(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) today filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging the bill titled “20th Amendment to the Constitution.
Another 4 petitions were also filed before the Supreme Court today challenging the 20th Amendment.
Leader of the Tamil National Alliance MP R. Sampandan is among the petitioners challenging the Amendment.
A total of 6 petitions have been filed so far at the Supreme Court against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution since being tabled in Parliament.
A lawyer filed a petition filed the first petition at the Supreme Court yesterday calling for a referendum to pass the Amendment.
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was tabled in Parliament by Minister of Justice Ali Sabry yesterday.
The opposition staged a protest in Parliament against the move.