Video: I am still the CJ; Shirani Bandaranayake

17 December 2014 08:27 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake said today she would not enter politics because she still considered herself as Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice.


She told journalists outside the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court a short while ago that because she still considered herself as the 43rd Chief Justice of country, she did not believe it was appropriate for a public servant to publicly campaign for any particular candidate.


“I am not a politician. I will not enter politics,” she told the media and added that she was confident of justice being meted out despite being subjected to injustice and harassment since her impeachment.


“I have been limited to the confines of my home, restricted from migrating and not paid my salary or stipend. Today there is a lot of talk about showing gratitude but this is the way in which those who are in power have chosen to show gratitude to me for my 32 years of honest service,” she said. (Lakna Paranamanna)



  Comments - 15

  • Naman Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:56 PM

    The 43rd CJ was removed only because she tried to uphold justice. If the government changes she should get her post back.

    samansiri Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:33 PM

    Too much of anything is good for nothing.So lets hope for the best.

    mudiyanse Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:40 PM

    It is going to be waves after waves for UPFA yet another "Golden Wave" is expected in ten days.......

    ed Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:57 PM

    Madam Chief Justice , You are on the right path Standing for justice, we applaud for the courage and we look forward to see you ON that chair soon after the January elections........ Be patient the day is coming !!

    Kusum Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:54 PM

    Madam, you dont have campaign for anyone, but you can speak out about what is right and what is wrong...that is the leadership people look for

    gayan Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:58 PM

    And im the king of spain

    ihih Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:22 PM

    is it proper for a CJ In office or even after retiring to complain about "gratitude" ?

    Sh Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:07 PM

    That means on the 9th of January Maithripala Sirisena will take Oaths as President of Sri Lanka from CJ Shirani Bandaranaike

    sukirichuti Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:27 PM

    If I am not mistaken, you were seen with all the VIPs who gathered at a meeting presided over by Rev. Sobhita to discuss about a common candidate. Why do you now say that you do not want to dabble in politics because you are still the CJ.

    dp Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:15 PM

    There was a heavy downpour , and she just stepped in for shelter, incidentally there was a meeting going on.

    prabu Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:24 PM

    No he resigned from that post and the party before crossing over.

    Don Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:43 PM

    Nothing would have happened to you if you did not swallow the rope given to you by the Lawyers backed by UNP

    S.Sriranjan Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:12 PM

    EX CJ waiting for January eight for Justice????

    PKR Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:44 PM

    MS is still Gen Secretary of SLFP and SF is still the Army Commander and you are still CJ?Bunch of mad swollen headed people...

    Marikkar Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:42 PM

    Also Tissa Attanayake is still the General Secretary of UNP......

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