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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 - 19:06
Is an independent committee constitutional?; new forum concerning impeachment emerges
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Senior Council S.L. Gunasekara states that the President has not been granted provisions by the countries' constitution to appoint an independent committee to re-investigate the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike.

However former Chancellor of the Kelaniya University Professor Nalin De Silva opposes the views of Senior Council S.L. Gunasekara stating that the president indeed has been permitted provisions by the constitution to appoint an independent committee in this regard.

Speaking yesterday President Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that he was prepared to appoint an independent committee to re-investigate the report of the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranaike.

According to President Rajapaksa an independent committee will investigate the impeachment report.

However Senior Council S.L Gunasekara expressed the following views to our news team.

Moreover Professor Nalin De Silva had this observation to share with our news team.

Meanwhile General Secretary of the United National Party MP Thissa Aththanayeke added that the parties working committee today had endorsed a proposal which calls for the appointment of a panel of commonwealth judges to re-investigate the charges levelled against the Chief justice in the impeachment motion filed against her.

JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayeke expressing his views during a media briefing today however stressed that the PSC final report regarding the Chief Justice should be withdrawn.

Chairman of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka President's Council Wijedasa Rajapaksa expressing his views in this regard added that concomitant to the president's statement attorney's had been offered a new glimmer of hope.

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