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Petitions against 22A taken up for consideration

The petitions filed against the draft 22nd Amendment to the Constitution tabled in Parliament were taken up for consideration before the three-member Supreme Court Bench chaired by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and comprising Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare and Arjuna Obeysekara today (22).

Nine petitioners including Nagananda Kodithuwakku, Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara, Attorney-at-Law Nuwan Bellanthudawa and Tissa Bandara Ratnayake filed these petitions citing the Attorney General as the respondent.

The petitioners pointed out that certain provisions included in the 22A are contrary to the provisions of the Constitution and violate the basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and demanded that an order be issued declaring that the relevant clauses be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament and a referendum.

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