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::

* Former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka defends legislature
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 12:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva has said that the Judiciary cannot issue orders on Parliament elected by the people's mandate.

The former top judge has pointed out that the duty of the Judiciary is to implement laws formulated by the legislature.

The duty of the Judiciary is to resolve crises when they occur, not to issue orders or intervene in the legislature's power to formulate laws, Silva has explained.

People's mandate being implemented through the legislature that functions under the Speaker is responsible to the people, Silva has said.

Silva has explained that added when a referendum is held people can implement their power directly and no other institution can intervene.

Judiciary cannot call on the Parliament to formulate a certain law as it would be exceeding its powers, he noted.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Bakery owners in Sri Lanka to reduce bread prices following reduction in wheat flour prices
-- [38 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President's adviser briefs UN HR High Commissioner on new government's policies
-- [2 hours ago]
UN Secretary General hopes Sri Lanka will work with the UN on war probe
-- [3 hours ago]
Public sector salaries not increased and private sector workers ignored by the Sri Lankan government - trade union leader
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to audit and investigate into non-strategic investments in Seychelles
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says short or long term economic strategies not included in interim budget
-- [3 hours ago]
Opposition legislators of Sri Lanka seek debate on the controversy over Chief Justice, PM to respond today
-- [4 hours ago]
Colombo Stock Exchange to educate Sri Lankan pensioners on sustainable financial planning
Law expert says U.S. can try Sri Lanka's ex-Defense Secretary if no domestic probe on him
European Commission offers Sri Lanka assistance in meeting regulatory requirements to lift EU fishing ban

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.