JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the joint opposition including Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa were inciting racism by claiming that a federal constitution was being introduced in April when not even a draft constitution had been finalized.
He told parliament that the JO which was thwarted from its political conspiracy was now in a state of political destitution was engaged in spreading rumours about a new constitution and attempting to incite racism.
The MP said those who were spreading rumours about the Constitution were functioning as members in the subcommittees on constitution-making.
He said the JVP was canvassing for a new constitution which included provisions to protect the rights and identities of all communities, to abolish the extreme powers of the presidency and to change the electoral system.
He said the steering committee on constitution-making had not been able to finalise a draft constitution as it had failed to reach a consensus on some of the salient points such as the executive presidency, the electoral system and the devolution of power.
"We are still in the constitutional-making stage. But the JO is spreading rumours that a federal constitution is being introduced. Constitutional-making was a long process and for the past three and half years, we have not even been able to prepare a draft," the MP said.
He said it was pointless proceeding with the Constitutional Assembly and the steering committee any longer and stressed the need for the steering committee to present all proposals to the Constitutional Assembly. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
Citizen Friday, 11 January 2019 20:10
Country needs financial stability and the people need food.Not a constitutional circus.
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Libtard Friday, 11 January 2019 20:52
If this guy claims to be in the opposition how does he know what the government is drafting?
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Lara Friday, 11 January 2019 20:55
We need to fast track our economy before Bangladesh and Ethiopia overtakes us. Not introduce yet another amendment to the constitution. Which country does amend the constitution every 5 years?
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Jiff Friday, 11 January 2019 20:57
JVP attacks the government if MR is the prime minister. JVP attacks the opposition if Ranil is the prime minister. Certainly a curious case of a opposition.
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Jagath Friday, 11 January 2019 20:59
They ( UNP JVP TNA ) will first refuse that the new constitutional will be federal. The moment the new constitution is presented their will be a deafening campaign of questioning anti federalism. Does Anura think we are naive idiots like his followers are?
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Rathika Friday, 11 January 2019 21:01
Solve the racial problem by giving greater autonomy to the joint North and East. Once this is accomplished the country will flow with milk and honey. Otherwise the ethnic problem will go on right Neil the rooms day!!
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Ragula Friday, 11 January 2019 21:03
Racism it’s MR’s election policy but the people have their own policy in voting now.
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