By Colombo Telegraph –
The Supreme Court has declared two clauses of the Appropriation Bill (2012) inconsistent with the Constitution. A three judge Bench comprising Justices Shiranee Tilakawardane, Priyasath Dep and Eva Wanasundera held that the two clauses in the Bill, unless amended in line with its determination, would violate the constitutional provision giving Parliament full control over public finance, because they provide too much discretion to the executive in the disbursement and raising of public funds. The Court’s Special Determination was made on a challenge to the Bill by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA).
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