Gazette on 19th Amendment published – Govt Printer

Government of Sri Lanka

The Gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been published and public are allowed to submit their concern within two weeks, the Government Information Department said.

Cabinet approval was granted for the draft bill on Sunday (15).

According to the sources, the term of the Executive President is due to be reduced from six years to five.

Cabinet will be vested with the power of appointing secretaries of ministries while the Cabinet of Ministers will be appointed by the President following consultations with the Prime Minister.

The number of Cabinet Ministers will be restricted to 30 through Constitutional Amendments.

The Presidential immunity from being sued over matters conducted during his period of office is to also be removed under the proposed reforms.