Two bills passed in parliament last week, come in to force today.

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Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, endorsed the certificate on the Registration of Electors Amendment Bill and Employees’ Provident Fund Amendment Bill this morning. The two Bills were taken up for debate in Parliament on the 07th of this month. The Employees’ Provident Fund Amendment Bill has been amended to enable Sri Lankan workers who are working in India to withdraw contributions to the Social Security Fund before the age of 58. The Registration of Electors Amendment Bill will enable persons who attained the age of 18 to cast their votes expeditiously.

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