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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - 19:46
Government withdraws Land Provisions Bill
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The Supreme Court has informed the parliament that the three petitions filed in favour of the Draft Bill with regard to implementing the death penalty on convicted drug racketeers were dismissed.

Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri informed of the Supreme Court ruling to the house today.

UNP MP Bandulal Bandarigoda presented the Draft Bill to parliament.

Later, three petitions were filed in the Supreme Court in favour of the Bill.

Meanwhile, Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella informed the house that the government would withdraw the State Land Special Provision Bill.

In addition, MP Dayasiri Jayasekera drew the attention of the house to the removal of a group of workers attached to the Archaeological Department.

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