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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6.01 GMT
No interference on judiciary - President


President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday asserted that there is no political interference of any kind on the country's judiciary as some have alleged.

Addressing a meeting with news directors and chief editors of electronic and printed media at the Temple Trees the President said that the government does not interfere in the affairs of judges or in the judicial procedures.

Speaking of the Judicial Services Commission, the President said that he as the head of state has so far not made any statement regarding the communiqué issued by the Commission.

The Commission has the powers to decide the appointment and transfer of magistrates and district judges and the public representatives have the right to complain to the Commission, the President noted.

When asked about the Divi Neguma Draft Bill, the President said it has been directed to the provincial councils under the order of the Supreme Court.

The President explained that the job security and future progress of the workers would be consolidated through the establishment of the Divi Neguma Department.





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