Equal Opportunity Bill not to be presented: AG

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 October 1999, 12:23 GMT]
The Attorney General, K.C.Kamalasabesan, told the Supreme Court today that the proposed "Equal Opportunity Bill" would not be presented in the parliament.

The AG made his statement when the Bench, comprising Justices, A.R.P.Amarasinghe, R.W.M.Weeraratne and A.Ismail took up a petition filed by several leading Buddhist Organisations challenging the constitutional validity of the Bill.

The court has discharged the cases.

Meanwhile the fundamental rights case filed by the Mannar Government Agent, Mr. Cruz, which was fixed for hearing today has been postponed to November 1, said sources.

The GA was arrested on September 4. He is being detained by the Counter Subversive Unit (CSU) of the Sri Lankan Police.


Related Articles:
13.10.99   Legal challenge to Equal Opportunities bill

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4090