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* Dual role of Sri Lanka Bar association President breaching parliamentary privileges
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 11:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The governing party has accused Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian and the President of Sri Lanka Bar Association Wijedasa Rajapakshe of breaching parliamentary privileges.

Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake told parliament yesterday that Rajapakshe as a MP had breached parliamentary privileges by challenging a decision taken by the Speaker and going to Courts against that decision.

Dissanayake has made this statement referring to the case filed by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) against the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the impeachment motion against Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has told the House that Rajapakshe was involved in the case as the President of the BASL.

Meanwhile, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has said he will look into the matter and inform his decision later.



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