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Protests for freedom of the judiciary

There were protest at Lipton’s Circus yesterday(10) for bringing an Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake to make her the wrongdoer. Trade unions, civil society organizations, Lawyers associations, political party representatives  participated on this occasion.  The leader of the UNP Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe along with  other MPs representaing the opposition participated.The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which went beyond the constitution to examine the Impeachment Motion against the Chief justice  was not acceptable, said the Deputy Leader of the UNP,Mr. Sajith Premadasa. The Judiciary is being subjugated to pave the way for the militarization of state power, said Father Sathiyavel  of he National Christian Conference. Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne , Leader of the NSSP stated that there is no basis for the govt’s statements that an appeal to the international community to intervene in the Impeachment process of the C.J. is a threat to the country’s sovereignty.

Author: TELO Admin