I am still the CJ-Dr.Bandaranayake

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Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, has for the first time informed the Supreme Court that she is still the Chief Justice of the country and refused to appear before the Supreme Court hearings relating to her impeachment.

Writing to the Supreme Court through her attorneys, Neelakanthan and Neelakanthan Associates, Dr. Bandaranayake stated yesterday that the impeachment against her was illegal and that she would not participate in the Supreme Court hearings. On February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court had noticed Dr. Bandaranayake to appear before court in connection with hearings scheduled to be taken up before a full bench of Supreme Court judges.

“Our client has at all times maintained that her impeachment is null and void and is of no force or effect in law and will continue to be so,” Dr. Bandaranayake’s lawyers wrote to the Supreme Court.

The Court of Appeal gave its order on January 7, 2013. The Court of Appeal order was not followed and/or was not adhered to by, among others, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and some of the members of the Parliamentary Select Committee which probed the impeachment against Dr. Bandaranayake, her lawyers stated.

“Consistent with our client’s position, our client will not participate in these proceedings. Thus, our client’s view is that her purported removal as Chief Justice is of no force or effect in Law,” the law firm wrote.(Susitha R Fernando)
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  • sanjeewe Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:55 AM

    PLS DONT WAKE UP HER FROM DAY DREAMING

    rajendn Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:06 AM

    Of course you are always

    kautilya Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:23 AM

    She is a mountain that cannot be moved

    Hifra Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:10 AM

    Yes your the CJ & I am a free independent citizen in sri lanka. Yes an elephant can be put in to a convention microwave too.

    Anver Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:25 AM

    A great stand by a great lady!

    Saradial Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:15 AM

    Two parallel police?

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:32 AM

    she seems to be waiting desperately until something happens in Geneva

    Jan Chandra Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:41 AM

    They saluted Mr. Fonseka as well.

    weha Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:36 AM

    May be in your home madam. but surely not in the country :P :P

    mikee Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:24 AM

    Still waters run deep. You are on the right track madam.

    Gona Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:40 PM

    Yes as long as gona countrymen/women exist.

    Gona Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:41 PM

    Yes, you too could be one of them I suppose.

    renu Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:52 AM

    Sareek
    Not for very long . UNHCR is working on it

    Ishahan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:28 AM

    very perfect comment

    Gona Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:42 PM

    ralahamy is right.

    Gona Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:44 PM

    But mountains too can collapse with an opposition led by ranil.

    Sareek Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:51 AM

    M.R is still president.

    Muthu Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:58 AM

    Well done brave lady.

    Kuhan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:54 AM

    next SF

    haramanis Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:54 AM

    I agree.. this appeal case filed in the Supreme Court should be thrown out. because the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal has held that the impeachment was unconstitutional and illegal. so there's nothing more to it. the appeal filed by some one seeking "crumbs from a rich man's table" should be dismissed and thrown into a mental hospital.

    mack Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    nicky buffoons like u that brought this corrupt gov't into power coz idiot's like u entire nation us suffocating via DM Android App

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:59 AM

    There many of like this in menal hospitals around the world. Some are calling that they are president of US and some call themself UNSG. So there is no medicine to treat these patients. They cannot be jailed either considering their mental disorders.Hence only way to tackle this type of characters - court should deem that respondent is metally unsound and throwout the case.

    Rahmathullah M. H. Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:44 AM

    Her impeachment and removal are legally not valid. So from the legal point of view she is still the CJ and doesn't matter what the Government and it's die hard supporters think.

    sk Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:00 AM

    NO ACTION TALK ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ravisandu Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:04 AM

    Yes I think she is correct absolutely. SC should determine whether the PSC proceedings are legal or not...Dr. B. is the aggrieved party. why should she appear before SC? she is not the petitioner

    Hinganapaksa Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:01 AM

    one is the police, Police and the other one is the medhamulane Boru sena police.

    klk Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:05 AM

    ha, SF said the same! :D

    Kalubanda Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:01 AM

    Poor Sanjeewa does not seem to understand

    sen Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:02 AM

    Bravo Dr. Bandaranayake.
    The whole world is with you on this one.

    Middleman Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:12 AM

    She can take up the case against Mr Kariyawasm

    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:16 AM

    Nicky,if that is so you should undergo the same treatment.

    RamUk Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:26 AM

    u r one of them nicky

    ghafa Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:19 AM

    Some of these guys are shameless fellows, still supporting the corrupted government

    kannan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:23 AM

    well done amma. please struggle for the poor of the country too, goods are rising up

    Ralph Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    She should be brought to justice for trying to hide the golden key case. via DM Android App

    Yehiya Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:23 AM

    Entire nation is salute you.Well come your generous act.

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:41 AM

    WE ARE STILL THE BUFFALOES.

    Ralph Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    You were CJ madame. That is now history. May be in your next life if you beleive in reincarnation via DM Android App

    ralahamy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:32 AM

    There are 2 parallel police in Sri Lanka, so why not two chief justice?

    Nishantha Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:34 AM

    An excellent description....well done!


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