PM responds to statement made by Northern Chief Minister

PM responds to statement made by Northern Chief Minister

PM responds to statement made by Northern Chief Minister

Written by Tharushan Fernando

07 Oct, 2016 | 8:48 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made an announcement in parliament with regard to the statement made by the Northern Province Chief Minister, pointing out that even though a statement was made, there is constitution in the country that must be followed.

The prime minister added that a new constitution is being prepared and a decision will be made and implemented with the majority view of the country, and with all political parties

He charged that the chief minister and the several others should refrain from making such statements

The premier also explained that it is not the chief minister who makes a decision on the new constitution but it is the constitutional assembly that will do so, following the report by the steering committee.

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