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Monday, July 15, 2024

President’s statement a threat to SC, judicial system: BASL

Issuing a media release on President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement on the Supreme Court’s determination on the Gender Equality Bill, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) reiterated that the President’s statement is a threat to the Supreme Court and the entire judicial system in discharging the judicial functions conferred by the Constitution.

The BASL maintained that establishing a parliamentary select committee to review the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of a Bill would set a dangerous precedent.

The BASL strongly viewed that recent parliamentary statement by President Ranil Wickremesinghe referring to ‘Judicial Cannibalism’ and suggesting the formation of a select committee to review the Supreme Court’s determination as attempts to undermine judicial independence and force through a Bill that has been decided to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

(Daily Mirror.)





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