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Draft 20th Constitutional Amendment tabled in parliament

The draft 20th Amendment to Sri Lanka's constitution was today tabled in parliament, the Daily Mirror reported. 

Seeking to hold all the Provincial Council elections on the same day, the draft Amendment removes the power of Provincial Councils to call for early elections and grants parliament the power to determine the date on which all the Provincial Councils will be dissolved. 

The Amendment also makes clear that "in the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail."

See here for draft 20th Amendment.