Ex-CJ acquitted from non-declaration of assets

19 February 2016 10:26 am - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bribery Commission today withdrew all three ongoing cases against former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake over non-declaration of assets in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya acquitted Dr. Bandaranayake after Senior State Council Dilan Rathnayake, who appeared for the Bribery Commission, informed the court about the withdrawal of the cases.

Ms. Bandaranayake’s passport was released and the restraining order on traveling abroad was removed by the court. (Shehan Chamika Silva)



Video by Courts Prasanna


  Comments - 21

  • ram Friday, 19 February 2016 11:03 AM

    instead of withdrawing the case court should have released from all cases after necessary evidence proof.

    kaboos Friday, 19 February 2016 11:13 AM

    justice prevailing in the island

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 19 February 2016 11:20 AM

    Expected. If the charges were bogus; any possibibility to frame charges against perpetrators.

    Aho Lanka Friday, 19 February 2016 11:37 AM

    Give her a seat in parliament next to SF. Yasapalanaya!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 19 February 2016 12:27 PM

    Congratulations Madam, always truth will win and you are the example.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 19 February 2016 12:28 PM

    Hope Mahinda will not get a Heart attack or Stroke after this news.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 19 February 2016 12:29 PM

    God is with you always Madam, anyway you are an Iron Lady indeed.

    idroos2002 Friday, 19 February 2016 12:32 PM

    Is it possible to give her a diplomatic posting in one of our missions abroad ?

    sss Saturday, 20 February 2016 07:35 PM

    It is time for MR people to face the law and present administration to avoid it, People like this bandaranayake family have the best of both

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 19 February 2016 12:36 PM

    If she comes into politics and join Yahapalanaya, she could treat her oppornents in a drastic manner.

    omer Saturday, 20 February 2016 07:54 PM

    you need a good break but our country need you. via DM Android App

    gemba Saturday, 20 February 2016 07:59 PM

    Are you crazy imagine the kid coming out.Yikes!

    Harith Friday, 19 February 2016 02:00 PM

    If you are supporting the Yahapalanaya no case will be filed against you (like Hirunika). If cases are on going then such cases will be withdrawn.

    TBala Friday, 19 February 2016 02:45 PM

    If truth will win, wonder why the charges were removed without going for trial.

    Siribiris Friday, 19 February 2016 02:46 PM

    See yahapalana manifest. Only career diplomats!

    shantha Friday, 19 February 2016 03:30 PM

    She has maintained her beautiful smiling face throughout the persecution by the uneducated filth?Now bring on helping hambantota 2?

    Sincere Friday, 19 February 2016 03:41 PM

    When she is going out, those who wanted to put her in are going in. What an irony!

    Bala Friday, 19 February 2016 03:50 PM

    No evidence was put up but trumped up case with wrong deductions to show there was a case. Justice MR type - now with crocodile tears of political revenge.

    gayan Friday, 19 February 2016 03:52 PM

    God be with all of us with this hypocracy.

    Mandy Friday, 19 February 2016 03:52 PM

    How gullible are you Harith to believe that MR time justice prevailed.

    onlooker Friday, 19 February 2016 05:56 PM

    God save yahapalana

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