UPFA collects 118 signatures to impeach CJ

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The constituent parties of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) decided yesterday, at a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, Daily Mirror learns.

It is learnt that the leaders of the constitution parties had discussed the charges to be leveled against the CJ in such an exercise.

The government had collected 118 signatures from MPs for the motion that is to be handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa shortly.

Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardane, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem, Jathika Hela Urumaya policy maker Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, EPDP leader Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda and Senior Minister Tissa Vitharana of Lankan Sama Samaja Party were among those who attended the meeting. Representing the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna, Deputy Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake and party stalwart Piyasiri Wijenayake also attended.

The Speaker can entertain an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice if it has been signed by one third of the total number of members in the House. It needs to be passed in Parliament only by a simple majority.

According to Section 107 of the Constitution, a Supreme Court or an Appeal Court Judge shall not be removed except by an order of the President made after an address to Parliament supported by a majority of the total number of MPS. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • sathya Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:17 AM

    our local mushraf will have the same or worse confrontations with .SLjudiciary very soon.

    Shan Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:19 AM

    No side is true to justice

    NA Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:25 PM

    You vote for this scum in first place. Do not complain now.
    Live with it.
    Congratulations.

    Podi Malli Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:21 AM

    PAW ANE EYA...

    Thomas Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:22 AM

    Why did the CJ disobey the bidding of the UPFA?, so now the impeachment.

    sathya Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:21 AM

    yes, very correct. Lula nathi valata kanaya pandithaya. Gon Rajek unath Rajekne ?

    R.Sunthar Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:24 AM

    Queen is dead. Long live the Queen(British way) Our way is Justice dies . Long live justice.

    sathya Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:25 AM

    yes, final nail for rajapakses

    L. Kamal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:25 AM

    To our amusement charges were put against her husband as well after a long time from the questionable transaction. What went wrong?

    sathya Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:26 AM

    do you mean Matilda rajapaksa?

    sathya Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:34 AM

    just take the present president as an example. see how he changed the 18th ammendment for his sake by saying that all what he does is for democracy.

    Roshan Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:26 AM

    Sri lankan are coward

    jay Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:44 AM

    WE deserve this as a nation as we have become people without any backbone, Our MP's are elected to parliment by the people for them to make money and strangle theose who vote for them. WE are the most un-democratic country in the world and our stupid people deserve the treatment they get from this government as we are now a nation of butchers who thrive on murder, rape, child molestation and thuggery. Can someone please write an obituary for Sri Lanka as we will need to publish this very soon.

    Podi Malli Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:37 AM

    ...paw aney eya...

    Ranjith de Silva Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:38 AM

    Something connected to Pradeep Karyawasam and his dealings lately.. or simply an attempt to mess with judiciary and disarray the impartiality of the justice system?

    Kamal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:40 AM

    May be people will teach their children not to give power of both the executive and the parliament to one part in the future.

    May be our children will be lucky and not be burdened by our mistakes and democracy will be restored in their times. Then they will remember our advice and be more thoughtful in choosing their representatives.

    We on the other hand, as a "generation", are done folks!!!

    ChivasRegal Thursday, 01 November 2012 02:59 AM

    Spot on Roshan, Sri Lankans are rabbits though they try to portray themselves as lions. People of other country will never allow such things by this to happen.

    L. Kamal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:58 AM

    She was not even qualified for that post. She was from the academic side. The post was given to her to act as a "Pawn" for the government. But now the things have changed. Her husband also charged for NSB transaction......

    Siripala Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:49 AM

    who cares. We want only fun and entertainment. Lets invest more money on all kinds of fun events..

    sanul Wednesday, 31 October 2012 05:02 AM

    Anybody who oppose to abolish 13 amendment should be kicked off irrespective of their status as a precedent for others in future.

    Jaya Wednesday, 31 October 2012 05:03 AM

    I believe before the impeachment motion is presented in the parliament, the speaker or the clerk should appoint a select committee representing all the parties for examination the motion. If they (select committee) agree only, then the motion can be presented. The news item has no reference to forming the select committee

    Sumanasiri Wednesday, 31 October 2012 05:07 AM

    When gangsters run a country, what chances do the judges have?

    jay Thursday, 01 November 2012 03:33 AM

    CJ please don't give in to intimidation. You are the last hope for Sri Lankans. Remember Pakistan and help us to get rid of the clan that thinks they own Sri Lanka. General Fonseka and his troops must back you.

    paul Wednesday, 31 October 2012 06:53 AM

    So, is it ONLY now these puppet leaders of the constituent parties are trying to invent some charges to get rid of CJ as wanted by their Maharajah ( MR)?
    It is shame to see even the justice minister who must stand up for the CJ , conniving in this coward operation.

    Minister Wednesday, 31 October 2012 06:54 AM

    Law, order, justice, equality, democracy, transparency, good governance, oohhhh.................... my country......................!!!!!

    Minister Wednesday, 31 October 2012 06:57 AM

    Yesssss, the night is still young!

    vaidy Wednesday, 31 October 2012 07:04 AM

    End of the road to Democracy

    Citizen Silva Wednesday, 31 October 2012 07:42 AM

    lets prey those responsible in here will get their dues in the next UNHR sessions in 2013. you cannot let bunch of thugs to hold 20 million people on ransom.

    we need justice badly.

    Bash Wednesday, 31 October 2012 08:23 AM

    Idi Mihin on FIRE

    Hela kamal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:00 AM

    This is what happens if anybody goes against this regime. Beware! via DM Android App

    raj Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:32 AM

    Only in the movies and fantasies not in real life.

    Gehan Perera Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:43 AM

    If impeachment motion is undemocratic, why was the provision that in the constitution?

    true sri lankan Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:52 AM

    What goes around comes around

    Matara Kolla Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:23 AM

    Final, Yes In the coffin of thug !!!

    kanna Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:46 AM

    mahinda is a good leader.

    NAK Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:17 AM

    Why? Don't you know to write one yourself?

    Astrologer Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:22 AM

    Time to wake up sri lankans and for an arab spring?

    Nadi Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:45 AM

    Of course there is no political interference in the judiciary.
    Does it matter - ask people in North Korea, Zimbabwe, Iran.

    khaleel gibran Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:47 AM

    sinhalaya modaya

    lal Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:29 AM

    This impeachment won't be success.

    prasad Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:01 AM

    Hallowin for ever !!

    Lululululuuuuu Sri lanka..... People can sleep for ever !!

    Premalal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:04 AM

    Final Nail?

    dalu banda Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:58 AM

    What is going to happen to out bellowed sick patient; D.E.M.O. Cracy.?

    Balck Mamba Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:06 AM

    So the King's appointment turns the King's disappointment for not doing his bidding!

    Ypga Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Remember it was the conflict with the judiciary that brought the end of Musharaff via DM Android App

    arsh Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:00 AM

    welcome to democratic Sri Lanka this is the beginning of the end. via DM Android App

    Smart Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:13 AM

    Ditta Dhamma Vedaya.............

    Gamaraala Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:18 AM

    Begining of the end of this Government or all of us as a nation..

    Appuhaamy Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:18 AM

    Who is bothered ? We are all fast asleep..

    Absaldeen Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:24 PM

    Baduth hamuduruwange Nadut hamuduruwange

    Absaldeen Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:37 PM

    Bada pirenna kema tika kaala bada pirunama karapincha nette vedak nehene .E wage wedak thamai den wenna yanne. Honda honda sellam elivena jaameta.

    fm Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:44 AM

    no wonder srilanka follow pakistan foot step no low and order in srilanka

    Park Ranger Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:47 AM

    END OF THE JUDICIARY AND THE END OF DEMOCRACY IN SRI LANKA!!!

    Arun Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:05 AM

    i thought world will come to an end on 21 of December , now it seems it's going to happen rather sooner ..

    LK Famine-bird Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:18 AM

    Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake...dont worry...truth always win

    siva Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:36 AM

    All in the name of Democracy - There is also the saying -The law is an ass.But power corrupts everything and everybody.

    Buddadasa Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:27 AM

    What are we heading for.

    Shan Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:36 AM

    END OF DEMOCRACY IN SRI LANKA! THE END!

    Mushi Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Write judgement as i say or get lost via DM Android App

    silva Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:27 AM

    No one seems to care , and Ranli is "rebuilding" his party.

    makalu Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:34 AM

    This is called" beg and eat". The same CJ recomanded the 18 the amendment without election.
    At the final destination,the main players of the drama will get destroyed by themself.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:39 AM

    Effect of two thirds!

    political illiterate Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:05 AM

    NA, Remeber he was the only patriot to be voted to as there was no alternative to that

    Suren Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:40 AM

    All these should be taken place for the destiny of this regime

    weha Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:11 AM

    Trust me it wont be the same in SL. This is a Country like no other if you know what i mean

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:47 AM

    In this country Judges too are not impartial.

    chapman Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:55 AM

    I remember similar incident happened in Pakistan and consequences of the same. Fortunately or not Sri Lankan people do not bother about those incidents and their only concern is to survive for another day.

    nilu Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:57 AM

    This is the end of the law and order in the country, the people who signed might even not know what they have done to the future generation of this country and curse will come upon them and no one can escape from that. God bless this country

    Doctor who!! Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:49 AM

    Dear Sri Lankans stay calm as usual because we chose the GOVT by voting them, now we have to get on with it....

    Fazal Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:04 AM

    What a shame?

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:18 AM

    this should have been done against mr sarath n silva when caught around pariament road

    John Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:12 AM

    DOOMSDAY HAS DAWNED FOR SRILANKA AND SRI LANKANS.......!

    Kautilya Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:27 AM

    Banana republic is in full swing to bury democracy to save the family .


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