- No court cases only FR petitions which are not covered by SOs
By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana
Referring to the statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that the Attorney General had informed him of several issues pertaining to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), House Leader Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday that neither the Supreme Court nor any other Judicial Officer could intervene in matters pertaining to the legislature.
He said former Speaker Anura Bandaranaike had made this situation clear in the ruling he gave with regard to the impeachment of the then Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva in 2001.
The minister was also responding to some opposition members who said some of the matters being inquired into by the PSC were sub judice effect when considering the cases pending in Court on the Easter Sunday attacks.
“There are no court cases on the Easter Sunday attacks other than fundamental rights petitions filed in court. Those FR petitions are not covered by Standing Orders,” he said.