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NewsThe draft Constitution for Sri Lanka will be presented before 4th of February 2019.

The draft Constitution for Sri Lanka will be presented before 4th of February 2019.

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Image:  Member of the European Parliament and of the Friends of Sri Lanka group in the European Parliament Hon Geoffrey Van Orden met with TNA today in Colombo. ( TNA photo)

The draft Constitution which was done by a panel of experts which was to be presented in Parliament in 7th of December 2018, will be presented before 4th of February 2019, says a TNA press release.

Full text of the release follows.

The visiting Member of the European Parliament and of the Friends of Sri Lanka group in the European Parliament Hon Geoffrey Van Orden met with the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance Mr. Sampanthan today in Colombo.

Apprising the Honorable Member of the recent political developments in the country Mr. Sampanthan pointed out the importance of the reconstitution of the Constitutional Council through which the independence of the judiciary has been preserved which was clearly demonstrated during the recent crisis situation. Further answering a question Mr.
Sampanthan expressed that “our support to reinstate the Government was on Principle.

The country was in distress and there was no Prime Minister or a Government.We had to support to reinstate the Government to prevent further damage being done to the economy and for normalcy in the functioning of institutions in this Country” said Mr. Sampanthan.

Briefing on the new Constitutional making process TNA Spokesman and Jaffna District Parliamentarian Mr. Sumanthiran said, the draft Constitution which was done by a panel of experts which was to be presented in Parliament in 7th of December 2018, will be presented before 4th of February 2019.

TNA Press release/02.12.19

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