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An attempt to takeover CJ’s powers by politicians – ex-president An attempt to takeover CJ’s powers by politicians – ex-president
May 10, 2018

A trap set for govt.’s opponents - Mahinda Featured

The judicature amendment act is clearly an attempt to hunt down and silence popular opposition figures, says ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The act is not an honest attempt to clean up the political culture, but is one by politicians to takeover powers of the chief justice, and a move to politicize the judiciary, according to him.

Rajapaksa also says the act aims to trap opponents of the government, and not to catch robbers, adding that it is now clear for the people who the robbers are.

He was commenting on the judicature amendment bill that was passed by 119 votes to 52 votes and with amendments in parliament yesterday.

Government members and the TNA voted for its passage, while the joint opposition and the UPFA MPs who joined the opposition voted against it.

The JVP members were absent at the vote.

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