The attention of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly was drawn on several news items appearing in some newspapers about the proceedings of the Steering Committee and in particular to the prominent news items appeared in the Tamil language newspapers of the 05th April 2017 which stated that there was no necessity to a new constitution, and that amendments were sufficient.
These statements were attributed to the SLFP members in the Steering Committee led by Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva. Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva did not attend the Steering Committee meeting held on 4th April 2017 since he had to be in the Chamber of Parliament to take part in another important debate relating to Transport Amendment Bill. Further, SLFP never took up that position, and this matter was clarified further today in the Steering Committee by Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The Steering Committee noted that these false news items may be calculated to cause mischievous. The Steering Committee has decided to move forward and finalize by making an interim draft Report of the Steering Committee shortly.
Secretary to the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly and
Spokesman for the Steering Committee