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* Sri Lanka opposition leader to make a special statement in parliament today over impeachment
Thu, Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka opposition United National Party (UNP) says the party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe will make a special statement today in the parliament on the impeachment process of the Chief Justice.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said the two party representatives of the 11-member parliamentary select committee (PSC) appointed to probe the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake will not appear before the Appellate Court today in response to the notice issued by the court over the petition filed by the Chief Justice against the PSC.

He said the party took this decision since the matter is fully in the purview of the legislature and not the judiciary and the party is of the view that internal matters in Parliament should not be taken in Courts.

Attanayake said the party leader will explain today the reasons for the party's absence at the hearing scheduled for today.

However, the UNP legislator said the party id against the impeachment process and would continue to fight against the impeachment of Chief Justice in parliament.

The four opposition members of the PSC walked out of the hearings of the charges against the Chief Justice saying the process was unfair.



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