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A new constitution for Sri Lanka through lquote extra legal measures is the answer, says the UPFA endash but political analysts look at it as lquote out of the frying pan and into the fire.
The UPFA (United Peoples Freedom Alliance) is asking for a mandate for lquote extra legal measures to adopt a new constitution.rn

rnldblquote This means bypassing all the constitutional requirements to change the constitution,
dblquote said Rohan Edrisinha, Head of Legal, Centre for Policy Alternatives.rn

rnEdrisinha sees this ldblquote going outside the law
dblquote as ldblquote very dangerous
dblquote given partisan political antics by political parties in the past.rn

rnHowever, if the UPFA does form a government, post April 2, changing the constitution endash even by going above and beyond the law – is a priority.rn

rnldblquote If they are voted in, the UPFA automatically gets the right to change the constitution through extra legal measures. No further referendum is needed, because they are asking f