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Sri Lanka business chamber issues statement on Chief Justice
07 Dec, 2012 12:31:42
Dec 07, 2012 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has called for "mutual respect and trust between the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary" in the wake of an ongoing controversial impeachment of the country's chief justice.
Lawyers representing the Chief Justice has said she was called a 'mad woman' by legislators in a parliamentary select committee and was given around 1,000 pages of documents yesterday which she was supposed to provide answers by today.

The Chamber urged "comity between the organs of State" to maintained in what it called the "National interest."

The full statement is reproduced below:

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has been closely following the current impeachment process relating to the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce strongly believes that mutual respect and trust between the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary, and the Rule of Law are essential prerequisites that are crucial for rapid economic development and for the achievement of development targets that we have set upon ourselves to achieve. Therefore, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urges all three organs of the State to act with care and caution to ensure that the comity between the organs of State is maintained at all times, in the National interest.

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