Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Supreme Court directs petition against Chief Justice to a full bench
Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 09:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today directed a fundamental rights petition filed against the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to a full judge panel comprising five judges.

A three judge panel comprising justices Shiranee Tilakawardane, Priyasath Dep and S.I. Imam today took the decision to refer the petition filed by the Director of Sri Lanka's Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Paikyasothi Saravanamuttu to a five-judge bench.

The Director of the CPA has filed the petition against the appointment of the new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris seeking an injunction preventing Mohan Peiris covering the duties of the post of Chief Justice.

The petitioner cited that the impeached Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake has right to remain in the position since the Supreme Court has ruled the impeachment procedure was unconstitutional and also since the Appellate Court has issued a writ against the parliamentary select committee that impeached Dr. Bandaranayake .

The attorney representing the petitioner argued that since Chief Justice Mohan Peiris had been cited as a respondent of the case, a panel of judges with no direct affiliation should be appointed to preside over the case.

Deputy Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Attorney General has noted that only the Chief Justice is vested with the power of appointing a panel of judges in this regard.

The Court postponed the hearing to March 05.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka government ally files petition before Supreme Court against 19th Amendment
-- [8 hours ago]
Leaders of Sri Lanka political parties discuss controversy over post of Opposition Leader
-- [8 hours ago]
Sidath Wettimuny appointed as head of Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police use tear gas to disperse university students' march
-- [9 hours ago]
EU considering Sri Lanka's request to grant GSP+ concession, lift ban on fish exports
Maldivian drug network in Sri Lanka busted
Sri Lanka inflation drops to record low of 0.1% in March 2015
Sri Lanka launches ten-year energy sector plan for knowledge-based economy
Sri Lankan PM hits out at sports and business media in the country
Sri Lanka's former Treasury Secretary questioned over oil hedging deal

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