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Supreme Court rules referendum needed for 20A - Speaker tells parliament

Sri Lanka's Speaker informed parliament on Tuesday the proposed 20th Amendment to the constitution would need a two third majority in parliament before being put before the public via a referendum in order to be implemented following a Supreme Court ruling. 

Mr Karu Jayasuriya told parliament that the Court had made the ruling as certain clauses within the draft proposal were reportedly deemed "unconstitutional". 

The Amendment seeks to hold all Provincial Council elections on the same day.