Govt. drafts Constitution according to Al-Hussein's whims: Wimal

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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, yesterday, charged that the government was in a hurry to draft a new Constitution, to satisfy the whims and fancies of UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

Delivering a lecture on the Constitution being drafted by the government, he said the government’s plan was to pass the new Constitution in the Parliament in November and then hold a referendum in January.

He said UNHR Commissioner Al-Hussein had outlined, in a statement on July 28, 2016, these plans of the government to pass the Constitution.

He said, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gave contradictory responses to Opposition MPs' queries about the Constitution in Parliament.

“The danger exists of a federal Constitution which could divide the country,” he said.

He warned that the national anthem, the national flag, the unitary status of the country and the foremost place given to Buddhism -- which were all guaranteed in the existing Constitution -- would be undermined by the new Constitution, which would also decentralise power.

He said the country could be divided by the Western Countries by means of the present government even without waging war. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Leo Tuesday, 13 September 2016 06:15 AM

    We have qualified politiceans who can avoid such matters so why dont you grab a pack of Lemon Puff and go back to the basement. via DM Android App

    TRUE MAN. Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:01 AM

    DONT THINK THE SRILANKAN CITIZENS ARE MODAWANSAS AND JUMPAN PILLASTO BELIEVE ALL WHAT YOU SAY. THEY HAVE GREAT SELF THINKING POWER . AND THEY ARE MOST INTELLIGENT .THEY KNOW POLITICS BETTER THAN FORGED PASSPORTS HOLDERS AND FRAUD ATTORNEY POWER SUBMITTERS. via DM Android App

    Arjuna Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:05 AM

    According to my knowledge

    jolly bird Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:11 AM

    NEXT PAID PADA YATTHRA SLOGANS SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM WESTERN CONSPIRACY SORRY CONSTITUTION. via DM Android App

    Cristo Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:43 PM

    This man is the personification of ...better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool ,than open it , and have it confirmed ...he should go on the world comedy circuit

    annoyed Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:15 AM

    To prove your statement, pls show evidence of what you say. Pepple are gradually begin to understand the difference between rehotrics and facts.

    Handipora Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:54 AM

    Joker of the first order. He thinks people of this country are fools like him.

    Gandaya Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:23 AM

    Weerawansa just woke up from dreep sleep

    Aruna Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:47 AM

    Read the draft if you are really interesting but, its skeptical the literacy and of you people.

    TONY Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:01 AM

    WW AND UG SHOULD BE IN A SEPARATE CABINET AS WATCH DOGS (OR SHALL I SAY BLOOD HOUNDS) OF THE COUNTRY AND NOT PARLIAMENT. BECAUSE THEY CAN READ THE MINDS OF THE POLITICIANS AND THE DANGERS PEOPLE FACE IN THIS COUNTRY

    Pincha Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:02 AM

    Onna kata!

    nanda Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:14 AM

    is this the fate of our country? because this types of fool advises on the future of this country. what was done by him for this country other than robbing and disturbing

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:20 AM

    You are correct Leo. This half qualified rotter always pokes his fingers where he does not know anything about the main subject. Means uttering nonesones.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:21 AM

    He will have a sound sleep at Welikade Jail very soon.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:24 AM

    He cannot spend Rs. 7500/- one time to have his rotten make up these days, that is why fellow is struggling.

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:28 AM

    Even a word of English Weerawansa knows. How can he learn about UNHR Commissioner Al-Hussein's plans?

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:30 AM

    Weerawansa your Political knowledge is zero. You being looting the Banks when you were in the JVP and now you are talking bullshit. Get lost.

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:31 AM

    Modawansa talks moda Katha, that's all. Who cares for this rotten egg.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:31 AM

    What if he is speaking the truth via DM Android App

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:33 AM

    Weerawansa why not you make a stage in front of the Parliament and fast to death for this matter? But sorry, MR will not come with Orange Juice to break your fast.

    iemerald Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:39 AM

    I AM NO ADMIRER OF THE USELESS NATIONS AND ITS OFF SHOOTS. BUT THIS MODA BURUWANSA IS TALKING THROUGH HIS NETHER REGION.

    ziyard Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:41 AM

    abolishing foremost position of buddhism is a good thing,we can not only get rid of rogue monks but also they will have to rise to the national anthem(which they do not do now)

    Pxx Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:49 AM

    1965? 1965?To cover-up 1965 issue WW is making this talk. If you have such a confidence why don't you go for an election on your own?

    Bala Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:57 AM

    I wonder whether he knows what he is talking about with his O Level education. Surely the rest of the MPs are not such fools to OK such a constitution in Parliament.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:57 AM

    This fellow does not know anything about politics only cheating the thugs with his dirty mouth.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:59 AM

    Weerawansa is trying to be the next President of SriLanka...Ha...Ha...Ha.. Good joke for the year.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:00 AM

    What to prove, he is now worried why he could not be the Housing Minister and loot.

    surasena Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:07 AM

    He came out from the A/L class not because of the Indo-Lanka accord, he fail the examination....

    Unchikun Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:08 AM

    Do not judge the politicians in the present government based on your knowledge of Arithmetic and IQ. Do not worry they will see the county through.

    daily boru Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:31 AM

    His whims are definitely better than PP Vimale's. He is awell respected educated gentleman and not a rowdy.

    BR Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:48 AM

    As you say if the government wants to hold a refferrandom in January then what's the big issue.Let the people decide.That's democracy.

    weerawrdana. Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:31 AM

    you just keep your mouth shut without making unrest in the country.

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:32 AM

    Our People trust our Hon. President and Hon. Prime Minister.

    Sincere Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:33 AM

    Let the people of this country decide that!

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:37 AM

    Hay man Weeray, still you are out? By now should have been in the Jail man.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:40 AM

    Weerawansa what happened to your forged passport case. Did you change your date of birth again?


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