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Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms
A 20 member Public Representations Committee (PRC) on Constitutional Reforms was appointed by the Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with the approval of the cabinet for the purpose of obtaining proposals from the public for the proposed constitutional reforms. Committee members were nominated by political parties while some were appointed to represent civil society. The members of the PRC are as follows:
- 1. Mr Lal Wijenayake (Chairman)
- 2. Mr. Winston Pathiraja(Secretary)
- 3. Prof Gamini Samaranayake
- 4. Prof Navaratne Bandara
- 5. Prof M.L.A Cader
- 6. Mr N. Selvakkumaran
- 7. Hon. S Thavarasa
- 8. Mr Kushan de Alwis P.C.
- 9. Dr Harini Amarasuriya
- 10. Dr Kumudu Kusum Kumara
- 11. Mr Sunil Jayarathne
- 12. Dr. Upul Abeyratne
- 13. Mr. Themiya Hurulle
- 14. Mr Faisz Musthapha P.C.
- 15. Dr. S. Vijesandiran
- 16. Mr M.Y.M Faiz
- 17. Mrs M.K.Nadeeka Damayanthi
- 18. Ms Kanthi Ranasinghe
- 19. Mr. S.C.C. Elankovan
- 20. Mr Sirimasiri Hapuarachchi
The Mandate of the Committee
The Committee has been mandated to seek oral and written submissions from the public on constitutional reforms. The Committee is then tasked with preparing a report based on the public submissions and to propose recommendations to be considered by the Cabinet Sub Committee on Constitutional Reforms.
How to make submissions
Any citizen or organization wishing to make representations on constitutional reforms may do so based on any or all of the categories listed on this website. These representations may be forwarded in any of the following ways:
- 1. Through clicking on the category indicated in the website
- 2. Through emailing or posting or faxing written submissions to the PRC to the address given on the website.
- 3. Through making an oral submission (along with a written Executive Summary of the submission) directly to the PRC during public sittings of the committee. Please see Schedule of Public Sittings for details.
The PRC will hold public sittings in all districts of the island. Please see Schedule of Public Sittings for details.
Any individual or organization wishing to participate in the public sittings of the PRC is encouraged to make a prior appointment by contacting the Secretariat of the PRC through the following means:
Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms Secretariat
An appointment will help reduce any unnecessary delays in meeting with the PRC to make an oral submission.
All oral and written submissions will be recorded and scrutinized by the members of the PRC.
The Public Sittings are open to the public and the media.
Report of the PRC on Constitutional Reforms
The PRC will deliberate based on the submissions received by the public and prepare a report with recommendations for constitutional reform. This report will be submitted to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Constitutional Reforms.
The report of the PRC on Constitutional Reforms will be accessible to the public.
Select Category to make Comments
- 1. Nature of the State
- 2. Form of Government (Presidential / Parliamentary)
- 3. Basic Structure of the Constitution
- 4. Citizenship, Religion, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Language Rights, Individual and Group Rights, Directive Principles on State Policy
- 5. Legislature (Unicameral/ Bicameral)
- 6. Supremacy of Constitution or Parliament
- 7. Separation of Powers
- 8. Independence of the Judiciary and the Courts Structure
- 9. Constitutional Court
- 10. Power Sharing, Devolution and Local Government
- 11. Sharing a Power at the Center
- 12. Constitutional Council and Independent Commissions
- 13. Public Service
- 14. Electoral Reforms
- 15. Judicial Review of Legislation
- 16. Powers of President Under Parliamentary System
- 17. Election of President Under the Parliamentary System
- 18. Public Security
- 19. Finance
- 20. Any Other Matters