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Supreme Court to consider petitions challenging Colombo Port City Commission Bill

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A Five-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court was yesterday appointed to consider the four petitions filed challenging the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill.

The five-judge panel includes Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Murdu Fernando and Janak De Silva.

Accordingly, the four petitions were filed by UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardena, its General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara, Chairman of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Engineer Kapila Renuka Perera, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and former Parliamentarian Wasantha Samarasinghe.

The petitions would be taken up consideration on April 19.

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