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)