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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1588

Ruling Party parliamentarians show unanimity in action against the Chief Justice

By K.T.Rajasingham
Colombo, 09 January, (

Ruling Party Parliamentarians are unanimous in supporting the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

Motion regarding the removal of Dr. (Mrs.) Shirani Bandaranayake from the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of of Sri Lanka is already listed in the order paper of the parliament as the business to be taken up on 10th and 11th of January.

The motion in the order paper says, “Consideration of the Resolution as per Article 107(2) of the Constitution for a motion of Parliament to be presented to His Excellency the President for the removal of the Hon. (Dr.) (Mrs.) Upatissa Atapattu Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Shirani Anshumala Bandaranayake from the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.”

The above motion appears as item No. 13 in the Order paper No. 245 of 08.01.2013.

Earlier, on 7th January at 4.30 pm party leaders of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees and offered their whole-hearted support for the impeachment motion against the Chief justice when it will be taken up for voting at 6.30 pm on 11th January.

UPFA constituent party leaders – Ministers Rishath Bathiyutheen, Douglas Devananda, Wimal Weerawansa, Pattali Champika Ranawakka, Minister THondaman, Vasudeva Nanayakara, Dinesh Gunawardene, DEW Gunasekera, Prof Tissa Vitharana , Susil Premjayanth, Nimal Sripala De Silva and Basil Rajapaksa participated in the UPFA Party leaders meeting and they endorsed the decision to support the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

In the evening at 7.30 pm again on the 07th evening, the Government parliamentary group met at the President Secretariat, Colombo .

The Government Parliament group meeting was presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
The ruling party parliamentarians overwhelming endorsed the impeach motion against the Chief Justice that will come up for debate on 10th and 11th January and voting on the evening of 11th January.

It is further learnt that once a resolution is adopted at the Parliament to impeach the Chief Justice and forwarded to the President, Asian Tribune reliably learnt that a decision for the removal of the Chief Justice would be published in the Government Gazette by 13th January.

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