Apr 15, 2021

Port City Economic Commission challenged Featured

A petition has been filed at the Supreme Court, challenging the Draft Bill to establish a Presidential Commission named Colombo Port City Economic Commission.

NewsRadio Court correspondent said the petition was filed by Chairman of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Kapila Renuka Perera.

The petition claims the appointment of a commission through a Draft Bill presented to Parliament by the government threatens national Security and the country’s economy.

The petition calls for an interpretation that the Draft Bill be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament, or via a public referendum.

The Attorney General has been cited as a respondent.