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Seven sections of Finance Bill to be amended

Seven further amendments are to be made to the government’s Financial Amendment Bill, the Supreme Court was informed today (28).

Senior State Counsel Nirmalan Wigneswaran, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, informed the matter to the court when the petitions challenging the Bill were heard today.

Accordingly, the relevant details pertaining to the seven amendments have been submitted before the court.

The relevant petitions were taken up before the Supreme Court Judges Priyantha Jayawardena, Kumuduni Wickramasinghe, and Shiran Gunaratne.

Several parties including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Samagi Jana Balawegaya, and the United National Party have filed petitions challenging the government’s Financial Amendment Bill.