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Tense situation in parliament - House adjourned thrice
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Parliament was adjourned today on three occasions due to tense situations which arose in the house.

Initially parliament was adjourned for 10 minutes on two occasions & five minutes there after.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court today declared that it was fully aware of the powers vested in it by the countries constitution.

The observation in this regard was made during courts arbitration regarding the parliamentary select committee appointed to investigate the impeachment motion filed against the chief justice.

The Supreme Court also noted that its actions were well within the demarcations of its constitutional endowments.

7 petitions requesting of the Supreme Court to issue a writ order against the PSC are being considered before a trial at bar comprising of Supreme Court justices Nimal Gamini Amarathunga, K. Shripawan & Priyasad Depp.

Accordingly Leader of the House Nimal Siripala De Silva speaking in parliament yesterday noted that the speaker as well as the members of the PSC had been issued notice.

In his ruling yesterday, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa noted that no external institution could notify, order or direct Parliament.

Meanwhile Chief Opposition Whip John Amarathunga requested of speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to inform his ruling to the Supreme Court regarding the on-going court proceedings which challenge the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate the impeachment motion filed against the chief justice.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe too expressed his views regarding this observation.

Moreover the JVP, Front Line Socialist Party, & United National Party

expressed their views concerning the impeachment motion against the

Chief Justice while the All Sri Lanka Threewheel Owners Association

expressed their support for the impeachment by organising a motorcade

from the Hulftsdorp court premises to Colombo Fort.

The following are excerpts of views expressed by Minister Wasudewa

Nanayakkara, General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva, Deputy

Minister S.M. Chandrasena, UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella, Chairman of the

Three Wheeler Owners Association Lalith Dharmasekara & Waruna

Rajapaksa of the Front Line Socialist Party.

The expert views of Attorney-at-Law Gomin Dayasiri were sought by our

news team concerning the Supreme courts re-issuing of notice to cited

respondents in the petitions.

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