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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 18:56
9 petitions regarding the impeachment PSC; 4 to be presented to the Supreme Court tomorrow
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4 writ petitions filed before the Appeals Court proscribing a parliamentary select committee from investigating the impeachment motion brought against the chief justice will be presented to the Supreme Court tomorrow to obtain the interpretation of the constitution.

9 such writ petitions were filed before the Appeals Court and 4 of those will be presented to the Supreme Court tomorrow while 2 others will be heard at the Appeals Court.

6 petitions were heard at the Appeals Court this morning.

The attorneys at law who represented 4 of those petitions moved that the PSC does not have the power to investigate the impeachment against the chief justice.

Following their deliberations the panel of judges stated that the 4 petitions will be filed before the Supreme Court in order to obtain an interpretation with regards to the constitution.

Speaking to our news team Attorney at Law Krishmal Warnasuriya expressed the following views.

The attorneys at law also moved that  interim injunction orders be issued proscribing the PSC on hearing the impeachment filed against the Chief Justice as there is a only a limited time to examine the impeachment motion.

However the panel of judges stated that the Appeals Court does not have the authority to issue such an order.

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