Chief justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike challenging the final report compiled by the parliamentary select committee appointed to investigate the impeachment motion against her today filed a petition before the Appeals Court.
The petition was filed on behalf of the chief justice by the law firm representing her in court, Neelakandan & Neelakandan.
The chief justice in her petition had requested of court to issue an interim injunction order which proscribes the recommendations set forth by the PSC's report being enacted.
A total of 13 respondents have been cited in the petition including the speaker, both government & opposition MP's represented in the PSC & the General Secretary of Parliament.
In her petition the chief justice has requested of court to issue notice to the respondents.
The PSC which investigated the impeachment charges against the chief justice pronounced her guilty of 3 charges, which include charges 1,4,5.
Member of the PSC Minister Nimal Siripala Desilva expressing his views at a media briefing made the following observations in this regard.