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Bar Association appoints committee to study Sri Lanka President's powers to deploy army

2013 Sep 09

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has appointed a one-man committee to study the gazette notification assigning powers to the President as the Commander-In-Chief to deploy army personnel to any district.

The BASL is exploring the possibility of challenging the gazette notification in courts.

An executive member of the BASL has told the media that the committee is expected to make some recommendations which will be used to take legal action on the gazette.

The gazette is to be renewed monthly and it gives the President the powers to deploy the army to all of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka for security reasons including to control mob violence.
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_13B/Sep08_1378654162JV.php

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