Reconsider impeachment motion:Prelates tell MR

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The Mahanayake Theras of the three main Nikayas have requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reconsider the need for the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake that had been handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa by ruling party MPs on Thursday.

Mawatte Chapter Mahanayake the Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sumangala Thera, Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake the Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera, Amarapura Nikaya Mahanayake the Ven. Dawuldena Gnanissara Thera and the Ramanna Nikaya Mahanayake the Ven. Napane Pemasiri Thera have in a letter to the President said it appeared that there was an atmosphere of crisis in the country and among the international community, centered round the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

“Irrespective of which is supreme out of the three entities -- the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary -- when it comes to safeguarding law and order of the country it is clear to any person who respects the principles of democracy that all three institutions are not second to each other in supremacy, the four prelates have said.

They said that the law was bonded with human civilization and was for the welfare of human beings and therefore the essence of Buddhist law was to consider it as the duty to subjugate the unrighteousness and propagate righteousness by controlling behaviour of individuals and ensuring the well-being of society.

The Mahanayakes said they considered it the supreme duty of all those who expected the well-being of humanity, to create an environment where the law could be implemented independently and impartially.
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  • Mr.Plod Tuesday, 06 November 2012 01:37 AM

    Pouring water on a Ducks back!

    Nandalala Fernando Tuesday, 06 November 2012 01:40 AM

    Hope Mahanayaka ON COMMENT OF IMPERACHMENT AGIANST CJ IS IRREAVALT , THE IMPERACHIMENT ESSANTIAL TO CLEAR UP CORRUPATION OF JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF SRI LANKA.
    NO NEED TO RECONSIDER IMPERCHMEN IS IN IMMIENAT MOVE.TO BE REMOVE BARRIERS OF SOVERGNITY OF LAW OF LAND TIMELY NEED IMPERACHMENT AGAINST CJ.

    shaf Tuesday, 06 November 2012 01:52 AM

    Good forward. better than nothings

    nicky karunarathna Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:02 AM

    What Sanga had to do with poltics? Their's only thing that, when they taken the sacred robe is to achieve supreme Nirvana. If one reads Sammuthi Nikaya 56:10 - it states under the "Avoiding Vulgur Speech" monks to not to involve in political matters of state. That's it. Now the question is: did these monks told UNP when they were impeaching CJ"s and sacking of 8 judges then? JRJ would have barbed wired there temples without any hesitation surely. Then few moons ago that so-called economist Harsha de Silva asked to sack both the hubby and CJ immediately over the NSB scam. Arn't they?

    Chams Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:08 AM

    How many things you have requested and honoured?

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:12 AM

    Ven Sir, let us believe in your knowledge of the Dhamma and "Dhitta Dhamma Vedaniya Kamma". Please stay out of this and let the judiciary do its work. The Judiciary is Powerful, and they must know it. They can make the necessary change, once they fully understand the predicament faced by the country and their role in it.

    Marikkar Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:47 AM

    This move is in place, under legally acceptable terms, since CJ has failed to declare the facts in accordance with the applicable judicial practice, despite the fact the the appontment was madr by the President.

    Gane Tuesday, 06 November 2012 03:12 AM

    Im damn sure. Mahanayake's advice is valued to Govt only for the election.

    Al Rasa Tuesday, 06 November 2012 03:31 AM

    All comments are made without knowing the charges. Please wait until the speaker reveals this in parliament. That is the way according to the constitution.

    dinuk Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:25 AM

    CJ was not innocent she always act of puppy of MR.her husband get all the benefits because she was CJ. CJ also corrupted as MR.

    Invictusrilankan Tuesday, 06 November 2012 04:58 AM

    Buddhist philosophy IS the Truth!

    Jesus Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:58 AM

    Don't you people have anything to talk about other than buddisam,

    Basith Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:00 AM

    If Mahinda says once, it is as if he has said it a 100 times! New Baashaa! LOL! via DM Android App

    Lankalion Monday, 05 November 2012 02:00 PM

    Finally some sense from the Mahanayakes!

    asm Monday, 05 November 2012 12:00 AM

    when normal citizens can be punished why can't the CJ . LAW FR EVERYONE via DM Android App

    silva Monday, 05 November 2012 02:12 PM

    well said see whether politicians understand

    Curious Monday, 05 November 2012 02:29 PM

    It is amazing how Buddhism has influence of Politics instead of religion.

    C. Seneveratne Tuesday, 06 November 2012 07:15 AM

    Some think they are above the law by using the parliamentary majority
    to victimize any body they like.

    Upaasaka Monday, 05 November 2012 02:49 PM

    Apey Haamuduruwane... Do not waste your time. We regret having voted for these id...s.

    Asanka Monday, 05 November 2012 02:56 PM

    If there equal rights for all, there wouldn't be an issue bringing a no confidence motion but look at the people who are bringing this motion.. Very sad.. They are like saints..

    rumi Monday, 05 November 2012 03:04 PM

    not only for CJ but ask to protect other religious places as well.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 06 November 2012 07:35 AM

    Valuable and timely advice to the rulers from the respected Maha Nayakes. But it is saddening to note that the arrogant rulers use religion and religious leaders only for publicity in order to fool the masses to show how religious they are. We have lost count of such advice given to the head of state by the Maha Nayakes on several issues none of which had been heeded by them. In fact, some Ministers have even threatened the Maha Nayakes with dire consequences in spite of the fact that JHU is a part of this government.

    chin Monday, 05 November 2012 03:52 PM

    This is not Buddhism. That is the truth.

    Bonda Monday, 05 November 2012 03:57 PM

    Good advice hope the so called leaders will accept this advice.

    Premalal Monday, 05 November 2012 04:02 PM

    We should be indebted to the Ven. Mahanayakes for their efforts to save this nation going down an abyss. Historically they were in the forefront in the struggles of Sri-Lankans under foreign powers.
    As a Catholic I wonder whether the Rev. Cardinal will express his opinion at a time when the country is at cross roads.

    patana Monday, 05 November 2012 04:11 PM

    Don't worry . Next, it will be your turn.

    Gane Tuesday, 06 November 2012 08:10 AM

    What does these three monks know about this women. If akudukaaraya dies they will call him sathgunavath daanapathi upaasaka. What JR said is valid for today as well.You do your job. I will do mine.Poking nose to everything is a monkey simptom

    Gane Tuesday, 06 November 2012 08:13 AM

    Well Said..... and thats the truth. taking bribes is not appropriatefor a CJ

    Rahmathullah Monday, 05 November 2012 05:25 PM

    A very good advice. But, as before, the ruling elites won't listen.

    Shan Monday, 05 November 2012 05:34 PM

    What Justice for the ordinary people whan there is no Justice to the Chief Justice?

    anthare pora Monday, 05 November 2012 05:52 PM

    you voted for SF. I know you

    Political Illiterate Monday, 05 November 2012 05:53 PM

    Well meaning advice

    Mr.Plod Monday, 05 November 2012 06:14 PM

    Buddhism is not a religion, it is a phyloshopy. It influences ones self.

    Chalk Sea Monday, 05 November 2012 06:17 PM

    impeachment is the only accountability mechanism for the higher judiciary.

    Neina Monday, 05 November 2012 07:03 PM

    It seems that Mahanayakes have not read the reasons behing the impeachment move, which generally deem legally appropriate and acceptable.

    S.Sriranjan Monday, 05 November 2012 07:14 PM

    Legislator and Executive are the Base of a Judicial System of a Country,while the Chief Justice is the Apex but Turning other one of the Two becomes as Apex would put the Country in Turmoil?


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