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Sri Lanka Port City Commission Bill provisions inconsistent with constitution: SC

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.

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