19A: SC ruling read in House

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The Supreme Court has determined that the 19th Amendment to the Constitutions is consistent with the Constitution but certain sections require a referendum, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced in Parliamnet a short while ago.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that they were ready to remove sections require for a referendum.

 
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  • Lima Thursday, 09 April 2015 03:56 PM

    IT IS A GOOD MOVE AT LEAST THE SUPRE COURT RULING WITH UNDERSTANDIND , UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS HORA REGIME WHICH CONTROLLED SUPREME COUR CJ AS WELL , NOW THE UN EDUCATED THUGS IN PARLIAMENT , WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE 19A COULD LEAVE THE PARLIAMENT AND GIVE OTHERS THE SEAT

    Deshapremi Thursday, 09 April 2015 04:17 PM

    With so many road blocks, this minority Government has achieved something that MR and Company could not do and did not want to do, for years. Go for it now and have it passed with whatever the changes required by the SC.

    Bala Thursday, 09 April 2015 04:43 PM

    Please ensure that in case an MP crosses over or votes against party whip, he loses the seat automatically and cannot go to courts because people vote on the principle that he abides by party discipline. The crossover carnival must end.

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:12 PM

    This Is Why We Have High Regard For Ranil, He Is A Master At Work When It Comes To Parliament Affairs. When Going Gets Tough The Tough Gets Going, Grand Master

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:14 PM

    A Master Piece By Ranil.

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:24 PM

    Great Work By Supreme Court And Big Thank You To Ranil

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:29 PM

    Ranil Has The Job. Now It Is Up To The Govt And SLFP To Pass The 19A With 2/3 Majority This Will Be A Great Day For All Sri Lankans

    Labby Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:33 PM

    Ranil Master Class.

    Abraham Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:40 PM

    Cannot! If the thugs leave the Parliament there will NO 2/3 majority to pass this bill, Otherwise Maithri will need to dissolve the Parliament if the 19th Amendment fails to pass through 2/3 majority.Ranil only has the option to act within this parliament MPs if the bill cannot move then, Dissolve the parliament and start with new MPs.

    Professor Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:44 PM

    Professor "Ah, Oh, Ah,Uuh ......."

    ranga Thursday, 09 April 2015 05:48 PM

    Change of this magnitude to the constitution should go with a referandom only...why remove any Claus if it was included in the first place...fishy..

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 10 April 2015 10:37 AM

    Not a chance!

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:08 PM

    What can the opposition do now? Go for a no confidence motion signed by 60 and have more mud on their faces?

    Gamaya Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:09 PM

    Quite clearly, the opposition is running out of cards to play. RW seems a step ahead of the combined opposition...

    Gilmart Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:14 PM

    However much ignorant and disrespectful we are, we need to silently admire the masterful maneuvering of this difficult process by RW.

    Vasa Friday, 10 April 2015 11:04 AM

    Independent judiciary at last.dawn of new era.thank you MS and Ranil.

    Gobson Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:18 PM

    Over to you Professor.. Any comments or yet another statement? RW has made some progress that you could not....

    Lale bapps Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:20 PM

    Thanks Good democracy

    upali Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:22 PM

    Ranil is in hurry to get these amendments passed but will there be two third majority in parliament?

    Mathew George Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:44 PM

    We commend the judiciary

    Sri Wickrama Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:47 PM

    We appreciate the views expressed by PM and hope 19A will be passed with 2/3 majority.

    Unper Friday, 10 April 2015 06:20 PM

    Tamil is very good economist and strategists but not a dirty politician! Let allow him to run the government for another 5 years and see how the country will prosper! He has capacity to bring the country to level of Singapore or Malaysia

    de silva Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:54 PM

    So the people who prepared this 19th amendment did not know the constitution in this country at all.

    don Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:40 PM

    these people are against to J.R

    Prof.J.jinadasa Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:46 PM

    Ranil is genus, he is Lee kuan of Sri Lanka.


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