Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 13:27
20th amendment is gazetted
The 20th Amendment which includes the new electoral system has been gazatted last night.
Acting government printer W.A.A.G. Fonseka said the English version of the gazette has already been printed.
He said the Sinhala and the Tamil versions of the gazette would be released within today.
Our news team contacted a member of the committee which prepared the new electoral system, Ashoka Abeysinghe to comment on the future line of action with regard to the new electoral system.
He said the gazette could be presented to parliament by June 30th.
After it is presented to parliament, the opinion of the Supreme Court should be sought, and at that point, objections could be filed if any.
He also said that a special parliament session could be summoned with regard to this as the next parliament is to meet on July 3rd.
When the Supreme Court opinion is informed to parliament, the 20th Amendment could be debated and passed in parliament.