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 Minister calls to appoint a new acting Chief Justice
Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 12:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Construction and Engineering Services Wimal Weerawansa said today that a new acting Chief Justice should be appointed immediately.

Addressing the cabinet press briefing today, he pointed out that the present problem will develop into a constitutional crisis.

Weerawansa accusing that the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake has examined a case to which she was a party said it was unethical.

Speaking of the decision made by the United National Party (UNP) not to appear in court in response to the notice issued by the Appellate Court, Weerawansa said the UNP took a wise decision since it was a party that expects to form a government.

He pointed out that the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that appeared in court as representatives of the parliamentary select committee that probed the charges against the Chief Justice want the country be in anarchy.

Weerawansa, leader of the ruling alliance coalition party National Freedom Front, was one of the seven government members of the parliamentary select committee that investigated the charges against the Chief Justice.

The PSC found the Chief Justice guilty of three out of the five charges it investigated.

A lower court today ruled that the PSC has no power or authority to investigate a Chief Justice.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Freedom Party to take disciplinary action against four elected MPs
-- [7 minutes ago]
Prime Minister requests a report on destruction of last season's paddy stocks
-- [2 hours ago]
U.S. Embassy building eight Schools in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province for $3.3 million
-- [6 hours ago]
Australia supports Sri Lankan Government's democratic reform and good governance agenda
Sri Lankan President allows the opposition to select own leader
Sri Lanka Environmental Authority temporarily revokes suspension order on Coca-Cola
Colombo Stock Exchange educates government pensioners on personal financial planning
Former Afghan leader Hamid Karzai arrives in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, monetary policy appropriate
Sri Lanka President addresses issues in implementing national program to eradicate drug menace

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.