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* Sri Lankan government to consult Supreme Court regarding presidential election
Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 07:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to consult the Supreme Court to get an interpretation on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution on the holding of a Presidential election.

The government will seek an interpretation on the holding of a presidential election during the second term of office of an incumbent President, government sources said.

Government introduced the 18th amendment to remove the restriction for a President to hold office more than two times. However, the time a Presidential election can be called in a second term of a President is not mentioned in the Amendment.

A President can call a Presidential election after completing four years in office for his second term but such time is not mentioned regarding a third term.

Government sources say that the government may bring a 19th Amendment to the Constitution in case a need arises.

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