Three out of five charges against CJ proven

2012-12-08 10:11:45

Leader of the House and member of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva says three out of five charges (1,4,5) against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake have been proven at the PSC inquiry held on the impeachment.

Speaking in parliament today, Minister De Silva had stated the CJ has been proven guilty of the following three charges against her: the issue concerning the Trillium property, failing to declare certain bank assets and liabilities and being biased against legal action initiated against her husband at the Magistrate's Court of Colombo in connection with the offences regarding acts of bribery and/or corruption under the Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Act.

He had also stated that proof of the three charges against the CJ is sufficient to remove her from the position while adding that nine other charges that were brought against her have been disregarded.

A total of 14 charges were brought against the CJ and only five have been investigated by the PSC.

Meanwhile, Minister Dilan Perera who is also a member of the PSC, speaking in parliament today had stated the CJ said she never withdrew from the Ceylinco case on her own and claimed she was surprised to know the case was removed from her. (LP)

  Comments - 101

  • Kiwi Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:21

    The result was a known secret even before the PSC commenced sittings!!!!!

    Reply : 13       287

    wiser Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:01

    You guys are simply the slaves of the dictataor.

    Reply : 11       230

    Gamaya Saturday, 8 December 2012 13:37

    I thought it was 14 CHARGES????? How come it reduced???

    Reply : 7       121

    Lobo Sunday, 9 December 2012 07:25

    After discount!

    3       44

    Lobo Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:37

    Proven guilty by whom? An impartial committee?

    Reply : 8       106

    perumal Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:32

    Nope! President of D.S.R (S.D.R)of Sri Lanka!!

    2       3

    Lobo Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:18

    Wasn't this info known when she was elected CJ or did it come to light only after the divi neguma bill was rejected?

    Reply : 2       49

    Lobo Monday, 10 December 2012 01:42

    RIP justice. Lets all mourn now because the wolves have been put in charge of the hen-house.

    Reply : 1       5

    Suresh Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:24

    Yeah right! What's next? Dictatorship ?

    Reply : 11       230

    mamath Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:58

    in SL history citizens have not just waited obeying every thing imposed by draconian just wait

    Reply : 4       102

    Cobra Saturday, 8 December 2012 13:36

    No, what's next Hitler?????

    Reply : 6       104

    kolla Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:24

    Predefined, Planned and Directed tele-drama of the government.

    Reply : 8       213

    Raja Raju Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:26

    This investigation should have been done at least by Asian Parliamentary group.
    You complain. You investigate. You decide.

    Reply : 8       202

    Fairose Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:30

    Lucky that you are not probed. In such an event no need to dig deep for evidence and no need to have biased committee because everything will be prooved without the benefit of doubt. We can call upon international observers and independent retired judges. You guys should stand in front of mirror ask the question- Am I honest? Am I fit to judge someone while I do daylight robbery. Shame, Shame, Shame.

    Reply : 9       174

    Kondebandapucheena Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:31

    What about having Parliamentary Select Committee against all the Corrupt Ministers too.

    Reply : 10       169

    Kuruparan Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:24

    Why . . . you want to clear all those Corrupt ministers' names to be CLEARED ? ? ?

    Reply : 7       66

    michael Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:33

    That was rapid fast, Our Courts too should follow these methods to finish cases in rapid fast technology method.

    May be those who probed the case may be having Latest Microprocessors fixed to their brains with SSD drives.

    Reply : 5       126

    Lalindra Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:36

    In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force - Mahatma Gandhi

    Reply : 5       82

    LBJ Sunday, 9 December 2012 04:39

    Great Quote.

    Reply : 2       13

    Gordon Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:26

    A lesson for all on the side of the brutes that the same fate could befall them if the dare to cross paths.

    Reply : 2       11

    Common man Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:37

    Areay waha....keep it up. So soon we can send injustice judgment one right?

    Reply : 4       43

    ilyas Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:38

    This is what the govt says. Just like your election results. 3 out of 5 proven, so you have 2 third majority, then you can impeach her. Yourself has too many things proven against you!

    Reply : 6       73

    elta Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:39

    Nimal Wima Dilan Nadu Kara Hamuduruwo

    Reply : 7       61

    Paul Albert Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:42

    The other two were not properly fabricated , and in the case of balance nine you have to file a case against those inefficient fabricators and claim damages. From which court ?

    Reply : 3       71

    Vernon Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:42

    Every one know what this fellow was upto when he had a different ministry. He is lucky that there is no one to bring charges against this rascal. If some one did there will be not 14 but 114. With what conscious can these fellows in PSC examine others deeds when they have done bigger crimes.

    Reply : 5       87

    Nothing but da truth Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:46

    Its a shame that Sri Lankan intellectuals and professional bodies did not go againt the rogue charges of Gen, Fonseka and now we can see even the CJ cannot get justice?

    What will be the rights of a PubchoSingho or a Gnanawathi in the society?

    Reply : 5       96

    Prof Wickramatillake Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:12

    Dont ever worry; this will end. We ONLY dont have the patience to see that

    Reply : 1       42

    Upul Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:49

    "They also Serve, Who only Stand and Wait"!

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    amila Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:53

    Dear Minister,how can pig people like you bring charges against CJ?

    Reply : 4       87

    Luvis Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:54

    අනේ බණ්ඩාරනායකලා හදපු
    ශ්‍රේෂ්ට පක්ෂයකට ගිය කලක්
    නඩුත් හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ
    බඩුත් හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ....
    ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ
    සාහසිකම දේශපාලන පලිගැනීම

    Reply : 7       103

    sach Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:06

    SLFP is not a great party

    Reply : 0       12

    renure Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:12

    The Dictator of the regime, and the other jokers of the GOSL have, had made Sri-Lanka the laughing stock of the International community, and the professionals ,the religious heads of the country by having the charges examined with in one day and presenting it to the parliament. This should go to the book of records

    Reply : 3       39

    HKS Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:20


    Reply : 3       35

    Rahmathullah M. H. Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:25

    The CJ was found guilty without evidence, witnesses, cross examination etc. Is it called a trial? After all, Wimal, Dilan, Rajitha, Yapa and you, are you all qualified to listen at least?

    Reply : 2       65

    Citizen Perera Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:30

    Those who voted for this undemocratic regime must take the responsibility for unfortunate sad affairs of this country

    Reply : 2       84

    Shehan Jayawardene Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:54

    AbbuddassaPaksha kaalay...labooth thiththa kaakay... :)

    Reply : 2       35

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 8 December 2012 11:54

    Nimal Siripala forget the five. You have a particular case and you know what it is. thats enough for you to go hang yourself.

    Reply : 2       63

    Truth Sunday, 9 December 2012 04:16

    Explain please. These we tend to forget many cases. I just remember few like white van and grease man.

    Reply : 1       13

    Prof Wickramatillake Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:08

    One sided farce; Really they are a set of idiots to think they are infallible, immortal and will stay in power for ever.

    Reply : 3       55

    Dinesh Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:09

    It is time for the Judges to come hard on this politicians in court cases....

    Reply : 3       60

    Kay Parker Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:15

    they only talk about this. How come no one is talking about Malaka's CCTV footage?

    making of Edi Ameen

    Reply : 5       52

    PUNCHAPPU Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:19


    Reply : 4       49

    Hora Percy Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:25

    Bunch of corrupt politicians shamelessly and falsely implicates and illegally finds the CJ guilty through a mock trial, lacking in transparency steeped in controversy and concluded in record breaking speed. While every one looks on in disbelief.

    Reply : 3       47

    kautilya Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:29

    Best joke of the year 2012

    Reply : 3       52

    venom Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:30

    Shame on your MR. You don't know how to maintain people's respect which you earned in May 2009. This is the begining of your end. You will suffer the fait of Sadam Hussain and Gadaffi.

    Reply : 3       52

    desilva Saturday, 8 December 2012 12:41

    This is just like Gen `Fonseka's court mrtshal case!

    Reply : 3       57

    Nodakin Saturday, 8 December 2012 13:16

    Dear All,

    This is the constitution we all up hold. The procedure has been done according to so called constitution and this is an internal matter of SL. She has been un faithful to Executive and she or anyone will be removed before she will be used by USA and other opposition figures to stage another drama. Thank god problem is solved.

    Our Country needs a dictatorship if we need to develop our country hook or crook. we public dont care corruption as it would have been 1005 more under UNP Ranil as Ravi, Sajith,Kiriella,John,Tissa,Wijedasa, waiting for a chance to rob whole sale.

    Dear voters don't give them a chance for anoother 20 years.

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    Ali Cader Saturday, 8 December 2012 14:34

    I am sorry i think she should have resigned her post as CJ
    when her husband case came to courts and appeared for her husband

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    AIM Monday, 10 December 2012 11:38

    Ali Cader, I didnt realise that you guys treat the spouse with so much of importance. Ha Ha

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    Farook Saturday, 8 December 2012 14:42

    Nodakin booruwa!!!

    Reply : 3       55

    ANON69 Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:09

    Uatha nathi thana Modayath Pandithayeki

    Reply : 2       33

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 9 December 2012 09:36

    Nodakin, you are ideal for this rogue regime and your English is like that W. P. Wimalasena as well.

    Reply : 0       7

    Thomas Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:16

    Can the minister tell us total how many chages under investigation. Now you say 5 charges, what happened to balance charges listed.

    Reply : 2       29

    Purawesiya Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:16

    Those who try to devide this country should learn a lesson from this.

    Reply : 49       4

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:33

    HEY # Nodakin..........thuh nodakin

    Reply : 0       49

    Minister Saturday, 8 December 2012 16:26

    Not us. We, the people of this country did not do that. Only 7 of you. You 7 do not represent us in this case. We have been watching silently over the past several weeks the injustice of 7 of you.

    Reply : 2       32

    S.Sriranjan Saturday, 8 December 2012 16:33

    It's not proper to use the word proved unless it's debated???

    Reply : 2       36

    Banana Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:12

    Looks like Sri Lanka has been dragged back to the dark ages.

    Reply : 2       46

    Donx Saturday, 8 December 2012 20:23

    Storm the night races.

    Reply : 0       15

    Gon Aliya Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:46

    The result was pre-determined. Try hard to be next Prime Minister

    Reply : 0       16

    roy Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:00

    Minister has a case when he was the health minister one time. via DM iPad app

    Reply : 0       16

    Gal kollek Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:04

    Hai everybody, no harm in getting rid of this sort of characters who help to divide this country. Well done PSC.

    Reply : 28       0

    gon kollek Sunday, 9 December 2012 15:11

    you better check your brain if it contains excretes of our politicians

    Reply : 0       7

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:29

    If my memory is correct, there are 11 members in this PSC. Was it a Unanimous decission of all 11 members ?
    We would like to know whether this inquiry was conducted impartialy & with transparency.

    Reply : 0       17

    Prasad Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:59

    After reading all comments I can be proud of our readers, 99% are educated and open minded we still have few foolish close mimned too, guys if we want to save this county for our children then we must stand against this dictarorship. Weldone Daily mirror, you are doing good job when most of the "sinhala media" hide under the bed.
    We are with you CJ, this remind me Musharaf, same thing will happen here, poor MR.

    Reply : 1       28

    Prasad Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:35

    KP not guilty
    Karuna not guilty
    kudu marvin not guilty
    kudu duminda not guilty
    Amare not guilty
    Sudarman not guilty
    All regime's currupted pupputs are never find guilty when
    SF, CJ and many Guilty
    Wakeup people, this is the time, now or never !!
    PS; I vote to MR in election reason defete LTTE but now ?

    Reply : 1       40

    Thushara Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:57

    No wonder we are now anamalu republic , with these monkeys appointed by us,

    Reply : 1       23

    Prasad Sunday, 9 December 2012 08:48

    well said mate, we are responsible picking thise selfish people. Hope people will take wise decision in next election.

    Reply : 0       13

    Dhammika Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:24

    What does SIRIPALA think all Sri Lankans are DONKEYS .

    Reply : 0       23

    ANTON Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:33

    Members of the PSC are very innocent simple people. They totally depend on their hardly earned monthly salaries. Their children go to government schools by school bus and they usually go to general hospital for medical checkups. Their wives are very innocent too, they go to pettah main street in three wheelers for shopping about twice a year and get daily needs from sathi pola.


    Reply : 2       14

    Citizen Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:39

    If CJ doesn't get a fair hearing, what about others in this country? This is a shame. I don't think this kind of dictatorship has been in this country even during kings' rule.

    Reply : 1       19

    Poercorrupts Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:39

    Once again the truth is hidden, foreigners are blamed for the Govermennts dishonesty, does nothing change in this soon to be dictatorship
    Are the peole of this country so blind ?

    Reply : 0       17

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:44

    This sort of prosecutions and judgements take place only in Banana Republics. The funny thing is that a bunch of half-educated, thoroughly corrupt government ministers have been sitting on judgement of a highly educated judge and found her guilty without allowing the accused party to check or cross examine witnesses who came forward with some documents. Even a Kasippu seller is afforded better opportunities for his legal defence. Welcome to the Kangaroo court system of King Kekille.

    Reply : 0       20

    Ranjit Sunday, 9 December 2012 02:44

    Here we "officially" endorse a dictatorship. In time to come dictators ruin the country and fall like piece of shit as Kadhafy, Saddam Hussein, Assad, Mubarak, Marcos did.
    Jayawewa, Subaanagathayak.

    Reply : 0       21

    shankar Sunday, 9 December 2012 03:11

    Wow ! that was really fast. Why don't they teach the secret to judges and lawyers well so they too can finished the pending cases pretty fast. so who is the next chief justice ?

    Reply : 1       16

    The Judge Sunday, 9 December 2012 03:26

    No hearing, Judgement delivered, ever heard of except during the Maharajas period in olden times. Justice is buried alive.

    Reply : 0       16

    Thomas Sunday, 9 December 2012 03:29

    Who is ruling this country, who is judging the Chief Justice? Miracle of the 21st century

    Reply : 1       16

    Kiwi Sunday, 9 December 2012 03:51

    Ladyship faced a battleship and now its a case of a sinkingship!!!!

    Reply : 0       14

    Sue Sunday, 9 December 2012 04:06

    Judges, Magistrates, and all right thinking people of Sri Lanka, its up to us now. So what action should we take against this Nazi like Govt.?

    Reply : 0       20

    tharaka Sunday, 9 December 2012 05:41




    Reply : 2       37

    Barart Sunday, 9 December 2012 05:59

    Guilty also for supporting 18th amendment.

    Reply : 0       19

    yohan Sunday, 9 December 2012 07:37

    Those who did not pass 9 grades are judging a CJ who has PHDs and other top qualifications. Then these idiots call her by names not suited to Parlimentarians. Shame on you guys

    Reply : 1       21

    Observer Sunday, 9 December 2012 08:15

    Sick of these bustards.. first of all need some inquiry against their corruptions !

    Reply : 0       15

    Paul Albert Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:03

    They counted 14 charges , Could you cound their charges ?

    Reply : 1       3

    Game Kolla Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:50

    Appoint a special commission to investigate their personal assets and corruption of 117 MPs who signed impeachment motion .

    Reply : 0       13

    richardson Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:17

    Didn't you take bribes in your political career

    Reply : 0       9

    roy Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:21

    parliament building will be extent to accommodate high court and chief justice will be kalanl raj.............

    Reply : 1       7

    Gon Aliya Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:40

    Learn from people of Egypt

    Reply : 1       11

    A Sri Lankan EU Sunday, 9 December 2012 13:36

    Continuation of 4...
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    Reply : 13       3

    Potta Sunil Sunday, 9 December 2012 14:08


    Reply : 0       6

    sathis Sunday, 9 December 2012 14:19

    Is that test match result? moda yakku !!!

    and result will be international influence may start and Tamil and UN may take this opportunity

    Reply : 0       6

    sajith de silva Sunday, 9 December 2012 14:26

    If the CJ holding office is considered misbehavior whilst her husband is a accused of NSB deal. what about the person who appointed him when the wife was the CJ?

    Reply : 0       3

    Thomas Sunday, 9 December 2012 14:46

    A real mass riseup necessary bring this country back to democratic life.

    Reply : 0       5

    Ryan Sunday, 9 December 2012 14:56

    Eelam kattiyata godak tharaha gihin wage fonseka ayya genath me widiyata thamai megollo kiwwe.

    Reply : 7       0

    MaC Sunday, 9 December 2012 15:45

    Namal was qualified as lawyer recently;, hope the plan is not to bring him as chief justice !!!!!!. this is the only post not in the family now !

    Reply : 2       7

    Upul Tuesday, 11 December 2012 06:19


    Reply : 0       0

    sookirt Sunday, 9 December 2012 16:22

    minister who had 30 million wanted 6 months time to explain how he got that 30 million but cj was given less than 24 hours to 1000 pages.

    Reply : 1       7

    mudiyansemama Sunday, 9 December 2012 16:24

    They want us to spectators of their self directed story.
    They want us to be patriotic when UN an others attack them.
    When election comes they serve as GOD
    They save $ in Swiss accounts mortgaging our generations.
    If u can be the King or at least be a servant in the castle.
    else just vanish and find your safe heaven.

    Reply : 1       5

    dhammika perera Monday, 10 December 2012 00:31

    Shut up you minister Kangatta

    Reply : 0       1

    Aluthkade Lawyer Monday, 10 December 2012 01:22

    Is the CJ so clean an innocent? Has she acted in accordance with what is expected of a pesrson holding the highest post in the judiciary? Read the charges against her carefully and decide.

    Reply : 2       0

    S.Sriranjan Monday, 10 December 2012 02:08

    Actually 3 of 14,that's 0% Proved and 2 of 14,that's 0% couldn't prove?

    Reply : 0       1

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