Dinesh hits out at USAID seminar on constitutionalism

Joint opposition MPs are irked over an invitation to attend a USAID-assisted seminar on constitutionalism.
Invitations to attend the seminar on March 29 at Water’s Edge Hotel in Battaramulla have been sent to all legislators, but Joint Opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena said such moves did little to increase public confidence in the constitution making process.
Speaking to the Sunday Times he asked, “Why is the US getting involved in constitution making in Sri Lanka? It’s a domestic process which should be undertaken by Sri Lankans.”

The Constitutionalism seminar follows a USAID-sponsored conference for MPs on the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) and the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) on March 5.

Officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Auditor General’s Department also attended this conference