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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 8:25
Update: 19th constitutional amendment is postponed
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The Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella stated that the government postponed presenting the 19th Amendment Bill to parliament until 27th of this month.

He said that the parliament debate with regards to the new Bill would be held on April 27th and the voting will be taken on the following day.

The government stated earlier that today and tomorrow had been reserved for the debate.

The President was also present in parliament today to witness the debate over the new Bill.

However, several opposition parties objected the debate over the new Bill, and later the speaker told Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella to discuss the matter with the President and come to a conclusion.

Later, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella read out the decision taken by the political party leaders’ meeting.

Meanwhile our news team enquired leader of the house Lakshman Kiriella to describe the reasons to postpone the debate over the 19th Constitutional Amendment Bill.

He said that certain opposition MPs wanted to study the Bill in depth.



Update : Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 18:37
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Parliament Adjourned untill April 27th

The Leader of the House and minister Lakshman Kiriella says that the presenting of the 19th Constitutional Amendment Bill to parliament has been postponed until April 27.

The Leader of the House told in parliament today the debate with regard to the new Bill would be held on April 27 and the voting will be held on the following day.

The government stated earlier that today and tomorrow had been reserved for the debate.

Update : Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 11:16
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Parliament adjourned for 15 minutes

Speaker Chamal Rajapakse ordered to adjourn Parliaments for 15 minutes to hold a party leaders meeting.

Heated arguments were exchanged in parliament against the notice on former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to report to the Bribery Commission on April 24th.

Meanwhile MP Bandula Gunawardana stated that a letter signed by 113 Opposition MPs to conduct an investigation against the Director General of the Bribery Commission will be handed over to the Speaker.

Update : Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 8:16
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Opposition MP's continue sit in protest against summoning former president to bribery commission

The sit-in protest staged by a group of opposition MPs in the well of the house against the notice on former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to report to the Bribery Commission on April 24th is still continuing.

Heated arguments were exchanged in parliament over this matter yesterday, and a group of Opposition MPs staged this protest as speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the house.

Chairman of the Bribery Commission Jagath Balapatabadi met the speaker Chamal Rajapakse last evening.

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakody stated that matters were discussed with regard to summoning Former President to the bribery commission and the activities of the commission.

Deputy Speaker said Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa will make a special statement in Parliament today.

Meanwhile a letter signed by 102 Opposition MPs has been sent to, requesting him to intervene to settle this dispute.


























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