Sabaragamuwa ratifies 20th Amendment bill

The Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council yesterday approved the 20th Amendment bill which proposes to hold all provincial elections on the same day.

The bill was approved with a majority of 21 votes, with 29 councillors voting in favour of the draft bill and eight voting against it. Members of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance, United National Party and Ceylon Workers Congress voted for the bill and the Joint Opposition group within the UPFA voted against it. 

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