Sri Lanka legalizes 19A

May 16, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa signed and legalized the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, passed in Parliament on April 28.

The Speaker signed the blueprint of the constitutional amendment on Friday, a state media report said.

The legislation dilutes many powers of executive Presidency in force since 1978, will come into force from Friday (May 15).