20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution: Key Facts – GKToday

20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution: Key Facts

The Sri Lankan Parliament recently passed the 20th Amendment of Sri Lankan constitution.

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Why was the 19th amendment introduced?

It was introduced to weaken the powers of the president. It weakened those powers that were expanded by the 18th amendment. The 18th amendment introduced four main changes. They were

Sri Lanka President and Prime Minister

The current President of Sri Lanka is Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is Mahinda Rajapaksa. They are brothers.

President Rajpaksa recently introduced a clause that lifted the ban on people with dual citizenship.

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