Amendments will be made to 20A at Committee Stage Discussions; Assures Justice Minister

Amendments will be made to 20A at Committee Stage Discussions; Assures Justice Minister

Amendments will be made to 20A at Committee Stage Discussions; Assures Justice Minister

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Oct, 2020 | 6:29 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Justice Minister Ali Sabry on Thursday (01) confirmed amendments would be made to the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution at the committee stage discussions.

Speaking to reporters, the Justice Minister said based on the assurance of the Cabinet of Ministers, Prime Minister, and the President, he forwarded the amendments to the Attorney General to be produced at the Supreme Court when the petitions challenging the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were taken up for consideration.

In response to comments made by a group of attorneys, the Justice Minister said there would be no threat to the judiciary when he as the subject minister presents the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

“What is happening here is, we are providing the executive with the powers that existed before to take necessary decisions, whilst protecting the independence of the judiciary,” said Justice Minister Ali Sabry.

He said the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is not as serious as the 1978 constitution.

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