Aug 29, 2020

20A to Cabinet next week - Ali Sabry

President's Counsel, Ali Sabry has informed the Cabinet that he believes that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to the Cabinet next week.

It is reported that the 20th amendment was discussed at length at the last cabinet meeting.

A number of ministers including Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Udaya Gammanpila have pointed out that certain clauses of the 19th Amendment that are beneficial to the people should not be removed but should be activated by the 20th Amendment.

The Minister of Justice Ali Sabri has stated that the draft amendment to the Constitution has been referred to the Legal Draftsman's Department.

He stated that he would present it to the Cabinet as soon as he receives it.