SC throws OUT PETITION ON 21 A | Daily News


Supreme Court sent determination to Speaker:
Petition is misconceived in law:

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody announced in Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court determined that the petition filed against the 21st Amendment to the Constitution is misconceived in law.

The Deputy Speaker making the announcement stated that the Supreme Court has sent the determination to the Speaker of Parliament in respect of the Bill titled "Twenty First Amendment to the Constitution" which had been challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Article 121 (1) of the Constitution.

The Court has determined that in terms of Article 123 of the Constitution that the petition filed by the petitioner is misconceived in law and premised on a footing in contravention of the jurisdiction conferred on the Court by Proviso (a) to article 120 read with Article 124 of the Constitution. 


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