Constitution of Sri Lanka/Eleventh Amendment

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Constitution of Sri Lanka
The Government of Sri Lanka
Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka dealt with provision of a Fiscal for the whole island and sittings of the Court of Appeal. The amendment came into effect on 6 May 1987.

Chapter:

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIIA, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV

Schedule:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

Amendment:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th

Section 1 Short title[edit]

1. This Act may be cited as the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution.

Section 2 Amendment of Article 111 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka[edit]

2. Article 111 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as " the Constitution ") is hereby amended by the repeal of paragraph (1) of that Article, and the substitution of the following paragraph therefor : -

"(1) There shall be a High Court of Sri Lanka, which shall exercise such jurisdiction and powers as Parliament may by law vest or ordain.".

Section 3 Amendment of Article 112 of the Constitution[edit]

3. Article 112 of the Constitution is hereby amended in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (8) of that Article, by the substitution for the words "the appointment of judicial officers ; ", of the words " the appointment of judicial officers, and scheduled public officers ;.

Section 4 Insertion of Article 113A in the Constitution[edit]

4. The following Article is hereby inserted immediately after Article 113, and shall have effect as Article 113a of the Constitution: -

113A. There shall be a Fiscal who shall be the Fiscal for the whole Island, and shall exercise supervision and control over Deputy Fiscals attached to all Courts of First Instance.".

Section 5 Amendment of Article 114 of the Constitution[edit]

5. Article 11-1 of the Constitution is hereby amended as follows: -

(1) in paragraph (4) of that Article, by the substitution for the words " the power to make all transfers,", of the words "the power to make transfers in respect of scheduled public officers," ; and
(2) in paragraph (6) of that Article, in the definition of " scheduled public officer ", by the substitution for the words " the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, the Registrar of any Court of First Instance,", of the words " the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, the Fiscal, the Registrar of any, Court of First Instance.

Section 6 Amendment of Article 146 of the Constitution[edit]

6. Article 146 of the Constitution is hereby amended by the repeal of paragraph (2) of that Article, and the substitution therefor, of the following paragraph: -

"(2) The jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal may be exercised in different matters at the same time by the several judges of the Court sitting apart :

Section 7 Amendment of the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution[edit]

7. The Fifth Schedule to the Constitution is hereby amended by the substitution for the item " Fiscals", appearing in that Schedule, of the item " Deputy Fiscals. ".