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Govt responds to US concern over impeachment

Rebuking a statement by the US expressing concern at the impeachment of Sri Lanka's Chief Justice, the government's spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella, said that he would understand the accusations if "jungle law" had been practised, "but that is not the case".

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Rambukwella said,

“If jungle law has been practiced in this instance I can understand all these allegations and counter-allegations regarding the motion but that is not the case. We as legislators have acted completely within the framework provided in the Constitution”

“Should a democratic country use the constitution and act within it, or to go beyond or against it? These are the questions that need to be asked from those making these statements. As far as the government is concerned it does not get involved with matters of the judiciary, but when there is an issue between the judiciary and others there is provision in the Constitution as to how it should be resolved”

 

 

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