President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed the decree removing Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from her post and the removal letter was hand delivered to her official residence this morning, Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said.
Meanwhile, Lawyers of Dr. Bandaranayake acknowledged receipt of the removal letter sent by the President this morning. However, they declined to comment on the next course of action.( Hafeel Farisz)
The Presidential Spokesman has issued the following statement:
Chief Justice removed with immediate effect
"President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed this morning the order removing Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake from office with immediate effect in accordance with the resolution passed by Parliament on January 11, 20013.
This measure was taken in terms of Article 107 (2) of the Constitution.
The removal order was delivered this morning to the official residence of Ms Bandaranayake by a Senior Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Secretariat and an officer of the Presidential Security Division.
The President has said in his order that he was in agreement with the request for the removal of Chief Justice from office made in the said address of Parliament."
This is the only president who has done something for SL. Nobody is perfect. But hes has done a lot to SL. If you live a normal life I don't think anyone will come and trouble you. via DM Android App
fred Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:41 AM
And this is the man who said he was going to appoint a committee to report on the matter first becuase he wanted to satisfy his coscience. But then this is also the man who said he would abolish the Executive Presidency. So,is it at all surprising? He knows he has all the power and is shamelessly using it. Wonder what happened to that conscience.
fly Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
All MPs voted on this crime must think of the day of judgement. I am sure Money and power is not every thing for all of you. There must be few honest among you .
lakmal Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:47 AM
so the president must go home for following the consistution? CJ must remain going agianst the consisitution da?
Prof Hemantha Wickra Sunday, 13 January 2013 01:00 PM
Why not Namal?
Rimzan Hassan Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
Oba Samata Subama Suba Anagathayak!
Gamarala Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:51 AM
Ozymandias - Rajapakse I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away".
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,Reply
hks Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:54 AM
It is pity that both ladies , Shiraani and Rizana were compelled to become the victims of (lop sided) KEKILLE judgments!!
clueless Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:56 AM
he sayd WOULD HAVE
temp Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:58 AM
Peoples who gave 2/3 should responsible for this. It likes giving knife to monkey. This country going to end with another Libia. Better to move out from country staying so late and facing pain.
roshan Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:59 AM
where is the independent committee ?
Rimzan Hassan Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
Looks like the majority of Sri Lankan's will never learn, this same gang of Thugs, Rapists, Murderers, Drug Dealers and Former Terrorists will be elected by the people to destroy the country in the political arena. I really feel sad for them anyways whoever voted for MR Oba Samata Subama Suba Anagathayak!
Budhist Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:04 AM
I want. I want.I want!!!!!!!!
david Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:06 AM
I can say no more you have said all of it in a nutshell. That is I think all people need to think from now.... The Monkey and the tail has to be sent for good.. This is utter nonsense. I wonder how we as Sri Lankans can be stupid as we are and keep silent and cheer to everything this donkey say and so?? Where is the end?
PAS Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:06 AM
I dont know what will be the next.
mervyn perera Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:07 AM
The other two impeachment against two former CJJ did not go through. The impeachment against Premadasa failed. The impeachent against Shiranee Bandaranaike succeeded, Next will be the impeachment against President Mahinda Rajapakse by his own members will be a successful. There is light and hope at the end of the tunnel for sri lankan people by the end of the year.
Ranil Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:12 AM
Two votes to remove countrys president.
Sudu Akka Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:21 AM
The Parliament’s decision on the Chief Justice and the Presedents signing off the "Order for her removal dealt a severe blow to the insidious forces who used her as a cat’s paw to destabilise the government’s progressive march to uplift the rural masses" Quote..Chief Justice was behaving like a politician and her conduct was sufficient to disqualify her from the post of Chief Justice even if one does not take into account the charges against her. Now the antigovernment forces and traitors to the Motherkand will have to find another issue to keep them going as CJ' and SF have been destined to the dustbins of history. One must not forget that these same forces once said that SF is not even fit to be a Captain in the Salvation Army and also said the the CJ' should be reported to the Bribary Commissioner. Now can anyone guess what these dark forces will try next ? The country should forever be grateful to Mahinda for saving Sri Lanka .
same as you Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:22 AM
Sudu Akka Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:23 AM
I trust you will publish my comment as you have published the comments of antigovernment forces.
sadachara Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:23 AM
Shirani resorted to non judiciary means to hang on with the stupid advice of Wijedasa and her Lawyers. They were not even born when JR did this constitution. JR has taken all necessary measures to avoid a clash with Judiciary. There is no absolute clash if JR or Premadasa were in power. because of MR, stupid lawyers had courage to come forward and challenge the constitution.
IShirani thought someone will help her to win this and mahinda will change his mind. He never bowed down to international pressure when entire world wanted to stop the humanitarian operation. You think he will change his mind to this kind of silly issues.
Opposition please rally around with constructive mto take the country forward from Where MR has opened up.
No point demos struggles. I am urging people holding top positions not to betray your position to JVP who have no power base in this country anymore. We no How SF and now Shirani swallowed the pill of JVP>
philip Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:26 AM
Hope MR has cleared his conscience?
sahan Sunday, 13 January 2013 01:51 PM
Sangakkara is not mad to join UNP dude !
weera Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:40 AM
It is nothing to do with any serious wrong doings by the Chief Justice. MR developed a disliking to the name Bandaranayake. Now you know.
Real Peace Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:42 AM
Yes they were Royal lies......!!!! President, your behaviour is making me sick!
unchikun Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:47 AM
It it not the people who gave the. 2/3 majority. It was Rail who gave the 2/3 majority due to cross overs. The cross overs can be attributed due to poor leadership .
ImtiazSadique Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
Next CJ will be mervin?? That's the reason he resigned from chief org. Post.
sujeewa p Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:08 PM
nobody and nothing is permanant in this world.
Chanakyan Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:06 PM
The video is in You Tube along with several others
Siyathu Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:55 AM
We people should demand the resignation of the president for appointing an apparently corrupt judge in the first place.
Manushya Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:55 AM
Dear SL, Thank you so much for showing up. I was looking for one like you i.e. "bath kana harakek"
Moh121 Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:10 PM
first the general now CJ who is next???????????????
S.Sriranjan Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:12 PM
Personal Problems Personally handled and Personally Delivered!
kh Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:03 AM
do u know what the problem is? lack of information! us living in Colombo think or assume that everyone is as outraged and informed as us! this sadly isnt the case. People in SL (im not referring to the suburban folk) have more pressing issues ie: finding three square meals, finfing a decent job to support a flagging family. So keeping these people in poverty and destitution and thus making them insensitive to issues like judicial independence, rule of law is sadly working well for the present regime.
Lankan Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
Beginning of ending sign of King who things he can do anything he wishes. I don't mind spending on air ticket to come to vote against you Mr.President
Fate of Gadaffi is not far away for you
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:04 AM
The President Has Made The Biggest Mistake By Disobeying The Supreme Court Ruling. He Won't Last Long, The People Will Teach Him A Lesson.
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:04 AM
Now Get Ready For the Real Fireworks
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:09 AM
Hope There Is More Kiri Bath Today
krishna Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:25 PM
Mr.President ,do you think this contry is a cemetery.I am sorry ,I feel this because the way you act like cemetery keeper.
Game Kolla Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:08 AM
End of freedom for law abiding people...long live Mervyin, Duminda,Drug Mudalalis,Paga kaarayos,
Rahmathullah M. H. Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:09 AM
Kapiyo Thanakola. Lbana sareth deepalla. Modayo.
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:10 AM
No More Supreme Courts. Judges And Lawyers May Have To Send Their Retirement Papers.
gamini Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:12 AM
What a stupid double crossing ;doing exactly the opposite of what he says president of a beloved nation.He said that he had to satisfy his conscience but eventually he realised that he did not have one and he took the advice of his stupid advisers Vasi Deva,GLP,Kehelmal falling off balconies misister,and the supremo murderous thug from Kelaniya.All Ape Minihas whom he will now have to SHAPE things Up for and signed the damed order.Well done Mr President the writing is on the wall your decline will start from now.
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:13 AM
Mevan Silva Is Jobless Now, Appoint Him As Next Chief Justice Of Rajapakese Courts. It Will Be Like Saudi Law.
lakmal Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:15 AM
people ? you mean the ceylinco depositors?
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:19 AM
My Lovely Island Home. I Can Do Anything, I Can Even Make A Man A Woman.
Inthikab Idroos Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:20 AM
In the final analysis, Shirairani Bandaranayake in no better position that Rizana Nafeek- neither received a fair trial and both were condemned as charged.
Lobo Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:42 PM
Now the legislation has usurped the highest law in the land that could mean the end of justice as we know it.
sgn Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:25 AM
Feel sorry for the people who voted MR, they are still unaware of these serious democratic issues, they only know MR IS THE LEADER WHO WIPED LTTE. Other than this they are ready to loose everything for MR.
Thanks God Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:29 AM
Happy to hear that there is a God for everything. Justice judgement and affected peoples curse worked on her. Thanks God
Prabath Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:28 AM
This Idiot Chartered Accountant lath rawattuwa
Imran Hussein Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:31 AM
Every MP who voted for this should be labelled as a traitor. They have no clue whats coming.
Pawul Paksa Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:33 AM
Soon Cj's husband will take into custody for currption he made at NSB....and also accounts maitained by CJ as well..so these actions are on the skye by Mahinda GOD RAJAPAKSA
Ranjith Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:35 AM
A good example for the king of Saudi, who can not resist a wild decisions of the Supreme Court
Pawul Paksa Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:36 AM
Next CJ will be MERvin silva or Wimal Modawansey
unchikun Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:42 AM
Madam, the educated are behind you. So is the civilized international community. Just relax.
Migara Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:39 AM
HE You have let down the whole nation..as a voter for you i am uterly disapointed and feel sick..this damage can never be receoverd, No one has ever done a damage like this . Country is ruled by thugs and your eyes are closed. I feel ashamed to be a voter for you...fail to understand why you act like this ..this is a disgrace..
unchikun Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:44 AM
The time is right to step into politics .
Liyanage Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:46 AM
Sudu Akke, Is government marching to uplift the rural masses, By what means u saying this ??? by Spending money on Colomob Night Races run by President Son, or Sending Satelite for nothing which for another son of President, or using Thugs to attack the Government officials....
ling Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:47 AM
Shallow understanding, I am thinking are you one of the paid commentors from the sacked CJ and the gang.
berty Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:49 AM
I am the almighty. But: Gadda/Hosni/ Idi watching from Hell. They want more members for their team
ling Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:50 AM
This is just not all, betrayal of the nation, the sacked CJ and the gang have to be punished.
justice Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:51 AM
You wanted it, you ordered it, you got it resolved, you got it passed, now you say you agreed the request to remove her. what a nonsense.
Nal Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:08 AM
Hello Mr President you are pathetic....i hope you view daily mirror online....I am 26 yr old but could think with a sensibility and judiciously more than you...How pathetic you are...... I DON'T WANT YOU AS MY PRESIDENT!!!
Puncho Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:06 AM
Any body from Sri Lanka-Politicians and officials who did not do the correct job to release Rizana from Death penalty, after even appeal made by Our President should not be kept quite, but has to be brought to justice for sake of future safety of Migrant workers who bring major earning to Sri Lanka.
ruan dayananda Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:17 AM
My Dear Sudu Akka,
are you nuts????? inform the learned honourable readership of the Daily Mirror just what 'destabilise the government’s progressive march to uplift the rural masses' means????
show us one family they have helped outside of hambanthota?????
That was to clear his conscience but later he found he had no such thing!
buckman533 Monday, 14 January 2013 09:36 AM
very true , the judiciary should have thought of the country before self
Namal Kodithuwakku Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:26 AM
Your words shows who is "haraka"
NA Monday, 14 January 2013 09:37 AM
There is no democracy in SL….. Now a days parliament is his own home (Walauwwa)
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:34 AM
To me this is the down fall of MR and clear start of DICTATORSHIP.
perumal Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:35 AM
You've hit the nail on the head!
SpaceCab Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:48 AM
Seriously??? then why the hell are they voting this corrupt King and his goons again and again??
If what you are say is correct and they don't have 3 square meals, they deserve it. damn good
The Observer Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:54 AM
I can remember him having promised things to India about some 13+
Jan Chandra Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:53 AM
You are sick anyway.
Jan Chandra Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:55 AM
Well said. Thank you.
The Observer Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:01 AM
I wonder how a turncoat like Grero is now educate our young about law and governance. Perhaps they will get educated in democracy when most of his pupils go 'International'.
The Observer Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:07 AM
Or the greed of those who crossed over?
kolla Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:08 AM
He dont have his balls anymore so he dont remember what he dose !!!
pathma Sunday, 13 January 2013 04:22 PM
Fool, better wait and see. u a going behind the goat waiting till it fall down >>>>>>>
Curious Sunday, 13 January 2013 04:27 PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and views and calling names shows their low character
Suppaiah Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:17 AM
Trust President has done the right thing. Jayawewa.
Sri Lankan Monday, 14 January 2013 10:45 AM
Why not appoint Vasi Deva as the next Cj and make his wife an additional Governor of the Central Bank.
kd Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:28 AM
MR the only President who works on a SUNDAY for OT (OT = Revenge)
senavi Monday, 14 January 2013 02:42 AM
this case expose the mafia of politicians and high officials - engaging in mass corruption while keeping everything undercover, betraying the sacrifices of 25 thousand war heroes.
Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 14 January 2013 02:48 AM
Amazing Short Marriage Just Annulled. Beautiful Till It Lasted
Parakrama Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:37 AM
Now she will be taken in for treason, then her husband will be charged, then the lawyers who appeared for her, and thenlistbgoes on. Till the day lanka awakes...Gaddafi style!
Reality Monday, 14 January 2013 02:49 AM
Ranil did not want to form an aliance with DNA at the last general elections. He hung on to the Elephant symbol and it helped to weaken the opposition. Now facing the consequences.
Ampattan Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:40 AM
President should appoint one of his family memeber next time. The advantage is that he will not remove the person from the office. Number two he will be a YES man.
H J Selvin Peter Monday, 14 January 2013 02:48 AM
Don't say anti government forces we are sri lankans
Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 14 January 2013 02:51 AM
Relationship Is Over, But Friends Forever, Sri-Lankan Style
hewa Monday, 14 January 2013 11:03 AM
AN ANOTHER "EXECUTION" IN DISGUISE! WHO WILL BE THE NEXT VICTIM?
soul of Srilanka Sunday, 13 January 2013 05:08 PM
Country is moving toward the hell :(
Yuri Sunday, 13 January 2013 05:12 PM
Actually this is Sri Lankan Problem. Now its should on the way to Egypt
roy david Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:47 AM
Mad First citizen's 1st step to his grave yard
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:51 AM
C.J., you are a great woman. We know the pressure you had in the past few days. As a lady, to face a such crisis situation was wonderful. I believe you are a modern time "Viharamahadevi". We knew what MR's decision long time ago. You tried to protect Democracy in Sri Lanka but failed. May triple gem blessed you and keep on doing good deeds.
mudiyansemama Sunday, 13 January 2013 05:19 PM
Mata mathaka naha
betta Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:03 PM
Next Sanagakkara........ Government is afraid of him......they want to keep him out of politics.....
Sam. Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:10 PM
Economic Embargo at the Door Step. Let all voted for Impeachment answer to the people of Sri Lanka. Our country has qualified to be a Failed State ! Suba Anagathayak !!!
nalaka Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
whos next in the firing line and we know mervins resignation was a eye wash via DM Android App
King Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:40 AM
I am the King! I will do whatever I want. This Island is my property. If you do not obey, the consequences will be very very severe.
vk Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:00 AM
where is the independant committee? i remember tht president said he would appoint a committee though via DM Android App
Budhist Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:10 PM
I want I want!!!!
Ranjit Wicks Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:50 AM
The fireworks start.
Skeptic Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:50 AM
Mervin will get a letter of appointment to the supreme court.
rajarajaChozhan Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:53 AM
This situation is created by Judiciary itself by : 1 ) Allowing M Ps' to cross over with out loosing their parliamentary seat. ( Against the wishes of those people who have selected them ). 2 ) Allowing 18th Amendment to pass.
It is a clear example of " Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me "
Pulasthi Rajapakse Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:20 PM
Think Before You Jump ! Pannina Pera Sithaa Balanu !
Jim Kuru Sunday, 13 January 2013 06:59 AM
This You Call Chintanaya. take it or leave it.
Hari Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:01 AM
This reminds me the so called king of the kings Osemendiya of Egypt who acted like a powerful king in the desert and what happened to his statue erected for him. Also, it reminds me of Bob Dylan who penned poems to she arrogance of American president during Vietnam war. He asked " How many years can the mountain exist before it is washed to the sea" even the powerful mountain will be one day reduced to ash and where will the so called powers go? What has happened to so called powerful leaders in the recent past? Why is it only in Srilanka the coloued rain comes? We need to correct all of us. Let this country be peaceful please, please please
kautilya Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:04 AM
Sri Lanka going to be another Gulag Archipelago. No one should talk against Rajapaksas although they are lunatic, megalomaniac and insane.
Shari Atukorala Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:06 AM
rajarajaChozhan Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:06 AM
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I wasnot a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
ANTON Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:07 AM
This is the srilankan version of sharia law " SAATAKAYEN BELLA KAPEEMA"
ACG Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:09 AM
No removal letters, no motions, no commissions, no rule of law for killer Mervin & the govt sponsored killer thugs...!! Way to go Sri Lanka...keep voting for MR..:(
Ratakanna Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:10 AM
You get two choices either get killed or get disappered what is your preference?
ANTON Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:13 AM
Therese Cooray Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:49 PM
Is this the beginning of the end?
Sunny Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:11 AM
This was expected. CJ should have resigned. Her lawyers do nothing about this.
sunil edirisinghe Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:13 AM
Thisis not legal .. now president must be removed for doing an illegal removal and signing false documents
Nal Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:18 AM
This shows the stupidity of Mahinda Rajapskhe and the lack of statesmanship....Oneday the Public will impeach the president.....Beginning of the END....
Sue Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:18 AM
You too must go home now Mr. President. We don't want YOU either. We have had enough of your nonsense and that of your parliament stooges who are no better than donkeys. Your time is up, I personally don't want you as my President; I can't speak for others, but I'm sure most will agree.
DXB Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:16 AM
Subsequent behaviour of CJ , such as influencing Court of appeal to overides Parliament procedure ,etc, would have induced MR not to go for independent view !!
kautilya Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:24 AM
Ranil will be the happiest man
Nadeesha Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:27 AM
ME TOO! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
chamutu Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:29 AM
Do n't you know our president?
Wije Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:53 PM
Mr. President your action always perfect and real. You are always protecting our motherland. wije
Parakrama Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:34 AM
poor lankan Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:38 AM
Whover voted to MR should celebrate this. Don't forget to cut a cake.
Suresh Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:41 AM
Our president speaks lies all the time. He should be brought before the international courts for war crimes
The Observer Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:56 PM
There is a lawyer in the family! (But, his knowledge and experience could be questionable.)
LastdaysofParadise Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:38 AM
A country once respected and idolised by one and all is now the laughing stock and on a fast track to become a pariah state. We admire and embrace not leaders who have given it all for the country and none for thyself and then left office duly at the end of their terms; but those who repeatedly siphoned out their countries' wealth and prolonged or extended their terms by interfering with election mechanisms. Natural justice shall prevail for this country to face the fate that befell the latter.
Mohamed DXB Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:39 AM
This will be the first nail on the coffin for the UPFA and the kings.....
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