Making representations to the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PRCCR), the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) informed that the Fundamental Rights Chapter of the Constitution needed to be enhanced.
The PRCCR met with the Members of the HRCSL this week, Member of the PRCCR and Law Commission of Sri Lanka, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Public and International Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, Naganathan Selvakkumaran and Media Spokesman of the HRCSL, Attorney-at-Law Saliya Pieris confirmed.
Pieris said that a bill of rights which had been prepared in 2009 by a committee headed by incumbent MP Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne, during the time D.E.W. Gunasekera was the Minister of Constitutional Reform, needed to be followed with substantial changes.
“The Commission also proposed changes to certain provisions of the Constitution. These changes are with regards to making the judiciary further independent. There must also be clauses inserted in the Constitution to better provide for aspects pertaining to the removal of judges,” he added.