Now downloadable from Parliament website

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Private Members’ Bills recently submitted to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and Independent MPs in connection with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution can be downloaded in all three languages from the Parliamentary website.

SJB MP Ranjith Maddumabandara, Independent MP Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, representing the 40 Independent MPs handed over the Private Members’ Bills to the Speaker recently.

It was decided at a recent meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business, including party leaders, to bring in the 21st Amendment to the Constitution with revisions made to the 19th Amendment. Accordingly, the Speaker Abeywardena instructed all party leaders to submit proposals in this regard.

The Government is to bring the Constitutional Amendment based on the proposals contained in the Bills received so far and these Bills have been referred to the Attorney General for further action.