Gazette on 19th Amendment published - Govt Printer

Gazette on 19th Amendment published - Govt Printer

March 17, 2015   07:24 am

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The Gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been printed and published, the Government Printer said.

The public will be allowed to bring their concerns within one week. Cabinet approval was granted for the draft bill on Sunday (15).

According to the Government Information Department, the term of the Executive President is due to be reduced from six years to five.

Powers vested with the President to dissolve parliament will be now granted to parliament itself. Another Constitutional Amendment is a President’s term being restricted to merely two terms.

Cabinet will be vested with the power of appointing secretaries of ministries while the Cabinet of Ministers will be appointed by the President following consultations with the Prime Minister.

The number of Cabinet Ministers will be restricted to 30 through Constitutional Amendments.

The Presidential immunity from being sued over matters conducted during his period of office is to also be removed under the proposed reforms.

 

 

The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by Ada Derana

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