Presidential Task Force on ‘One Country, One Law’ begins public consultation
Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Nov 21, Colombo: The Presidential Task Force on ‘One Country, One Law’ chaired by Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera began its public consultation Saturday (20) form the Vavuniya District. The consultation took place today (21) at the Valampuri Hall in Jaffna.
Lawyers, professionals, religious leaders, students and civilians spoke to the Task Force on various aspects of non-compliance with the law.
The task force says it will meet the public in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts tomorrow (22) and that public consultations will be held covering the other eight provinces of the country in the future.
The consultation was held at the office of the “Northern Province Organic Food Producers’ Association” in Bogaswewa, Vavuniya and at the auditorium of the Vavuniya District Secretariat yesterday.
Representatives from various ethnic groups living in these areas expressed their views the gathering. The people expressed their gratitude to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for giving them such an opportunity.
Appreciating the views of the people, the Task Force Chairman Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said that he was determined to make “one country, one law” a reality.
Prof. Shanthi Nandana Weerasinghe, Iyyampillai Dayanandaraja and other members of the Task Force, Secretary to the Task Force Senior Assistant Secretary to the President Ms. Jivanthi Senanayake, and several others were present at the occasion.
Sri Lankan President established the controversial Task Force in late October to study the concept ‘One Country, One Law’ and make suggestions for developing a conceptual framework unique to Sri Lanka taking into account the views and opinions of various parties regarding the implementation of the concept.
The Task Force is expected to submit a report to the President once a month and the final report should be submitted on or before February 28 next year.
The public can submit their views to the Task Force until November 30 by mail to Presidential Task Force on “One Country, One Law”, P.O Box. 504, Colombo, or by email [email protected]
The Secretary of the Committee stated that from today, comments can be made to the Task Force in person.