19-A: Over 20 petitions in SC

1 April 2015 05:29 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Supreme Court today began its hearing into the constitutionality of the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution sequent to 16 special determination petitions and five other intervenient petitions filed for and against the proposed bill.

The Supreme Court Bench comprised Chief Justice K. Sripavan, Justice Chandra Ekanayake and Justice Priyasath Dep PC.

Lawyer Gomin Dayasiri, provincial councillor Udaya Gammanpila, L.P.I. Perera, Darshana Weerasekara, Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera, S. Wanigasekara, Ven. Matara Ananda Sagara Thera, D. Weraduwage, Sri Lanka Press Institution, Piyal Nanayakkara, Somaweera Chandrasiri of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Nishantha Warnasinghe of the JHU, MTV Channel, MBC Network, Nagalanda Kodituwakku and T.A. Jayakody filed special determination petitions while Krishantha Nalanda Ambagaspitiya, K.S. Upul Prabhath, Mohinudeen Mohammed Mustqdeen, Wasantha Piyal Rajakaruna and Geoffrey Alagaratnam filed intervenient petitions in SC in terms of Article 129 (1) of the Constitution. The petitioners cited the Attorney General as the respondent.

Most of them had sought a declaration that presidential powers, the powers of the Government and fundamental rights of the citizen were sought to be changed through the proposed amendment and as such required a two-thirds majority in Parliament and the approval of the people at a referendum.

The Government presented an amendment to the Constitution called the 19th Amendment that was gazetted on March 13, 2015. The proposed amendment was also placed in the order paper on March 24, 2015.

Further hearing into the matter was fixed for today (2) with Supreme Court’s determination on this matter to be communicated to the Speaker and the President. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 4

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • shirley Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:32 AM

    Both.

    willowsd Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:26 AM

    all these jokers kept quite when the 18 was brought in why? no spine or the dictatorship?

    OGG Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:18 AM

    No. In fact none of the amendments from 1 to 18 were subject to a Referendum.

    John Black Thursday, 02 April 2015 05:03 AM

    Was the 18th Amendment approved by the people at a referendum????


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Military Training for Youth, Explained

As news broke out about Public Security Minister (Rtd) Rear Admiral Sarath We

Illegal clearing of Attidiya Sanctuary with powerful political patronage

Environmental destruction under political patronage is not new in Sri Lanka.

Bio Bubble Bursts on tissa safari drivers

Ukrainian tourists are visiting Sri Lanka at present with the involvement of

Army’s LRRP Ambush of LTTE’s Military Intelligence Chief

A news report in the Dailymirror last August stated that the Long Range Recon

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.