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Supreme Court Deems Proposed Amendments to Local Government Laws Unconstitutional

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena notified the parliament today (August 08) that the Supreme Court has ruled against the constitutionality of Private Member’s Bills aimed at modifying the Pradeshiya Sabhas Act, Urban Councils Ordinance, and Municipal Councils Ordinance.

The Supreme Court’s decision underscores that the aforementioned Bills require parliamentary passage through a special majority and subsequent endorsement in a referendum. This verdict prompts a significant reevaluation of these legislative proposals.

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