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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Speaker to meet representatives from the Bar Association tomorrow
Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 20, Colombo: Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament is to meet representatives from the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) tomorrow (21) for a discussion on the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

The BASL representatives would include the Association's executive committee and the past Presidents.

The meeting between the BASL members and the Speaker will take place in the parliamentary complex.

The BASL is to request Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to reconsider the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

Dr. Bandaranayake has been summoned before the parliamentary select committee (PSC) probing the impeachment motion on Friday (23).

The 11-member PSC comprising 7 government members and 4 opposition MPs will probe 14 counts of charges against Dr. Bandaranayake.

President's Counsel Romesh de Silva will appear for the Chief Justice at the PSC.

The Association recently passed a resolution calling on the President and the Speaker to reconsider the impeachment motion and sought meetings with the two officials to further discuss the matter.

** Related Story :: Bar Association of Sri Lanka to discuss impeachment of top judge with the Speaker

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Judge government by its actions not by statements - Foreign Minister
-- [4 hours ago]
State Trading Corporation opens eighth showroom in the East
-- [4 hours ago]
Two Bangladesh Coast Guard Ships arrive in Colombo
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka exports marketed at SIAL Paris 2016
-- [6 hours ago]
PM assures independent investigation into killing of Jaffna University students as North remains shut down in Hartal
-- [7 hours ago]
Prime Minister assures the government will not interfere with COPE report
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka power regulator appoints a committee to probe breakdown at Norochcholai power plant
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court approves amended VAT bill
-- [9 hours ago]
Finance Minister receives proposals from trade unions for next budget
Sri Lankan Minister Palitha Range Bandara's son arrested over fatal accident

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.