Supreme Court seeks BASL submissions on President’s request for a Supreme Court opinion on 3rd Term

Supreme Court seeks BASL submissions on President’s request for a Supreme Court opinion on 3rd Term

Written by Staff Writer

05 Nov, 2014 | 2:37 pm

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the Supreme Court to provide a determination on or before the 1Oth of November on whether there is any impediment to him being elected for a further term in office.

The President has posed the following questions to the Supreme Court:

1. Whether he, in terms of article 31 of the constitution as amended in the 18th amendment, has any impediment after the expiration of 4 years from the date of commencement of his 2nd term in office on the 19th of November 2010 to declare by proclamation his intention of appealing to the people for a mandate to hold office as President by election for a further term.

2. Whether in terms of the provisions of the constitution he as the incumbent president serving his 2nd term of office on the date the 18th amendment was enacted has any impediment to be elected for a further term in office.

ln a letter addressed to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, the Registrar of the Supreme Court requests that the membership of the BASL be informed that written submissions in respect of the above mentioned questions will be entertained at the registry until 3pm of the 7th of November.

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