By Colombo Telegraph –
An impeachment motion was signed and given to me, I was not in favour of it that time. Now that has been tabled in parliament, the next step is to appoint a committee and obtain a report, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.
“There is a parliament. However I’m saddened by recent developments, I’m a lawyer by profession. When you look at this issue from that perspective I’m not in favour of undermining the judiciary. If someone has made a mistake then I do not think that should be discussed in public. It need not be made public. I will appoint an independent committee to look in to the PSC report that will be submitted before its implementation. Because I only have to be held accountable to my conscience. At the end of the day I have to be content with the decision I make. Under my instruction I will implement system although it has not been stated in books or law. However I have to be content with the decisions I take.” he further said.
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Speech in Sinhala