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Name: Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution (L.D.- O. 7/2020).
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2020-10-29
Entry into force:
ISN: LKA-2020-L-110648
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Sri Lanka PDF PDF (consulted on 2020-11-18)
Abstract/Citation: Makes various amendments to the constitution and was passed with 156 of the 225 parliamentarians voting in favour of the amendment. It expands the powers and functions of the President. Inter alia, it gives the President sole and unfettered discretion to appoint all judges of the superior courts and reintroduces the Parliamentary Council, made up of politically appointed advisors to the President.
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