Sri Lankan Parliament passes 20th Amendment granting more powers to President

Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Thursday passed the ‘Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ with a two-third majority granting more powers to the Executive President

Oct 23, 2020
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Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Thursday passed the ‘Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ with a two-third majority granting more powers to the Executive President.

After two days of debate on the controversial amendment the parliament passed the second reading of the Bill titled ‘20th Amendment to the Constitution’ passed with two-thirds majority with 156 votes in favor and 65 votes against it.

All ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) parliamentarians and MPs from several political parties supporting the main opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), including its national list MP Diana Gamage and MPs of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, voted in favor of the Bill.

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