President to contest for a third term in office: Opinion of the Supreme Court to be sent today

President to contest for a third term in office: Opinion of the Supreme Court to be sent today

President to contest for a third term in office: Opinion of the Supreme Court to be sent today

Written by News 1st

10 Nov, 2014 | 10:37 am

The opinion of the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking to contest for a third term under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution is scheduled to be sent to the President on Monday.

The President made this request in writing to the Supreme Court in terms of the constitution on November 5 , seeking its opinion before  November 10.

As a result of this written request, the Registrar of the Supreme Court, based on the instructions given by Chief Justice His lordship Justice Mohan Peiris, informed the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to tender written submissions in this regard.

Accordingly, the accepting of written submissions in respect of the said matter was made possible until 3 p.m. on November 7.

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