The Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PRCCR) is scheduled to submit its report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on April 25, Chairman of the Committee, Attorney-at-Law Lal Wijenayake revealed last week.
This comes after the Premier had instructed the committee to fast-track the drafting process of the report as the Constitutional Assembly would discuss the content during its meeting on April 28.
“Having studied all the oral and written representations made to and before the Committee, we are presently discussing the standards that should be used in making our recommendations,” Wijenayake added.
“We are going one by one. We are looking at aspects like the nature of the State and the basic structure of the Constitution. All different aspects of what the people expect, which they have put forward in their arguments will be included. We will then give our view,” he mentioned.
The Committee recently conducted a discussion with former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to gain an understanding about her present work in relation to reconciliation, in order to ascertain as to how these aspects could be included in a Constitution.
Kumaratunga called for the democratization of the State, the Fundamental Rights Chapter to be widened and for a strong implementation process to be put in place, the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms informed.