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* Petition against Sri Lanka Supreme Court writ to be heard
Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 12:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has granted leave to proceed with a petition seeking withdrawal of the certiorari writ against the parliamentary select committee (PSC) that probed the impeachment against the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake and against the Standing Order no: 78, the basis for the PSC.

The case is to be heard on February 14th by a three-member panel of judges headed by Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and included justices are K. Sripavan and P.A. Ratnayake.

The petition has been filed by S.K. Hewage, of Oruthota, Gampaha, a lawyer by profession, The petitioner says that the non-removal of the writ may become a wrong prejudice of judiciary issuing orders to the parliament.

The petitioner argues that the impeachment of Chief Justice is solely an internal process of the parliament and the Supreme Court has no powers either to mediate or object it.

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