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Status of the Constitution

Sri Lanka, English

(1) All existing written law and unwritten law shall be valid and operative notwithstanding any inconsistency with the preceding provisions of this Chapter.12
(2) The subjection of any person on the order of a competent court to any form of punishment recognized by any existing written law shall not be a contravention of the provisions of this Chapter. (Art. 16)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

^1& mj;akd ,sÅ; kS;s iy ,sÅ; fkdjq kS;s w;=frka hïlsis ,sÅ; kS;shla fyda ,sÅ; fkdjq kS;shla fï mßÉfþofha fuhg by;ska we;s úê úOdkh,g wkQl+, fkdjqjo tlS ish¨ mj;akd ,sÅ; kS;s iy ,sÅ; fkdjq kS;s n,d;aulj ls%hd;aul jkafka h'
^2& ljr jQ fyda mj;akd ,sÅ; kS;shlska ovqjula f,i ms<s.kq ,enq ljr jQ fyda wdldrhl ovqjulg ljr jq fyda ;eke;af;l= ksis wêlrKhl wd{dj msg hg;a lsÍu fï mßÉfPofha úêúOdk lv lsÍula fkdjkafka h' ^16 jHjia:dj&

Status of the Constitution

Sri Lanka, English

The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms are inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations and accordingly it is the duty of every person in Sri Lanka –
(a) to uphold and defend the Constitution and the law ;
… (Art. 28)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

whs;sjdislï iy kka jeoEreï ksoyi ls%hd;aul ùu;a N+la;s ú¢u;a hq;=lï yd ne£ï bgq lsÍfuka fjkaj mej;sh fkdyelafla h' tfyhska )
^w& wdKqvql%u jHjia:dj iy ks;sh wdrlaId fldg wkq.ukh lsÍu o"
''' ^28 jHjia:dj&

Status of the Constitution

Sri Lanka, English

… do hereby adopt and enact this Constitution as the supreme Law of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. (Preamble)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

''' Ys% ,xld m%cd;%dka;sl ckrcfha W;a;rS;r kS;sh f,i fuu wdKavqlu jHjia:dj fuhska iusu;fldg mkjusy ^mq¾úldj&

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Sri Lanka, English

(4) The State shall strengthen and broaden the democratic structure of government and the democratic rights of the People by decentralizing the administration and by affording all possible opportunities to the People to participate at every level in national life and in government.
… (Art. 27)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

^4& mßmd,kh úuOH.; lsÍfuka iy uyck lgh;=j,g iy md,k lghq;= j,g iEu wjia:djlu ck;dj iyNd.s lrjd .ekSfuka wdKavqfõ m%cdk;a;%jd§ moku iy ck;djf.a m%cd;ka;%jd§ whs;sjdislï o rch úiska ;yjqre fldg mq¿,a l< hq;af;a h'
''' ^27 jHjia:dj&

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Sri Lanka, English

(1) No person shall be appointed by the President as the Chairman or a member of any of the Commissions specified in the Schedule to this Article, except on a recommendation of the Council.
(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this Article shall apply in respect of any person appointed to act as the Chairman or as a member of any such Commission.
(3) It shall be the duty of the Council to recommend to the President fit and proper persons for appointment as Chairmen or members of the Commissions specified in the Schedule to this Article, whenever the occasion for such appointments arises, and such recommendations shall endeavour to ensure that such recommendations reflect the pluralistic character of Sri Lankan society, including gender. In the case of the Chairmen of such Commissions, the Council shall recommend three persons for appointment, and the President shall appoint one of the persons recommended as Chairman.

SCHEDULE
(a) The Election Commission.
(b) The Public Service Commission.
(c) The National Police Commission.
(d) The Audit Service Commission.
(e) The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.
(f) The Commission to Investigate
Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
(g) The Finance Commission.
(h) The Delimitation Commission.
(i) The National Procurement Commission.
(Art. 41B)7

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

^1& fï jHjia:dfõ Wmf,aLkfha ksYaÑ;j i|yka hï fldñIka iNdjl iNdm;sjrhd f,I fyda idudcslhl= f,i fyda ckdêm;sjrhd úiska ;eke;a;l= m;a lsÍu iNdfõ ks¾foaYh u; yer" fkdlrkq ,eìh hq;af;a h'
^2& fï jHjia:dfõ ^1& jk wkq jHjia:dfõ úêúOdk" tlS hï fldñIka iNdjl iNdm;sjrhd f,i fyda idudðlhl= f,i jevne,Su i|yd m;a lrkq ,enQ hï ;eke;a;l= iïnkaOfhka o wod< úh hq;af;a h'
^3& fï jHjia:dfõ Wmf,aLkfha ksYaÑ;j i|yka fldñIka iNdj, iNdm;sjreka f,I fyda idudðlhka f,i m;a lsÍu i|yd wjia:dj t fj; ks¾foaY lsÍu iNdfõ ld¾hhla jk w;r
ta ks¾foaYj,ska ,sx.sl j¾.SlrKh we;=¿j Y%S
,dxlSh iudcfha nyq;a;aj iajNdjh ms nj j.n,d .ekSug m%h;ak orkq ,eìh hq;af;a h' ta fldñIka iNdj, iydm;sjreka iïnkaOfhka jk úg" m;a lsÍu i|yd iNdj úiska ;eke;a;ka ;sfofkl= ks¾foaY lrkq ,eìh hq;= w;r" ks¾foaY lrkq ,enQ ;eke;a;kaf.ka tla wfhl= ckdêm;sjrhd úiska iNdm;sjrhd
f,i m;a lrkq ,eìh hq;af;a h'
'''
Wmf,aLaLkh ^w& ue;sjrK fldñIka iNdj;
^wd& rdcH fiajd fldñIka iNdj;
^we& cd;sl fmd,sia fldñIka iNdj;
^wE& ú.Kk fiajd fldñIka iNdj;
^b& Y%S ,xld udkj ysñlï fldñIka
iNdj;
^B& w,a,ia fyda ¥IK fpdaokd úu¾Ykh
lsÍfï fldñIka iNdj;
^W& uqo,a fldñIka iNdj;
^W!& iSud ks¾Kh fldñIka iNdj;
^t& cd;sl m%iïmdok fldñIka iNdj.
^41î jHjia:dj&

National Human Rights Bodies

Sri Lanka, English

(1) Parliament shall by law provide for the establishment of the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) charged with the duty of investigating and reporting upon complaints or allegations of the infringement of fundamental rights and other injustices by public officers and officers of public corporations, local authorities and other like institutions, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of such law.
… (Art. 156)6

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

^1& mßmd,k lghq;= mskh lsÍu iy fjk;a widOdrK ls%hd .ek lrkq ,nk meñKs,s fyda fpdaokd ta kS;sfha úêúOdkj,g wkql+,j yd hg;aj mrfslaId lr n,d jd¾;d lsÍfï ld¾hh Ndrh mßmd,k lghq;= ms
''' ^156 jHjia:dj&

Obligations of Private Parties

Sri Lanka, English

The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations and accordingly it is the duty of every person in Sri Lanka –

(e) to respect the rights and freedoms of others;
… (Art. 28)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

whs;sjdislï iy kka jeoEreï ksoyi ls%hd;aul ùu;a N=la;s ú¢u;a hq;=lï yd ne§ï bgq lsÍfuka fjkaj mej;sh fkdyelafla h' tfyhska )
'''
^b& fiiq whf.a whs;sjdislï iy kka jeoEreï ksoyi .re lsÍu o
''' ^28 jHjia:dj&

Obligations of the State

Sri Lanka, English

In the Republic of Sri Lanka sovereignty is in the People and is inalienable. Sovereignty includes the powers of government, fundamental rights and the franchise. (Art. 3)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

Ys% ,xld ckrcfha mrudêm;H ck;dj flfrys msysgd we;af;a h' mrudêm;H w;ay< fkdyelafla h' mrudêm;Hhg md,k n,;," uQ,sl whs;sjdislï iy Pkao n,h o we;=<;a jkafka h" ^3 jHjia:dj&

Judicial Protection

Sri Lanka, English

Every person shall be entitled to apply to the Supreme Court, as provided by Article 126,5 in respect of the infringement or imminent infringement, by executive or administrative action, of a fundamental right to which such person is entitled under the provisions of this Chapter. (Art. 17)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

fï mßÉfþofha úêúOdk hgf;a hï ;eke;af;l=g ysñjk hï uQ,sl whs;sjdislula hï úOdhl fyad mßmd,kuh ls%hdjla u.ska W,a,x>kh lr ;sîu fyda W,a,x>kh lsÍug w;Hdikakj ;sîu fyda iïnkaOfhka 126 jeks jHjia:dfõ úêúOdk i,ld we;s mßÈ fY%aIaGdêlrkhg b,a,Sula lsÍug ta ;eke;a;dg ysñlï we;af;a h' ^17 jHjia:dj&

Judicial Protection

Sri Lanka, English

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Sri Lanka shall be the highest and final superior Court of record in the Republic and shall subject to the provisions of the Constitution exercise –

(b) jurisdiction for the protection of fundamental rights;
… (Art. 118)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

Ys% ,xld ckrcfha fY%aIaGdêlrKh ckrcfha W;a;Í;u iy wdjidkd;aul f,aLfkdam.; lsÍfï fcHIaG wêlrKh jk w;r wdKavql%u jHjia:dfõ úêúOdkj,g hg;aj" fuys my; ±lafjk wdldrfha jq wêlrK n,h ls%hd;aul lrfka h'
tkï·)
'''
^wd& uQ,sl whs;sjdislï wdrlaId lsßu i|yd jq wêlrK n,h·
''' ^118 jHjia:dj&