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13 December 2012 01:54 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The main opposition United National Party yesterday adopted a resolution at its Working Committee meeting that the government should appoint three judges from different Commonwealth countries if it opted to refer the findings on impeachment charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake to another panel, as announced by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, informed sources said.

The President said on Tuesday that he would refer the report compiled by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probed charges against the Chief Justice to another independent panel.

UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe presented a resolution to the party’s Working Committee that a panel of judges from Commonwealth countries should be appointed to probe impeachment charges according to the Harare Declaration to which Sri Lanka is a signatory. He said that the government should stick to this principle in dealing with the issue of the Chief Justice.

The resolution was adopted by the party. Also, he said that the Speaker could take action in appointing such a panel by consulting the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister. (KB)

  Comments - 13

  • nicky karunarathna Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:01 AM

    Like that Norwegians got down for CFA matter, this disgusting, disgraceful UNP - any internal matter of the country want to internationalize to the hilt just to disrepute the country and its people. They just want to show their nakedness and colonial mentality that we can't govern ourselves or our incapability of running the country. Will these guys ever grow up?

    Sagarika Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:41 AM

    good work!

    Jayantha Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:53 AM

    This is the only favourable to all solution.

    kautilya Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:43 AM

    Good Move by UNP.

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:47 AM

    Darussman should be included in this panel, only then will the real truth and honesty come out.

    Poet Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:49 AM

    What about that convention 2 weeks ago? Some people were blocked outside ? Harare or Latimer house principles ? Very democratic wasn't it ?

    sbd Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:02 AM

    Please nicky, External review provides the proven check & balances against excesses which can not be done by any internal review. This is a well known principle in Management

    Silas Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:14 AM

    Well nickey, isn't it pretty obvious that we can't "govern ourselves" and are "incapable of running the country" ?. And no, the general public of this country will never grow up!

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:26 AM

    After a long lapse UNP has done a good thing.

    Percy Fernando Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:16 AM

    If our leaders are turn blind,an international mediation is must to get as eye operner.

    sach Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:11 AM

    when darusman is included the real facts did not come out but hidden in the report

    Real Peace Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:25 AM

    Why only impeachment? Would you include alleged war crime, murders of journalists and thousands of people who had gone missing?

    Ryan Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:14 AM

    This is called slaves' mentality, UNP needs to think how to overcome this. Poor UNP fellows

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