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New GR constitution instead of JR constitution

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, speaks with his cabinet colleagues in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Rajapaksa, who was elected last week, said he would call a parliamentary election as early as allowed. The parliamentary term ends next August, and the constitution allows the president to dissolve Parliament in March and go for an election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

A nine-member experts’ committee has been appointed to draft a new constitution by the cabinet.According to the Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Udaya Gammanpila President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva has been appointed to head the committee.After obtaining 2/3 majority of the Parliament President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha now int he process of strengthening and expanding his power through legal reforms.The 20th amendment to the current constitution has already been tabled and the proposed amendments are clearly broadened the executive power of the president which have been curtailed from the 19th amendment.The attempt of introducing a fresh constitution would be the second phase of the power smuggle.


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