21st Amendment for Cabinet approval tomorrow (23)

21st Amendment for Cabinet approval tomorrow (23)

21st Amendment for Cabinet approval tomorrow (23)

Written by Amani Nilar

22 May, 2022 | 10:53 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Minister of Justice Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa states that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be referred to the Cabinet for approval tomorrow (23).

The Minister said that the amendment would make it impossible for those with dual citizenship to hold a seat in Parliament.

Moreover, n addition to the existing Independent Commissions, the National Audit Commission and the Procurement Commission will be amended as Independent Commissions.

Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa, Minister of Justice stated that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution seeks to further strengthen the powers of the existing commissions and to make them independent as well.

The Minister added that the new amendment also proposes to for the appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank to come under the Constitutional Council.

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