The Attorney General today informed the Supreme Court that several amendments will be introduced to the Finance Draft Bill tabled by Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa to be passed in Parliament.
The Supreme Court today took up the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the Finance Bill.
The petitions were filed citing inconsistencies with the Constitution and called for the bill to be passed by a special majority in Parliament and a public referendum.
Petitions were filed by Former JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti, General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara and trade union leaders.
The petitions were taken up yesterday before Supreme Court judges Priyantha Jayawardene, Kumuduni Wickramasinghe and Shiran Gunaratne.
The bench yesterday informed that the petitions will be considered today, as the time period granted to file petitions concluded.