Cabinet Committee to study APRC proposals
APRC discussions to continue:
The Cabinet has appointed a Cabinet Committee to seek ways and means
of implementing the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) proposals.
Media and Information Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa addressing the weekly Cabinet press briefing at the
Government Information Department Auditorium yesterday said the Cabinet
which met on Wednesday, had appointed the committee to discuss and
formulate diverse ways and means whereby the APRC proposals would be
discussed at length.
“The committee comprising all party leaders in the Cabinet and
associated with the APRC, will pursue all ways and means on how the 13th
Amendment could be implemented in relation to the APRC proposals. The
committee’s decisions will be made public shortly,” he said.
He added that they will make sure that the Provincial Council for the
East and the Governor and the Interim Advisory Council for the North
would be appointed.
Meanwhile, the APRC in a press release said it met on Monday January
28 as scheduled.
After a critical review of recent events, it was decided to proceed
with discussions to finalise the set of proposals that would be the
basis for a new Constitution and provide a final solution to the
National question. Ideas were exchanged on what should go into the
agenda for future meetings and an agreement was reached on this matter.
Interest was expressed on the desirability of studying the
constitutional set up in some countries like Britain, Spain and Germany.
The hope was expressed that the President and the Government would
speedily and maximally extend the implementation of the 13th Amendment
to the present Constitution.