By Colombo Telegraph –
A three judge bench of the Appeals Court today reserved their order on the writ application by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake against the findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee to be delivered at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
President of the Court of Appeal S. Sriskandarajah, and justices Anil Gooneratne and A.W.A. Salaam heard submissions in support of the motion by Counsel for the Chief Justice, Romesh De Silva PC.
The three judge bench will decide whether to grant an interim order and serve notice on the 13 respondents cited in the petition tomorrow.
De Silva said that the PSC procedure had not followed due process and could not grant his client a fair trial. He told the court that no procedure under law to carry out an inquiry into the charges contained in the impeachment motion against his client and added that some members of the PSC had verbally abused the Chief Justice.
In the Writ Applications filed in the Court of Appeal, the Chief Justice is seeking to quash the PSC report and its findings and restrain the Speaker from further action with regard to the impeachment.