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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 - 7:40
Constitutional Board to convene for the first time today to prepare new Constitution
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After 44 years the entire Parliament is due to convene today as a Constitutional Board with the intention of drafting a new Constitution.

The previous such occasion was back in 1972 for drafting the Republic Constitution.

The Proposal submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to convert the entire Parliament in to a Constitutional Board was approved in Parliament upon a 2 day debate.

The Speaker of Parliament will be the Chairman of the Constitutional Board while 7 Deputy Chairmen will be appointed from the Government and Opposition Ranks.

A Steering Committee will also be appointed and it will appoint necessary Sub Committees.

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