Archive for January 5th, 2013

Wrong verdict by Appellate Court having read only part of the relevant Article of Constitution is Null and Void.

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera  Any student of Law will know that an Impeachment is a political matter dealt with by the Parliament according to the Constitution.  The Judiciary cannot decide to interpret the Constitution at its will to interfere in to the matters that is not within the purview of the Judiciary.  In the Constitution under the  […]

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Section 107-3; ‘Standing Orders’ ignored: SC interpretation inconclusive – Former CJ Sarath N. Silva

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

SC interpretation inconclusive “”…” Former CJ Sarath N. Silva Courtesy Sunday Observer The Supreme Court when making its decision, had not taken any notice of “by Standing Orders” in Article 107-3 of the Constitution which reads, “Parliament shall by law or by Standing Orders provide for all matters relating to an impeachment”, said former Chief […]

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Parliament empowered to remove judges

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

by Uditha Kumarasinghe Courtesy Sunday Observer Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said a judge of the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court could be removed as the power is vested in Parliament as enshrined in Article 107 of the Constitution. “It is very clear that Parliament should continue the impeachment process without the interference of […]

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Despite similar action against two former Chief Justices: Why the exception for Dr Mrs Bandaranayake?

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

by Sunday Observer Political Correspondent -Courtesy Sunday Observer Do the senior most judges in the country, who do not come under the purview of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), have immunity over any improper conduct that is unbecoming of such a highly respected position? Parliament is supreme It is not wrong if one could get […]

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A Forum without commonsense

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.                 The group of “concerned citizens” called the Friday Forum has been in the habit of issuing statements on Sri Lankan issues.  Often these go against “commonsense.”  We sense the world with our five senses: see, hear, smell, touch and taste.  One without commonsense becomes one who is not reasonable. For […]

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SAVE the birthplace of Buddha

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Please spread the word and get as many to sign the petition. Sign the petition “UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Nepal Government: Preserve The World Heritage Lumbini – The Buddha’s birthplace” on Change.org. Preserve The World Heritage Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace. Stop urban development-“New World Peace City” Plan which threatens the Buddha’s birthplace and its […]

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