Southern Provincial Council votes against 20th Amendment

The Southern Provincial Council today voted against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

The drafty bill on the 20th Amendment was rejected with 27 members voting against it. The opposition walked out at the time of the vote.

Under the proposed 20th Amendment elections to all Provincial Councils will be held in one day.

Last week the North Central Provincial Council approved the 20th Amendment to the Constitution while the Uva Provincial Council voted against it.

The draft Bill on the 20th Amendment to Constitution was presented to Parliament last week. (Colombo Gazette)


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