Proposed 21st Amendment in Parliament website for public reference

Private Members’ Bills recently submitted to the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Independent Members of Parliament in connection with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution can be downloaded in all three languages from the parliamentary website.

The link is given here:

SJB MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara and MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe representing the 40 Independent MPs handed over the Private Members’ Bills to the Speaker recently.

It was decided at a recent meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business, including party leaders, to bring in the 21st Amendment to the Constitution with amendments made to the 19th Amendment. Accordingly, the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena instructed all party leaders to submit proposals in this regard. The Government is to bring the constitutional amendment based on the proposals contained in the bills received so far and these bills have been referred to the Attorney General for further action.

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