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BASL goes to court over impeachment

Some international rights groups have expressed concern over the impeachment. The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, has urged Sri Lanka to “reconsider” the motion and ensure that proper due process is carried out. (Xinhua) The chief justice had denied all the allegations including not declaring over bank accounts and misuse of power against her.The chief justice came under criticism by the government after her ruling against a bill that sought wider power for Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The BASL which represents all the lawyers in the country and part of the judges said that the PSC on Thursday refused to accede to request of the Supreme Court to postpone the probe until a constitutional interpretation is given on the impeachment procedure. The policy making body of 11,000 lawyers of Sri Lanka said Wednesday that they went to the Supreme Court challenging the impeachment of country’s first female chief justice.The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) had filed an action against the Speaker of the Parliament and 11-member Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake on 14 charges, the Bar President Wijedasa Rajapaksa said. In its fundamental rights action, the Bar Association has asked the Supreme Court to issue an immediate order to stay further proceedings of the impeachment as it violates the fundamental rights of the legal fraternity and of the citizens of Sri Lanka. read more

Rose Ramdehol partners with Hero Motorcycles for exclusive distribution

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL proliferating Tourism in Guyana, among other sectorsSeptember 12, 2018In “Business”Hero MotorCorp extends title sponsorship of CPL for 3 yearsAugust 28, 2019In “latest news”GBTI hosts auto fair for affordable vehicle financingApril 14, 2019In “Business” Local automotive dealers Rose Ramdehol will now be the exclusive distributors of Hero Motorcycles in Guyana and the English speaking Caribbean. This partnership was unveiled on Wednesday at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.India’s High Commissioner to Guyana HE Mr V Mahalingam has a feel of one of the motor cycles at the event (Carl Crooker photo)The Hero brand which is the title sponsor for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is expected to be an economical brand for the Guyanese public. Representative from the company Josh Ramdehol speaking at the ceremony expressed elation of being able to land the deal which he believes will be beneficial to Guyana given its success in Asia.Ramdehol highlighted the green initiative the company has taken, citing the great fuel consumption of the affordable motorcycles.CPL Commercial Director Jamie Stewart spoke of the history of the partnership which has been a fruitful and the long standing impact they have had on support sports across the spectrum.Bank of Baroda Managing Director Arun Kumar Gupta disclosed that they had no issues being in partnership given the success of the motorcycle around Asia especially the appeal it has to customers in India.The ceremony also had the presence of India’s High Commissioner to Guyana H.E. Mr. V. Mahalingam who also hailed the success of the company.Rose Ramdehol is expected to have Dawn 150 cc, Hunk 150cc, Dash 110cc and Glamour 125 cc at their South Road Bourda location .Displays of the machines are set to be on show for the CPL matches in Guyana. read more