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Friday, 07 December 2012 - 13:27
Will the opposition resign from the PSC? Decision to be taken today
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A special discussion between the 4 opposition members who are part of the Parliamentary Select Committee is underway at the parliamentary complex at this moment.

Speaking to our news team Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga stated that the 4 members are scheduled to meet with opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe as well and hold another discussion later today.

In addition the 4 opposition members are scheduled to take part in the proceedings of the PSC, which is convening at 1.30pm today and they will express their stance to the PSC and the chairman of the PSC.

The UNP members representing the PSC, John Amaratunga and Lakshman Kiriella have called a press conference this afternoon.

Political sources state that during the special discussion being held today at Parliament between the opposition members representing the PSC, a decision will be taken whether to continue to take part in the PSC proceedings or to resign from the PSC.

Meanwhile, district chairmen of the Sri Lanka Bar Association have been called to Colombo tomorrow to engage in discussions regarding the impeachment.

A spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Bar Association stated that representatives from the 78 branches island wide will be taking part in this discussion which will focus on observing how the impeachment activities against the chief justice are proceeding.


The Sri Lanka Bar Association has appointed a working committee and this meeting will be convened according to a decision taken by the working committee.

The spokesperson further stated that the objective of the meeting scheduled for tomorrow is to obtain the opinions of the district representatives with regard to the PSC investigating the impeachment motion brought against the Chief Justice.

Meanwhile, a group of lawyers had convened a press conference at the Supreme Court complex and Attorney at Law, J. C. Weliamuna made the following statement.

Although Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka walked out of the proceedings of the PSC, it is scheduled to convene today at 1.30pm again.

Speaking to our news team deputy speaker Chandima Weerakkody had the following to say.

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