Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (31) endorsed the certificate on the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution Bill passed by a special majority in Parliament recently (21).
The twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution Bill was presented to the Parliament on August 10, 2022 by Minister Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa. Then, according to the Supreme Court determination related to the petitions against the bill, amendments were made at the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Judicial Affairs and approval was obtained.
On October 20 and 21, the debate on the second reading of the twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution Bill was held.
At the end of the second reading, there were 179 votes in favor and 1 vote against. After that, in the voting held for the third reading of the bill, 174 votes were in favor and one vote was against.
Accordingly, the twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution Bill will come into force as the twenty-first amendment to the constitution from today (31).