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* Party leaders of Sri Lanka parliament meet to discuss modalities of impeachment debate
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 11:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Political party leaders in Sri Lanka Parliament will meet this morning under the patronage of the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to discuss the upcoming debate on the impeachment motion on Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake and several other issues.

The party leaders are expected to reach a decision on the dates for the debate at the meeting scheduled to commence at 11:30 this morning in the parliamentary complex.

The debate on the impeachment motion is tentatively scheduled for January 10 and 11after which a vote will be taken to decide the fate of the Chief Justice.

Several members of ruling coalition, especially leftist parties, have said they would not either vote in favor of the impeachment motion or abstain from voting.

The controversial Divi Neguma bill will also be presented to parliament today.

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