Gazette notice published on 20th Amendment

The 237 seats will be divided into 145 members elected via the First-Past-The-Post system, 55 via the Proportional Representation system and 37 from the National List. Some minor parties had threatened to take legal action if the 20th Amendment to the constitution is approved in its current form. (Colombo Gazette) The Gazette notice on the 20th Amendment to the constitution has been published, the Government Printer said.The cabinet, which met for a special session last Friday, had agreed on a new proposal for electoral reforms via the 20th Amendment to the constitution. Accordingly the cabinet agreed to a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena for a 237 seat Parliament. read more