The President seeks Supreme Court opinion whether he can contest for a 3rd term-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court whether there is any impediment for him to contest for a third term under the provisions of the 18th Amendment.
In a letter to the Bar Association by the Registrar of the Supreme Court, the President has directed him to inform the decision before the 10th of this month.
Accordingly, the Bar Association has requested the Supreme Court to allow them to make their submissions in open court with regard to the two queries by the President.
Bar Association Secretary Ajith Pathirana said the President’s first query is whether he would be able to contest for a third term after the completion of 4 years in office of his second term.
Attorney-at-law Ajith Pathirana said the President’s second query which has been sought Supreme Court opinion is whether there is any hurdle under the 18th Amendment for the incumbent President to be elected to office for a third term.
Expressing his views to the media today, Attorney-at-law Ajith Pathirana said that the Supreme Court has enquired the written opinions of the Bar Association with regard to the President’s two queries.