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Dates for 20A debate can be fixed after Speaker announces SC determination - GL

Education Minister Prof G.L.Peris yesterday said that dates can be fixed for debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution at any time after the Speaker announces the Supreme Court determination. He said that the 20th Amendment is already listed in the Parliament agenda Addressing a press conference at the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna headquarters yesterday, Prof.G.L.Peiris said a 2 majority required at the Second Reading the Amendment and the Committee Stage will begin thereafter.

He said that Amendments can be brought forward to the Amendment at this stage.

“The government has already prepared to bring several amendments to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution at this stage,” he said.

The Education Minister said that the Attorney General had already apprised the Supreme Court too of the Government’s intention to bring amendments to it.

He said that the Government is also ready to bring more amendments in compliance with the Supreme Court determination on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which will be announced in Parliament.

He added that all these amendments will be incorporated to the draft 20th Amendment and it will become a law after it is adopted in Parliament by a 2/3 majority at the Third Reading.