Sri Lanka panel proposes Bill of Rights

  1. The official committee on constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka has come up with an exhaustive Bill of Rights
  2. It also has provisions for curtailment of powers of the office of Governor, a subject that has been of great interest to the Northern and Eastern Provinces
  3. If the Bill of Rights as proposed by panel is accepted by the country, it would be among the the most modern documents on rights in the world
  4. It covers 32 types of rights, ranging from right to life (not included in the 1978 Constitution) to freedom of religion to rights of people with diverse sexual and gender identities
Sri Lanka’s Constitution – Strides in the Right Direction
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