Minister of Mass media assures that the people will be ensured the right to obtain information on any government activity except matters relating to security.
Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:46
Minister of Mass Media and parliamentary affairs Gayantha Karunarathilleka said that the rights for information act will be adopted in the parliament shortly and the people's right to obtain information will be ensured. The minister made these comments addressing a media personnel in Kandy after performing religious rights at the temple of tooth relics and subsequently visiting the Maha Nayaka theros of Malwaththa and Asgiri chapters.
The president said in Alawwa that people cannot be cheated with hatred statements.
Friday, 26 December 2014 18:27
President Mahinda Rajapakse says persons who did not see drawbacks of the government when they are with the government are now depicting limitations of the government after resigning. If the government has done any wrong the responsibility of that goes to every minister according to the collective responsibility of the cabinet.
Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake resumes duties as Chief Justice.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:32
President of Bar Association of Sri Lanka Upul Jayasuriya said chief Justice-43 Shirani Bandaranayake has resumed duties in the office of Chief Justice as there had been no legal removal of her from the post.
Dr. Bandaranayake arrived at the Superior Court complex at Hulftsdorp this afternoon and took office at the chambers of the Chief Justice, after she was welcomed by Mr. Jayasuriya.
“There is no requirement for a new appointment therefore,” he told a news conference today and added that she will resign form her post tomorrow.
The government says removal of CJ Shiranie Bandaranie was null and void from the inception.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:31
The government says ousting of Dr.Shiranie Bandaranaike from the post of Chief Justice was null and void from the inception. According to the clause 107 of the constitution a motion demanding the removal of the CJ should be passed in the parliament. As it has not been done in the proper procedure her removal is completely null and void. A special select committee was appointed by the parliament prior to her ousting. The presidential select committee had decided that there were adequate allegations against Dr.Shiranie Bandaranaike to remove her from the post. The relevant report of the PSC was presented to parliament on 18th January 2013. It was debated in the House and the relevant motion was passed. It has not stated that Mrs.Bandaranaike should be removed however the former president had sacked the CJ Shiranie Bandaranaike and appointed Mohan Peiris instead.