President’s term is five years- SC

Published : 9:15 am  January 15, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (189) reads | 

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The Supreme Court has communicated to the Presidential Secretariat that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term was five years, it is learnt.  

 

Last week the President had made a reference to the Supreme Court seeking its opinion whether he could serve up to six years.  


The five-member panel of the Supreme Court has unanimously opined  that the President’s term was five years.  The panel comprised Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, Eva Wanasundare, Buvaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and K. Chitrasiri.   


The panel communicated its opinion to the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.   

 

 

The Supreme Court has communicated to the Presidential Secretariat that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term was five years, it is learnt.