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Bandula blames ex-CJ for 'Z-score' crisis

Bandula blames ex-CJ for 'Z-score' crisis

2013 May 23

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday that ousted Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake should be held responsible for the 2011 GCE Advanced Level ‘Z-score’ crisis.

The minister said that when the ‘Z-score’ issue turned controversial, the ministry had appointed a committee of five professors and they were ready to present their opinion to the Supreme Court. But, Chief Justice Bandaranayake had allowed only Prof R. O. Thattil to present observations before the Court and the Supreme Court verdict was given on the basis of observations made by a single professor.

"As a government we are bound to respect the decisions of the Supreme Court, irrespective of the person sitting on the Chief Justice’s chair. We did nothing but the same," the Minister said.

He was responding to a question raised by Kurunegala District UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera. (SI)

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