CJ denies

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Referring to media reports published on Wednesday, Chief Justice Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake has denied all allegations levelled against her.

Writing to Daily Mirror through her attorneys, Neelakandan and Neelakandan law firm, Dr. Bandaranayake has stated that there has been no financial impropriety on her part and that she will continue to duly and properly discharge her duties without fear or favour and do so, independently, impartially and fearlessly in accordance with the law. (Susitha R. Fernando)

The full letter

We are the Lawyers for Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake.

Publicity has been given in your newspaper regarding allegations against our Client.

At present, we bring the following facts regarding her bank accounts and remittances to your attention and through you, to the Public.

Our Client has been banking exclusively with the National Development Bank (NBD) since 2010. Our Client has declared all operative accounts that have assets in her declaration of assets and liabilities. The Bank has informed our Client that there are a few non-operative accounts which contain zero balances. There may be non-operative accounts in other banks which our Client operated prior to 30th October 1996, which our Client believes have been closed.

Our Client was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court on 30th October 1996. Since then no money whatsoever has been remitted to our Client from abroad or from this country save and except from her immediate family (inclusive of her sister) and her official remuneration.

Our Client’s sister and her husband, who are employed as professional engineers in Australia, reserved an apartment (for purchase by them) when they were in Sri Lanka Thereafter from time to time, our Client’s sister (through her Australian bank) remitted sums of Australian dollars for the purchase of the Apartment. This was later convened to Sri Lankan Rupees by NDB. In Sri Lankan Rupees it was approximately Rs.27 Million. Our Client, by cheques, directly remitted to the seller in installments a sum of approximately Rs 27 Million. The Bank has confirmed these transactions

The sum of Rs. Million mentioned in your news item is not accurate. The sum of Rs. 19 Million approximately mentioned in your news item is a part of the aforementioned purchase consideration of approximately Rs.27 million. There was never a remittance of Rs 34 Million into our Client’s account.

In the circumstances, in summary:

(a) our Client has declared all her operative bank accounts having assets in her declaration of assets and liabilities; and

(b) after her appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court our Client has not received any remittances from anyone in Sri Lanka or abroad save and except the    remuneration as a judge and the remittances from her immediate family.

Thus clearly there has been no financial impropriety on her part.

Our Client totally denies the other allegations and can easily refute them.

Our Client instructs us to state that she will, as always, continue to duly and properly discharges her duties without fear or favour; she will do so, independently, impartially and fearlessly in accordance with the Law.


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  • wholeheartered Friday, 09 November 2012 06:48 AM

    All The Best Madam, They'll trying to dig their own grave.

    who beleive Friday, 09 November 2012 06:49 AM

    who beleive

    C. Seneveratne Friday, 09 November 2012 01:27 AM

    The day will come that you can have the biggest laugh

    Asoka Jayawardane Friday, 09 November 2012 06:54 AM

    Because of your professor's recommendation became CJ. Now, Guthtila verses Musila

    Janaki Kalansuriya Friday, 09 November 2012 01:45 AM

    I wonder why I can't still believe in the statement you have made!!!!!!?

    Namal Pavithra Friday, 09 November 2012 07:13 AM

    All must rally round her, if she seems innocent before law of the jungle take all of us into custody.

    Tariq khan Friday, 09 November 2012 07:32 AM

    this sort of allegations or even if goes further to impeachment can never be ' a big surprise' in this part of the world . )

    mohandev Friday, 09 November 2012 07:38 AM

    Dont forget she was one time buddy of executive who gave her the job of CJ as his favorite. What the country wants to know is what happened to the initial friendship which not only favored her but her hubby boy to with plum chairman job in NSB

    Singha Bahu Friday, 09 November 2012 07:43 AM

    Actually I know her sister and brother in law fairly well. They are in the pinnacle of their respective careers in managerial positions. I congratulate them sending much needed foreign exchange to Sri Lanka.
    Madam - Your tremendous courage is an inspiration for all of us.

    jacoob Friday, 09 November 2012 02:31 AM

    I wonder why people are talking like how they talk

    Aussie Mozzie Friday, 09 November 2012 07:50 AM

    how long brother and sister had 27mn in Australia before transfer to CJ and where they originally come from?

    Adi Friday, 09 November 2012 02:40 AM

    will see will see..the allegations against her seem to be baaad....if they are true they will be proved and if they are just made up stories by the government we could see that as well in the time to come

    Marikkar Friday, 09 November 2012 08:32 AM

    When jungle laws rule the country,everybody including the CJ is a victim

    bandara Friday, 09 November 2012 08:32 AM

    Aussie Mozzie, it is the CJ and not her sister who is under the scanner

    roshan Saturday, 10 November 2012 04:29 AM

    Why people select thugs people for top post?
    they do not how to behave with educated person

    Poor guy Friday, 09 November 2012 08:42 AM

    She will loose or already lost

    ranjith Friday, 09 November 2012 04:10 AM

    Dear Madam, you may go forward and prove your innocence,power crazy politicians will have to pay back one day and remorse one day. Your honor will never have to lament for justices done. "Praise and Gratitude" to you.

    patriot Friday, 09 November 2012 04:14 AM

    Madam,whole nation weeps today for the injustice you are subjected to.Nature has a plan for everything and every person.We'll wait and see
    Patriot

    bandara Friday, 09 November 2012 04:19 AM

    if this happened in 2010 why did the govt. wait until 2012 when the D-Bill was rejected bu the CJ to take up these matters??

    Kautilya Friday, 09 November 2012 04:20 AM

    Bravo madam. Hammered the nail right into the mole head.
    Congratulation!!!!.

    kennedy Friday, 09 November 2012 10:15 AM

    what abut the politicians??? they do not have bank accounts or houses ????

    Korale Friday, 09 November 2012 10:27 AM

    check everyone's bank accounts who signed the impeachment. Then you can see who is most guilty.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 09 November 2012 10:43 AM

    What else to do, accept?

    Aussie Mozzie Friday, 09 November 2012 10:46 AM

    Many bribes given to relatives, but later transferred to the person, relatives are being used to cover up black money. Thus the need to investigate origins of funds.

    dsena Friday, 09 November 2012 10:48 AM

    Don't take steps back go forward . get a straight decision if not people hav eto suffer .commite foul

    Ban Ban Friday, 09 November 2012 10:57 AM

    Can we know the bank balances of all the MP's in every government since Sri Lanka gained independence? Then we'll see how the country has run up such a huge budget deficit!

    Aussie Mozzie Friday, 09 November 2012 11:02 AM

    There is nothing to be proud of here. Whole mother land ruined by politicians and their appointees, CJ must be appointed by independent body, so is NSB job. Qualified deserving people have no chance to get a job they deserve and serve mother land.

    richardson Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:52 PM

    Very bad no ???

    Thomas Thursday, 08 November 2012 06:36 PM

    Well done. Let them prove, if they can. Good luck

    Athula Friday, 09 November 2012 05:34 AM

    When things get tough, tough get going- way to go. You're on the right track. madam

    Lobo Friday, 09 November 2012 12:15 PM

    no need to check bank accounts. Just see the cars they drive and the houses they have and you'll know its not bought with money earned legally.

    Jilmart VotesMR Friday, 09 November 2012 12:17 PM

    Nobody is pure ultimately and God only knows the truth, affected people knows the truth from all these. Truth always win, even its for country president, lawyer or even CJ

    shanthi Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:56 PM

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    " MAY THE BLESSINGS OF TRIPLE GEM BE ALWAYS WITH OUR Hon.lady CJ "
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    elton Thursday, 08 November 2012 07:23 PM

    way to go dear madam

    Poor guy Friday, 09 November 2012 05:44 AM

    Innocent till proven guilty

    Sapumal Bandara Friday, 09 November 2012 05:49 AM

    WONDER OF ASIA?

    Lobo Friday, 09 November 2012 12:25 PM

    Bad for whom? The Government?

    saman de silva Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:18 PM

    You can't trust the executive, the legislature or the judiciary. This is a good test for the people, who have no power over anything.

    Lobo Friday, 09 November 2012 12:28 PM

    This is why no MP or anyone else dares to leave the Govt or even go against it......because all their underhand activities will be brought to light.

    Yehiya Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:38 PM

    Madam, entire nation loves you. You may shine as best CJ in the world. Lot of good things comes to you. Even draft are lot of error & no value of vocabulary

    Yehiya Friday, 09 November 2012 06:11 AM

    She used the diplomatic ways even critical time, this is the differ between earn & purchase PHD

    Indian johnna Friday, 09 November 2012 06:26 AM

    People, do not compliment anyone, or defend anyone. Today in Sri Lanka, no one knows what the next man is up to, but it smells foul all over .People who takes the lion share will have to face the same. Now it’s happening in India.
    Let justice prevail, the whole world is watching us, no one is above the law...Especially God's judgement.

    Soori Thursday, 08 November 2012 11:46 PM

    We are proud of you, the way you stand for the pressure of politics, as a Professional produced by Free Education of Sri Lanka.

    hks Friday, 09 November 2012 06:28 AM

    Dear madam, do not hesitate to approach the INTERNATIONAL COURT if an injustice happens during the PSC investigations.

    Emmanuel Philip Friday, 09 November 2012 06:34 AM

    This has created a precedence to check all the other bank accounts of our politicians. Who will take this step of checking the bank accounts. The people have no power why will the UNP with Ranil take proper steps.


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