Third reading of 19-A also passed

1776217521P5-500x279The third reading of the 19th Amendment to the constitution was passed after some changes were made to the bill which was earlier approved by Parliament.

The third reading was passed with 212 votes for and one against.

The opposition made several recommendations to the 19th Amendment after initially voting for the bill during the second reading.

Once the changes were included into the final document the bill was taken for a third vote and it was adopted.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the vote was historic while the opposition said that it will still push for electoral reforms through the 20th Amendment to the constitution. (Colombo Gazette)