Constitutional Reform

Progress Status
Not Started
Campaign Promise
Reference in Manifesto
Detail Activities
The next SLPP Government will maintain an unflinching fidelity to the 1991 Constitution and will give it every opportunity to grow and mature fully in its observance consistent with the will of the people before contemplating any wholesale review. In the meantime, weaknesses, shortcomings and other lacunae that manifest themselves in the course of application of the terms of the Constitution will be remedied by way of specific amendments of its relevant parts in order to give efficacy to the promotion and protection of good governance and respect for the Rule of Law at all times. To this end the next SLPP Government will:
  • Encourage citizens' participation in a strategic review exercise for swift amendments
  • Engage state and non-state actors in identifying thematic areas of the constitution for review
  • Undertake public education to underpin respect for the Constitution and the Rule of Law at all levels of society
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