JO questions change of AG’s dept counsel to question PM

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Joint Opposition MP Udaya Gammanpila said the questioning of the Prime Minister before the PCoI by the Attorney General who was appointed to the post by the Prime Minister was a blow to the dignity of the Attorney General's post.

He told parliament that it was Senior Additional Solicitor General Dappula De Liveraled the Attorney Generals team thus far and asked why the prime minister was given a special privilege.

"According to the clause 12 (1) of the constitution, everyone is considered equal before the law. Then why was the prime minister given a special privilege? The Prime Minister was questioned by the person who was appointed to the Attorney General's post by the Prime Minister himself," he said.
He said Senior Additional Solicitor General Livera questioned witnesses with aptitude and added that “thieves were afraid of Mr. Livera”

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella, who made a point said that there was a tradition that Prime Minister should questioned by the sitting Attorney General.

Meanwhile, Justice Minster Thalatha Athukorala responded saying that President of the PCoI had made a written request to the Attorney General to be present before the commission to question the Prime Minister.

Earlier during proceedings the Commission also read out a statement which said that the Attorney General was requested to be present to question the Prime Minister.

 

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  • Anthony Monday, 20 November 2017 05:13 PM

    No one wants to listen to you as you are a shameless guy.

    Dhammika Monday, 20 November 2017 05:52 PM

    For you GAMA every question is a question and ends up as a question rather than an answer ! .

    Kadiya Monday, 20 November 2017 06:54 PM

    Meyata ithin koiweleth 'I' eke dot eka nehe, 't' eke bar eka nehe ne!

    Tax Payer Monday, 20 November 2017 07:07 PM

    Well said.

    nick Monday, 20 November 2017 07:19 PM

    another rubbish from rubbish person via DM Android App

    Unchikun Monday, 20 November 2017 08:16 PM

    How ever bad a Lion may be it will not fight with a pig. An age old saying which still stands tall and mighty.

    common man Monday, 20 November 2017 08:49 PM

    who is lion? Mr. Livera

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:54 AM

    What is your logic? For the lion to fight the pig, the pig needs to also fight back which will not happen.

    P. de. silva - Canada Monday, 20 November 2017 08:54 PM

    This guy gomma has something thing to say all the time , never satisfied . When this mockery mouthed politicians barks and shouts , Intelligent brainy people have to listen carefully . Because these are like continuously flowing water from a broken pipe valve . These types of people thinks always they are right , and others are wrong . They are like mad stray dogs with out power , so they misleads and sending out false information's to rouse people . Dumb politicians things only them selves not the people and the country .

    roshan Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:59 AM

    hora gamma australian cheater, who wants to listen to you and 2500 bandu...


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