V.K. Nanayakkara: A good Third Republican Constitution is the need of the day

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Constitution versus despotism

V.K. Nanayakkara, former Secretary to Prime Minister and Secretary to many government ministries, has started his book ‘In Search of a New Sri Lankan Constitution,’ launched two weeks ago, with a quotation from Thomas Babington Macaulay, the 19th century British poet, historian, essayist and philosopher. Macaulay has said that “a good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.”

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