Jayampathy Wickramaratne calls for a new Constitution

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:08 GMT, May 5, 2015 |

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, calls for a new Constitution which will include a fresh Bill of Rights and address the issues of devolution of powers to provincial councils and power sharing at the Centre.

He is the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka. And he pointed out that the 19th Amendment did not cover the issues of devolution and power sharing.

The proposed Bill of Rights,would bring a great improvement over Fundamental Rights of the existing Constitution, would not only have civil and political rights but also social, economic and cultural rights.