Written by Staff Writer
25 Mar, 2015 | 5:42 pm
Three petitions have been filed at the Supreme court against the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
The petition filed by Attorney at law, Gomin Dayasiri, Udhaya Prabath Gammanpila and L.P.I. Perera points out that the 19th Amendment to the constitution should be approved through a referendum.
The petition filed by Councillor Udhaya Gammanpila notes that he does not agree with the clause from 1 to 54 of the 19th Amendment to the onstitution and adds that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution should not only be approved by a 2/3 majority in parliament but also be passed following a referendum.
The petition filed by Aattorney-at-Law Gomin Dayasiri says the 70th, 33rd and the 14th clauses contravenes the constitution.
He had requested the court to announce that the powers vested in the president has been decreased in the 19th amendment.
He has also requested court to issue a verdict removing powers to dissolve parliament in one year after the parliamentary elections.
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