Parliament Passes Port City Economic Commission Bill
Posted 20,May

By Chaveendra Dunuwille

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The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka announced that several provisions of the Port  City Economic Commission Bill were to be considered unconstitutional following  petitions submitted by multiple individuals and institutes which included the  likes of the Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa PC and the Sri Lanka Bar Association.  

The Supreme Court made several recommendations as alternations to the  clauses in contention with the constitution and stated the bill could be made  valid if the amendments were included or with a referendum and a special 2/3  majority.  

The government stated that it has accepted all the amendments made by the  Supreme Court and following the debates held in parliament with regards to the  bill on the 19th and the 20th of June (today) the bill was passed in parliament with 148 MP’s voting for the bill while 59 voted against the passing of the bill.