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  1. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Twenty First Amendment to the Constitution (L.D.- O. 12/2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-10-31 | LKA-2022-L-113986

  2. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - 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.

  3. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-15 | LKA-2015-C-100356

  4. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Elections (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-25 | LKA-2011-L-92343

    Makes provision for a voter who is subject to a disability to be accompanied by a persons when voting at elections. Amends the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262), the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, the Referendum Act, No. 7 of 1981, the Presidential Elections Act, No. 15 of 1981 and the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988.

  5. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Provincial Councils (Amendment) Act, No. 13 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-13 | LKA-2010-L-92339

    Amendment of section 25 of the Act.

  6. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-09 | LKA-2010-C-90063

    Revises articles 31, 32, 41A to 41H (new Chapter concerning the Executive - The Parliamentary Council), 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61E, 65, 92, 103, 104B, 104E, 107, 109, 11D, 11E, 153, 154, 154R, 155A, 155FF, 155FFF, 155G, 155H, 155J, 155K, 155L, 155M, 156 and 170.

  7. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Provincial Councils Act 1987, No. 42 1987. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987-11-14 | LKA-1987-L-6236

    Provides for the composition, financing and procedure to be followed by Provincial Councils established pursuant to the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Part IV concerns the Provincial Public Service Commission. Appointment, transfer, dismissal and discipline of officers of the provincial public service are vested in the Governor of that province (s. 32).

  8. Sri Lanka - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of 1978 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. - Constitution (as amended up to 2000) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1978-08-31 | LKA-1978-C-35655

    Comprised of 172 sections concerning fundamental rights, the executive, legislature and the judiciary. Provides for freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, language, caste, sex, and political opinion is prohibited. Grants freedom of speech and expression, peaceful assembly, and freedom of association including the right to form and join a trade union, subject to "such restrictions as may be prescribed by law in the interests of racial and religious harmony or national economy". In a similar vein, all freedoms with the exception of freedom from torture and freedom of thought, conscience and religion, are subject to "such prescriptions as may be prescribed by law in the interests of national security, public order and the protection of public health and morality, or for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others, or of meeting the just requirements of the general welfare of a decmocratic society".

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