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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 20:07
Appointment of civil society representatives to the Constitutional council delayed again
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that the dispute over the Constitutional Council would be discussed in the Cabinet meeting today, and consequently, its decision would be informed to the political party leaders.

The Opposition Leader pointed out on several occasions that government ministers should not be named to the Constitutional Council.

However, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told parliament that a decision was not taken during the political party leaders’ meeting regarding the matter yesterday.

Answering MP Dissanayake, Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said a decision could be taken after enlightening the Cabinet about the matter.

As the Opposition agreed with the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister promised to inform a decision after discussing the matter in the Cabinet.

Accordingly, it would take more time to appoint civil society representatives to the constitutional Council.

The Constitutional Council will comprise of 7 MPs and 3 civil society members.

The Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader would be official representatives of the Constitutional Council.

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