Changes to 20th Amendment to Constitutions presented in Parliament

Changes to 20th Amendment to Constitutions presented in Parliament

Changes to 20th Amendment to Constitutions presented in Parliament

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Oct, 2020 | 3:11 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Minister of Justice Ali Sabry presented the 20th Amendment to the Constitution for the 2nd reading at the Parliament on Wednesday (21).

The Supreme Court has already determined some clauses of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution are inconsistent with the Constitution, said the Justice Minister.

“Clauses (03) (05) (04) & (22) in their present form are inconsistent with Article (03) read with Article (04) of the constitution and therefore require approval by the people at a referendum by virtue of the provisions of Article (83),” noted the Supreme Court in its determination.

Justice Minister Ali Sabry said the necessary changes will be made in accordance with the determination of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka with regard to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

He said the changes which would be made at the Committee Stages will not include any new amendments but changes to the amendments as determined by the Supreme Court.

The Government tabled changes to the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution on Wednesday (21) which opened the 02-day debate on 20A.

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