20th Amendment passed with two thirds majority

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution has been passed with amendments following the approval of a two thirds majority in Parliament.

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Confident of President Gotabaya’s assurances on dual citizenship clause – Ministers

Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila and Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday said they agreed to vote for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured them that the new Constitution to be enacted next year will have clauses to prevent dual citizens entering Parliament or holding high ranking posts in the government.

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Second reading of 20th Amendment passed with two thirds majority

The second reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was passed with a two-thirds majority in parliament a short while ago.

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14th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 14th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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Opposition requests MPs to be true to conscience

Parliamentarian Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says Constitutional Amendments are proof of the selfish acts of politicians.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 22 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 22 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Curfew to be imposed in Kotahena police area

Quarantine curfew will be imposed in the Kotahena police area from 6.00 p.m. today (22) until further notice, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.

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Rishad Bathiudeen arrives in Parliament wearing PPE kit

MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who is currently in remand custody, arrived at the Parliament premises a short while ago to attend the parliamentary session today (22).

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Final vote on 20th Amendment Draft Bill today

The final vote on the Draft Bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be taken up today (22) evening following two days of debate.

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UNP appeals to all MPs to refrain from voting for 20th Amendment

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday called on all parliamentarians, including those in Government, not to vote for the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution as it threatens Sri Lanka’s democracy.

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Quarantine curfew for five areas in Colombo

Quarantine curfew has been imposed in Mattakkuliya, Modara, Wellampitiya, Bloemendhal and Grandpass areas with immediate effect.

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Several Grama Niladhari Divisions in Agalawatta & Bellana declared as isolated areas

Gorakgoda, Beragama, Agalawatta, Dapiligoda, Kekulandala North Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Agalawatta Divisional Secretariat Division and the Bellana Grama Niladhari Division in the Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Division was declared as isolated areas with immediate effect.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 21 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 21 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Vehicles travelling through Gampaha District not allowed to stop

Vehicles, which are travelling through the Gampaha District, are allowed, but cannot stop to take in or drop passengers, said the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

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Quarantine curfew in Gampaha District from 10pm

Quarantine curfew will be imposed within the Gampaha District from 10.00 pm today to 5.00 am on Monday (26), Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.

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Debate on 20th Amendment commences in Parliament

The second reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution commenced in Parliament this morning.

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