Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva at a news conference on Friday referred to certain Appeal Court Judges in the bench that announced the Supreme Court determination in a derogatory manner and charged that the decision given by the Court could not be accepted as an unbiased judgment.
Minister Silva’s remarks, which are on record, have been withheld by the Daily Mirror online from telecasting because of its derogatory nature that could be construed as contemptuous.
He said there was no conflict between the Judiciary and the Legislature. He noted that the Diaspora was attempting to create chaos in the country by using the Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.
Minister Silva said nobody should comment on appointing an acting chief justice because it was matter within the purview of the President. (Sarasi Paranamanna)
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