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Petition filed before Appeals Court challenging impeachment PSC
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A petition has been filed before the Appeals Court today urging it to issue a writ order there by proscribing a Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the impeachment filed against the Current Chief Justice in office.

The petition in this regard has been filed by an individual named Chandra Jayarathna.

The Parliamentary Select Committee heading investigations on the impeachment have been cited as respondents for the case.

The petition also seeks to move court to issue an interim injunction order proscribing the PSC on hearing the impeachment filed against the Chief Justice.

The petition will be taken up before a trial at bar, headed by Appeals Court Judges S. Skandaraja, Anil Gunarathna & Sisira Aabrew.

Moreover the impeachment came under discussion during parliament today.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe made a protracted statement in parliament today during the committee stage debate of the budget.

Wickremesinghe made the following revelations regarding former Chief Justices who had nearly made it to the premises of the parliament on earlier occasions.

Furthermore Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe states that he does not accept observations made by the United Nations Human Rights Commission regarding the countries judicial system.

Expressing his opinions further Wickremesinghe noted that his efforts were to salvage the countries judicial system, rather than to rescue a single individual.

Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva meanwhile filed the following response in reply to Wickremesinghe's observations in parliament today adding that the government had functioned within the frame work of the countries constitution.

Speaking further Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva also expressed these views.

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