SC to decide on Governor’s approval

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The Court of Appeal yesterday referred to the Supreme Court for its interpretation or determination the question relating to the interpretation of the Constitution whether the expression of the views of the Provincial Council includes the expression of the view of the Governor when a Provincial Council is dissolved.

They submitted the reference in respect of the petition filed by Tamil National Alliance Jaffna District Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah seeking to prohibit the Northern Province Governor G.A. Chandrasiri from expressing his views on the Divi Neguma Bill in place of the Northern Provincial Council and from expressing agreement or disagreement with the passing of the Bill since the Northern Provincial Council has not been constituted yet. (S.S. Selvanayagam)
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  • jacoob Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:31 AM

    It is good to see no coments here along the lines of " why any power to councils.. better take it back to the centre etec tec"'.. does it imply thatthere is a change of heart from the majority ??

    Silva de Mervin Friday, 05 October 2012 05:32 AM

    Don't waste tax payer money.

    We know what will happen.

    The government has the majority to change any constitutional law in the parliament in the way it did for 18th amendment.

    So Governor will have the last laugh!!!

    Poor Lankans!!!

    P.L.J.B.Palipana Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:39 PM

    GOVERNMENT HAS TO REPEAL THE 13th AMMENDMENT OR CONSTITUE THE NORTHERN PROVINCIAL COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    patriot Friday, 05 October 2012 12:01 AM

    The truth is , since NP is under military administration, governor used to poke his nose everywhere , it was also supported by govt to have its direct control on nothern people

    frank hilary Friday, 05 October 2012 01:26 AM

    Since it is a matter of interpretation of a constitutional provision, the outcome would be very much interesting and one which would be eagerly awaited.

    Sri Friday, 05 October 2012 06:45 PM

    Are constitutions meant for all the citizens or the converse as perversely obtains in the country. Which begs the question: are laws meant for citizens or citizens meant for laws as perversely obtains in the island.

    Al Rasa Friday, 05 October 2012 04:24 AM

    Everyone has forgotten that peaceful environment now prevails because of MR and at the same time all unpatriotic elements including UNP,JVP,SF,Wickremabahu and so on are trying to take revenge from the govt. for not establishing Northern PC as clearly they know that pro-LTTE party TNA is trying to take control and go for unofficial Ealam. Having clearly known to this fact govt. is trying to complete all development projects and take the upper hand in such a way that would not create any domination by TNA for separation.
    We the general masses will empower MR again and again to avoid this situation.

    Thaha Muzammil Friday, 05 October 2012 10:36 AM

    Then why all other PCs required to pass this Bill.
    Governors could have given their assent to it.

    silva Friday, 05 October 2012 10:40 AM

    some one will meet chief justice and give him the statement to read


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