Archive for January 3rd, 2013

SC ORDER OMITS ‘BY STANDING ORDER’ IN JUDGEMENT!- ENTIRE ORDER THEREFORE IN ERROR:

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News  The Supreme Court order given yesterday to the effect that Parliament appointed PSC (Select Committee) cannot investigate the impeachment charges against the Chief Justice, on page 26 states that “ƒ”¹…”the constitution shall provide by law (the method of investigation of the impeachment motion) BUT the constitution in fact says “ƒ”¹…”by law […]

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Speaker will pronounce on legality of verdict on Jan 8

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Athapattu Banadara-Courtesy The Daily News  Cabinet Spokesman and Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella explained that no legislator will comment on yesterday’s Appeal Court’s verdict on the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), whereas Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa will announce Parliament’s stand on the matter on January 8 when the House resumes for the New Year. “The […]

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No third party can question Parliament’s affairs – Dy Speaker

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Chaminda Perera – Courtesy The Daily News  No third party can question affairs of Parliament. No institution, other than the Legislature has been vested power in relation to the removal of Supreme Court Justices including the Chief Justice under the Constitution, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said yesterday. He was addressing a special press conference at […]

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Playing by rules

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Prof. Rajiv Wijesinha-Courtesy The Daily News When I was asked recently, in fulfillment of my work on the Human Rights Action Plan, to assist the Ministries of Justice and of Child Development and Women’s Affairs to finalize the draft of an act to replace the Children and Young Person’s Ordinance, I was struck by the […]

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NO SIR — LAWYERS AND JUDGES CANNOT TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Rajpal Abeynayakr -Courtesy The Daily News  Neither lawyers nor the judiciary can take the law into their own hands. But, in Sri Lanka, what should be apparent as to be axiomatic, seems to go by the board. Some lawyers say that they should have the right to determine that the Judiciary should be the last […]

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PSC members, not Judges but investigators

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Minister Wimal Weerawansa-Courtesy The Daily News  Views expressed by National Freedom Front Leader and Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa, on the Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice As members of the PSC on the Impeachment motion against the CJ we had certain limitations on our discussions. But today as there […]

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MUCH ADO OVER NOTHING

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Editorial ,Courtesy The Daily News  Never have a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker duo been so forthright, and irrespective of party affiliations there should be general acceptance of the fact that both Chamal Rajapaksa and Chandima Weerakkody call a spade a spade. On Wednesday, the Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody stated that those MPs who appear […]

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University academics tell public : Assess the impeachment critically

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Disna Mudalige – Courtesy The Daily News  Sri Lanka Open University Senior Lecturer and Lawyer Raja Gunaratne requested the people to view the impeachment motion brought against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake more critically and intelligently, taking into account that it was entirely a Constitutional procedure. Addressing a press conference organized by the People’s Movement […]

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