Oct 24, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka yesterday announced that the ruling on the Act for establishing a Department of Divi Neguma Development would be delivered to the President and the Speaker of the parliament.
The Supreme Court said that the ruling needed to be delivered before October 30.
Eight petitions were filed in favor of the Act and seven petitions were filed against it. All the counsels appearing for the petitioners presented their submissions within the three days allocated for the task.
Supreme Court said the counsels may present further submissions, if any, today.
Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake chaired the three-judge bench that will hear the petitions. The bench comprises justices Nimal Gamini Amaratunga and K. Sripavan.
The Speaker of the parliament Chama Rajapaksa earlier criticized the apex court for delivering the ruling on the Divi Neguma Bill to the Secretary General of the parliament disregarding the Speaker's authority.