CJ must resign-Athauda

28 November 2012 03:48 pm - 51     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Senior Minister and several government MPs today called for the resignation of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranyake against whom an impeachment motion is being probed by a special select committee in Parliament.

Senior Minister Athauda Seneviratne who was speaking during the committee stage debate on the budget in the House said the Chief Justice should resign if she respects ethics.

Minister Athauda Seneviratne charged that the structure of the judicial system that is prevailing in Sri Lanka today had helped the Chief Justice to practice tyranny.

He said the judiciary today is controlled by the Chief Justice. Mr. Seneviratne said the Chief Justice has the power even to control the Judicial Service Commission today.  He said the Chief Justice also had the power to appoint judges according to his or her whims and fancies.

The minister alleged that the present Chief Justice had directly influenced the judges who were hearing the case with regarding to the petition that had been filed against the impeachment motion. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 51

  • Sandu Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:49 AM

    No body is responsible, except the voters

    prf Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:50 AM

    what happened negation with CJ?..............den enagena neda

    shanthi Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:33 AM

    First,if this Senior Minister respect parliamentary ethics he sh.resign-because he is on bail, after vandalizing some properties .......................

    Raju Raja Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:37 AM

    We are ling in the worst saga of the Sri Lanka history.

    Mangala Samaraweera Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:40 AM

    Calistus, are you saying MR is practising tyranny ? Yes or no ? Be open or else do not comment.

    jiggy Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:46 AM

    Can you get the PM to resign as well, since he seems to be well past his expiry date.....

    Matalan Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:47 AM

    This President and his Government should resign on 1001 serious charges. You don't need a lawyer to compile the list in 2 days.

    Patriot Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:50 AM

    Look look who is talking about ethics? Athauda Seneviratne

    prasad Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:56 AM

    Athauda must resign - Prasad

    MagodisThumaa Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:01 AM

    His Masters Voice !

    MR Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:03 AM

    Well, all these puppets who called CJ to resign so called doing wrong, then how about you all, how many time you guys should have resign what a SHAME on!!!!

    Priya Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:15 AM

    Well athauda.The whole country knows who has the controll of the 7out of 11 members of the PSC and what is going to happen to this so called impartial investigation.Dont talk bulshit therefore.

    Deepal Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:20 AM

    To become a CJ is not easy but to become a MP and Minister no qualification is needed so what ethic is AS talking of?

    Kadiya Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:28 AM

    Is this old man still a LSSP member?

    mohammed Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:41 AM

    If she resign it's the sign of judiciary is corrupt.

    Shan Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:42 AM

    Ha ha ha look... who is talking about ethics ha ha ha a joke of the year

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:44 AM

    All these ministers are robots, remote controlled by a single hidden hand.

    Gerad Fernando Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:46 AM

    The resignation of this Senior Minister would greatly assist alleviating the suffering of the masses he purports to represent!

    Athula Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:54 AM

    This cheap thinking is really bad for our country.No good at all.

    Balu Mervyn Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:14 AM

    What i cannot tolerate is that these dirty rubbish MP's calling for the resignation of CJ....Shame on SL..

    mithraya Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:19 AM

    Hon Atha-uda, First check the assets of 117 ( inc. You) who signed a blank paper on instructions from top.

    Dam Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:29 AM

    And then one of you can become as next CJ, this would be a Criminal Joke, what happen to our mother land.

    chandler Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:35 AM

    Load of rubbish Minister like your government.

    vij Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:39 AM

    Whare is this Budhu Bala Sena, the call they fight against unjustice.

    OMG Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:00 AM

    As the old saying "this is what happens when the fence starts to eat the crop".

    rav Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:42 AM

    uneducated minister in parliament is the problem . they must resign not CJ

    prem@gmail.com Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:43 AM

    This buger is a lunatic who trespass into others, He wants to put a stooge to protect his illegal work.

    man hatton Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:43 AM

    Hon Mervin Silva is the next suitable candidate to become CJ. MR do this also to the country.

    Kamal Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:42 AM

    No he is now in the SLFP after having sold his soul!

    Vishali Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:02 PM

    Late but best

    man hatton Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:47 AM

    Praba was with his policies till the end. where is dignity?

    prime Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:55 AM

    this foolish man was punished by the court several tims.his opinions not important and no value.

    man hatton Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:57 AM

    Ministers........ take the law in your hand and legalize prostitution soon.

    Spodisingho Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:57 AM

    Mr. Minister, Who are you to ask the CJ to resign. Do you know that she is a respected figure in this country and not a thug and barbarian like you. Shameful lot of you.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:07 PM

    This senior minister & several govt m.p.'s must remember, when they point their Index finger at another person , there are 4 more fingers point at them selves.

    man hatton Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:58 AM

    don't you miss Praba at this time?

    Dammika Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:18 PM

    Simple .... why are you so worried. You started it and let's carry on. Latest is now Regime is worried because of the clear support of CJ all over the country

    KABAB Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:18 PM

    Hon. Senior Minister. Why in a hurry? Wait till your turn comes.

    DUWI Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:00 AM

    Seems like the good minister is not confident that the impeachment motion will not work.

    Kautilya Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:02 AM

    There is a impeachment motion in full gear. What is the purpose of asking CJ to resign,under the cover of Parliamentary privileges.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:29 AM

    Mr. Seneviratne. We wish you were as vociferous when your colleague Dr. Silva was having issues with the public.

    Hardball Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:19 PM

    Well there is an impeachment and let the process take its course. We know you and your boss do not like this as it may end up washing dirty linen in public. What about you infamous white van?

    Upul Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:19 PM

    You guys must resign first things happening in Sri Lanka. Today there are 6 people died with train Accident. Who is responsible ? We can simply pass the responsible to Three wheel driver and can slip. But who is the responsible ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:24 PM

    Why change the tack now. Why not go ahead with the Impeachment and bring it a close rather than asking the Chief Justice to resign. As to who is practising Tyranny, the whole country knows who is doing it although people are afraid to say that openly. Is this so called Senior Minister qualified to cast the first stone?

    Political Illiterate Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:35 PM

    Supreme power to appoint all in sri lanka to manipulate. Does the CJ appoint the minister also?

    radish.s Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:53 AM

    All those ministers who contested under UNP ticket should resign first if they have any conscience.

    Abdulsamad Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:58 AM

    There is no ethics prevailing in this country.

    MirakRajBanda Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:57 AM

    Athauda, do you know the meaning of the executive presidency? Do you have guts to raise the issue in the parliament??

    Paul Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:13 AM

    Senior Minister Athauda Seneviratne should first lead by example... If that were to happen we would have an empty parliament!

    Roshan Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:26 AM

    You can't blame the Ministers, they were asked to do so by the top. The top would have already convinced CJ to resign.

    lanka subasinghe Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:25 AM

    we all could say what we want, but let us also remember that there will be a day to answer our self consious, irrespective of whether we are ministers senior ministors we got to face it !

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