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Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today said Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa should act according to the ruling given by late Speaker Anura Bandaranaike in responding to the judicial process against the parliamentary select committee that probes allegations against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The late Speaker ruled in 2001 that the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to give restraining orders against Parliament. He ruled that the Speaker was not bound by such rulings.

Making his submission in the House on the privilege issue raised by the government against writ applications filed in the Court of Appeal in this regard, Mr. Wickremesinghe said though there was a conception of three pillars of governance, people’s sovereignty was the only one pillar enshrined in the Constitution.

 “There are five aspects to safeguard people’s sovereignty. They are the  people’s executive power, judicial power, legislative power, fundamental rights and their right to exercise their franchise. We have to act according to the J.R. Jayewardene Constitution whether we like it or not, in dealing with this issue of impeachment,” he said. (KB &YP)
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  • sunil1 Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:33 AM

    if steps down from the leader of oppositon ,then things will change.

    please step down ........... to have a strong opposition to act on behalf of the people of the country

    mamath Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:39 AM

    Effect of Poya..must be

    Junior Citizen Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:40 AM

    that is a matter for the UNP membership to decide. not the general public or you and I

    galapitamada Friday, 30 November 2012 06:58 AM

    Actually RW , MR and the whole legislative group are worst than animals and reptiles At least these animals and reptiles are thousand times better in a sense they act purely on their innocent basic knowledge in the absence right ,wrong , responsibility .
    They are a disaster for the Budhha sasana

    Ganepola Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:47 AM

    Ranil is right! We should cealy define the chain of command. Withouth that it's difficult govern and leads to lots of confussion.

    Slcitizen Friday, 30 November 2012 07:04 AM

    Ranil is technically correct - people's sovereignty is supreme. Unfortunate that Sarath N Silva allowed that to be bought and bastardized by hook or by crook.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:49 AM

    He must be the best opposition leader that any government may wish to have - such loyalty to the Family!

    Nihal Saturday, 01 December 2012 06:11 AM

    No one needs to bribe anyone to win elections. All you have to do is to keep propping up a leader who is taking the opposition down the drain, the rest will happen automatically!!

    Thomas Friday, 30 November 2012 08:08 AM

    God has blessed him to be the opposition leader for ever!

    LK perera Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:09 PM

    Ganepola, chain or not, the man you think is right (Ranil) and all other politicians are giving us the people, dirachcha lanu every day. So if you expect to be governed, meda mulana pihitai, obata!!

    parakj Friday, 30 November 2012 12:36 AM

    It is the INTEGRITY we should seek in every quarters. It's long gone missing. We are fond of being critical on others. But it won't solve the problem..

    Nodrog Friday, 30 November 2012 01:11 AM

    We all know this is a witch-hunt and nothing to do with justice. Instead of supporting the one person brave enough to fight back Ranil, as usual, plays ball with the Govt.

    perumal Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:23 PM

    Survival artists play jugglery. They never resign. If they resign, that too will be a part of the game.

    Nodrog Friday, 30 November 2012 01:14 AM

    Ranil may be giving enough dead-rope to the Govt to affectedly hang themselves. Lets hope so anyway.

    Harry the Mottapala Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:29 PM

    Do we need a "Mee Harakkah" to say good things about an "Ella Harrakah"?

    DUWI Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:35 PM

    Ranil should act like MR, before he gives advise to Speaker so that UNP can come back to power.

    Jayantha Monday, 07 January 2013 12:38 PM

    Ranil is teaching the thief how to rob better and efficient.

    sathis Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:05 PM

    Why he given such statement, because 1 Dec not far, He want government support to control the people oppose against him

    Oniell Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:25 PM

    Ranil must reason out the following facts, before he render advice to the Speaker .:-
    A. How did the MR gov get it's 2/3 majority ? It is a common fact, MR Gov, stole , bribed UNP lawmakers and defrancised thousands of people.

    B. To enjoy a healthy democracy, people need a clear cut separation of powers.. Your action of supporting the MR gov on
    The impeachment, will further dilute the freedom of our people.

    frank hilary Friday, 30 November 2012 02:44 AM

    If the chain of command is flawed, it has to be corrected.

    Yehiya Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:29 PM

    Where are u stand? Anura matter is differ today issue, Today problem is violating the human right. A citizen can maximum reach to Supreme court.

    MA Friday, 30 November 2012 05:28 AM

    Can you also act like Anura ? He was never greedy as you to be an opposition leader .


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