In relation to the Parliamentary level discussion on the proposition and adoption of a new Constitution for Sri Lanka, The Expert Committee to Draft a New Constitution for Sri Lanka has made a public call to all citizens, requesting the submission of proposals for potential provisions which will be considered for the Constitution. The constitution is the foundation of good governance and core principles of democratic accountability such as the separation of powers, rule of law and universal equality. The Constitution also bears a role to protect and strengthen constitutional rights and freedoms of the Sri Lankan People. It is important that the constitutional formulation takes into account and encompasses the views of the youth as they represent approximately 19% of the Sri Lankan population.
Considering the importance of youth representation in the formulation process of the new constitution for Sri Lanka, Hype Sri Lanka acted as the Core Voice on behalf of the youth and Voluntary Social Service Organizations (VSSOs) of the Country and led the formulation of a Youth Public Proposal on Potential Provisions of The Third Republican Constitution of Sri Lanka. The need for this initiative has been increased by the present disillusionment of the youth with the modern political landscape of the Country, which often discourages them from serving as an active check and balance on the Government.
This Youth Public Proposal was submitted via email to the Secretary of The Expert Committee to Draft a New Constitution for Sri Lanka, on the 29th of November 2020 and registered post to Room No: 32 [Block 02], BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo on the 30th of November 2020.