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Speaker endorses certificate on two Bills

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena endorsed the certificate on the Youthful Offenders (Training schools) (Amendment) Bill and Penal Code (Amendment) Bill last Tuesday.

The two Bills were taken up for debate in Parliament on October 21.The Youthful Offenders (Training Schools) (Amendment) Bill aims at amending the age limit previously established as below 18 to age between 18-22. The Bill also amends for the purpose of being gender neutral.

The amendment to the Penal Code establishes provisions to replace the verdict of death sentence being given to minors replacing it with custodial sentences.

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