The government’s top priority is the adaptation of a new Constitution and therefore a great attention will be paid to, said Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris speaking to a briefing held today (24).
The current Constitution was passed in 1978 and nearly a half a century has passed since then, the Foreign Minister reminded.
Prof. Peiris noted that when the current President took Office, he had promised that he would pass a new Constitution and that he is hoping to fulfill that promise in the course of time.
The Committee appointed to draft the new Constitution is preparing its final report and it will be handed over to the government in the next few days, the Minister revealed, adding that the report, accordingly, will be tabled in Parliament thereafter.
In the event that a Constitution is a law expected to last for generations, it needs the consent of all political parties and the majority of the people of the country, Peiris went on, adding that the adaptation of the new Constitution, therefore, will be carried out with the participation of everybody.