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Apr 27, Colombo: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka is to inform the Speaker of parliament and the President of its opinion on the proposed Right to Information (RTI) Bill and the National Audit Bill. The verdict on whether the two pieces of legislation are consistent with the Constitution is to be announced tomorrow. President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the Supreme Court opinion on the two bills. Accordingly, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court presided by Chief Justice K. Sripavan will consider the issue. Other members of the panel of judges are Supreme Court Justice Rohini Marasinghe and Justice Priyantha Jayewardene.   Please find the link below: http://www.colombopage.com/archive_15A/Apr27_1430143127CH.php...Read more
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The Sri Lankan government plans to present the finalized Right to Information Bill and the National Auditing Policy Bill to parliament shortly. The Code of Ethics of parliamentarians that was assigned to be drafted by the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) by the National Executive Council (NEC) is also expected to be presented to parliament along with the RTI and National Auditing Policy Bills, sources from the NEC said. For more click on the link below: http://www.colombopage.com/archive_15A/May05_1430793165CH.php...Read more
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he President added  that he took measures to curtail executive presidential powers according to the mandate given by the people.  The present government is based on good governance.  The Draft Bill on the right to information will be presented  to parliament shortly.  According to the existing law of the country there will not be any room for the resurgence of  terrorism.  No person will be allowed to erroneously use the democracy and freedom.  The government will constantly appear for freedom and territorial integrity.  Investigations will be conducted through a local mechanism, which complies with the basic law and other laws of the country to inquire into issues that arise regarding human rights.  This mechanism is scheduled to be commenced next month.  The President added t...Read more
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