Speaker gets tough with SC

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says no outside body can dictate terms to him, parliament or any committee appointed by him.

The Speaker said this in response to petitions filed in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed by him to look into the motion to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The Supreme Court had issued summons to the PSC members but the Speaker said that the court has no authority to issue notice to the legislator.