By Colombo Telegraph –
The Supreme Court today made a request to the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice to defer its proceedings until the Supreme Court makes a determination on the constitutionality of Standing Order 78A which has been framed under Article 107 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices Gamini Amaratunga, K. Sripavan and Priyasath Dep stated that the request was being made in the background of the mutual respect that exists between the Parliament and the judiciary. The Court directed the Court of Appeal to notice the respondents to file their written submissions. After the respondents file their submissions, the petitioners and the Attorney General could file their submissions. The case will be called before the Supreme Court on 28 November to fix dates for argument.