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 overturns Appeal Court ruling on Chief Justice impeachment
Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 12:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today overturned a ruling made by the Appeal Court on the impeachment of the former Chief Justice Sr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

The Court of Appeal on 7 January 2013 ruled that the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Bandaranayake was null and void.

The Appeal Court panel of judges comprising justices late Sri Skandarajah, Anil Goonaratne and A.W.A. Salam declared the report of the PSC null and void since the Committee had no legal power vested in it according to the interpretation issued by the Supreme Court in this regard.

The PSC report declared former Chief Justice guilty of the charges leveled against her through an impeachment motion.

The Attorney General's Department challenged the Appeal Court's decision through a petition filed in the Supreme Court.

The AG in his appeal submitted to the court said the judgment by the Court of Appeal in favor of former Chief Justice and the writ of certiorari issued preventing the implementation of the Parliamentary Select Committee report set a bad precedent.

The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising justices, Saleem Malik, Chandra Ekanayake, Sathya Hettige, Eva Wanasundera and Rohini Marasinghe today dismissed the Appeal Court ruling saying that parliament is a supreme body, and no court has powers to give orders on it.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Railway union strike called off
-- [4 hours ago]
EU team to visit Sri Lanka to assess the fishery ban on 5th - 9th October
-- [4 hours ago]
Northern Province CM to remain neutral at Sri Lanka election
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM asks the people to elect a stable government that could work with the President
-- [5 hours ago]
Top level New Zealand team to visit Sri Lanka in November to explore investment opportunities
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.