UNP nominates Kiriella, Amaratunge for PSC

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The United National Party (UNP) yesterday decided to nominate Senior Vice President and MP Lakshman Kiriella and Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga to the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), which will probe charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, party officials said yesterday. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has asked the ruling party to nominate seven members and the opposition four members to the PSC.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are expected to nominate one member each.

Mr. Kiriella said he and Mr. Amaratunga would participate in the proceedings of the select committee and urged that the entire process should be transparent.

“We called for the presence of international observers. The media can also play a role. The proceedings should be opened to the media,” he said.

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Vijitha Herath said his party had not decided whether to participate in the deliberations.

“We will take a decision after a careful assessment of the matter,” he said.  

House Leader and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva also said that the government had not nominated its seven members to the PSC yet. The Government had levelled 14 charges against the Chief Justice. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Nodrog Thursday, 08 November 2012 11:35 AM

    If these two are the best the UNP can spare then CJ's goose is more or less cooked.

    David Thursday, 08 November 2012 06:53 AM

    UNP seems to be thinking "ona gonekuta puluwan" to be a member of the proposed PSC. aiyo salli!

    sarath de alwis Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:41 AM

    John Amaratunge is a reluctant member of the UNP.
    Thalatha Athukorale would have been better. When will this country be rid of Ranil.

    dev Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:22 AM

    Name one proper person as a strong candidate for UNP presidency?

    Naradha Thursday, 08 November 2012 01:04 AM

    The figures doesn't add up. How come the Govt. has 7 members while opposition has only 4. Something wrong some where.

    Cobra Thursday, 08 November 2012 01:08 AM

    The UNP, as usual have nominated members who do not breath fire or have the spunk to debate on the subject. The JVP does have such members but as usual holding back for reasons known only to them!

    Prophet Thursday, 08 November 2012 01:15 AM

    Foregone Conclusion. Simple majority required, Government side wins. Why Bother with this. As said by JVP "NADUTH HAMUDURUWANGAE, BADUTH HAMUDURUWANGAE. Typical 3rd world, Somalia type Politics.

    samba Thursday, 08 November 2012 02:23 AM

    The type of the politics depend on type of people in the country.

    Jan Chandra Thursday, 08 November 2012 02:58 AM

    What a sad state of affairs. UNP cannot do anything without international support.

    Surain Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:23 AM

    aiyo one of them went to us with MR with a free ticket given by the Govt. he will do what MR says and RW will say no problem you come back

    chryshan K Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:11 AM

    Well we are aware of the final verdict and what will happen to CJ and her family. Anybody cross the line end up in hell. Good chance for Opposition members to get rich. Way to go. wonder of Asia.

    Yehiya Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:17 AM

    John will capsieze,There are lot of members to appoint,UNP is big shame today.

    Appuhami Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:21 AM

    bad news....happy news to the government

    saman wickramasinghe Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:34 AM

    These two members are lawyers and there won't be a debate but an inquiry.

    Jay Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:52 AM

    Yet another joke by the joker RW who is a opposition member working for the government...appoints 2 jokers!

    patriot Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:00 AM

    Yes, People deserve the govt that they choose

    Sadun Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:10 AM

    Kiriella may be a good choice but does not know that much about Amaratunga. Ajith Perera or Senasinghe may be too young?

    UNP Blood Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:31 AM

    usless party and usless leadership

    Lobo Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:40 AM

    Why are they sending two dud bullets for the fight when we have so many more capable members?

    Sneaky and Stealthy Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:27 AM

    Just baggage in Sri Lanka politics. They have not made any contribution to the people of Sri Lanka. Just licking the leaders boots for survival.

    Sneaky and Stealthy Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:28 AM

    That makes it 7 for the governing party. Ha!

    wise man Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:38 AM

    Because their leader and the cronies are all duds


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