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Friday, 31 March 2017 - 19:45
Two main parties agree not to hold a referendum
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It is reported that the two main political parties of the government have agreed to present an amended Constitution to parliament without holding a referendum.

A senior minister told our news team that the President and the Prime Minister agreed on the matter during a meeting held with regard to the new Constitution at the Presidential Secretariat on March 27th.

Opposition leader R. Sampandan, SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem and Democratic People’s Front Leader Mano Ganeshan also participated in this meeting.

Opposition Leader Sampandan had meanwhile, emphasized the need of a new Constitution.

Attention has been drawn to introduce amendments at the initial stages and subsequently to drafting a new Constitution.
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