“Leaked” Supreme Court determination on 20A

ECONOMYNEXT – In an unprecedented event, a document purporting to be the determination of the Supreme Court on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution is available on the internet and has appeared on several news sites since this afternoon.

The determination, a document which contains the decision of the Supreme Court in response to 39 petitions filed by political parties, human rights activists, the Bar Council and other groups, was sent to the office of the Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene on Friday.

The Speaker was to announce the determination to Parliament at its next session on October 20, and Parliamentary sources say there is some consternation about the supposed leak, but they would not confirm whether it is the genuine document.

Several Constitutional lawyers EconomyNext interviewed said on condition of anonymity that the document “seems to be genuine.”

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