Earlier, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa informed Parliament that the Supreme Court had determined that the 19th Amendment
is consistent with the Constitution, but certain sections require a referendum.
In the meantime, President Maithripala Sirisena addressing a meeting in Polonnaruwa yesterday said that the 19th Amendment
to the Constitution will be moved in Parliament on April 20 and Parliament will be dissolved after its passage in the House.
Rajitha Senaratne said that the 19th Amendment
to the Constitution will be enforced only with the implementation of the new electoral system.
The Prime Minister said the 19th Amendment
was deemed necessary, because of 'the flagrant violations of the Constitution under the previous regime.
He also said that the 19th Amendment
further strengthened Parliament by restricting the President's powers to dissolve Parliament.
Then they presented to Parliament, the 19th Amendment
which has given rise to the present confusion as to whether power lies with the presidency or the cabinet.
That's what happened in ratifying the 19th Amendment
giving women the right to vote.
Summary: Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 23 (ANI): President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment
to the country's Constitution, which has curtailed the presidential powers, saying it is a reason of "political uncertainty" in the country.
It was finally ratified as the 19th Amendment
to the US Constitution in 1920, 14 years after her death at the age of 86.
Today, we proudly celebrate the 100th anniversary of Illinois' ratification of the 19th Amendment
, which prohibited the denial of the right to vote on the basis of sex.
He said a deception was made with the urban areas of Sindh in the name of the 19th amendment
. He said the Prime Minister under Article 149 can interfere into provincial matters.
granting women the right to vote sent to the states for ratification after being approved by joint resolution of Congress
After the 18th Amendment, the 19th Amendment
was passed to bring clarity.'