The National Movement for New Constitution (NMNC) demanded the Government to bring new constitution soon, preferably before the budget this year.
Addressing the press breifing held recently in Colombo, Dr. Nimalka Fernando said that it is absolutely important to bring new constitution
“We are urging Prime Minister and President,” emphasized Dr. FErnando. She added that this time is a golden opportunity to build a new country and therefore the Government should bring the new constitution.
She pointed out that the concept of new constitution is not new to Sri Lanka. “Since 1994 people urged the government to bring a new constitution. There were many suggestions for a new constitution such as that of the Managala Munasinghe report. It is a pledge made by the Yahapalana government to bring the new constitution,” she pointed out.
Prof. Sarath Wijesooriya, Gamini Viyangoda, Saman Ratnapriya, Sudarshana Gunawardene and K. W. Janranjana also spoke about the timely importance of bring new constitution.
(Reported by Lawrence Ferdinando)