JO leaves sub-committee of  the Constitutional Assembly

JO leaves sub-committee of the Constitutional Assembly

February 16, 2017   05:41 pm


The Joint Opposition on Thursday announced its members have decided to leave the sub-committees looking into constitutional amendments.

The observation was made by MP Bandula Gunawardena while addressing a press conference held in Colombo.

“The debate on reports of six sub committees has been indefinitely postponed,” he charged. The Sub-Committees of the Constitutional Assembly were set up as supporting bodies to the Steering Committee. The JO was involved in the sub-committee on the Public Finance which looked into areas of focus include public finance, provincial finance, public enterprises and Central Bank.

Gunawardena also assured the JO would not intend the alleged move to draft a federal constitution. 

Meanwhile, former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris while speaking at the press conference alleged the appointment of a High Court Judge, which came to spotlight following media reports, has been done unconstitutionally.

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