Speaker endorses certificate on several Bills



Speaker of Parliament – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, announced to the House today (18) that in terms of the provisions of Article 79 of the Constitution, he has endorsed the certificate on the following Bills.

Accordingly, the Speaker endorsed the certificate on the Small Claims Courts’ Procedure, Judicature (Amendment), High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) (Amendment), Civil Procedure Code (Amendment), Kandyan Marriage and Divorce (Amendment), Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment), Children and Young Persons (Amendment), Dangerous Animals (Amendment) Bills.

Thus, the said Bills will come to effect from the 17th of November 2022 as Small Claims Court Procedure Act No. 33 of 2022, Judicature (Amendment) Act No. 34 of 2022, High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act No. 35 of 2022, Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Act No. 36 of 2022, Kandyan Marriage and Divorce (Amendment) Act No. 37 of 2022, Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act No. 38 of 2022, Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Act No. 39 of 2022 and Dangerous Animals (Amendment) Act No. 40 of 2022.


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