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EU criticizes impeachment of CJ

2013-01-19 05:00:57
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The European Union has followed with considerable concern the recent impeachment process against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake of Sri Lanka, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said.

"The separation of powers is inherent in any democracy which respects the rule of law. It follows that the independence of the judicial branch cannot be made subject to actions by any other branch of government," commented Ashton She called on Sri Lanka to ensure that its international obligations, and in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, are implemented.

The EU foreign policy chief also urged the Sri Lankan government "to respect the right to peaceful protest and to ensure the safety both of Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake and of all human rights defenders."


  Comments - 19

  • Minister Saturday, 19 January 2013 06:41

    Yes, No rule of law here but only the rulers' law!!

    Reply : 6       60

    unchikun Saturday, 19 January 2013 06:43

    Any sane organization or individual has to criticize the way the impeachment was handled. You can not have a grade 8 qualified guy to judge a chief justice . To me it is common sense.

    Reply : 5       52

    HKS Saturday, 19 January 2013 07:52

    But unfortunately this time there no supporting comment from China so far !

    Reply : 5       45

    unchikun Saturday, 19 January 2013 08:33

    We lost the GSP. more to follow .

    Reply : 7       43

    VKP Saturday, 19 January 2013 08:53

    GSP+ worth 150 million US$ every year.

    Reply : 7       33

    Joe Abeywickrama Saturday, 19 January 2013 08:49

    EU must 1st warn countries such as Zimbabwe to rectify their undemocratic administrations before warning Sri Lanka because ours is still partially and theoretically democratic.

    Reply : 57       9

    GC Saturday, 19 January 2013 13:07

    Before you say this about EU-Zimbabwe, at least read old news to find out the true situation.

    Reply : 6       12

    Runil Saturday, 19 January 2013 13:36

    You guys, are begging negative comments from EU. Nothing is of old news men.

    16       7

    D.E.M. OCRACY Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:00

    SURE SRI LANKA IS GONNA GET IT LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE...... THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS QUITE EVIDENT..

    Reply : 7       37

    Razik Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:40

    Friends in need !

    Reply : 5       23

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 19 January 2013 12:01

    Sanctions Please! That's The Only Way To Punish This Lawless Government

    Reply : 8       24

    dilan Sunday, 20 January 2013 14:07

    Just what LTTE diaspora & the INGOS want.

    Reply : 3       0

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 19 January 2013 12:02

    No Aid So Far. Sri Lanka Isolated Already.

    Reply : 6       24

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 19 January 2013 12:04

    Beautiful Country, Lawless Government

    Reply : 8       37

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 19 January 2013 13:46

    Beatiful country govern by ugly.

    Reply : 7       21

    de Sunday, 20 January 2013 04:53

    agree..

    Reply : 2       7

    Anagarika Sangadasa Sunday, 20 January 2013 12:20

    E.U. is the greatest protector of rule of Law, Human rights and Natural Justice!

    Reply : 1       3

    MOSES Monday, 21 January 2013 02:18

    THIS TIME EVEN THE HEBREW "GOD" OF BOGUS PORTUGUESE PEIRIS, CANNOT SAVE THE HEATHEN SRI LANKA, WHEN THE FOREIGN INVESTIGATORS ARE VISITING US VERY SOON. OH BE UNTO YOU

    Reply : 0       2

    James Boondi Monday, 21 January 2013 06:58

    Mind your own business EU. You have enough problems of your own.

    Reply : 2       0

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