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Constitutional Amendments

SLMC must reveal details of deal struck with Govt. to support 20A - UNP

The United National Party is demanding that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress reveal the deal it struck with Prime Minister ...

October 28, 2020 1 min read

Pompeo meets Lankan leadership today to keep Colombo within US orbit

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who arrived in Sri Lanka last night will have talks today with President Go...

October 28, 2020 2 min read

SLMC renegade MPs asked to explain why they voted for the 20A

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has called for an explanation from the four of their Members of Parliament who vote...

October 24, 2020 1 min read

Hesha wants Rauff and Bathiudeen removed from SJB

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Hesha Withanage wants party leaders Rishad Bathiudeen and Rauff Hakeem expelled from the...

October 23, 2020 2 min read
Sarath Weerasekara likely new Cabinet Minister for Public Security

Sri Lanka’s President is expanding his Cabinet of Ministers by creating two new portfolios that of Public Security and...

National Movement for a Just Society calls for wide consultations on new Constitution

Prof Rohan Samarajiva is saying that process of making a new constitution to the country is not something that is owned ...

Government to make minor changes to 20A to stave off protests

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene is due to officially reveal the determination of the Supreme Court with regards to the ...

October 20, 2020 3 min read

Government agreeable to allow FR cases against the President – Prof Peiris

Education Minister Prof G.L. Peiris says that the government is ready to bring in a clause to the 20th amendment at the ...

October 19, 2020 1 min read

Parliament should follow Covid 19 Regulations and postpone 20A debate - Opposition

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Opposition is demanding that sittings of the Legislature be conducted according to Regulatio...

October 19, 2020 2 min read

Two days insufficient to debate 20th Amendment - Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition is crying foul over the way the government wants to steamroller the 20th Amendment to the C...

October 17, 2020 1 min read

Sajith demands the government provide relief for Covid hit areas

Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is demanding that the government offer relief packages to worker...

October 15, 2020 1 min read

National Christian Council is “deeply concerned” about the 20A

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is expressing deep concern about the manner in which the 20th Amendm...

October 14, 2020 3 min read

Catholic Church opposes 20A calls for new constitution to be drafted

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church is joining the chorus of opposition to the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constituti...

October 14, 2020 1 min read

Opinion: Political pressure to revise 20th amendment remains alive

With some government Parliamentarians finding the courage to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution alongside opp...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
October 13, 2020 6 min read

“20th Amendment will deal a death blow to democracy” – Amarapura and Ramanna Monks

A section of Sri Lanka’s powerful Buddhist clergy is opposing a Constitutional Amendment proposed by the government of...

October 12, 2020 2 min read

“Leaked” Supreme Court determination on 20A “disappointing,” say lawyers

In an unprecedented event a document purporting to be the determination of the Supreme Court on the proposed 20th Amendm...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 10, 2020 3 min read
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Government MPs want Riyaj Bathiudeen re-arrested over Easter Bombings

More than two-thirds of the country’s governing party Parliamentary Group has signed a letter addressed to the Preside...

October 10, 2020 3 min read

MR says PM’s and President’s offices will be audited after 20A but Auditors’ Union disagrees

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that the offices of the President and the Prime Minister will continue to be ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 5, 2020 3 min read

Challenging the 20A: All submissions to Supreme Court end tomorrow

The Supreme Court will close submissions from all parties challenging or supporting the controversial proposed 20th Amen...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 1, 2020 3 min read
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Sajith calls for National effort to save the country’s economy

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is calling on all political parties to shed their differences and come togethe...

September 30, 2020 2 min read

20A will create a President who is not accountable to anyone - Karu Jayasuriya

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the 20th Amendment to the constitution would make the President a ruler wh...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 29, 2020 3 min read

NPP taking the struggle against the 20th Amendment to the people – Dr Amarasuriya

The National People’s Power believes resistance to the proposed 20th Amendment cannot be limited to a court challenge,...

September 29, 2020 2 min read

Unprecedented 39 petitions challenge 20th Amendment before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this morning September 29, will begin proceedings to hear Fundamental Rights applications filed by an ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 29, 2020 3 min read

20th Amendment is necessary for National Security – Prof GL

The government is introducing the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to ensure that a situation such as the security lap...

September 28, 2020 2 min read

The 20A: A Very Wrong Approach to Constitution-Making - Uyangoda

Eminent Emeritus Professor of Political Science Jayadeva Uyangoda writes that the proposed 20th Amendment has several ma...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 28, 2020 6 min read

Opinion: Reform the proposed 20th Amendment to strengthen, not weaken, transparency

Following parliamentary elections, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa wasted no time in obtaining cabinet approval and therea...

Shreen Saroor - Human Rights Activist
September 27, 2020 5 min read