Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Commonwealth+Supports+New+FR+Chapter+For+Constitution+%E2%80%93+Mahinda+Samarasinghe
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 10:13
Commonwealth Supports New FR Chapter For Constitution – Mahinda Samarasinghe
17

Shares
2,124

Views

Commonwealth human rights experts will support the Parliament of Sri Lanka in drafting a new fundamental rights chapter for the proposed new Constitution, Minister Mahinda Samrasinghe states.

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Parliament, convened a dialogue last week for members of the Constitutional Assembly to engage with international experts on global best practice in constitutional human rights.

The Constitutional Assembly, consisting of all 225 members of Parliament, began its work in April 2016 with the objective of preparing a new Draft Constitution for Sri Lanka.

Under the Constitutional Assembly, several sub-committees were formed, including the Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights.

The sub-committee was mandated to assist in drafting a chapter on human rights which will enshrine into law strengthened protections for all Sri Lankans.

Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe, who is Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights and the Committee of the Constitutional Assembly, said he appreciated the assistance received from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

He said at his request, the Secretariat has facilitated the visit of three erudite and distinguished experts in the field of constitutional protection of human rights.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
12 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
781 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,997 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
13,664 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
169 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
41,794 Views
Top