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20th Amendment

  • President’s Dilemma About Dissolving Parliament  – Jehan Perera Read more >

    President’s Dilemma About Dissolving Parliament – Jehan Perera

    The demand for the dissolution of parliament is getting increasingly compelling. Civil society leaders, such as the Ven Maduluwave Sobitha, who led the movement for good governance during the presidential elections have come out strongly to insist that President Maithripala SIrisisena should use his presidential powers to dissolve parliament and hold the much anticipated general […]

  • Minor Parties Warn Prime Minister on 20-A Read more >

    Minor Parties Warn Prime Minister on 20-A

    Minor parties today met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and warned him that they will defeat the 20th Amendment to the Constitution if it is submitted to Parliament in its current form. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the minor parties have already agreed that there needs to be more discussions on […]

  • No to 20A in Present Form; Minority Parties Adamant Read more >

    No to 20A in Present Form; Minority Parties Adamant

    (Leaders and representatives of at least 18 minor political parties meeting at the SLMC Head Quarters “Darussalam” on Sunday night. ) Fear minorities will be left in the lurch, Advocate double ballot paper system. Leaders and representatives of at least 18 minor political parties meeting at the SLMC Head Quarters “Darussalam” on Sunday night. At […]

  • 20th Amendment: Small Parties Demand More Seats

    The 20th Amendment to the Constitution to bring in much- awaited electoral reforms in Sri Lanka seems to be now in its final lap before reaching Parliament. While the number of seats that should constitute the new Parliament, whether it should be 225, 237 or 255, remains the main issue among the political parties, the […]

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