BASL resolution wants impeachment reconsidered

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today adopted an eight point resolution which included a call to the government to reconsider the impeachment motion on Chief Justice (CJ) Shirani Bandaranayake.

Following a heated exchange of views among the BASL members during a special meeting, the eight point resolution was adopted after which a press conference was convened.

Speaking at the media briefing BASL President Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the BASL had reiterated the need to safeguard the independence of the judiciary.

He said the BASL will urge President Mahinda Rajapaksa and parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa not to proceed with the impeachment of the Chief Justice.

Past President’s of the BASL are also expected to support this call, Rajapakshe said.