Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka parliament to appoint committee to probe CJ's impeachment motion
Tue, Nov 6, 2012, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliamentary sources say that a parliamentary select committee will soon be appointed to probe the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has informed the ruling party and the opposition to appoint the members for the 11-member parliamentary select committee.

The government can nominate seven members while the opposition can nominate four members to the committee. The allocation is in line with the distribution of seats in the parliament among parties.

The government and the opposition are to nominate their representatives to the parliamentary select committee by November 07. The Speaker is to announce the name of the Chairman of the committee after that.

The impeachment motion read in the parliament today Charges the Chief Justice with 14 counts of serious nature including improper transactions while holding office, unlawful accumulation of wealth and violation of Constitution.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan Minister calls for lowering energy costs to sustain country’s manufacturing competitiveness
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Prime Minister assures continuing the fertilizer subsidy for farmers
-- [2 hours ago]
Court issues restraining order on university students' protest march
-- [2 hours ago]
Maximum Loan-To-Value Ratio for vehicles reduced to 70 percent again
-- [2 hours ago]
Leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party faction Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Police commission recommends disciplinary action against officers assaulted HNDA students
Colombo Stock Exchange establishes a Central Counter Party
Chairpersons appointed to parliamentary committees COPE and COPA
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister seeks immediate release of fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody
Finance Minister introduces measures to manage state resources effectively

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.