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Friday, 14 December 2012 - 19:04
Supreme Courts decision concerning impeachment to reach appeals court shortly
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The Supreme Court stated today that its decision regarding the Parliamentary Select Committee which investigated the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike would be forwarded to the appeals court shortly.

The petitions filed in this regard were taken up before a three judge panel consisting justices Nimal Gamini Amarathunga, K. Sri Pawan & Priyasad Depp.

7 petitions filed challenging the PSC as well as another 7 petitions urging court to intervene on their behalf were taken up before the Supreme Court yesterday.

However court did not grant permission to intervene on behalf of the latter petitions yesterday.

Subsequent to the presentation of further facts by Attorney General Palitha Fernando who has been cited as a respondent, the petitions were arbitrated before court today.

Attorney at law Krishmal Warnasooriya who appeared on behalf of the petitions filed against the process adopted by the PSC expressed his views to the media in the following manner.

The 7 petitions challenging the role of the PSC were filed by various civil & political institutions.

President's counsel Razeek Farook who appeared on behalf of the petitions expressed his views to the media followed by the day's proceedings.

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