Legal Lacuna

Jan 11, 2013 (LBO) – An illegal impeachment of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice and the disregard for law by the ruling coalition will discourage investment, an opposition legislator has warned. “Without law how can investors come?” legislator Harsha de Silva from the main opposition United National Party, who is also an economist told reporters ahead of an impeachment of Sri Lanka’s chief justice.

Sri Lanka’s parliament in which the ruling coalition has a majority is expected to impeach Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake who has said that she was denied justice and due process at a parliamentary committee which was declared by courts to be illegal.

De Silva said his party will speech during a two day debate but will not debate about the contents of a report by the parliamentary committee which was already been declared illegal.

The report was only fit for the waste paper collector he said.

De Silva said Sri Lanka has already violated property rights of investors by expropriating assts through a controversial law which went against constitutional guarantees on peoples property rights.

“We have not recovered from the blow of the expropriation law yet,” de Silva said s