Dissanayake contempt case to proceed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 May 2000, 14:32 GMT]
A notice has been issued for Sports Minister S.B.Dissanayake to appear before the Supreme Court on June 21 to show cause as to why he should not be found in contempt of court for his controversial remarks about Judges.

The issue is in respect to a reference to the Supreme Court and the impending Constitutional reforms at the annual convention of Architects held recently.

The public address made by Minister Dissanayake was published in the Sunday Times. Ten judges of the Supreme Court requested the Chief Justice to call an affidavit from the Editor of the Sunday Times on the authenticity of this publication.

The Sunday Times Editor, Sinha Ranatunga submitted an affidavit affirming the story.

Subsequently, this comment made by the Minister was perused by three of the Judges of the Supreme Court who decided that it was substantial enough to issue a show cause notice on the minister.

The Supreme Court directed the Attorney General to draft the Rule against the Minister. This draft Rule was submitted to the Court by the Attorney General last week.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.10.17 23:26  
Tamil political prisoners incarcerated in Colombo go on hunger strike
22.10.17 21:55   Photo
Colombo seizes more lands for Sinhala colonisation in Trincomalee through engineering Tamil-Muslim divide in East
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5071