The Cabinet has given policy approval for the preliminary draft of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution and the 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill.
The preliminary draft of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution and the 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill have been prepared by the Legal Draftsman.
The Attorney General has informed that the Bill is in accordance with the Constitution.
Thereby, the Cabinet has approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Reforms to publish the 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette and thereafter present the same in Parliament for approval.
Addressing the media today, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe said the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to the Parliament in the coming days.
He further said the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution will be included in the Parliament’s agenda seven days after the issuance of Gazette notification on the Bill.
Stating that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya had submitted the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, the Minister said he had presented the 22nd Amendment as a Private Members’ Bill.
After being appointed as Minister, a new 22nd Amendment was submitted to the Cabinet as part of the government, while the one that was submitted as a Private Members’ Bill has been withdrawn.
Minister Rajapakshe said the newly submitted 22nd Amendment will be issued as a Gazette after which it will be presented to Parliament. (NewsWire)