Appointing & Ousting CJ Paradox

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 8:45

The debate requested by the Opposition on the removal of Mohan Peiris from the post of Chief Justice was held in Parliament yesterday.

MP Dinesh Gunawardana stated that the a CJ can be removed only as per the relevant clause of the constitution but it had not been followed this time.

However, Minister Rajitha Senarathna stated that hereafter the CJ will be appointed through a constitutional council and not solely by the President.