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* Opposition Councilor accuses Sri Lankan Minister of contempt of court
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Maithri Gunarathne, a member of Sri Lanka's opposition United national Party (UNP) in the Southern Provincial Council said he had made a complaint to the Supreme Court against Minister of Construction, Engineering Services and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa in regard of contempt of court.

The Council member said he has appealed in a letter to the Supreme Court to probe a derogatory statement made by the Minister against the judiciary and take legal action against the Minister.

The Councilor said the statement by Minister Weerawansa that the Appellate Court ruling on the parliamentary select committee that probed the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice was similar to consulting the "mother of the thief for clues on the theft" is derogatory to the judiciary.

Gunarathne, a lawyer by profession, further said the Minister's comments affect the entire field.

"As a member of the Select Committee, he had been accusing the Chief Justice when she was appearing before the Select Committee. It is obvious that the judiciary of this country has been affected due to unruly manner of these types of ministers," he said at a media briefing in Galle today.



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