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WPC puts off vote on draft Bill for 20th Amendment

The Western Provincial Council (WPC) put off the debate and the vote on the draft Bill for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution till next Monday, yesterday.

Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya said that the government intends to include more amendments to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and therefore, the debate needs to be postponed till the amendments are finalized.

The Governor had requested the Council to convey its decision on the draft Bill before September 12.

The postponement was approved by 77 councillors, while five members objected to it.

Two members did not vote.