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Cabinet Approves Draft Bill to Amend Constitutional Terms

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has identified an inconsistency regarding the terms of the President and Parliament as outlined in Articles 30(2), 62(2), and 83(b) of the Constitution.

The Department of Government Information announced that to eliminate any confusion and ensure consistency, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved a resolution presented by the President. This resolution calls for the preparation of a draft bill to amend Article 83(b) of the Constitution, substituting the clause “exceeding five years” for the current clause “exceeding six years.”

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