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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 19:24
Update : 19th A passed with Two-third Majority
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The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed with a vast majority in Parliament, with the government gaining 212 votes in favor.

The new legislation, which suggested the removal of the Executive Powers of the President, was passed with a majority of 212 votes and one against.

Only UPFA Parliamentarian Sarath Weerasekara voted against the Bill while independent MP Ajith Kumara abstained from voting and seven MPs were absent.

During the 3rd reading 10 parliamentarians were absent.

Ellawala Medananda thero of the JHU and UPFA MP’s Keheliya Rabukwalla, Jagath Balasuriya, Janaka Bandara and TNA MP A Vinayagamurthi were not present during the vote taking.



Update : Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 19:45
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Second reading of 19th A passed with 214 votes

Second reading of 19th amendment passed in parliament with a majority of 214 votes, 215 voted for and 1 voted against, parliamentary sources stated.



19th A 152 votes in favor so far

19th amendment first vote - 152 in favor so far, parliamentary sources stated.


Update : Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 19:09
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Vote on 19th amendment begins

Vote on 19th amendment to the constitution has begun short while ago.
Await more details....
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