Petition from SJB against Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill


Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) General Secretary, Ranjith Madduma Bandara filed a petition yesterday, April 15, against the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill requesting the Supreme Court to declare that legislation should be passed by a two-thirds majority by a referendum.

“In the matter of an application made under and in terms of Article 121(1) read together with Article 120 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to determine, whether the Bill titled the ‘Colombo Port City Economic Commission’, or any part thereof is inconsistent with the Constitution and /or requires to be passed with the special majority required by Article 84 or requires the approval of the People at a Referendum,” the petition stated.

The Attorney General was named as the respondent of the petition filed by Mr. Ranjith Madduma Bandara.