Amendment to reduce the powers of the President of Sri Lanka: Will the Cabinet approve it? – Dinamani

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Amendment to reduce the powers of the President of Sri Lanka: Will the Cabinet approve it? – Dinamani

The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, which seeks to reduce the powers of the President and give more powers to Parliament in Sri Lanka, is expected to be approved by the Cabinet on Monday.

Ranil Wickremesinghe has become the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister amid the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. 13 new ministries were appointed and inaugurated.

In this context, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution is due to be tabled in the Cabinet for approval on Monday. The 19th Amendment, which gives more powers to parliament than the president, was repealed when Adiba Gotabhaya Rajapaksa came to power in 2020.

Instead, the 20A amendment, which gives the president unrestricted powers, was enshrined in the Constitution. It is expected that this 20A amendment will repeal the 21st Amendment, which will now be introduced.

According to a media report on Sunday, Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapaksa said:

The 21st Amendment would also prevent dual citizens from being members of parliament. They will be made independent to strengthen the powers of the National Audit Commission and the Procurement Commission. The ministry also said that under the new law, the appointment of the governor of the central bank would be brought under the Constitutional Law Council.

It is noteworthy that Adibah Gotabhaya Rajapaksa relinquished his US citizenship in April 2019, just before the last Adibah attack.

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