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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 04.36 GMT

PSC for constitutional changes to commence public hearings from August 21st


The parliamentary select committee (PSC) appointed to discuss and propose constitutional amendments will commence public hearings from Wednesday (21).

The committee will hear views of individuals and several organizations on the 21st and will meet again on the 22nd to discuss the public views.

It will meet public representatives and the interested persons, political parties, civil and religious organizations who have opinions, suggestions and recommendations.

The PSC first met on July 9th and now will expedite the process of gathering public views.

The PSC has been appointed to discuss proposed amendments to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and recommend and report on political and constitutional measures to empower the people of Sri Lanka to live as one nation.

The government has proposed several amendments to the 13th Amendment that include the removal of the clause which enables two or more provinces to merge and the need to get the approval of all provincial councils to make an amendment to the Constitution.






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