Video: Lawyers hail CJ’s walkout decision

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Several seniorlawyers addressing the media outside the Supreme Court today hailed Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake’s decision to walk out of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). They denounced the PSC members who had allegedly insulted the CJ during the proceedings. Pix by Pradeep K.Pathirana

Lawyers protest

Lawyers who gathered at the Supreme Court today hailed Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake’s move to walk out from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) and said it was an act to ensure the dignity of the judiciary. The lawyers also vowed to standby the decision taken by the CJ’s decision and said according to the country’s law she hold a post even month after PSC is over.

Lawyers Collective, an umbrella organization of several lawyers’ associations and independent lawyers at a news conference outside the Supreme Court strongly condemned the verbal abuse herald at her by some government members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC).

“Some PSC members representing the Government have acted in such a way that they have insulted the country’s Chief Justice, the head of the Judiciary. They have made remarks against the highest judge of the country, which is completely unacceptable by the legal community and others as well,” J.C. Weliamuna told the media.

They said the Chief Justice had walked out of the PSC in the face of the hostile and biased conduct of government representatives so as to ensure the dignity of Sri Lanka’s Judiciary of Sri Lanka.

The lawyers said the CJ was innocent of the false charges made against her and was always willing to face any impartial tribunal and vindicate herself.

  Comments - 7

  • DASS Friday, 07 December 2012 12:42 PM

    I know the LAW

    neil john Friday, 07 December 2012 12:46 PM

    Confusion within the confusion to find justice within the justice.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 December 2012 12:46 PM

    The King will now say that this is a coup by Hulftsdorp as part of an international conspiracy. In actual fact, it is a conspiracy of the King and his "ambettayas" to take over the judiciary also and appoint Silva as the Chief Justice!

    Sand Bunt Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:09 PM

    Some of these lawyers are funded by NGOs and INGOs to bring disrepute to Sri Lanka.

    Sam. Friday, 07 December 2012 01:31 PM

    To save face MR can desolve Parliament!!! No other option !!!

    lima Friday, 07 December 2012 01:30 PM


    Sam Saturday, 08 December 2012 12:36 PM

    Look at their faces.......

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