Impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake: SC makes null and void Appeal Court decision that ‘PSC is unlawful’

Impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake: SC makes null and void Appeal Court decision that ‘PSC is unlawful’

Impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake: SC makes null and void Appeal Court decision that ‘PSC is unlawful’

Written by Staff Writer

21 Feb, 2014 | 11:01 am

The decision made by Former Chairman of the Court of Appeal S. Skandarajah that the Parliamentary Select Committee which was appointed to look into the charges against the Former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake is unlawful was made null and void by a five-member bench by the Supreme Court on Friday.

The petition was considered before a five-judge bench comprising of justices Saleem Marzook, Chandra Ekanayake, Sathya Heittige, Eva Wansundara and Rohini Marasinghe.

The petition challenging the decision made by the Court of Appeal was filed by Attorney General Palitha Fernando.

The petition filed by the Attorney General states that the decision given by the Court of Appeal sets a wrong precedent and noted that the judiciary had no right to enforce rulings on the legislature.

The Court of Appeal gave its ruling after taking into consideration petitions filed by several citizens challenging the Parliamentary Select Committee.

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