Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa will present the 22nd amendment to the Constitution to Parliament next week.
The Cabinet recently gave its nod to the gazette the 22nd amendment, which incorporated many salient clauses found in the 20th and the 19th amendments.
Parliament will take it up for debate if the bill (22nd amendment) doesn’t find its way to the Supreme Court, challenged by someone.
According to the new amendment, dual citizens are not eligible to be elected as members of Parliament or participate in government affairs.
It also states that the Prime Minister cannot hold office if the President feels that he has lost the confidence of a majority of members in Parliament during the period starting from the effective date of this Act and when the Parliament was still functioning.
The new amendment to the Constitution states that if the President makes an appointment or any change in the Cabinet of Ministers, he should consult the Prime Minister before doing so.
Thus, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told Lankasara that many clauses that may help enhance democratic governance are the salient features included in the new amendment.