Cabinet sub-committee appointed to study 20th amendment (watch video)

Cabinet sub-committee appointed to study 20th amendment (watch video)

Cabinet sub-committee appointed to study 20th amendment (watch video)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

14 May, 2015 | 8:55 pm

Sri Lanka has a total of 335 local government authorities in the country, the tenure of 234 local government authorities will end on Friday 15th May. Thereafter they will be placed under the purview of special commissioners.

Another 65 local government authorities are to end their terms on the 31st of July while two more will end on the 31st of October.

As per the cabinet paper presented on Wednesday (13th May), the cabinet has decided not to extend the terms of these local government authorities.

Meanwhile, at the media briefing on cabinet decisions held on Thursday (14th May), Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senarathna, noted that a cabinet sub-committee has been appointed to study the proposed 20th amendment to the constitution and electoral reforms.

The sub committee consists of Minister Sarath Amunugama, Minister S.B. Dissanayake, Minister Lakshman Kiriella, Minister Kabir Hashim, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister Rauff Hakeem, Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister Palani Digambaram and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen .

Minister Senaratne further added that a request was made to present a final report at the cabinet meeting which is to be held on the 20th of May.  He also noted that the electoral system that will be used for the next election will be decided on following the adoption of the 20th amendment to the constitution.

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