ladduwahetty-July 17, 2017, 8:33 pm

The ongoing constitutional making process in Sri Lanka has encountered three interest groups representing three broad options in regard to its scope and content. Group 1 wishes the existing 1978 Constitution to be repealed and replaced with a new Constitution that would be so broad in scope and content that a referendum would be inevitable. The second group wishes to limit amendments to the current Constitution to a degree that would avoid a referendum. The third group wishes to retain the present Constitution in its current form.