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Country: Sri Lanka - Month updated: November 2020

  1. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution (L.D.- O. 7/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-29 | LKA-2020-L-110648

    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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