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Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ල‍ංකා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව, இலங்கை ஆரசியலமைப்பின்)

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01

First Amendment

11/20/1978

Dealing with jurisdiction of writs to the supreme court related to special circumstances.

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02

Second Amendment

2/26/1979

Dealing with resignations and expulsion of Members of the First Parliament

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03

Third Amendment

8/27/1982

To enable the President to seek re-election after 4 years from the first term

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04

Fourth Amendment

12/23/1982

Extension of term of first Parliament

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05

Fifth Amendment

2/25/1983

To provide for by-election when a vacancy is not filled by the party

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06

Sixth Amendment

8/8/1983

Prohibition against violation of territorial integrity

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07

Seventh Amendment

10/4/1983

Dealing with Commissioners of the High Court and the creation of Kilinochchi District

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08

Eighth Amendment

3/6/1984

Appointment of President’s Counsel

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09

Ninth Amendment

8/24/1984

Relating to public officers qualified to contest elections

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10

Tenth Amendment

8/6/1986

To repeal section requiring two-thirds majority for Proclamation under Public Security Ordinance

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11

Eleventh Amendment

5/6/1987

To provide for a budget for the whole Island; also relating to sittings of the high court. The minimum number of judges at a court of appeal case was amended

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12

Twelfth Amendment

(Not enacted)

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13

Thirteenth Amendment

11/14/1987

To make Tamil an official language and English a linking language, and for the establishment of Provincial Councils

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14

Fourteenth Amendment

5/24/1988

Extension of immunity of President; increase of number of Members to 225; validity of referendum; appointment of Delimitation Commission for the division of electoral districts that elects more than 10 members into zones; details of proportional representation; apportionment of the 29 National List Members

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15

Fifteenth Amendment

12/17/1988

To repeal Article 96A to eliminate zones and to reduce the cut-off point to 1/20th

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16

Sixteenth Amendment

12/17/1988

To make provision for Sinhala and Tamil to be Languages of Administration and Legislation

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17

Seventeenth Amendment

10/3/2001

To make provisions for the Constitutional Council of Sri Lanka and Independent Commissions

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18

Eighteenth Amendment

9/8/2010

To remove the sentence that mentioned the limit of the re-election of the President and to propose the appointment of a parliamentary council that decides the appointment of independent posts like commissioners of election, human rights, and Supreme Court judges

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19

Nineteenth Amendment

4/28/2015

To annul the 18th Amendment while replacing the defunct 17th Amendment to establish the Independent Commissions and remove the Executive Presidential powers and limit the term of office of the President to five years while the President continue to function as the Head of State, Head of the Cabinet, and Head of Security Forces

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20

Twentieth Amendment

10/22/2020

To repeal the 19th Amendment

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21

Twenty-first Amendment

10/21/2022

To annul the 20th Amendment to curb the executive powers of the President to some extent and to empower the parliament which should serve on behalf of public interest. Also, aimed to restore independent commissions.

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