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* Marxist party movement in Sri Lanka claims court can remove Speaker and legislators from posts
Sat, Jan 5, 2013, 10:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated People's Movement for Democracy says that the Speaker of parliament and other members involved in parliamentary matters risk losing their positions if they are found guilty of contempt of court for failing to follow court orders.

A member of the movement, Attorney Karunaratne Herath has said that the Speaker and anyone who is found guilty of not respecting the judiciary could risk losing their positions.

Herath observed that there was no use in having a judiciary if the state did not respect its directives.

He pointed out that the law is equal to all and the government will ridicule democracy by not obeying the law.

According to Herath, the country will face anarchy and action would not be taken against the lawlessness in the country if the judiciary becomes obsolete.

He had added that the governing party members in parliament could be punished by law if they continue with the impeachment process against the Chief Justice.



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