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Sri Lanka: Full text of the interim report of the steering committee of the constitutional assembly

Image: The name of booklet in the hand ” Lets get ready for a new constitution. (c) M.Deshapriya.


The Constitutional Assembly established by Parliamentary Resolution of 09th March 2016 unanimously appointed a Steering Committee at its first sitting on 05th April 2016.

The Steering Committee identified 12 main subject areas and assigned six of those subjects to Sub-Committees appointed by the Constitutional Assembly on 05th May 2016. The Reports of the said six Sub Committees and another report by an ad-hoc Committee appointed by the Steering Committee were tabled before the Constitutional Assembly on 19th November and 10th December 2016 respectively.

This Interim Report of the Steering Committee deals with the remaining six subjects that were not assigned to any Sub-Committee and contains principles and formulations that reflect the deliberations of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly that met 73 times between April 2016 and September 2017.

Included in this Interim Report are observations and comments by Members of the Steering Committee on the principles and formulations contained in the Report.

Members of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister (Chairman)
Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva
Hon. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan
Hon. Rauff Hakeem
Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella
Hon. Douglas Devananda
Hon. A. D. Susil Premajayantha
Hon. Anura Dissanayake
Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen
Hon. (Dr.)Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe
Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake
Hon. D. M. Swaminathan
Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran
Hon. Mano Ganesan
Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga
Hon. Malik Samarawickrama
Hon.(Dr.)Jayampathy Wickramaratne
Hon. Dilan Perera
Hon.(Dr.)(Mrs.) Thusitha Wijemanna

Read the full report as  a PDF:ReportE CRR


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