Govt responds to US statement at UPR

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The Government, in response to the statement made by the United States at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva said today that they had completely acted within the provisions of the Constitution with regard to the impeachment against the Chief Justice.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Government Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said the legislators had acted completely within the Constitutional framework.

“If jungle law has been practiced in this instance I can understand all these allegations and counter-allegations regarding the motion but that is not the case. We as legislators have acted completely within the framework provided in the Constitution” he said.

The United States representative at the UPR in a statement urged the government especially in the light of today’s news of the efforts to impeach the Chief Justice, to strengthen judicial independence by ending government interference with the judicial process, protecting members of the judiciary from attacks and restoring a fair, independent, and transparent mechanism to oversee judicial appointments.

Rambukwella said as far as the government is concerned it does not get involved in matters of the judiciary.

“Should a democratic country use the constitution and act within it, or to go beyond or against it? These are the questions that need to be asked from those making these statements. As far as the government is concerned it does not get involved with matters of the judiciary, but when there is an issue between the judiciary and others there is provision in the Constitution as to how it should be resolved” he said. (HF)
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  • Public Abilik Saturday, 03 November 2012 12:32 AM

    This Kehellelli Rambutanwalla fellow is talking through his arse. Of course Jungle law is practiced. We easily forget that the history is written by the victors. the practiced law also follows the same lines.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 03 November 2012 01:16 AM

    What democracy in Sri Lanka. U.N.knows that very well.With white vans corruptions and malpractices and how they are covered by top men, U.N. knows democracy does not prevail in Sri Lanka. These are not good our in country and reproutions will have face by our children.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 03 November 2012 01:18 AM

    M.R.,Gota and Basil knows how to win elections with computer gilmart and giving false promises to people.

    Somapala Saturday, 03 November 2012 01:54 AM

    BASTARD

    Impartial guy Saturday, 03 November 2012 01:57 AM

    Hon. Minister, you are making a big mistake. Just because a government has 2/3 majority it will not do whatever it wants. According to you government can do anything. That is wrong. If you say so you look like an idiot. Whether the government has 2/3 or not if they try do something which is acceptable to 3/3 of the people,even the opposition will support the government. Your argument is just because the government has 2/3, government can do rubbish. Mr. Minister may be tops are headless, but you don't try to talk like some one who has nothing in the upstairs.

    Anti-fraud Saturday, 03 November 2012 02:18 AM

    Kehelalay Rambukwella has come up with yet another of his "gems" which, typically, is purely for the consumption of this government's pandankarayas.

    Rara Avis Saturday, 03 November 2012 02:24 AM

    A typical reaction from the government. None are so blind as those that will not see. The arrogance of a steam rolling majority in parliament who are now going to act as judge and jury on the CJ for no fault other than carrying out her duties without grace and favour to fulfill her constitutional duty.
    God help Sri Lanka!

    Semasinghe Saturday, 03 November 2012 02:31 AM

    No nation has a complete sovereignty. But USA policy towards other nations is a matter of concern,why because USA exercises its so called powers only to exploit others and clearly to noting else. It is high time,nations must stand against this menace. Problem is not with USA people, But with their foreign policy.. Sri Lanka is only one victim. Victims must get together to stand against with some super powers. History proves that no country could hold its top super power for ever, it is going hand in hand

    unchikun Saturday, 03 November 2012 03:07 AM

    The good friend Gaddafi said the same to uncle Sam.

    DJ Ara Saturday, 03 November 2012 03:12 AM

    Changing 'Kabaragoya' to 'Thalagoya' when needs to eat....!!!!

    mamath Saturday, 03 November 2012 03:29 AM

    A worm in a heap of faeces sang a similar song!

    NSJPerera Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:00 AM

    Provisions of the constitution have been miss used to achieve the ends of the almighty in Sri Lanka, however the CJ herself did not getinto the Supreme Court through the proper way so wrongly come wrongly go!!!!!

    Ravi Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:27 AM

    Is the Government Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella a retard, or does he think all Lankans are retards.

    kautilya Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:15 AM

    This Balcony Jumping Man should know that in Sri Lanka the constitution has been converted in to a one man show with the 18 th amendment to the same.

    Union Saturday, 03 November 2012 04:47 PM

    Good example is jungle animal Kehellelli himself.

    Champika Ratnayake Saturday, 03 November 2012 06:50 AM

    This is annoying,the extent to which this government interferes in to the judiciary affairs!When the CJ does not dance to the tune of the government this is what they do to her!


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