By Colombo Telegraph –
President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and President’s Counsel Wijayadasa Rajapakse, told The Island Financial Review yesterday (13) that the release of the accounts and financial statements of the Chief Justice to not only the Parliament Select Committee probing the matter, but to the media as well, was not only unethical but also illegal.
According to the Island Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe also said that no personal financial information could be released unless there is a direction from a Competent Court or by the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue.
He also said that it was illegal to release her financial statements which was in the domain of the 117 MPs who were signatories to the Impeachment Motion and long before it entered the Parliamentary Select Committee proceedings, the newspaper reported. “Whether the PSC also has the powers of a Court is also in question and that is being debated now,” he added.