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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* International Council of Jurists supports Sri Lankan government on impeachment
Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 12:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: The International Council of Jurists (ICJ) has assured that the Sri Lankan government has not committed wrong in removing the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake as the removal proceedings were "absolutely" in accordance with the laws prevailing in Sri Lanka.

Issuing a statement Dr. Adish C. Aggarwala, President of the International Council of Jurists and Chairman of All India Bar Association said the ICJ is ready to give its full support to the newly appointed Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and the Sri Lankan Government in the face of the international uproar over the impeachment of Dr. Bandaranayake.

Citing the procedures for removal of judges in several other countries including Australia, Bangladesh, and Singapore, the ICJ said the Sri Lankan system for removal of judges displays a "good amount of similarity" to that of various other countries.

"We are sorry to observe that some organizations are decrying the removal as they are, in fact, not aware of Sri Lankan laws. It is always better to know law first and then comment," the ICJ statement said.

"We may point out that we require strong judiciary, strong executive and strong legislature throughout world who are willing to contribute a lot for preservance of rule of law," the ICJ said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM outlines economic plan for next five years
-- [9 hours ago]
Special jury to hear Tamil MP's murder case
-- [9 hours ago]
Indonesia, Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives to elevate relationship
New Chiefs of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army, Air Force
Sri Lanka seeks Special and Differential Treatment from WTO for agriculture, service exports
Sri Lankan PM to announce government's 1,500-day economic plan in parliament today
Sri Lanka receives Rs. 300 million assistance from India to harvest rain water in the North

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.