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* All opposition members of Sri Lanka parliament walk out in protest of PSC hearing
Fri, Dec 7, 2012, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 07, Colombo: Members of all opposition parties in Sri Lanka parliament walked out of the House today protesting what they called the unfair practice of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearing the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

The lawmakers' move out of the Chamber followed the announcement by the opposition members of the PSC that they are withdrawing from proceedings due to the unfair nature of the investigation.

The four opposition members of the 11-member PSC said they decided to walk out of the PSC since their proposals calling for the due process had been denied by the majority ruling party members and the Chairman of the PSC.

In a statement to the media the opposition members said the Chief Justice has not been afforded the courtesies and privileges due to her office and noted that the treatment meted out to the Chief Justice was insulting and intimidating.

"The remarks made were clearly indicative of preconceived findings of guilt," the opposition lawmakers John Amaratunga, Lakshman Kiriella, Vijitha Herath and R. Sampanthan said.



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