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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today sought the Supreme Court’s opinion on the constitutionality to contest for a third term under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

 

The Supreme Court is expected to submit it opinion to the President by November 10.

 

The matter was taken up before a seven-judge bench and the Sri Lanka Bar Association was asked to inform its membership to file written submissions by 3.00 p.m. on Friday (7).  

 

 The reference sent to the Supreme Court is as follows:

 

(a) Whether in terms of Article 31 (3A) (a) (1) of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, I as the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, have any impediment, after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of my second term of office as President on November 19, 2010, to declare by Proclamation my intention of appealing to People for a mandate to hold office as President by election, for a future term.

 

(b) Whether in terms of the provisions of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, and was functioning as such on the date of the 18th Amendment was enacted, have any impediment to be elected for a further term of office”.

 

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  • tuannilam Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:56 AM

    President dannenathda?

    Chrishan Perera Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:02 PM

    Good move..then you can bring in the 19th amendment,,,,,,,

    wase Thursday, 06 November 2014 01:51 PM

    He will make the court declare it legal, so he would use it for his campaign saying I obliged to judiciary.

    lal Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:48 PM

    what kind of politices

    morehana Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:57 PM

    Nothing to ask mate...

    Wickramasinghe Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:25 PM

    This will checkmate the JVP. There are so many flaws in executive presidential powers. But it is a necessary evil.

    pradeep Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:57 PM

    Naduth Hamudurwange baduth hamdurwanga, judgement is very clear as Cristal water !

    Francis Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:36 PM

    Response is ready long before even the request for opinion was received

    jayasekara Wednesday, 05 November 2014 05:17 PM

    So you are aso not sure

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:39 PM

    a politics without mathematics


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