Supreme Court recommends the postponement of PSC sessions

Supreme Court - Sri Lanka

The Supreme Court, has recommended the postponement of the Parliamentary Select Committee sessions that were to examine the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice, until the Supreme Court gives its determination on the interpretation of the constitution, as requested by the Court of Appeal.

The Supreme Court has said that it is making this recommendation as the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary must work in harmony.

The Supreme Court issued this order when the nine petitions that were referred to it by the Court of Appeal were taken up this morning.

The petition was taken up before a bench comprising of Justices Nimal Gamini Amaratunga, K Sripavan, and Priyasad Depp.

The petitions were filed seeking a determination from court that the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to examine the impeachment motion did not possess judicial powers.

The petitions were directed to the Supreme Court to for an interpretation of the constitution.


Courtesy: News First