New President not to be sworn in before Chief Justice?

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President elect Maithripala Sirisena is set to be sworn in before, a senior Judge of the Supreme Court and not before Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, legal sources close to Mr. Sirisena told Daily Mirror.


Article 32 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic specifies that the President elect should be sworn in before the Chief Justice or any judge of the Supreme Court.


Many parties including the United National Party (UNP) have consistently maintained that the impeachment of the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was illegal. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Sinnavi Friday, 09 January 2015 12:27 PM

    Time has come to start a new political game. There should be no revenge. Rajapakses family should not hold any important portfolio. They mDe enough money and let them enjoy their life.start a clean sheet. God bless our country.

    Azee Friday, 09 January 2015 12:35 PM

    New President should be sworn in before a genuine non- political judge. via DM Android App

    sanchayan Friday, 09 January 2015 02:12 PM

    but if the accumulation of wealth was illegally done, then they have to face the law.

    Malathi Silva Friday, 09 January 2015 12:41 PM

    congrats Mr. President and well deserved victory.Can we please have the pleasure of looking into the photos (real) of the Lambos and choppers as well as the horses bred in the Buckingham Palace in US etc?the Poor masses are very much looking forward to see the good times our 3 princes were having.

    Mohamed Ibrahim Friday, 09 January 2015 12:41 PM

    Congratulation sir on your great victory. May you be blessed by God, all Srilankans and International leaders for good governance.

    CITIZEN Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:54 PM

    Very correct. Otherwise, there is a possibility of being invalidated later!

    ramesh Friday, 09 January 2015 12:51 PM

    Congrats May gpd bless you

    Mohamed Zam Friday, 09 January 2015 12:53 PM

    Congratulation President MS! We glad to appoint you as our President. Almighty God guide and make you task easy and good for whole nation.

    Mahesh Friday, 09 January 2015 12:52 PM

    Pls. take the whole country to a new peaceful era. We are waiting to see your transparent activities. via DM Android App

    justice Friday, 09 January 2015 12:55 PM

    Good start. Dismantle all the knights of the croony regime.

    Shiva Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:06 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS MS!Hoping we would have a peaceful nation SRILANKA without differences among communities. Our nation can be made as a better Singapore.

    chamila Friday, 09 January 2015 01:04 PM

    mata mathaka na...

    Seevaratnam Friday, 09 January 2015 10:49 PM

    Well deserved victory Sir. I am confident you will be a magnanimous leader who has the wisdom and tenacity to heel the wounds of the country with the help of Mr Ranil Wikramasingehe and rest of your team.We are proud of you and Mr Ranil Wikramasinghe and of course proud to be Sri lankans.

    Sam Samarasinghe Friday, 09 January 2015 01:07 PM

    Mme. Shirani Bandaranayake is the legally accepted Chief Justice.

    Wedage Richard Friday, 09 January 2015 01:08 PM

    I personally congratulate on your victory. Please try to understand the grievances of the mass who voted and those who not voted for you. Do not forget the minorities of this Island who voted you lavishly to bring you into power. Wish you all the best.

    Pissu Jacoob Friday, 09 January 2015 10:57 PM

    totally agree. Accountability should be upheld. We ought to learn lessons .

    ranmal Friday, 09 January 2015 11:00 PM

    Well said The minority vote and the intellectual urban vote made the difference

    shahul manseer Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:13 PM

    well done chandrika you are the great make s.b.dissanayake nude

    Nathan.K. Friday, 09 January 2015 11:10 PM

    Congratulation Mr.President, Instead of taking revenge on opponent, who have done ugly things in the past, do something to restore peace and stability of our beautiful country. We are all sons and daughters of Sri Lanka. Let us work together to bring this nation a place where real democracy can be exercised. Once again I congratulate Mr. President.

    Christine Friday, 09 January 2015 11:55 AM

    Obviously, since the appointment in front of the CJ could be contested.

    Malini Friday, 09 January 2015 12:01 PM

    Poetic justice.I hope the new President will be sworn in by CJ Bandaranayake. She was wrongfully kicked out for political reasons.We need stability in our country.

    lakshmanu Friday, 09 January 2015 12:03 PM

    As long as it is done not to spite the incumbent Chief Justice but to restore the dignity of the wrongly ousted Lady, its fine! Let us end the tit-for-tat era!

    CITIZEN Friday, 09 January 2015 12:04 PM

    The People have Spoken! Change you sought and successfully pursued. Change has come, as desired!! CONGRATULATIONS AND MAY THE "MAITHRI" ADMINISTRATION BEGIN. All Best Wishes.

    willows Friday, 09 January 2015 01:41 PM

    Dear Sir, we all my family take this opportunity to congratulate you and we sincerely hope that you would not forget our real one and only war hero Gen. Sarath Fonseka and restore what he really deserved which were taken away unlawfully, make him a FIELD MARSHAL which he thoroughly deserved both of you will go in the history in gold.

    amitha Friday, 09 January 2015 12:07 PM

    he also voted to impeach CJ via DM Android App

    Arul Friday, 09 January 2015 12:17 PM

    People in North and East gave 638 thousand more votes than MR, please remember them.Pretty much they made you as the president . Not asking for separate state but give us our rights and treat us with dignity and let us live together as proud Sri Lankans and develop the country together not just one family.

    Gopi Friday, 09 January 2015 01:47 PM

    Congratulations, as promised please dismantle the executive presidency and give the powers back to the parliament. Start your 100 day plan.


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