Video: Impeachment motion against CJ handed over to Speaker

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The Impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was handed over to the Speaker by government MPs Arundika Fernando, Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Pavithra Wanniarachchi at the auspicious time of 10.12a.m.

Meanwhile Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing the cabinet briefing said that an Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice was handed over to the Speaker of Parliament with 117 signatures of MPs.

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  • Nodrog Friday, 02 November 2012 01:34 AM

    Another turning point in this country's history?

    Hopeless Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:02 AM

    Inauspicious time for justice...

    A citizen Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:13 AM

    Another Disaster

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:28 AM

    The future of SL is in danger due to this type of thinking.

    Wara Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:31 AM

    Another dumb Sri Lankan..

    adc Friday, 02 November 2012 02:08 AM

    Already billions spent for Divi namuwa, without Parliament approval !

    Suneth Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:21 AM

    Typical lose motion from GVT

    malkanthi Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:30 AM

    Religious groups were praying for rain during drought, now you got it! but now pray the rain to cease! Only specific prayers don't create havoc, ask a believer how to do it!!

    GP Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:43 AM

    There is a chance for interfearring by any other western country. But not India since they are also heading to the same path

    malkanthi Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:44 AM

    Place it on the right column pls!!

    NSJPerera Friday, 02 November 2012 02:30 AM

    The next CJ will give rulings according to MR's laws!!!!

    true sri lankan Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:42 AM

    Bad move from the government, specially at this point. Remember these days we have lots of engagement with UN.

    Rangaa Friday, 02 November 2012 02:43 AM

    Aiya, Malli Business in its peak.

    misunderstood Friday, 02 November 2012 02:52 AM

    Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
    Ayn Rand

    Smart Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:01 AM

    for the boomerang

    buruwa Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:03 AM

    This never happenned in a democratic country. Only non-democratic countries have everything controlled by One Man.
    This proves that SRI LANKAN people are the most foolish people in the world (because majority of them still votes for MR)

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:04 AM

    Not at all, India has one of best impartial justice systems of the world. SL is an island of Yakkos who got converted thus the uncivilised and criminal behaviour still surfaces time to time.

    Thomas Friday, 02 November 2012 03:20 AM

    Soon Court of Justice may be Hanged in Sri Lanka

    bash Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:07 AM

    It could be the end of The Great King Idi Mihin

    jay Friday, 02 November 2012 03:20 AM


    common sense Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:13 AM

    This is a funny constitution.
    ruling party can impeach CJ if she/he gives impartial decisions.

    s.kumara Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:26 AM

    There were 27 comments up to now. No one has taken up the Rama/Seetha, Saliya/Asokamala story??? why

    Gadzooks Friday, 02 November 2012 03:45 AM

    Astrology and the affairs of state: what century is this?

    hoodwinked Friday, 02 November 2012 04:08 AM

    Verdict : You will be hanged, not until you are dead and destroyed.
    Remedy: Agree to give judgement as may please them then thou shall be reprieved

    Gamini310 Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:28 AM

    King of Kekille and his group

    anura Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:31 AM

    allah ..god ..daviyanwahansa bless , protect this land of of the first human being adam peace be upon him

    Nodrog Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:33 AM

    Auspicious time even to do something bad??

    Muthu Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:40 AM

    The idiotic voters get what they deserve.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:41 AM

    No confidence Motion aginst Chief Justice is a senseless injustice Motion like Digging the own graves???

    nilu Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:43 AM

    Auspicious time for their win and enjoy the freedom that they are enjoying now. And bad luck for fellow Sri Lankan. from now on, this land belongs to them to eat in harmony

    priyan Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:53 AM

    Mervyn Silva chairman of select committee and duminda Silva probing chief justice. If they live in Australia out of 225 members of parliament 150 would be in jail some with life sentences.all crooks,

    Sahibu Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:03 AM

    village people don't know what is " impeachment " ,so next election MR will win with 60% majority.who cares ?.suba anagathayak.

    UP Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:18 AM

    You have 5/6 Power. Better to exercise them always.

    Darren Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:09 AM

    Very Good move.sovereignty of the people is most precious.We must defend that. The Judiciary is also not above law.remember!

    God King Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:09 AM

    "Father.......I surrender my country into thy hands"

    Wara Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:15 AM

    Hi, junior Wara. Can you find some other name.

    Ranjith Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:19 AM

    They are digging their graves them self. We are living in a fool's paradise.

    iuiu Friday, 02 November 2012 05:30 AM

    too late

    human Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:54 AM

    this media stuffs also asking the baby quections which u should not asked from this burger.this man also answering like a kindegarden whats the point?

    Kabi Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:02 PM

    We Srilankans boast ourselves that we have a high literacy rate. But we should be ashamed of ourselves by looking at behaviors of of elected government members. Majority of Srilankans do not understand any political matters. The people in south will support any politician who is taking a harder line against tamils!!!

    Kabi Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:03 PM

    Are you saying that this move is correct in other circumstances? Bad move is bad move at any circumstances. No wonder why srilanka is in this state.

    Kabi Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:07 PM

    How about a whole family holding important government positions. Have they looked at seniority and also have they looked who stayed in the country at difficult times and who ran away???

    francis Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:26 PM

    the day I read the news of charges being framed against Kariyawasam i knew that this is also coming. It may be the fall of the CJ but it will also be the downfall of MR and to his family business. Country has gone to dogs. But remember what happened to Musharraf.

    Blue bird Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:29 PM

    This is an international conspiracy by the west..

    senevi Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:37 PM

    This is the start to bring puppet to CJ post and what all PA needs to do.
    even GOD cannot sri lanka now...

    RamUK Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:46 PM

    Impartial Independent systems backed by legislation is the way forward for any country. Even in UK ppl try to differentiate by colour race status but the system and the law help the vulnerable some what to stand against these. I am very sad the ppl of SL have to continue to live in a small bubble

    Mr.Plod Thursday, 01 November 2012 02:20 PM

    Watching the video, it is easy to understand why Sri Lanka is going down the precipice. The minister did not have a proper answer to the question related to SB. Come on you have to be more professional. By the way, please note these are all UNP members. Oh!

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 01 November 2012 02:52 PM

    Here comes the battle. Judiciary Vs Executive power.
    Similar battle happened in Pakistan.

    raviraj Thursday, 01 November 2012 03:06 PM

    how does impeaching the CJ affect only the tamils, does it not affect all right thinking citizens and why the hell do you want India to resolve this. Vote wisely and the issue will be resolved.

    willows Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:54 AM

    auspicious time for what?

    Ralph Anthony Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:55 AM

    Another sad stae of affairs.

    Shan Thursday, 01 November 2012 06:09 AM

    Dawn of D day for the country

    Gam Pappa Thursday, 01 November 2012 06:32 AM

    Drama begins...

    Angelo Coonghe Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:15 PM

    The end of the democracy in land like no ther

    Adi Thursday, 01 November 2012 06:58 AM

    where is the country going...

    Kaslana Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:44 PM

    Let the judiciary face their own death for heir tacit approval not opposing the fraudulent presidential election and robing the entire democratic establishment and the right of our nation.

    Neelam Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:46 PM

    Timing of this act when Sri Lanka's Human Rights situation is being reviewed by UN member nations shows how the Govt authorities are blinded by power and act foolishly.

    John Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:53 PM

    Before initiating corruption charges against the CJ the Government must conclude all complaints before the Bribery and Corruption Commission against Government politicians and those who have been investigated by Cope.John

    Lame Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:00 AM

    Shame on all the MPs. You are all individually responsible and answerable to the people. Shame shame shame you scoundrals. via DM Android App

    Yuri Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:18 PM

    At this Moment i only can Laugh at Lankans.... Now where you going to start?

    sameer Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:38 PM

    GOD BLESS my lovely country now we can see the law and order also being taken into Govt. hands.......where is the future of SL heading?????

    shamini Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:42 PM

    Inauspicious move for the citizen of Sri Lanka.!

    Kusu Kusu Kusuma Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:45 PM

    What Aney, love affair over? So soon?

    Ryan Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:32 AM

    good decisions can not be delayed, peoples mandate has to sustain

    Faris - KSA Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:40 PM

    Father of dictatorship in SL was JR, in 1978 he asked 140 elected MPS submit undated resignation letters.He must be laughing being in his grave now.

    mamath Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:52 AM

    Auspicious time to frame charges?

    Cancer Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:56 AM

    This is the constitution drafted by JRJ... USA leads the way and we follow although the government is anti US.

    Impartial guy Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:09 AM

    This also can be considered as a miracle of Asia. May be the entire government from top to bottom must be thinking that they did a wise and smart act. However, we personally feel that India will definitely interfere into this matter because in the long run this act going to be affected to tamil minority in the north.

    Namal Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:58 PM

    Auspicious time to kick out MR and coolies and to safe guard democracy.

    C. Seneveratne Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:13 AM

    Impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake
    Has she done any thing wrong by the law or by the government?
    I see it has frustration.

    GP Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:04 AM

    Last nail on independant judiciary & demorcrazy

    Ane Anichan Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:17 AM

    Wonderful, Marvelous. Genius, Democratic,Miracle.

    Pali Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:19 AM

    What was the verdict on Divineguma Bill? The SC verdict on the bill was to be delivered to the President and the Speaker yesterday.

    Sumanasiri Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:07 AM

    Now we can guess what the verdict is in the Divineguma bill.

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:15 AM

    Surely but gradually, the ignorant citizens of this country will realize (but far too late by then) the criminal and arrogant culture of MR.

    ramesh Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:16 AM

    God bless Sri Lanka Long live MR & Co.

    as Friday, 02 November 2012 12:00 AM

    why the authorities use this power to abolish provincial counsils. This the need of the hour. Not the imeachments. via DM Android App

    SF_TEAM Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:17 AM

    This is an eye-opener for all top nuts , who are still washing MR's dirt. If someone has a back born except what is right and wrong whatever the consequence may be. He/She has something to proud of.

    Anu Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:19 AM

    Good for MR and family. NOT for general Public

    Matara Kolla Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:19 AM

    Why? Because they blxxdy well know that they (gangsters) are doing the wrong thing and scared of god.

    herath Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:20 AM

    now we know how many light poles are in the parliament.

    MWTA Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:21 AM

    I'm sure the govt. kept it ready to pressurize the judiciary to see the outcome of the Divi naguma Bill judgement. Now the Govt has presented the Impeachment motion to the Parliament against the innocent CJ. We can assume that the judgement is against the govt.

    I personally feel that every MP who signed it, is personally responsible for this undone act.

    anthony Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:23 AM

    dear lawyers, AGA department,,JCS and the general public

    this is what you have being asking from the government for being truthful i see so many cases being favored towards powerful people ? money talks

    at lease now open your eyes do not favor anyone specially i say this to AGA department WE AS SRI LANKANS feel so helpless as we all are responsible for giving 2/3 of the Parliament to UPFA REGRET

    Ken Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:39 AM

    Next CJ would be a real "PAMBAYA"

    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:31 AM

    Not only the government is anti-US but anti-us, I mean you and me as well.

    ampare GON Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:33 AM

    What goes around around comes around. When it comes back it will be really nasty. Just one more thing there is an end for everything. the end is around the corner.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:39 AM

    She has apparently appointed, as the head of JSC, a man in the 30th in seniority as the JSC secretary. She is not an elected person, her job has no time limit and we have no power to remove her if she abuses her powers. But she is a political appointee, the whole affair is dubious,

    Sue Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:53 AM

    Oh you spineless buffoons in Government, I hope you live to rue the day you signed that document and that you live to suffer from its consequences. Start praying to whatever God you believe in because only the almighty can save you now.

    uaa Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:54 AM

    If there is one impeachment motion against the CJ, although it is not clear for what, there should be 118+1 impeachment motions against those useless parliamentarians and the king who really needed it badly. Why we need the latter is very clear to many sri lankans.

    MR Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:41 AM

    SL going into a dictatorship, no press freedom, now judiciary under attack, sad, will look like Sadam Hussein Iraq in few years. all those voted enjoy the ride!!

    OLIVER N LIYANAGE Friday, 02 November 2012 01:01 AM

    This is what you call,Mahinda Chinthanaye Idiri Dekma


    Surain Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:52 AM

    God please look at my mother lanka again. chase all unruly, unethical, uneducated, corrupt, dictators, politicians from our mother land and bless us with peace. God i feel you may take time but i have my faith you will act.

    Kangetta Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:53 AM

    when you have vast majority and opposition has no backbone; why worry checking auspicious time..? It is only the public has to check their auspicious time.

    Kangetta Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:53 AM

    when you have vast majority and opposition has no backbone; why worry checking auspicious time..? It is only the public has to check their auspicious time.

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