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SC rejects petitions on budget relief and minimum wages


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The Supreme Court has rejected the petitions filed against the two bills Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers and National Minimum Wage of Workers on par with Article 121(1) of the Constitution.

According to the determination moved in Parliament yesterday, the Supreme Court has held that it has no jurisdiction to proceed further with the petitions, as the jurisdiction of the Court has not been duly invoked because the petitioners have failed to satisfy the requirement that not less than three fourth of the members of the petitioners’ union are citizens of Sri Lanka.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya ordered the Supreme Court determination to be printed in the official report of yesterday’s proceedings.

The Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers Bill was moved in the Parliament to provide for the payment of a budgetary relief allowance by employers to workers and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

The National Minimum Wage of Workers Bill provides for the payment of national minimum wage by employers to workers and for matters connected. (AH)


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