SL judiciary gives green light to Rajapaksa contesting for third presidential term

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 14:46 GMT]
Leader of the House of the Sri Lankan Parliament and SL Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva informed the parliament on Tuesday that the SL Supreme Court was of the opinion that Mahinda Rajapakse had no legal impediment to contest for a third term in the presidential elections. SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Wednesday sought the Supreme Court’s opinion on the constitutionality to contest for a third term under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Genocidal Sri Lanka will be holding presidential elections in January 2015, almost two years ahead of the schedule.

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court on Monday communicated its opinion to SL president on the constitutionality of contesting for a third term under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

On 31 August 2010, a bill known as 18th Amendment was approved by Rajapaksa's cabinet stating that it was “urgent in the national interest”. Within a few days, the Rajapaksa regime ensured two-third majority needed to pass the 18th Amendment.

The 18 Amendment has further strengthened the executive powers of the SL president by removing the two-term limitation on the SL President and by removing the checks and balances placed against politicization of the public service and the SL police.

Mr Rajapaksa was elected for the second time in the presidential elections held on 26 January 2010.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37473