With the 20A whither goest Lanka

Since then the main parties and others have repeatedly pledged that the Executive Presidential System should and would be abolished. The 19th Amendment moved by the Yahapalanaya government in 2015 significantly reduced the powers of the Executive President especially his power to dissolve parliament at any time and to appoint cabinet ministers, the Chief Justice, the Inspector General of Police and other top officials. 

On Wednesday the Cabinet approved the 20th Amendment which will restore full powers to the President, giving him the right to appoint cabinet ministers, the chief justice, the judges of the Court of Appeal and High Courts and officials to other top posts. Instead of the wide-powered all-party Constitutional Council which had to approve nominations to high posts including judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and High Courts, the 20th……………………………


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