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Thursday, 06 December 2012 - 13:15
Wijedasa Rajapakse presents new bill with regard to removal of Supreme Court Judges
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President of Sri Lanka Bar Association UNP MP Wijedasa Rajapakse had today presented a new bill to the general secretary of the parliament as a private members motion regarding the removal of Supreme Court Judges.

Accordingly a new methodology for removal of the Chief Justice or a Supreme Court Judge in the case of malpractices or in the case physical weakness has been presented.

According to the presented bill at a time when allegations are levelled against the chief justice, a 3 member investigative panel should be appointed comprising of 3 individuals who are not Sri Lankans and are from commonwealth countries who have held the highest judicial post in their respective country.

The bill also states that such a panel should be appointed when allegations are levelled against a Supreme Court Judge and that the panel should consist of current or former Supreme Court Judges.

Further the bill states that the Sri Lanka Bar Association has a right to present facts before the appointed 3 member panel.

The bill also states how to act in the case when the bill is passed and at that time a select committee has been appointed and the judge has been found guilty.

It states that a judge who is not happy with the guilty verdict has the right to request the investigative panel appointed by the speaker to summarize the decision made by the select committee.

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