Nov 13, Colombo: Representatives from all political parties have been nominated to the parliamentary select committee (PSC) appointed to probe the impeachment charges against Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.
The major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was the last to appoint its representative to the PSC. The party Monday appointed its leader R. Sampanthan as its representative.
The Speaker of the parliament assigned 11 members, seven for the ruling party and four for opposition, to the proposed committee.
The opposition parties requested the Speaker to grant more slots to the opposition. However, the request was denied.
The Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Vijitha Herath has been appointed as the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) representative while the main opposition United National Party appointed two representatives, Lakshman Kiriella and Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga to the PSC.
Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Rajitha Senaratne, Dilan Perera, Wimal Weerawansa and Deputy Minister Neomal Perera have been appointed as the government representatives.
The PSC will inquire into the 14 charges contained in the impeachment motion presented against the Chief Justice.