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)