Tuesday, April 28, 2015


19th Amendment Draft Bill Was Passed By A Majority Of 212 Votes At The Final Voting

The 19th Amendment Draft Bill was passed in Parliament short while ago by a majority of 212 votes after it's final  committee stage debate.At the final voting 212 voted in favor for the amendment while one MP voted against it.

After the second reading of the 19th Amendment it was passed with a majority of 215 votes few hours ago.

After the conclusion of voting President Maithripala Sirisena has said that passing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution by two thirds majority is a historical victory of the public.

Government Agreed To The Opposition Proposal On Increasing The Number Of MP'S In The Constitutional Council

Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinha has said today(28) in Parliament that the government has agreed to the proposal made by  opposition to include more MP's to the Constitutional Council.According to the opposition's proposal Constitutional Council should includes 7 MP'S and 3 non MP'S.

During the party leaders meeting held earlier the opposition parties made this proposal   but no agreement reach on that between the party leaders.

19th Amendment Draft Bill Was Passed In Parliament By Two Thirds Majority

The 19th Amendment Draft Bill which reduces the key powers of the Executive Presidency and establishing Independent Electoral,Constitutional ,Judicial and Police Commissions has been passed in  the Parliament this evening on it's second reading by two thirds majority.At the voting 215 MP's out of  225 MP's in the Parliament have voted in favor of the amendment while MP Sarath Weerasekere of the opposition voted against it.Nine MP's were absent during the voting.

MP's were individually expressed their opinion on the 19th Amendment after the speaker Chamal Rajapakshe has asked the MP's whether they are agreeable or not to   the  amendment .

Earlier the voting for the second reading of the amendment draft bill was scheduled at 6 p.m ,but it was rescheduled at 7 p.m after the speaker has extended the debate on the 19th amendment from one hour.

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