Gammanpila files petition against 20th Amendment | Daily News

Gammanpila files petition against 20th Amendment

A Special Determination Petition challenging the Bill entitled “Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution” was yesterday filed before the Supreme Court by Colombo District Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila.

He is seeking a declaration that the Bill shall become law only through a two-thirds majority in Parliament and the approval of the people at a referendum.

The petitioner stated that the Bill entitled Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution was presented to Parliament by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on September 5, 2018. The Petitioner states that Clauses 1 to 38 of the said Bill, are in violation of and inconsistent with Articles 3, 4, 30(2) and 83 Articles of the Constitution. The petitioner further said Clauses 2,4,10,11 of the Bill has the effect of changing the manner of the election of the President.


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