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* Sri Lankan government to present controversial Divi Neguma Bill for parliamentary approval next month
Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to present the controversial Divi Neguma Bill to parliament for approval next month.

Deputy Economic Development Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has said several amendments would be introduced to the Bill as ordered by the Supreme Court.

The Bill is expected to be presented to parliament on January 8th when the House meets after the December vacation.

The debate on the Divi Neguma Bill was held on November 6th, but was adjourned following a speech on the Bill by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

Abeywardena has said that amendments to the Bill would be introduced before presenting it to parliament.

The Supreme Court had determined that several clauses of the Bill need to be passed by a special majority in parliament while one clause that gives the authority to the Minister to appoint administrative zones would require the approval of the people at a referendum unless it is amended to give that appointing authority to the Cabinet of Ministers.



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