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Breaking News: Standing Order Is Not Law – Court of Appeal

By Colombo Telegraph

The Court of Appeal today delivering the judgement says standing order is not law. Parliament Select Committee (PSC) has no legal authority to inquire into allegations on CJ Court of Appeal said.

An application for Writ of Prohibition was filed by former Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman and  a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a former President of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD Sri Lankan of the year 2001 Chandra Jayaratne. K. Kanag Iswaran, President’s Counsel, appeared for Jayaratne.

The Court of Appeal December 21, 2012 observed that it has the jurisdiction to hear the writ petition filed by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake challenging the findings of the PSC and as such issued notices on the Speaker and PSC members returnable today.

Read the full text of Supreme Court determination here

 

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