The UNP request the Speaker to alter the rules regarding the impeachment.

Friday, 04 January 2013 - 8:48


The UNP requests the Speaker to formulate new rules for the impeachment process.


UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said that it was practical for the Speaker to formulate these new rules after perusing the interpretation the Supreme Court had given yesterday.


The MP said further that such rules should be formulated in a manner that tally with natural justice and not contrary to the constitution.




Participating at a function held in Anuradhapura yesterday Deputy Minister S. M. Chandrasena also expressed his views about impeachment.




Attorney-at-law Saaliya Peiris who had appeared for the Chief Justice before the Appeal Court yesterday elaborated on the Appeal Court's statement as follows:




Meanwhile Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody says that the parliament does not accept the verdict the Supreme Court has given with regard to the PSC that probed the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.


Participating at a media briefing held at Parliamentary Complex yesterday the Deputy Speaker said that the PSC on impeachment had the authority to arrive at decisions against a judge.