Speaker informs Parliament of SC determination on 19th Amendment

Speaker informs Parliament of SC determination on 19th Amendment

Speaker informs Parliament of SC determination on 19th Amendment

Written by Lahiru Fernando

09 Apr, 2015 | 9:34 pm

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, informed Parliament on Thursday that the Supreme Court had determined that certain sections of the 19th Amendment would require a referendum to be passed.

He added that the court had determined that the other sections of the amendment, could be adopted with a 2/3 majority in Parliament.

The Supreme Court has determined that sections dealing with the Executive and the powers of the President and the Prime Minister, would requires a referendum to ensure their passage.

Speaking on the matter, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that all the sections which the Supreme Court has determined require a referendum, will be removed.


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