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* National Audit bill is consistent with Constitution, Speaker informs Supreme Court decision
Wed, May 9, 2018, 09:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed parliament on Wednesday (May 9th) that the National Audit Bill is in accordance with the constitution.

The Supreme Court has made the determination on the Bill entitled "National Audit" considering a petition against the bill filed in the Supreme Court in terms of Article 121(1) of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has determined that the Bill is not inconsistent with the Constitution.

The National Audit Bill was approved by the Cabinet in February this year. The bill was initially expected to come into effect in March, 2015 under the 100-day program of the National Government.

The Speaker ordered the determination of the Supreme Court be printed in the Official Report of today's proceedings.

 

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