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United National Party (UNP) candidates will boycott the Parliamentary Council that will sit tomorrow to approve the appointment of another Chief Justice.

Chief Opposition Whip John Amratunga said neither the Leader of Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe nor MP D. M. Swarminathan would participate in the Council meeting.

“There is no point in UNP participating in the Council as it had opposed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution right from the beginning,” Mr. Amratunga said.

The UNP  boycotted the Parliamentary Council after it was appointed following the enacting of the 18th Amendment which the party opposed. (YP)
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  • Jan Monday, 14 January 2013 11:09 PM

    Ranil if only you had given up the leadership and gone home many years back, we would have had a strong UNP opposition today and a avoided this crisis. All of your actions in the recent impeachment was absolutely passive and I am sure MR will reward you for that.

    Wera Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:09 AM

    If he went you will scold him for going. I think you are flogging a dead horse.

    K Baskaran Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:38 AM

    Ranil escape from duty and responsiblilty of CJ's elecation and consalution in Parlimentry democracy.Is he responsible Leader who can take over leadership run our nation in future?

    dilan Monday, 14 January 2013 02:05 PM

    Exactly...Nobody from opposition gave proof that CJ is innocent in the Debate, all talked about the legality. This only shows she is guilty.

    Pol Pot Monday, 14 January 2013 02:20 PM

    As I see it, All elected members should attend all meetings of Parliament. Otherwise they are letting down the people who voted for them, to represent their point of view. What is the idea of boycotting the Council meeting, whom are they trying to fool?

    lenin Monday, 14 January 2013 09:15 AM

    Government have already violated the constitution by using thuggery.So need of cry over split milk.

    Up Monday, 14 January 2013 02:54 PM

    Good. Follow at least JVP.

    weha Monday, 14 January 2013 09:33 AM

    As if that would make a difference

    Pedro Monday, 14 January 2013 09:55 AM

    Correct decision, not to take part in an illegal procedure.

    Dr.R Seneviratne Monday, 14 January 2013 10:16 AM

    Mr.RW, If you participate in this committee even die hard Ranil loyalists like me will never vote for you again.
    What is your game? It appears that you whom we thought as clean has been defiled by the Rajapakshes

    lakmal Monday, 14 January 2013 10:22 AM

    ranil always helps the government , by not going he making sure that goverment gets their way unopposed

    CW Monday, 14 January 2013 10:26 AM

    Who cares? UNP & JVP are spent forces.

    Cobra Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:02 AM

    For another six years!!!

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 14 January 2013 11:56 AM

    Don't Waste Your Time. Let Them Select Any Idiot They Like. Now It Is Law Of The Jungle. We Can Have Some Action Select Mervin Silva. The Puppet On A String


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