A proposal to have a referendum to test the pulse of the people on the ongoing peace process has got the governments attention.
Civic groups have approached the government to table a lquote Peace Bill, which spells out details of the ongoing peace initiatives before legislators. rn
rnBut the government is keen to get a feedback on the bill through a referendum, before its tabled in parliament, Cabinet Spokesperson Prof. G L Peiris told a news briefing on Thursday.rn
rnldblquote The referendum, if the government agrees on it, will be held after the June donor conference’85it is not a binding referendum, but a method to get public opinion on the way the peace process has been conducted so far,
dblquote Peiris said.rn
rnHowever, the government will have another referendum just before the peace deal is finalised. ldblquote This will be a binding referendum, unlike the one we might have after June,
dblquote says Peiris.rn
rnMeanwhile, the United States government will host a preliminary discussion