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* Government to inform Sri Lankan public on impeachment motion against Chief Justice
Wed, Nov 7, 2012, 09:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will inform the general public about the impeachment motion brought against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke, a government minister said.

Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health and General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent of the ruling alliance has said that the government will explain to the public the reasons behind the move to impeach the Chief Justice.

He added that the government is taking measures to protect the people's sovereignty and the impeachment motion is a result of that move.

Pointing out that although the opposition United National Party (UNP) is against the move now, it was what the UNP did to the Constitution that made the motion to impeach the Chief Justice possible.

He noted that impeachment motions were nothing new since they had been presented during the tenures of Presidents J.R. Jayewardene and R. Premadasa.

According to Sirisena, the people are now aware of the charged leveled against the Chief Justice.

The impeachment motion presented in the parliament Tuesday contains 14 charges against the Chief Justice including improper conduct or conduct unbecoming of a person holding the office of the Chief Justice, involving in matters that could amount to causes of action or controversy, and influencing the process of delivery of justice.



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