India’s former CJ denied visa

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India’s former Chief Justice J.S. Varma, who sought to visit Sri Lanka as a member of an international fact finding mission on the impeachment process, had been denied visa by the Sri Lanka authorities, informed sources said yesterday.

Mr. Varma was to arrive in the country yesterday. According to informed sources, he has applied for tourist visa to arrive in the country. In the meantime, the Sri Lankan authorities have learnt that Mr. Varma wanted to visit Sri Lanka as a member of a panel appointed by the   International Bar Association (IBA) to study the procedure adopted by the government of Sri Lanka to impeach former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, and to submit a report.

The IBA has been critical of the procedure followed in the impeachment process. Ms. Bandaranayake was impeached after the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probed charges against her found her guilty of professional misconduct.

The government maintains that it followed the procedure outlined in the Constitution to dismiss her. However, the opposition argued that she was denied natural justice in the entire process.(Kelum Bandara)
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  • Jagath Leanage Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:07 AM

    ANTOGONIZING India. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

    sl Saturday, 02 February 2013 12:00 AM

    my law and order prevail in our motherland via DM Android App

    Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:33 PM

    Jagath...if they see your spelling they will be antagonized!

    Alex Saturday, 02 February 2013 06:49 PM

    If the Governement is genuine why they affarid? Whare is transparency and good governance?

    NYC samuel Saturday, 02 February 2013 06:51 PM

    Well SL is not a perfect country and so is almighty India. Now the same way they come to investigate us are we SL allowed to go investigate them !!! hmmm just saying

    Suresh Saturday, 02 February 2013 07:26 AM

    Well Said.

    MNM Saturday, 02 February 2013 07:28 AM

    Visa was rejected for your own good. Otherwise white van will come and take you for a ride.

    Pasel Saturday, 02 February 2013 10:50 PM

    Who is telling the truth ?
    Former CJ is saying cancel the visit
    And took one day to SL Gov to come up with visa denial story
    Only God knows

    Rata Haraka Saturday, 02 February 2013 07:40 AM

    Again, expected outcome. Nothing new. They're obviously afraid of him finding out the real 'facts'.

    lal Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:02 AM

    he'll pay for his trip by selling saris on Colombo pavements.

    perumal Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:37 AM

    If a country's state breach the human rights of its people, how can that be an internal affair? It's an affair that concerns all humanity, you sod!

    nicky karunarathna Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:27 AM

    It is true that garbage collectors should not give visa to the country as they come with dirty mind and dirt in their heads like prawns.

    raviraj Sunday, 03 February 2013 04:26 AM

    it is not India coming to investigate, but the IBA of which Justice Verma is a representative member.
    By the way for which country representing IBA was visa issued-china, iran??

    raviraj Sunday, 03 February 2013 04:28 AM

    india may also cancel the Bodgaya visit.
    SL can cancel the visa but cannot stop any country from coming to UN, including India
    you will see the repurcussions in March

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:44 AM

    Out of the one million "tourists" who visited Sri Lanka I am sure more than half are Indians coming to spy on us or sell things on the pavements.

    jacoob Sunday, 03 February 2013 06:18 AM

    may the triple gem bless him !!

    Fazli Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:00 AM

    The knot is tightening, I am afraid !

    jayasingha Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:00 AM

    Please dont interfere in the internal affairs of this country.

    Barbara Monday, 04 February 2013 12:26 PM

    Why these foreigners. There is nothing to hid. Former CJ couldn't answer all her money flying from one account to the other and evading taxes. What do you say to that.

    J.D Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:02 AM

    ?????.........

    Mr.Bean Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:10 AM

    If Sri Lanka Government revoke visas to IBHARI delegates and does not issue visas for them to come to Sri Lanka, then all the Commonwealth countries as well as all the countries that represent UN SHOULD STOP ISSUING VISAS TO ALL SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT PARLIAMENT MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT FROM TRAVELLING TO THEIR COUNTRIES.

    Nodrog Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:10 AM

    How can he conduct an investigation on a tourist visa? Sounds fishy!

    B. Amartaunge Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:11 AM

    India has done enough damage to Sri Lankan sovergenity,Terrorial Intergrity Independence and Democracy during traning Terrorist in Indian soil.We don't want more Indian interfefer our internal affairs.

    Maha Rajanani Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:23 AM

    SL must invite those who want to investigate this if there is nothing to hide..

    jaya Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:25 AM

    Do you see everything happening here in the people friendly way?If not what is the other peaceful solution?

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:30 AM

    Well said.


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