Appoint PSC to probe Sumanthiran’s statement SC: Wijeyadasa tells Speaker

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has requested Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane to appoint a Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to probe and recommend appropriate action on the statement made by TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran regarding the Supreme Court determination on the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

The Minister said in a letter to the Speaker that Mr. Sumanthiran had stated during the debate on the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that Supreme Court determination on the 22nd Amendment was against the law.

He said the judiciary or the judges should not be criticized without moving a proper motion in Parliament in terms with the Standing Orders. The Minister said the statement has challenged the Parliamentary democracy and that the MP has attempted to create a rift between the judiciary and the Parliament.

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