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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
CJ Asked For An Open Public Trial – Refused, Asked For Observers – Refused
Chief Justice has asked for an open public trial. The application was refused. Then asked for observers including Bar Association of Sri Lanka. This was also refused. Thus the inquiry would be held in camera, the Colombo Telegraph reliably learnt.
Chief Justice objected to Wimal Weerawansa MP and Dr. Rajitha Seneratne MP from participating as members of the PSC on the ground of bias.(There were several cases where CJ has given orders affecting these MPs/their family members). Order on this is postponed for Thursday (6th December) afternoon 2.30 pm. On that day, they will also consider whether further time would be given to the CJ for explanations.
No procedures for inquiry have been adopted. No lists of documents or witnesess have been given. The PSC is to meet without the CJ on 5th, tomorrow at 10.00 am.