Port City Bill to be passed in parliament with SC amendments
Posted on May 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The government has agreed with all the determinations and amendments of the Supreme Court with regard to the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill, said Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Therefore, it could be passed in the parliament with a simple majority, the Minister added.

The determinations of the Supreme Court were presented to the parliament today (May 18) by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

The Court had found that several clauses of the Bill were inconsistent with the Constitution.

However, these clauses can either be amended or passed in the parliament with a special majority or in a referendum, the Supreme Court determined.

In its 62-page determination on the Bill, the Supreme Court had also included how the concerning clauses can be amended.

The verdict of the court was handed down by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Murdu Fernando, and Janak de Silva.

2 Responses to “Port City Bill to be passed in parliament with SC amendments”

  1. Noor Nizam Says:

    The forces that are and the West is very much concerned to STOP this Bill from getting passed in Parliament. China’s support to Sri Lanka cannot be stomached by the West and the USA, including the EU, because Sri Lanka will be in the “One Belt One Road” project and will later join the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Commission) as invited by Pakistan, a must for Sri Lanka to become a prosperous and developed Nation, economically and socially to acheive Peace and Harmony in the coming decades. The Colombo Port City will become a Financial Hub and an investment center in the region and this will accelerate the growth pof all the nations in South East Asia and the Asia Pacific, with China being the guiding light. If the verdict of the Supreme Court is that certain amemdments should be incopted to the Bill, then the government should act accordingly and get this Bill passed at the very earliest for the benefit of our “Mathruboomiya” and the next generation. It is a pity that our law makers, MAJORITY of the 225 in parliament are all idiotic fools who sit in parliament consuming our tax money being elected by the innocent people who are hoping for a better future. I do not think that even 25 of these fool (MP’s) would have read the bill or have resourced content/knowledge material in print or the internet to take a look/understand what is the larger picture of both these major Chinese projects are (Hambantota Habour and the Colombpo Port City) in respect to the REALITY it will be for Sri Lanka. Look at the “KARAKORAM HIGHWAY” that China has buit jointly with Pakistan, a road that is now linking Pakistan and China – 1300 km long which had taken 20 years to accomplish and claimed today as the 7th., wonder of the world. These MP’s who are trying to criticise Should have visited Pakistan and taken a trip (drive) from Pakistan to China on this highway to see for themselves the development and socio-economic development this project has brought to the rural and remote villages/urban towns and the people through which the Highway has been built. This link has benefited Pakistan with Sterling pounds 14 billion annually from tade alone. The “KARAKORAM HIGHWAY” and rail links will reach out to all the CIS countries and reach the mediterain sea in the near future and become part of the “One Belt One Road” project. Sri Lanka cannot loose this great opportunity because our law makers cannot “SEE FAR”. The Government must get this bill passed in parliament by all means, by the grace of God AllMighty.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Convener “The Muslim Voice” and Member “Viyathmaga”.

  2. Nimal Says:

    I simply don’t have much time to write but I must say that I worked very hard for SLFP,having used us to come to power then setting up their own party doing any thing to make money, some have even jumped from the UNP to save them selves.
    If there’s a need to set up a financial centre then it could be done inside the country without building a special area in an expanded port.This I think is a scheme to make money for some, leave the country into debt and bugger off to other countries. This is what is happening in the third world. This will eventually lead to another round of colonization
    I could predict when China puts up a port with much control then the usual trouble makers in the world will agitate India against us,where India will find China a ‘treat to their security’ and even invade us.After observing what is happening in Israel now should be a warning to us.If India invade us will China come to our aid?
    Alspo there will be another gain for the western democracies, especially US where they will willingly allow large sums to be imported to their countries and then charge them later with money laundering and other offences, spending decades in Prison.Which ever way they will win. So have this white elephant in the interior of the land.Also make sure it makes money for the country. Have a honest debate with the people who knows about business.

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