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Sri Lankan government retreats over 20th Amendment

The Sri Lankan government has reportedly abandoned attempts to pass the 20th amendment to the constitution, according to the Daily Mirror.

The reported move by the government comes after Sri Lanka’s supreme court ruled that sections of the proposed amendment will need to be put to a referendum, as well as having two-thirds of parliament’s support.

If the government confirms that its pursuit of the amendment is abandoned, provincial council elections in Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Eastern Provincial Councils will have to be held by the end of this year.

See more from the Daily Mirror here.

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