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Certain clauses in the draft 22nd Amendment to the Constitution are inconsistent with the Constitution, the Supreme Court has determined.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (06) announced to the House the court decision that was intimated to him.

The draft constitutional amendment should be passed by a special majority and at referendum or else the clauses in question should be amended, the SC has determined.

 

 

Govt. will proceed to enact 22A - Justice Minister

 

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said the government will proceed to enact the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution avoiding a referendum.

However, the enactment of the constitutional amendment will adhere to the proposed variations in the determination by the Supreme Court, the Justice Minister added. 

 

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