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* Sri Lankan government and main opposition not to respond to court notice on PSC, Tamil party to adhere
Wed, Jan 2, 2013, 01:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government and main opposition United National Party (UNP) have decided not to respond to the notice issued by the Court of Appeal for their members in the parliamentary select committee (PSC) probing charges against the Chief Justice to appear before court on the 3rd.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has however said its member in the PSC, party leader R. Sampanthan, would adhere to the court notice. The TNA has said that its member from the PSC would appear before court when the case is taken up.

Appellate Court of Sri Lanka that is examining the legality of the PSC has ordered the Speaker and the 11 members of the PSC to appear in court on January 03.

The UNP has said that its members, parliamentarians Lakshman Kiriella and John Amaratunga would not go before the Court of Appeal tomorrow.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe would make a statement tomorrow on the reasons for the decision not to attend the court.

Leader of the House and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has also said that the governing party members of the PSC would not go before court.

The Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa last month said the notices issued on him and on members of the PSC by the Supreme Court have no effect and are not recognized in any manner, adding that future notices from court will be treated similarly.

However, the other opposition member Marxist party Democratic National Alliance parliamentarian Vijitha Herath has not yet announced his decision on the court notice.

The PSC chaired by Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa consisted of seven government legislators, two UNP MPs, one JVP MP and one Tamil National Alliance MP.



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