18th Amendment becomes law in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 September 2010, 03:33 GMT]
Eighteenth Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution has become law with effect from Thursday with the certification by the Speaker Chamal Rajapakse, brother of the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapakse. The amendment removes the two term limit of the Executive Presidency and the appointment of a five-member Parliamentary Council that replaced the seventeenth amendment to the constitution.

Speaker Chamal Rajapakse announced in Parliament that the 18th Amendment has become law and its provisions will now become operational.

The 18th Amendment Bill presented to Parliament seeking approval for the removal of the term limits of the Presidency and appointment of Commissions was passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority 8 September.

 

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