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Friday, 07 December 2012 - 8:26
The PSC on Impeachment meets again today; Four MPs of the Opposition in a special discussion.
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Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody says that even if the Chief Justice and her lawyers refrain from PSC activities, the PSC will meet at 1.30 p.m. today.

The Deputy Speaker  said that the Chief Justice could appear before the PSC again today.

The Deputy Speaker also said that before the PSC began its investigations it had on the request of the Chief Justice given a period of 22 days for presenting respondent's oral submissions.

While the PSC considering the impeachment charges against the Chief Justice met for the 4th time yesterday, Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake appeared before the PSC for the third time.

The Chief Justice and her team of lawyers who had come to the parliamentary complex for giving evidence before the PSC that met at 2.30 p.m. boycotted the PSC activities after a few hours.

Chief Justice's lawyer Saliya Peiris said that the Chief Justice boycotted the PSC as she had no trust in it.

On this occasion the Chief Justice's lawyers said that the Government representatives at the PSC had handed over to them documents pertaining to the Chief Justice's bank accounts and assets and liabilities.

On this occasion the lawyers had requested the PSC that they need time for examining the said documents.

Our news team also inquired from deputy speaker Chandima Weerakkody about the PSC's activities if the Chief Justice does not appear before the PSC.

Meanwhile the four Opposition MPs representing the PSC are scheduled to meet this forenoon for discussing about the next line of action to be taken with regard to PSC on impeachment against the Chief Justice..

Sources said that TNA leader R. Sambandan, the two UNP MPs representing the PSC John Amaratunga and Lakshman Kiriella are scheduled to meet Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this forenoon for holding a discussion as well.

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