Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 September, 2018

Udaya Prabath Gammanpila V Attorney General (Centre for Policy Alternatives intervenient- petitioner)

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The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers on September 12th 2018 intervening in the petition filed by Udaya Gammanpila, MP challenging ‘The Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ (The Bill), a Private Member’s Bill tabled in Parliament on 5th of September 2018 by Vijitha Herath, MP. The proposed Bill seeks to make significant changes to the office of the Executive President. In terms of the Bill the President would no longer be the Head of Government and would be elected for a five-year term by a simple majority in Parliament.

Read the full written submission made by CPA here.