On the advise sought by the Acting IGP, the Attorney General has approved the imposition of curfew and other measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 by the Police, AG’s Coordination Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said. (Yoshitha Perera)
Comments - 6
Noddy Thursday, 30 April 2020 09:29 PM
After six long weeks. It is important to note that no citizen in Sri Lanka is above the Constitution of Sri Lanka.
Sisil Sudesh Thursday, 30 April 2020 10:47 PM
Can AG approve an executive action? I thought he can offer an opinion.
Dammika wijesinghe Friday, 01 May 2020 07:27 AM
Under what section of the Act?
Sunanda Friday, 01 May 2020 08:33 AM
AG is a puppet of his masters, this is Srilanka, welcome to the land like no other.
Sokrates Friday, 01 May 2020 08:35 AM
The AG belongs to the executive. He cannot therefore decide on measures taken by the executive whether the curfew is justified. Only the legislative, the parliament, can aprove a curfew on this scale. Until the parliament decides, the curfew is illegal. In order to legalize the curfew, which is so important for the health of the population, Parliament must be recalled again.
Gratiaen Hewa Friday, 01 May 2020 08:41 AM
We too like to know the law on the issue queried by Sisil Sudesh in his comment above.Just for our information only.
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