Oct 10, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says that neither the President nor the government has attempted to interfere with the indolence of the judiciary.
Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has told parliament that the President and the government have not tried to influence the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) or its members at any time.
He has noted that the government has always worked to ensure cordial relations between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature.
He has explained that an invitation extended by the President to the JSC members for a discussion has been given a wrong interpretation.
According to the Minister, the invitation has been interpreted to show that there was an attempt to interfere with the judiciary.
De Silva has said the meeting was summoned to discuss problems faced by members of the judiciary and not to interfere with the judicial independence.
He has added that some opposition parties were trying to create a rift between the Executive and the Judiciary.