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19th Amendment to the Constitution (Private Member's Bill)

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Presented on October 29, 2004.In August 2004, the Supreme Court ruled that parts of this legislation were unconstitutional.

"A Bill to amend the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; to provide for declaration of Buddhism as the official religion of the Republic; to provide for binding the persons practicing Buddhism to bring up their offspring in the same; to provide for prohibiting convertion [sic] of Buddhist; to provide for establishing a council to advise the President on such matters; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto." To view the legislation, click here.


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