Archive for January 7th, 2013

Judgement denies Constitution;Parliament’s turn to correct it

Monday, January 7th, 2013

H.L.D.Mahindapala Parliament and the Supreme Court have produced two different findings, both claiming to be vested with the superior authority to overrule the other. Both are loaded with heavy political baggage. Both rely on arguable principles denying the legitimacy of the other. Both are competing for supremacy. This comment, however, is to explore the judgment […]

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Judiciary cannot change the Constitution -Part I- Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva

Monday, January 7th, 2013

An impeachment motion is a disciplinary action : President can remove a SC Judge when impeachment motion is passed in Parliament : Procedure followed in keeping with the Constitution and Standing Orders : Judiciary cannot change the Constitution – Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva Public Service Commission has the power to take disciplinary action […]

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Judiciary cannot change the Constitution – Part II – Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News  * Public Service Commission, JSC are there to maintain discipline * In Sri Lanka, sovereignty is vested in the people * Constitution is the supreme law of the land The impeachment motion against the Chief Justice has become the talking point in society. There are criticisms and analysis on the inquiring […]

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CJ impeachment :Former Speaker’s ruling binding on Parliament – DM

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Nadira GUNATILLEKE Courtesy The Daily News  A former Speaker, late Anura Bandaranaike had given a historic judgement stating that it is the Parliament which is supreme and it does not need to obey the Supreme Court, Attorney-at-law and Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said. Deputy Minister Dissanayake said nobody can go beyond that judgement that […]

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Canada Indeed Seems Biased and Misinformed As The External Affairs Minister Has Commented, With Every Right To Do So!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial January 8th, 2013 When External Affairs Minister G.L Peries  has said  that the statements made by the visiting Canadian Minister Jason Kenney were “biased and unbalanced” there seems to be nore than a semblance of truth to it. For sometime now as the world is well aware, Canada seems to have taken […]

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JUDICIARY CANNOT JUDGE MATTERS OF REMOVING JUDGES – AG

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Sarath Malalasekera and Jayantha de Silva-Courtesy The Daily News  Attorney General President’s Counsel Palitha Fernando in his submissions before the Court of Appeal on the writ application filed by Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake seeking to invalidate the PSC findings on the impeachment charges against her, urged that the matter be referred back to the Supreme […]

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ALL POWERS RE’ SC JUDGES ADMINISTRATIVE CONCERNS WITH ME – President

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News  As the Appeal Court yesterday quashed the PSC (Parliamentary Select Committee) decision on the Chief Justice, the president stated that all powers regarding leave matters pertaining to Supreme Court judges, and their foreign visits etc., and the approval thereof will now by default be vested in him as the Executive. He […]

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HOUSE UNANIMOUS: IMPEACHMENT VOTE ON JAN 11

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Chaminda PERERA –Courtesy The Daily News  * Constitution clear on the matter * Walk-out rumours false Parliament will debate the Parliamentary Select Committee report that probed the charges against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake on January 10 and 11, and the vote will be taken after 6 p.m. on January 11th. Minister Maithripala Sirisena said […]

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Petition: To Amend 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Mithrawa Sansadaya Dear Mr President, An Appeal for the Abolition of the Thirteenth Amendment The priceless Independence that our country achieved with blood, tears and commitment and the island nation’s unitary character have to be handed over in pristine form to the next generation and generations yet to be born. That is the formidable challenge […]

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