18th amendment draft tabled
[TamilNet, Monday, 26 August 2002, 23:49 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Finance Minister, Mr. K. N. Choksy said Monday that the draft bill of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution would be tabled at the next cabinet meeting, scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
The United National Front (UNF) government has decided to move the 18th amendment to restrict the powers of the Executive President preventing Chandrika Kumaratunga from dissolving parliament without getting its approval.
The President is expected to attend Wednesday cabinet meeting and to express her opinions on the proposed amendment to the constitution.