Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Petitions against parliamentary select committee probed Sri Lanka Chief Justice withdrawn
Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's judiciary sources say that seven petitions filed challenging the parliamentary select committee (PSC) appointed to probe the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake were withdrawn today.

These petitions were filed in the Court of Appeal. Five of them were withdrawn so the cases can be filed again with amendments. However, the other two petitions have been withdrawn with no intention of filing cases again, judiciary sources said.

One of the withdrawn petitions was filed by radical Buddhist monk leader Ven. Maduluwave Sobhitha Thero. The Buddhist monk, Vishaka Perera, Thilak Kariyawasam, M. Gamage and D.A. Harischandra withdrew petitions with rights to file them again with amendments.

Chandra Jayarathna and Dr. Jayampathi Wickramarathna withdrew petitions since the problem pertaining to the impeachment was over.

The petitions were taken for hearing by Appellate Court judges Sri Skandaraja, A.W.A. Salam and Anil Gooneratne.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena pleads guilty
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party hands over 2017 budget proposals to Finance Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's cabinet approves 5-year capital market strategy
-- [9 hours ago]
South Asia's first green university opens in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
VAT Amendment Bill passed in Sri Lanka Parliament
Doing business getting easier in Sri Lanka in 2017
Sri Lankan government dedicated to strengthen the human rights of all - Speaker
Dr. Patrick Dixon, Europe's leading futurist to address Lankan CEOs
Vibrant media culture and media freedom thrive in Sri Lanka under this government, President says
Second post-mortem conducted on the exhumed body of Army intelligence officer who committed suicide

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.