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Opposition members withdraw from PSC

2012-12-07 09:30:07
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Four opposition members of the Parliamentary Select Committee announced a short while ago that they withdrew from the committee and stated that they put forward four conditions before the Chairman of the PSC to further remain in the committee.

The opposition members were John Amaratunga, Lakshman Kiriella (UNP), Vijitha Herath (DNA) and R Sampanthan (TNA). Addressing a press conference at the Parliamentary complex MP Amaratunga said that the PSC does not allow the formal procedures on the impeachment.

MP Kiriella said that the members of Parliament who had signed the impeachment motion had not seen any proof before signing it as the PSC members themselves saw the documents only on December 5.

Opposition members later walked out of the committee room as the Chairman of the PSC refused to accept the conditions put forward by the opposition members.

According to a copy of the statement made available to the press,  the four members  said that they requested an opportunity be given  for  the lawyers of the Chief Justice to cross-examine complainants.

“It is also a matter of note that the Chief Justice has not been afforded the courtesies’ and privileges due to her office. We have made our position clear regarding these matters. It is the duty of the PSC to maintain the highest standard of fairness in conducting this inquiry. We also regrettably note that during these proceedings, the treatment meted out to the Chief Justice was insulting and intimidatory and the remarks made were clearly indicative of preconceived findings of guilt,” the statement signed by the four members said.


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  Comments - 29

  • Sagarika Friday, 7 December 2012 09:40

    What took you so long! When Womanhood in Sri Lanka is been Questioned! This is a disgrace!

    Reply : 7       73

    dilshan Friday, 7 December 2012 10:01

    yanne koheda malle pol

    Reply : 9       27

    patana Friday, 7 December 2012 09:47

    Awesome. Now the emperor's clothes will become exposed.

    Reply : 1       50

    sorenson Friday, 7 December 2012 13:16

    His adviosrs have already told them to remove them and walk naked in the streets if he wants due respect. Remember the story...............................

    Reply : 0       14

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 7 December 2012 09:47

    Excellent move. Now the monkeys are left high and wonder.

    Reply : 1       54

    Pxx Friday, 7 December 2012 09:49

    Any way its
    good

    Reply : 1       33

    Chryshan K Friday, 7 December 2012 09:50

    Now what? Now what ever action taken by PSC will be a joke. What an injustice to justice. MR and the clan in deep shit.

    Reply : 1       46

    Kondebandapuchhena Friday, 7 December 2012 09:52

    Better Late than never

    Reply : 2       65

    Thomas Friday, 7 December 2012 09:53

    This is the REAL OPPOSITION, Applause !!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 2       88

    Sarwan Friday, 7 December 2012 09:54

    The devil and the angels do not sit together !! Congrats opposition.

    Reply : 1       78

    HArsha desilva Friday, 7 December 2012 09:54

    what are those condition...given injustice judgement for justice cases considering the packs and benefits or something else?

    Reply : 42       4

    Sonna Boy Friday, 7 December 2012 10:01

    Now What??? Some others will be paid to replace you?

    Reply : 4       35

    sbd Friday, 7 December 2012 10:08

    Good move. Opposition has given the ropes for the government to commit suicide! Government is getting the returns for the sins it commited on true war hero Sarath Fonseka.

    Reply : 3       65

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 7 December 2012 11:30

    What about the 40,000 tamil genocide, thats worse to come.

    Reply : 11       18

    Nodrog Saturday, 8 December 2012 03:53

    Idiot racist buffaloa, do you know the meaning the word 'genocide' or just use it to sound intelligent? If you have no proof of your allegation, please shut up! Stop making every topic a communal one.

    2       5

    Lobo Saturday, 8 December 2012 05:38

    buffaloa, your comments always are very racial and mostly out of context with the relevant topic.

    0       5

    Hafiz Friday, 7 December 2012 10:15

    Now it is Naduth Haamadurunge baduth haamadurunge

    Reply : 1       30

    Wije Friday, 7 December 2012 10:21

    Ung Sen Suchi of srilanka Long lve Shhirani!

    Reply : 1       34

    Thilak Friday, 7 December 2012 10:25

    Alo Baba Saha horunge Nadu aheema vikarayak. Naduth Hamuduruwande , baduth hamuduruwange! Nduwa danneth mun, Nadu Ahenneth mun, nadu theenduwa denneth mun , Danduwam denneth mun! Ane apoi Kekille rajata ninda yanne nethuwa athi. Jathiye vipathe....!, Jathiye boru karaya ....! uda yanawa wedi, mekata monawa hari une nethnam ape ratata deyyaingema pihihatai..!

    Reply : 0       24

    Baba is Friday, 7 December 2012 10:30

    Why Waite , come forward to chase out this corrupted regime.

    Reply : 1       36

    Al Rasa Friday, 7 December 2012 10:36

    Present constitution was passed during UNP regime. The people who passed the same constitution are now withdrawing subject to put forward some conditions. Very hilarious. That is why UNP is repeatedly defeated in all election held and due to be held.

    Reply : 33       3

    Anu Friday, 7 December 2012 10:36

    Good move.....

    Reply : 1       25

    Arafath Friday, 7 December 2012 10:39

    PSC lost all its credibility and must be disolved.Government must shelved the idea of impeachment and widhraw from the game.other wise it be verious serious issue in the face of the puplic and the international community.

    Reply : 1       27

    sayed Friday, 7 December 2012 10:45

    thanks god Rnil is not in this oppostion.

    Reply : 14       5

    Ranjith Friday, 7 December 2012 10:48

    After a loooong time opposition has done a good job for people to appriciate.
    Be like this, then the masses come behind you like a flood

    Reply : 1       39

    ABC Friday, 7 December 2012 11:28

    Very though out decission - nation salutes you opposition members having and showing courage!

    Reply : 1       24

    Dhammika Friday, 7 December 2012 12:51

    Tilak
    ela kiri.

    Reply : 0       7

    Charles.S.Perera Friday, 7 December 2012 19:03

    Who can depend on these four MPs ? If they want to ridicule theSri Lanka Parliament. This country is not theirs so they invite others to intervene and criticise our country. In Rnils UNP Government he had Western Europeans as his councilors I have been told. They are really the people who bow to the West and sell the good name of our country without compunction..

    Reply : 0       0

    Askiesia Ababha Sunday, 9 December 2012 16:56

    Tilak, you misses one more thing... Naduwa Dhanneth un.. Naduwa balawanneth un!!

    Reply : 0       0

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