By Shalika Wimalasena | Translated By Akitha Wijayasinghe
President's Counsel Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne claims that the statement given to the media by Minister of Justice Ali Sabry regarding the removal of IGP is fallacious.
The Minister of Justice had mentioned that there are no provisions under the current constitution to dismiss the IGP if he is proved to be held responsible for the Easter Sunday attack on 21st April 2019.
Dr. Jayampathi told Medialk.com that there are enough prerequisite provisions in the constitution to dismiss the Attorney General and the IGP.
"The necessary actualities are clearly mentioned in Removal of Officers Act (No. 05 of 2002) and if there are any charges against the Attorney General or the IGP, they are given the chance to justify their actions. After that a proposal can be passed to proceed the dismissal out of the simple majority of the parliament", Dr. Wickramaratne added.
He further said that Prof. G.L. Peiris, the president of Sri Lanka People's Front which is a major party in the current government, proposed this act as the Minister of Justice of the UNP government in 2002.