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Signs of the composition of the PSC not changing
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Government sources state that the composition of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed with regards to the impeachment motion brought against the chief justice will not change.

According to the constitution the representation of a parliamentary select committee is determined based on the composition of the members of the parliament and currently the government commands a two thirds majority.

Accordingly government sources further reveal that the parliamentary select committee which is comprised with 7 MPs representing the government and 4 MPs representing the opposition will most likely not change.

The UNP along with a group of opposition party leaders had met with the speaker today in Parliament and requested for a change in the composition of the PSC appointed with regards to the impeachment motion brought against the chief justice.

Chief opposition whip John Amaratunga had the following to say in this regard.

The JVP has yet to express whether they are taking part in the PSC or not.

JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka stated that a decision regarding this will be taken as the Democratic National Alliance.

However speaking at a press conference held recently Minister Dulles Alahapperuma stated that the PSC has been appointed according to the constitution and that it is best to act without leaping to conclusions.

Upon an inquiry by our news team Deputy speaker Chandima Weerakkody stated that the PSC is due to be appointed day after tomorrow and that it would need to conclude its investigation regarding the allegations within a month according to the constitution and submit a report to the speaker.

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