The full text of the secretive ‘Opinion’ obtained by the President to legitimize a potential third term for him, Colombo Telegraph can exclusively reveal today. The full text of the Opinion given by a 10 member bench of the SC has not been made public so far or even submitted to the Parliament.
On November 11th, the Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva announced in Parliament that the Supreme Court had given a unanimous opinion that there was not impediment to President Rajapaksa contesting for a third term.
The Supreme Court on November 10, communicated its opinion to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the constitutionality of contesting for a third term under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.
“Please note that no appearances of lawyers etc or the date of hearing given. It is humanly impossible for judges to write such a long determination in two days” a Judge told Colombo Telegraph.
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