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Video: PSC void, SC determines

2013-01-03 06:00:47
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The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) has no legal power or authority to find a judge guilty because standing order 78(A) is not law, the Supreme Court determines.

The Court of appeal reading out the Supreme Court interpretation of the Constitution today stated the power to make a valid finding after investigation can be conferred on a court tribunal or any other body only by law and law alone.

The court said that the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of interpreting the constitution is with the Supreme Court

“The proceedings that commenced before PSC is not contemplated by law and the commencement of proceeding and continuance is prima facie void”, the appeal Court said. (By Hafeel Farisz)

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THE SUPREME COURT DETERMINATION ON THE PARLIAMENT SELECT COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS


  Comments - 38

  • Citizen Thursday, 3 January 2013 00:00

    Who cares

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    Citizen Thursday, 3 January 2013 00:00

    Do these kind impeachment in India and you'll see the Opposition ,Media , civil society and the public take to the streets until u reverse the decision or Government toppled.

    Reply : 0       0

    Juba ! Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:27

    Well Well Well !! Interesting. Hope the judiciary actually can stand on it's own to over rule the corrupt politics in all other cases too. Kind of glad to know that the legal system can run independently.

    Reply : 27       497

    AllAngle Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:27

    Good Turn. Let's see PSC response.

    Reply : 23       409

    Citizen Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:30

    What next?

    Reply : 7       183

    OWL Raaja Friday, 4 January 2013 08:11

    Avuluck

    Reply : 1       3

    Prabath Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:35

    Then who has the authority to find a Judge guilty?????

    Reply : 329       75

    kumara Thursday, 3 January 2013 09:28

    no

    Reply : 8       23

    EW Golding Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:08

    A body established by Parliament under a LAW (that is by gazetting and enacting a law) can do so, if the law is drafted and enacted properly - like other valid laws. IT CANNOT BE DONE UNDER A STANDING ORDER.

    Reply : 3       71

    Silas Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:37

    Now we wait...

    Reply : 5       158

    Ryan Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:40

    PSC did not hear this. That is all.

    Reply : 36       161

    Ramzeel Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:41

    When the Z score problem came up, the Supreme Court gave its decision.

    Reply : 8       165

    SudhuPancha Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:41

    Let the Games begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 11       197

    Minister Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:42

    We see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Reply : 16       258

    weerawardena Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:57

    impartial decission. very good decession.

    Reply : 27       261

    lakmal Thursday, 3 January 2013 07:21

    impartaild decison? are you mad ? it is said they read out the supreme court's decison ? so who is the current head of the supreme court now?

    Reply : 0       0

    lakmal Thursday, 3 January 2013 07:23

    who wrote the judgement the CJ her self ? as the head of the supreme court ? any body who thinks this is impartial or is good decison needs their head examined

    Reply : 0       0

    Faazuk Thursday, 3 January 2013 07:49

    I really appriciate the decision of the court

    Reply : 0       0

    lakmal Thursday, 3 January 2013 08:00

    This ruling seems to directly contradict 107 SL consitution ...case of naduth hamduruwange , baduth hamduwarnge
    107(3) Parliament shall by law or by Standing Orders provide for all matters relating to the presentation of such an address, including the procedure for the passing of a such resolution, the investigation and proof of the alleged misbehaviour or incapacity and the right of such Judge to appear and to be heard in person or by representative"

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    Rahmathullah M. H. Thursday, 3 January 2013 09:58

    A very good lesson to 8-passed politicians, who think they are above the law.

    Reply : 12       195

    adam Thursday, 3 January 2013 10:08

    Exactly.....

    Reply : 8       100

    adam Thursday, 3 January 2013 10:17

    The next SC ruling must be given on impartial definition about the court orders given in the past allowing MPs to change their parliament seats for their own personal interest throwing away the votes of poor people who casted with the expectation that those MPs would represent their views in the parliament.

    Reply : 6       110

    Vishaka Thursday, 3 January 2013 10:12

    Again big problem in the country.

    Reply : 82       9

    alisten Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:12

    The question is , who has the authority to dismiss and appoint SC. The parilment will amend the law possibly.

    Reply : 63       15

    srinath.gunaratne Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:09

    Is There a judicial service commission to investigate judges under 18th amendment? Law experts explain to us please

    Reply : 3       39

    Ajith Friday, 4 January 2013 06:59

    alisten,
    The president himself has the authority, But after a proper investigation, conducted by a body of legally capable and on a recommendation of a PSC.

    Reply : 1       3

    lakmal Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:57

    where is my comment ? ru been bais? only comments that support ur parsain view gets printed da?

    Reply : 0       0

    sathees Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:13

    This is a constitutional crisis. Well now what?

    Reply : 1       7

    Jayantha Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:46

    Thank you Daily Mirror for the Video clip and the Select committee Verdict. We are happy that Justice still prevail in Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 3       24

    Javi Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:05

    Democratic war good for the country

    Reply : 1       18

    Cobra Friday, 4 January 2013 00:55

    Aney honda!!

    Reply : 2       16

    Saman Friday, 4 January 2013 01:17

    At least both parties will learn LAW OF THE COUNTRY by this struggle. It is shame to get involved persons who not even a degree to comment on these issues in the parliament

    Reply : 3       26

    Al Rasa Friday, 4 January 2013 03:03

    PSC determination is entirely in error due to the very fact that
    they have omitted by standing order

    Reply : 1       6

    willows Friday, 4 January 2013 03:38

    very good lesson for every one.

    Reply : 3       15

    asoka abey Friday, 4 January 2013 03:56

    ko aney wimal...?

    Reply : 3       19

    weerawardena Friday, 4 January 2013 07:08

    politician should not think that thay are above the low. low should be respect ed by everybody .

    Reply : 3       6

    Dalu banda Friday, 4 January 2013 07:59

    wimalee american kaarayo mmeke passe, wedee kelavenni yanne, panimuda Iranetawath.

    Reply : 3       10

    JUGHEAD Saturday, 5 January 2013 05:48

    SC should have also given this kind of lightening fast order on the Golden Key case too, where 7000+ depositors are still waiting for justice to be delivered after 4 years.
    Is quick justice only for the judges?

    Reply : 0       1

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