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In an attempt to get the opinions and views, Daily Mirror gives the readers the opportunity to voice their thoughts on what should and should not be included in the new Constitution. Your response should not exceed 200 words and the best ideas would be published in the Daily Mirror newspaper.


 
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  • TONY Friday, 28 August 2015 07:42 PM

    I SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING BE INCORPORATED IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION SO THAT WE CAN FOLLOW SAME PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO GOVT OR PRIVATE JOB HUNTERS. iF WE CAN HAVE SOME BASIS FOR GOVT OR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES WHY NOT FOR MPS1. HAVE A MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM AGE (NOW NOTHING REQUIRED)2 MAKE RETIRING AGE OF 75 YEARS COMPULSORY (NOW THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT)3. EXTEND TERM TO ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION TO 20 YEARS (NOW 5 YEARS)4. PRODUCE A CLEAN POLICE REPORT (NOW NOT REQUIRED)5. BE ENTITLED FOR 1 DUTY FREE VEHICLE EVERY 10 YEARS (NOW AFTER EVERY GEN ELECTION)6. UNSEAT CROSS OVER PARLIAMENTARIANS(NOW THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT)7 DO NOT LIMIT CABINET MINISTERS IN CONSTITUTION. (NOW LIMITED TO 30)

    TenCat Friday, 28 August 2015 07:48 PM

    Prevent change of party once elected. Specifically state that no court will have the power to permit defection.

    Kajan Friday, 28 August 2015 11:16 PM

    Rather than going for electoral system which reduce the cost for richest better apply the principles of equality to the candidates1. Paid TV/Radio/News Paper/Social media campaigns should be banned2. Poster campaigns / meetings and donations should be also banned during the election period3. A platform to know about the preferential numbers of candidates, their manifestos and their thoughts should be established through the elections department website and government gazette3. Manifestos (individual/Party) should be standardized (equal pages / page formatting / number of photos in the manifestos should be restricted4. Equal time for TV discussions to share their views should be given to each and every candidates5. Equal opportunity for wealthy and wise persons 6. A person who was twice elected to the parliament shall not be allowed to contest again

    A. Nulair Saturday, 29 August 2015 06:03 AM

    1. No religious or race based political parties (includes SLMC, TNA, etc.)2. Minimum recognized - university degree/professional qualification or minimum 10 years work experience at management level in a recognized private/state/NGO/social service organization for MP candidates3. Influencing voters with money or kind will disqualify contesting election for 10 years.4. Minimum recognized - university degree/professional qualification and 05 years senior management experience for political appointees as heads (Chairman/director/GM/Tender Board) for state sector institutes/departments, dual citizenship holders cannot be appointed

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 30 August 2015 08:49 AM

    I believe the new Constitution should incorporate the following provisions: (1) No defeated candidates should be nominated from the National List by any political party as a rule, and the National List should be restricted to those who would not otherwise get an opportunity for Parliamentary representation as well as academics, professionals and other dignified sections who dislike getting involved in the cut-throat business of party politics. (2) No monks or priests from any religious denomination should be allowed to become MPs (3) A certain percentage of seats in the parliament should be reserved for women (4) No MP should be allowed to cross over to another political party after winning the election from one party and those who wish to do so, should resign from their seats and re-contest (5) A certain level of educational qualifications should be specified for the would-be "law-makers"

    Sangaralingham Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:45 AM

    All living in the country shall correspond in his her mother,s tongue and receives replies in his or her mother tongue. Politics should not interfere in citizens religion race and traditions.national anthem must be sung in persons mother tongue. All senior citizens must be given free medications and transport up to 50 miles to and return from his place of residence. All children must attend a schools within 5 miles close to home.


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