( January 3, 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Movement for Unite Country with Power sharing states The Supreme Court which has the sole authority for interpreting the supreme law of the country, the constitution, has clearly come out to say that the parliamentary select committee has no authority to exercise judicial power in the case of impeachment of the Chief Justice.
The investigation into the impeachment must be done by a judicial body or tribunal empowered by law to carry out such actions Supreme Court has very clearly indicated that standing orders are not law and cannot be the basis for a judicial tribunal Parliament through a Act can empower such body with judicial power like what the late Anura Bandaranayake the former Speaker said.
The pathetic drama of the Rajapaksha Regime is now exposed, as an attempt to undermine the judiciary, the law of the country, and also the parliament itself. Therefore we appeal to all those who respect democracy and freedom to salute the step taken by the Supreme Court and to mobilize all forces to defeat the conspiracy of Mahinda Regime.
M.A. Sumanthiran – MP TNA
Vickramabahu Karunarathne – NSSP
Mano Ganesan – Democratic People’s Front
Azath Salley – Muslim Tamil National Alliance
Sirithunga Jayasuriya – United Socialist Party
Sarath Manamendra – Nava Sihala Urimaya