ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ruled that a series of provisions of a Colombo Port City Commission Bill was inconsistent with the constitution, according to a determination read out in parliament by the Speaker Mahinda Abeywardene said.
Some of the provisions were inconsistent with several articles and require a special majority (2/3rd) while some also require a referendum, the Speaker Abeywardene said.
However the Supreme Court has suggested a series of amendments to remedy the inconsistencies and avoid the special majority or a referendum.
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Minister is due to meet later on May 18 to pass changes to the bills, media reports said.
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The revised bill is to be debated on May 19 and May 20.
Sri Lanka has imposed curfew style Coronavirus movement controls from May 21.