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* Sri Lanka main opposition names members to PSC for impeachment of Chief Justice
Thu, Nov 8, 2012, 11:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to nominate two party members to the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that would probe the charges in the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Chamal Rajapaksa informed the ruling party and the opposition to appoint the members for the 11-member PSC.

The government can nominate seven members while the opposition can nominate four members to the committee. The allocation is in line with the distribution of seats in the parliament among parties.

According to local media reports the UNP has selected Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga and parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella yesterday to probe the charges against the CJ.

Kiriella has acknowledged his and MP Amaratunga's participation in the proceedings of the PSC.

The opposition MP has called for the presence of international observers to make the entire process transparent.

"The media can also play a role. The proceedings should be opened to the media," Kiriella has been quoted in the media.

Two of the four opposition slots to the PSC have been given one each for the minor opposition parties, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). They are yet to nominate members to the PSC.

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath has said that their representative will be named within the next few days after assessing the procedure.

However, the ruling party has also not nominated its seven representatives to the PSC yet. Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody has said that the members will be appointed today.

The impeachment motion tabled in the parliament charges the Chief Justice with 14 counts of serious nature including improper transactions while holding office, unlawful accumulation of wealth and violation of Constitution.

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