Petroleum Products Bill will be amended – Kanchana

The Proposed Petroleum Products (Special Provisions) amendment Bill will be amended to cease the inconsistencies in line with the Supreme Court determination, Minister of Power and Energy – Kanchana Wijesekera says.

The Supreme Court has determined that the Petroleum Products (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Bill is inconsistent as a whole with the Article 12 (1) of the Constitution.

The determination of the Supreme Court was announced in Parliament by Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the commencement of today’s (22) Parliament sitting.

The Speaker said the Supreme Court has determined that the Bill will be required to be passed with a special majority unless the inconsistencies are amended.

The Petroleum Products (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Bill was presented in Parliament by the Minister of Power and Energy on the 31st of August.

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