27 June, 2022


Full Text Of Petitions Filed In The SC Challenging The Load Of Bills Suddenly Sought To Be Passed

By Colombo Telegraph

Fifteen petitions were filed in the Supreme Courts on Thursday challenging the constitutionality of 11 of the Bills tabled in parliament last Friday. We give below the text of several Petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the load of Bills suddenly sought to be passed by the Government.

The challenged Bills are; Strategic Development Projects (Amendment), Betting and Gaming Levy (Amendment),Nation Building Tax (Amendment),Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment),Finance, Value Added Tax (Amendment),  Inland Revenue (Amendment), Notaries (Amendment), Powers of Attorney (Amendment), Registration of Documents (Amendment) and Tax Appeals Commission (Amendment). 21 Bills were presented 8th Friday.

Click here to read the petition – Strategic Development Projects (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Betting and Gaming Levy (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Nation Building Tax (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Finance

Click here to read the petition – Inland Revenue (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Notaries (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Powers of Attorney (Amendment)

Click here to read the petition – Registration of Documents (Amendment) and Tax Appeals Commission (Amendment)

21 Bills below were presented 8th Friday;

Presentation of Bills

The Hon. Leader of the House of Parliament moved the following Bills:-

1. Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment)

(to amend the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act, No. 3 of 2003.)

2. Economic Service Charge (Amendment)

(to amend the Economic Service Charge Act, No. 13 of 2006.)

3. Excise (Amendment)

(to amend the Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52).)

4. Strategic Development Projects (Amendment)

(to amend the Strategic Development Projects Act, No.14 of 2008.)

5. Ports and Airports Development Levy (Amendment)

(to amend the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act, No. 18 of 2011.)

6. Telecommunication Levy (Amendment)

(to amend the Telecommunication Levy Act, No. 21 of 2011.)

7. Value Added Tax (Amendment)

(to amend the Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002.)

8. Customs (Amendment)

(to amend the Customs Ordinance (Chapter 235))

9. Betting and Gaming Levy (Amendment)

(to amend the Betting and Gaming Levy Act, No. 40 of 1988.)

10. Nation Building Tax (Amendment)

(to amend the Nation Building Tax Act, No. 9 of 2009.)

11. Inland Revenue (Amendment)

(to amend the Inland Revenue Act, No. 10 of 2006.)

12. Tax Appeals Commission (Amendment)

(to amend the Tax Appeals Commission Act, No. 23 of 2011.)

13. Finance

(to amend the Finance Act, No 16 of 1995, the Finance Act, No.25 of 2003, the Finance Act, No. 12 of 2012 and the Finance Act, No. 11 of 1963; to provide for the imposition of a crop insurance levy; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.)

14. Marriage Registration (Amendment)

(to amend the Marriage Registration Ordinance (Chapter 112))

15. Muslim Marriage and Divorce (Amendment)

(to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (Chapter 115).)

16. Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment)

(to amend the Births and Deaths Registration Act (Chapter 110).)

17. Notaries (Amendment)

(to amend the Notaries Ordinance (Chapter 107).)

18. Kandyan Marriage and Divorce (Amendment)

(to amend the Kandyan Marriage and Divorce Act (Chapter 113))

19. Registration of Documents (Amendment)

(to amend the Registration of Documents Ordinance (Chapter 117).)

20. Powers of Attorney (Amendment)

(to amend the Powers of Attorney Ordinance (Chapter 122).)

21. Resettlement Authority (Amendment)

(to amend the Resettlement Authority Act, No. 9 of 2007.)

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  • 0

    President seems to be the proprietor of the Rajapaksa International Supreme Courts. Let us see what will happen.

  • 0

    All the bookies and gamblers are strategic developers and are being given tax holidays whereas the poor man who toils for his living has to shoulder the burdens of the country. This type of cockeyed policy from the Lamborghini / Kudu mafia.

    Why are the unofficial police, the BBS and Galboda Atthange silent. Storm parliment with your storm troopers to protect the nation?

    • 0

      Perhaps the BBS,etc. have decreed that Gambling, Liquor consumption and other vices are acceptable to Buddhism.

  • 0

    What is the use of going to the Supreme court knowing very well it is pro government?Let us give all the Supreme court judges one year rest by not going there.

  • 0

    Raja-‘party’. economic ‘front’ man is the biggest boss in the gambling mafia. Maybe some ‘investments’ are in line in the proposed hotel and other gambling dens?? Even racing cars, rugby and other Carltoo….ooon’ projects have a huge potential income through betting. It will be a norm too in cricket very soon. Good guys like Mahela and Sanga should not leave if it happens. They should fight and put an end to gambling.

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