Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Chief Justice files a petition against the Parliamentary Select Committee
Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 10:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's embattled Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake today through her law firm Neelakandan & Neelakandan filed a petition challenging the decision of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the impeachment motion against her.

The Chief Justice in her petition had requested the Appellate Court to issue an interim injunction order barring the recommendations set forth by the PSC's report being enacted.

The petition has cited 13 respondents including the Speaker, both government and opposition members of the 11-member PSC and the General Secretary of Parliament.

The petition has stated that the Chief Justice was not given sufficient time to prepare for her defence and was not given an opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses.

The PSC found Dr. Bandaranayake guilty of the 1st, 4th and 5th charges in the impeachment motion while dismissing 2nd and 3rd charges for insufficient proof. All other charges in the motion have been disregarded.

The impeachment motion signed by 117 ruling party legislators included 14 charges of personal and financial misconduct against the Chief Justice.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he will appoint an independent committee to further study the PSC report over the impeachment charges against the Chief Justice and a fair decision would be taken by him.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, China sign 27 agreements to deepen Strategic Cooperative Partnership
Sri Lanka Central Bank enters into a 3-year US$ 1.63 billion currency swap agreement with China bank
Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit in Kathmandu
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcholai Power Plant commissioned
Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20
British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Fuel, electricity rates reduced in Sri Lanka to appreciate China-Sri Lanka friendship
Chinese President calls for profound China-Sri Lanka friendship
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.