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Speaker signs 19th amendment to constitution

Speaker signs 19th amendment to constitution

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has put his signature validating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which was passed in Parliament with an overwhelming majority on April 28. MORE..

May 15, 2015  10:15 am|

US welcomes passage of 19th Amendment

US welcomes passage of 19th Amendment

The United States had welcomed the passage of Sri Lankas landmark 19th Constitutional Amendment Bill (19A), which was adopted Tuesday with an overwhelming majority in Parliament. MORE..

April 30, 2015  12:15 pm|

EXCLUSIVE: Positive proposals from opposition not discarded Wijedasa

EXCLUSIVE: Positive proposals from opposition not discarded  Wijedasa

Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that not a single positive proposal brought forward by opposition parliamentary groups with regard to the 19th amendment were discarded by the government, despite the raising of baseless and childish arguments at various points. MORE..

April 29, 2015  06:29 pm|

19th Amendment to come into force from April 30

19th Amendment to come into force from April 30

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution will come into force from April 30, except for 4 articles which will come into force in the next Parliament, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told Ada Derana. MORE..

April 29, 2015  03:07 pm|

19th amendment hits another roadblock?

19th amendment hits another roadblock?

(UPDATE): The Parliamentary session was extended by one hour due to the discussion between Party Leaders with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. MORE..

April 28, 2015  05:11 pm|

Historic moment where modern-day slavery will be abolished - Wijedasa

Historic moment where modern-day slavery will be abolished - Wijedasa

The next two days will be a historic moment for all Sri Lankans, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa said in parliament today. He added that with the 19th amendment to the constitution Sri Lankans will finally be rid of modern-day slavery. MORE...

April 27, 2015  11:44 am|

19A to be presented on April 20; Parliament dissolved after

19A to be presented on April 20; Parliament dissolved after

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to Parliament on the 20th of April and that Parliament will be dissolved once the 19th Amendment is passed. MORE..

April 9, 2015  02:59 pm|

SC determines 19th Amendment consistent with Constitution

SC determines 19th Amendment consistent with Constitution

The Supreme Court has determined that the 19th Amendment is consistent with the constitution and that, however, certain sections require a referendum, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa informed Parliament today. MORE..

April 9, 2015  01:21 pm|

19th Amendment tabled in Parliament

19th Amendment tabled in Parliament

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which could see the amending of executive powers and restoration of independent commissions, was tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe a short while ago. MORE..

March 24, 2015  02:12 pm|

JHU okay with executive Presidency, but against arbitrary powers

JHU okay with executive Presidency, but against arbitrary powers

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is not against the executive Presidency, but against the arbitrary powers of the President, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. MORE...

March 16, 2015  05:34 pm|

Executive powers to be slashed under new constitutional reforms?

Executive powers to be slashed under new constitutional reforms?

According to the proposed constitutional reforms currently under discussion, the President will always act on the advice of the Prime Minister, however may request the Prime Minister to reconsider advice given to him and request Parliament to reconsider a Bill presented to him for assent, sources said. MORE..

February 27, 2015  04:24 pm|

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