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The National Freedom Front (NFF) said today Sri Lanka’s Constitution should be replaced with a new Constitution instead of amending it following the compromise it had reached with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on NFF’s 12-point action plan.

NFF spokesman Mohamed Muzammil told a news conference that there should be a new Constitution as well as a new economy to develop the country.

“Our present constitution is 36 years old. It had been criticized by government and opposition political parties. The entire society anticipates a new Constitution. Some suggest that the Constitution should be amended but our opinion is that the entire constitution should be changed by replacing it with a new one,” he said.

Mr. Muzammil said the party would go door to door informing people on their 12-proposals and the proposed Constitution.

Commenting on the party’s proposed new economic system, he said the economy should be changed giving prominence to agriculture and industries.
Mr. Muzammil said President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the SLFP had given their approval to the 12 proposals submitted by the NFF.

“President Rajapaksa appointed a committee to go through our proposals. They were the representatives of the President as they were appointed by him.

Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena and Dullas Allahapperuma signed the proposal as Presidents’ representatives,” he said adding that the proposals would be put forward to a parliament select committee and then to the public for their opinion before the next presidential election. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)


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  • Kapil Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:28 AM

    We only need honest politicians like the JVP. Changing the constitution is like changing the pillow for a head ache. via DM Android App

    mack Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:59 AM

    I got 99 problems but this aint one via DM Android App

    Azee Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:02 AM

    NFF does not seem to have a clear policy-they are wavering.If they remain with the Govt. at least they can amass some wealth and enjoy the perks and luxury. via DM Android App

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 18 August 2014 12:40 PM

    one joke after ex-president

    Fernando Monday, 18 August 2014 12:49 PM

    Ayo Mokakda mee nadagama. You can't fool the all the people all the time . Constitution is not the problem. problem how he handles the subject. make Police, Judiciary, independent. let Election, and Bribery commission to function. Reduce the powers of President. Any president should leave the post after Two times.Take action against Corruptions. appoint educated people as Ministers. 17th amendment is a must for the Countries Development. .

    Rajarathnam Monday, 18 August 2014 01:03 PM

    Please do not try to fool the people. Why you need 3rd term as the president to do the change. you have president power as well as two third majority in the parliament. Do it now and if you want go to the public for a referendum.

    Suny J fm Melbourne Monday, 18 August 2014 01:19 PM

    No substance just uttering ....They have to sing any song for their supper, out of tune most of the time....

    Ammaa Monday, 18 August 2014 01:21 PM

    Now government is unpopular, so please do something,, corrupted not enough, need lot to corrupt and retire,,, JVP is talking sense,, before people think do the best,,

    PoLL Motaya Monday, 18 August 2014 01:23 PM

    Shaaaaa, hary hondainey, rata kaney kaala kaneela

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 18 August 2014 01:25 PM

    Are you visiting door to door? We are waiting for you. Until then Bye!

    Ammaa Monday, 18 August 2014 01:29 PM

    Hi

    Ammaa Monday, 18 August 2014 01:40 PM

    Holy men who came from heaven need constitution change, bur people of srilanka need change, actual change, no corruption. These guys support to corrupt and life also corrupted,, r

    dhamarapala Monday, 18 August 2014 02:24 PM

    srilanka government the world coruption,government,head to bottom in parliament

    perera Monday, 18 August 2014 02:29 PM

    WHAT A BUNCH OF QANKERS THIS nff lot

    Citizen Tuesday, 19 August 2014 05:34 AM

    Very soon MR will meet Weera and the matter will be once again compromised. This is simply to be in the NEWS

    Fayad Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:01 AM

    Do not try to be too smart with MR

    Perumal Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:01 AM

    [quote name="Fernando"]Ayo Mokakda mee nadagama. You can't fool the all the people all the time . Constitution is not the problem. problem how he handles the subject. make Police, Judiciary, independent. let Election, and Bribery commission to function. Reduce the powers of President. Any president should leave the post after Two times.Take action against Corruptions. appoint educated people as Ministers. 17th amendment is a must for the Countries Development. .[/quote]
    These people are concerned with their own constitutions not the ccountry's

    sobers Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:54 AM

    DM shouldn't give so much of prominence for this opportunistic party. They are surviving because of SLFP and MR, without them they will be History. "Lost Party". if you annalyse their backround, sufficient information will reveal the facts.

    cric Monday, 18 August 2014 05:39 PM

    As if we don't have any better problems in this country!


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