President says judiciary now independent

Maithripala-SirisenaPresident Maithripala Sirisena says recent rulings by the Court proves that the judiciary in Sri Lanka is now independent.

Speaking at an event today, the President said that the ruling on the Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa proves there is no Government influence in the judiciary.

The Court had recently ruled against moves to remove Ekanayake and also arrest Rajapaksa in two separate cases.

President Maithripala Sirisena said that recently he had met a group of judges and they had told him that the judges do not get directions from the Government anymore. (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. That verdict we understand is act of Independence of Judiciary, the crux of the matter NOT that.
    The very an appointment and removal of Chief Justice by MS authoritarian power of regime, is that entirely against Constitutional of Republic of Sri lanaka and its norms. What ever so there is no legitimacy of CJ appointment by MS was eschatology of rule of law and limbo of pillar of LAW of land.
    Your democracy accountability is far form ,the realty of values accepts by World Democracy and Legal order .

    MS need to learn more on democracy and rule of law by pool of consultancies. We are not that Libyan, Iraquians , Yemenis, Egypt or Uganda. that one party rule by democracy discard rule of law by abusing and misusing power of people mandate.

    Rule of Law and equality before law has been ensure and enrich by act of head of State of elected President. You have set fine example by your own deeds, but not that by words.

  2. People are sure that there is no pressure on judges from the Government. Will it amount to independent Judiciary.

  3. Hey Guys. Take a step back and sincerely think again about your comments. Look like you have forgotten how people got kidnapped by white vans during the last regime.

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