Parliament is the only entity that can remove a Chief Justice: Dinesh Gunewardena (Watch Video)

Parliament is the only entity that can remove a Chief Justice: Dinesh Gunewardena (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

29 Jan, 2015 | 9:36 pm

Speaking in Parliament on Thursday,  the opposition charged that the manner in which Shirani Bandaranayake was appointed as the Chief Justice and the removal of former Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, was wrong.

Speaking in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said that the Parliament is the only entity that can remove a Chief Justice from his position. And added that this is a sad incident that has taken place in the history of Parliament.

Meanwhile,  Opposition Leader, Nimal Siripala de Silva said that it is essential that the Prime Minister notifies the house that the government will ensure good governance and the law will not be compromised, when removing a person from a position such as the Chief Justice without straying away from the proper procedures as in the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister, Ranil Wikremesinghe noted that the constitution has not been violated and no one has been removed.


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