CJ files petition challenging PSC findings

19 December 2012 08:04 am - 38     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike filed a petition in the Court of Appeal challenging the findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror her lawyers confirmed that they have filed a petition in this regard.

  Comments - 38

  • Realist Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:00 AM

    She is fighting to cover up her misdeeds and increasingly looking like Hanuman with flaming tail.

    Realist Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:02 AM

    So said cheerleaders for SF as well !!!

    Ranil Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:14 AM

    CJ , you are counting days to go home. will be an another SF.

    We are very sorry for you.

    Luvis Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:26 AM

    No justice for chief justice? What about us

    Pulasthi Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:02 PM

    Research reveals that out of the country’s population, 30% are suffering from psychiatric disorders and out of them, 1% suffer from Schizophrenia, 1% -2% from Bipolar (high and low stages of Mino Maniac condition), 6% -10% from depression and 20% from minor psychiatric conditions.

    silva Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:10 AM

    MR will appoint his crooks as judges to proceed the case

    Thomas Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:17 AM

    Good luck. Fight for Justice

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:19 AM

    Wish Her Ladyship the best of luck. That HL CJ wins means we the people of Sri Lanka win.

    Nizam - Dubai Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:27 AM

    Ok guys the war begins....................

    mithraya Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:31 AM

    Well done Madam. Warning : You are fighting against the "King kakille" and the Jungle Law

    malasekara Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:32 AM

    Mala John.

    Shan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:32 AM

    As usual, short-term response will be thug ignorance......
    Wish U every success!

    kautilya Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:38 AM

    The Sword of the Justice shining

    Realist Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:38 AM

    What a joke !!! She is CJ and president of JSC and has overarching powers over entire court system. She is in effect hearing her own case.

    I think this is Natural justice 'CJ Style' that her supporters are so fond of saying denied to her !!!!!

    Just because gov. is politically motivated it does not entitle her to go scot free covering all wrongdoings under banner of 'Freedom of Judiciary'.

    Mervin Ayya Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:38 AM

    What a misery, the head of the justice has to seek the justice. How unfortunate we are as a nation.

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:40 AM


    Nihal Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:47 AM

    Whether elder brother would say they all have imune aginst any court

    EMMANUEL PHILIP Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:49 AM

    It is a good one madam but beware of the gun trotting goons of the brothers. They might finish you off before anything untoward starts.

    Lucas Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:55 AM

    Flashing sword reminds penance.

    SriLankan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:58 AM

    When people made the constitution of the country a periodical for short term gains we have expect this type of situations of "Nadu and Badu" both belongs to same party .

    Ranjit Wicks Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:59 AM

    Fine. Get my coffee ready and watch CJ-MR battle from ringside.

    kaputakukula Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:01 AM

    Mm, you are heading strongly. Now, as most of the judiciary (except a few opportunists and puppets) is supporting you and standing by your side. The people too are now joining your side so also the international community.
    Be stubbon and stay put. It may cost you dearly but your name will be inscribed in the history of Sri Lanka forever for protecting the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka.

    matara man Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:57 AM

    Hon. Madam please be carefull of Kelaniya King. Do not send your Children away .

    Ryan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:03 AM

    No war, it is illegal to petition

    Anu Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:04 AM

    Very Good Move. All the best!

    Mahesh Wednesday, 19 December 2012 03:50 PM

    this is a constitutional issue. . she cant perform beyond constitution even thoght Cj is correct.

    This is all about the power. how juduciary proform without power ???

    Game Kolla Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:34 AM

    Since we got independence , discipline of the people in this country has been in negative trend.More and more uneducated politicians being ruled the country and emerging kangaroo courts to punish educated descent citizens.

    Chinthaka de Hoot Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:36 AM

    Malalasekara, you have been named right. Mala-lasekakara ! Mala John !

    Shan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:48 AM

    Viva Justicia! Long live Justice

    M G R Premachandran Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:49 AM

    It's a mad mad mad world. Democracy & Judiciary in Wrong hands. More to come

    dots Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:59 AM

    Ranil , CJ & MR , no one want to leave the Chair , by hook or crook , they want to stay on it !!

    sarath Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:59 AM

    Dear citizen
    you are abosolutly correct. this law was enacted by JRJ thinking the UNP will never loose eclctions under PR system and no party will get 2/3 majority in Parliament. During UNP time and Impeachment motion was was brought against Neville Saamarokoon CJ , Nadesan QC said the same thing in his submissions that PSC is a unaccaeptable mode of inquiry. Now UNP shll not cry fault of it.

    ANTON Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:59 AM


    Fairose Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:19 AM

    Unfortunately, in sri lanka we have more dummies like you. Ranil & Mahinda is totally different from that of CJ. The government tries to unseat CJ to replace her with a "Yes Man".

    Fairose Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:21 AM

    This is the chintana mess

    haris Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:31 AM

    Get up stand up stand up your rights.

    Anushka Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:43 AM

    Dots, check your brain, The way CJ is being tried to remove is not simply justifiable.

    ishan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:38 AM

    What are you on about?

    CJ wants to protect herself - not the independence of the judiciary. IMHO independence was lost the moment CJ didnt remove her influence from her husbands case. Now its come to light that independence was lost when Ceylinco cases were heard with vested interests!

    International community would call a mistrial if a member of a jury was biased, let alone the judge itself being involved with parties of a case.

    The SC is no better than the PSC to investigate the CJ. But her actions to me, fall far short of what would be expected of a judge, let alone a CJ.

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