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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - 15:20
SUPREME COURT ISSUES NOTICE REGARDING DEATH SENTENCE TO PARLIAMENT
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Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri stated in parliament today that the Supreme Court had informed the Parliament that it had rejected three petitions in favor of abolishing the death penalty for drug traffickers.

MP Bandulal Bandarigoda presented the proposal on the relevant Bill to Parliament recently and three petitions have been filed before the Supreme Court in support of it.

The Supreme Court have rejected the petitions stating that the courts have no power vested in them to provide their opinion on the compliance of a draft bill with the constitution.

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