Bhikkhu undergraduates led by Convener of the Inter University of Bhikkhu Federation, Ven. Tenne Gnananda Thera demonstrating opposite the Fort Railway Station against the government’s alleged move to reduce the number of bhikkhu students admitted to national universities. Pic by Pradeep Jayasekera

20A submitted to Cabinet

* Sub committee to consider party proposals


by Zacki Jabbar

The government said yesterday that it wanted to pass the 20th Amendment to the Constitution prior to holding the next general election, but did not set a date for the polls.

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told a news conference in Colombo, that a concept paper on the proposed electoral reforms meant to introduce the First Past the Post and Limited PR had been presented by President Maitripala Sirisena to the Cabinet of Ministers yesterday.

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