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Supreme Court rejects SB’s move

24 May 2012 03:22 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Supreme Court today rejected a move by Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake to constitute a Commission to look into the grievances of G.C.E (A/L) students who challenged the application of an alleged erroneous and unjustifiable formula to calculate the Z-Score of candidates of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination held in August 2011.

The Bench comprising Chief Justice Shirani A. Bandaranayake, Justices N.G. Amaratunga and K. Sripavan refused to allow the motion filed on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education.

The Court noted there was ample time granted for them to arrive at a solution and that the Court reserved the judgment for May 31 and the Respondents were directed to file written submissions before May 28.

Justice Sripavan said the Ministry of Higher Education had no authority to select students to the Universities and it was in the hands of the University Grants Commission and therefore enunciated that such an application could not be made.
The Court yesterday reserved its judgment to be delivered before June 30 on the rights petition challenging the application of an alleged erroneous and unjustifiable formula to calculate the Z-Score.

  Comments - 7

  • Anura Friday, 25 May 2012 02:46 PM

    Hon Minister, Why dont you say some thing on this decision like last time you did. hehehee

    Minister Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:31 PM

    Ooh my... Will he repeat what he said some times back? Let us wait and see!

    mitin Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:23 PM

    no matter what people say from all the ministers SB is one of the minister who actually makes good decisions for the country...

    John Friday, 25 May 2012 05:43 AM

    Good to see increasing democratic rulings from the Courts?

    Simple Silva Saturday, 26 May 2012 02:15 AM

    He was once jailed and now has been rejected!!.

    P.Andarawewa Saturday, 26 May 2012 02:35 AM

    Dear minister, if you don't remove the idiots (gon harak tika) including your secretary at least by now, you will definitely be ended up in jail again

    katta kuvera Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:20 PM

    He makes good decisions only to benefit himself. To hell with the country like most ministers

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