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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 6.14 GMT

Era in which judiciary was politically influenced ended - President


The era in which the judiciary was politically influenced has been ended with consolidation its independence to the maximum, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President said the Government has clearly portrayed the system of giving opportunity to everybody to enjoy the benefits of peace and democracy in the last three months. He recalled the Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake approached the judiciary saying that some Provincial Councilors had signed a memorandum to remove him. But he secured a stay order from the Appeals court until the petition is heard. Gotabaya Rajapaksa also secured an interim order preventing his arrest until the determination of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by him. “They could do so as the independence of the judiciary has been consolidated in the country”, the President said.

President Sirisena was speaking at the opening of the new three-storied building of the Akurana Pradeshiya Sabha yesterday (May 14).

The expenditure incurred by the Government on this building complex put up with the aim of providing a broad service to the public was eight million rupees. After its opening the President inspected the building.

Speaking further, President Sirisena mentioned that the political culture of the country had various breakdowns duo to mandatory system. “The mandatory system contains not a political philosophy of building a country, but a system of building personalities” he stated.

The President further stated a requirement has been arisen to create a new election system with the ideas of everybody of the country, including the scholars and intellectuals.





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