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AG determines, Presidential term six years

The inquiry made by President Maithripala Sirisena on whether he could serve in office for six years, is currently being determined before a five member judge panel.

The Attorney General had stated that as President Maithripala Sirisena had taken up presidential duties on January 09, 2015 for a
six year term, prior to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the five year limit imposed on the Presidency through the 19th Amendment, does not apply.

The Attorney General had noted that the 19th Amendment is not a law that affects the past, but only the future.