Written by Staff Writer
18 May, 2015 | 9:16 pm
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva, accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today when he spoke against the court decision on Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The opposition leader noted that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a constitutional right to seek legal redress adding that once the verdict was issued it was the Prime Minister who agitated by it stated that this verdict should be refereed to the Commonwealth.
Nimal Siripala de Silva notes that there were several facts that the Prime Minister failed to fully reveal when voicing this opinion. According to the Opposition leader the Chief justice had granted permission for the two justices who were on the bench to hear the FR case filed by the former Defense Secretary. He adds that the deputy solicitor General who appeared on behalf of the Police and IGP did not object when the two judges delivered their verdict.
De Silva went on to note that the Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the country and added that this is the Prime Minister behaves when the highest judicial body in the country delevers a verdict against him. The Opposition Leader notes that this clearly shows the United National Party’s allignment with foreign powers.
The Parliamentarian expressed these views during a media briefing held on Monday (May 18th). SLFP National Organiser MP Susil Premajayantha who was also present during the briefing remarked that the Prime Minister is questioning this verdict as he himself is not certain who would be in the cabinet of ministers when the case is taken up again in September.
Journalists attending the media briefing also questioned the opposition leader on a possible no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Nimala Siripala de Silva denied these claims but did state that they would call for a no-confidence motion against the governor of the Central Bank.
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