Statement

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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 organ