Petition against Rehab Bill in SC today (6)

Petition against Rehab Bill in SC today (6)

Petition against Rehab Bill in SC today (6)

Written by Teena Marian

04 Oct, 2022 | 5:44 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Special Petition filed challenging the ‘Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill’ in the Supreme Court will be taken up for further examination on Tuesday (6).

The 'Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill' was included in the Parliament agenda by the Government on the 23rd of September.

The examination of the petition took place on Monday (3) in the presence of a three-member bench comprising Supreme Court Justices Gamini Amarasekara, Mahinda Samayawardena, and Arjun Obeyasekara.

Deputy Solicitor General Kanishka de Silva, who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General, pointed out that the relevant bill is not a draft that overrides the constitution and that the Government is ready to amend it during the committee stages if there are any clauses that are felt to be inconsistent with the constitution of Sri Lanka.

She has further stated that a person will be rehabilitated only on the orders given by the Magistrate Court and only on the consent of the person subject to undergo rehabilitation.

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