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Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 19:04
Supreme Court turns down SB's request
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The Supreme Court today denied the request made by the Minister of Higher Education which seeks approval from court to appoint a committee to investigate the discrepancies which had arisen in awarding 'z' score marks during the recently held GCE Advanced level Examination.

The request by the Minister of Higher Education had been tendered through the Attorney General.

The case in this regard was filed before courts on the 23rd of January and was being tried until the 10th of May.

Courts had deemed that if the Minister of Higher education had required making such a submission before court he could have done so within the interim.

Moreover the three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke noted that the minister of Higher Education was not privileged to file a motion at a time when the verdict regarding the case was imminent.

However the 3 judge panel stressed that it was only the University Grants Commission which held privilege to file such a motion.

The bench of judges had stated that it was in no way prepared to entertain such a motion.

The Supreme Courts verdict regarding the fundamental Rights Petition which was filed against the erroneous results of the Advanced Level Examination results are due to be pronounced before the 30th of May.

The FRP was filed by 16 students & the Lanka Teachers Service Union.

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