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Judicial independence shown through Gotabhaya verdict - Rajapaksa

5 October 2019 - 430   - 3

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has said judicial independence has been shown through yesterdays verdict in favour of SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

He made these remarks after the Appeal Court dismissed a petition challenging the dual citizenship of Rajapaksa - a case which could have otherwise prevented him from contesting the Presidential poll.

The SLPP leader added that a cash deposit for parliamentarian Chamal Rajapaksa had been made to nominate him as the SLPP's alternative Presidential candidate if a court verdict is given against Gotabhaya.

  Comments - 3

  • Ranjith Sam Saturday, 5 October 2019 10:51 AM

    Wow , How strange that Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa value the independence of the judiciary now? When he was in power the judiciary had their hands twisted .

    Reply : 1       0

    Mr. YAHAPALANAYA Saturday, 5 October 2019 03:27 PM

    Yes, thanks to Yahapalanaya government who made the judicial system independent.

    Reply : 1       0

    Jith Saturday, 5 October 2019 03:30 PM

    Yes, independence was not there during your Presidency !

    Reply : 1       0

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