‘One Country, One Law’ Presidential Task Force starts consulting public

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  • Ideas and suggestions can be sent to ocol.consultations@gmail.com or to the Secretary, Presidential Task Force on One Country, One Law, P.O. Box. 504, Colombo by 30 November 

The Presidential Task Force for ‘One Country, One Law’, on Saturday, began consulting the public on their opinions from the Vavuniya District followed by another engagement in Jaffna yesterday.

Lawyers, professionals, religious leaders, students and civilians presented their views before the Task Force on various aspects of inequality or enforcement of the law.

The Task Force says that it will meet the people in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts on Monday, and in the future, a public consultation will be held covering the other eight provinces of the country.

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 on Saturday.

People representing various ethnic groups living in these areas expressed their views before the Task Force. The people expressed their gratitude to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for giving them such an opportunity.

Appreciating the opinions of the people, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said that he was determined to make the concept of ‘One Country, One Law’ a reality.

Members of the committee, including Prof. Shanthi Nandana Weerasinghe and Aiyampillai Ananda Raja and the Secretary of the Task Force Jeewanthi Senanayake, the Senior Assistant Secretary to the President, and other officials were also present at the occasion.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed this Task Force to make a study of the implementation of the concept ‘One Country, One Law’ within Sri Lanka and make proposals to prepare a framework for the said purpose.

Accordingly, ideas and suggestions can be sent to ocol.consultations@gmail.com or to the Secretary, Presidential Task Force on One Country, One Law, P.O. Box. 504, Colombo by 30 November. The Secretary of the Committee further said that individuals can present their opinions in person from today to the Task Force.

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