Speaker to announce SC determination on 20th Amendment on 20th October

Parliament is to be informed on 20th October the Supreme Court (SC) determination on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana said that he has received the determination of the court and will present it to Parliament on the 20th of October.

The Supreme Court had on 5th October concluded considering the petitions filed against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and communicated its decision to the Speaker of Parliament.

Several petitions were filed before the Supreme Court against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

The opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and the Tamil National Alliance were among  the groups that filed petitions in court against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

five- member Supreme Court bench chaired by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya was appointed to consider the petitions.

During the hearings Attorney General Dappula de Livera had informed the Supreme Court that amendments will be introduced during the committee stage debate in Parliament on the draft 20th Amendment. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Doesn’t matter how many amendments or new constitutions you create, nothing will work for you until you change your thinking.

    Sri Lanka’s relavence and efficiency can be assessed on the President’s Facebook wall. Yesterday, the President posted a post about meeting with the China’s representatives. However, most of the comments about A/L exam. South Asia lacks discipline. I thought President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can deal with it, but he cannot. I have not seen the China’s President with Dalai Lama. But I have seen the President Gotabaya with Buddhist monks plenty of times. The system is making the President to do all this to keep the votes. This is why I believe that South Asia should walk away from the Western system. Sri Lanka and rest of South Asia can’t achieve a sustainable development growth, until South Asia stop believing the lies of the West. I have seen many people in Sri Lanka who are lazy to work, including my siblings. I never seen three of my siblings earning money. Plus plenty of people in the North who do not work, but depending on the Tamil diaspora. In return they go to protests and dace according to the diaspora’s political agenda. Basically, people don’t earn money and contributing nothing to the country’s GDP, but President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is dreaming to make Sri Lanka as China. South Asia has no hope, until the leaders force everyone to do what is right and productive for themselves and for the country.


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