Cabinet approves to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

Cabinet approves to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

Cabinet approves to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Aug, 2020 | 2:59 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday (19) granted approval to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Minister of Media Keheliya Rambukwella speaking to News 1st said the Cabinet of Minister granted approval to draft the 20th Amendment to the Constitution as well.

The Cabinet of Minister of the new government met for the first time on Wednesday (19) morning under the auspices of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential Secretariat.

Last week, Justice Minister President’s Counsel Mohamed Ali Sabry said the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be presented soon in order to make changes to certain sections of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

19A was introduced by the Government of Good Governance and it came under strong criticism from the SLPP and its affiliated parties over the years.

Speaking to News 1st on the 14th of August the Justice Minister said the 20th Amendment will be presented to do away with the weaknesses of the 19th Amendment.

He said the draft amendment was in the making, at the time.

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