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* Sri Lankan minister calls on Chief Justice to prove the charges false
Thu, Dec 27, 2012, 12:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 27, Colombo: A government minister has called on the embattled Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake to prove that charges probed by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) are false.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has challenged the Chief Justice if possible to prove that the documents the PSC obtained during the investigation are false.

Participating in a program at the state-run TV, ITN, Minister Senaratne, who was a member of the PSC, has said that all lawyers need to know the contents of the Constitution, as it gives a clear interpretation of the independence of the judiciary.

The lawyers not being aware of the Constitution behave in an unruly manner when arguments are put forward at their meetings, the Minister has said.

The 11-member PSC appointed by the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and comprised seven government members and four opposition members found the Chief Justice guilty of three out of five charges it probed.

The Chief Justice and her counsel have said that the PSC had not given sufficient time for her to defend the charges against her.



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