SC determines amendment bills consistent with SL constitution

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 November 2010, 17:01 GMT]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court has determined that the two bills, Local Authorities (Special Provisions) Bill and the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill presented in parliament last month on local government electoral reforms are consistent with the Sri Lanka constitution, the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced Tuesday in parliament.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and some civil groups had filed petitions separately in the Supreme Court challenging the two Bills.

The petitioners stated that certain clauses in the new Bills were in direct conflict with the Constitution and would affect the minority communities.

 

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