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The government has hinted that the new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament in November this year, before the next budget.

We hope to be able to present that (Constitution) in parliament before the next budget,” Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has told a gathering in Point Pedro recently. The budget proposals for the year 2017 is expected to be presented in Parliament by mid-November.

“We have been busy creating or placing a foundation for a new Sri Lanka. Based on the three pillars of democratisation, reconciliation and development,” the Minister had said.