Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides certain clauses in proposed 20th Amendment need public referendum

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has decided that four clauses of the proposed Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution need a public referendum to be approved as they are against the people’s sovereignty

Oct 21, 2020
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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has decided that four clauses of the proposed Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution need a public referendum to be approved as they are against the people’s sovereignty.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Tuesday announcing the determination of the Supreme Court on the Bill entitled Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution said the Apex Court has determined that the Bill was consistent with the Provisions of Article 82(1) of the Constitution and requires a special majority to be passed as specified in Article 82(5) of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court had however ruled that Clauses 3,5,14 and 22 in the amendment in their present form are inconsistent with Article 3 read with Article 4 of the Constitution and require a public referendum.


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