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Former Provincial Governor Rajith Keerthi files a FR petition against the 20th Amendment

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Former Governor of Uva, Southern and Central Provinces and Former Executive Director of Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and Center for Human Rights and Research – CHR Sri Lanka Rajith Keerthi Thennakoon has filed a Fundernamtal Rights petition against the proposed 20th Amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka. In the has requested the Supreme Court to 

a)Determine that one or more of the provisions of the said Bill (“A”) is/are inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution and require to be passed by the special majority and approved by the people at a Referendum required under the provisions of Article 83 of the Constitution,

b) Determine that the provisions of the said Bill (“A”) are inconsistent with the fundamental democratic, sovereign, independent nature of the Sri Lankan state which respects the principles of ‘representative democracy and assuring to all people freedom, equality, justice, fundamental human rights and the independence of the judiciary;

Read the petition as a pdf here:. SC SD – 20th amendement Petition fINAL (1)

 

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