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Supreme Court rules Economic Transformation Bill clauses need Constitutional review

July 02, Colombo (LNW): The Supreme Court has deemed several clauses of the Economic Transformation Bill as inconsistent with the nation’s Constitution, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena told Parliament today (02).

Accordingly, these clauses necessitate a special majority in Parliament and, in certain instances, approval via a referendum to proceed.

The Speaker further disclosed that with amendments to these contentious clauses, they could potentially be passed with a simple majority in Parliament, based on the apex court’s determination.

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