Cabinet nod to incorporate amendments to Port City Bill

Cabinet nod to incorporate amendments to Port City Bill

Cabinet nod to incorporate amendments to Port City Bill

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 May, 2021 | 7:29 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to update the Colombo Port City  Economic Commission Bill with amendments presented by the Supreme Court, said Cabinet Spokesperson & Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella on Tuesday (18).

Accordingly, the debate on the Colombo Port City  Economic Commission Bill will take place on the 19th and 20th of May 2021, he said.

On Tuesday (18) morning the Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament announced the Supreme Court determination on the bill.

The Supreme Court had pointed out that multiple articles of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill are inconsistent with the constitution, and it can only be passed with a Special Majority and a referendum.

However, the said inconsistencies will cease if the clauses are amended as mentioned in the determination of the Supreme Court, the speaker further announced.

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