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Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has walked out of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) proceeding a short while ago stating that she has no faith in it, sources said.
Her lawyers also informed the committee that they had no faith in the PSC process and would not participate in its proceedings hereafter.

The PSC met today at 2.30 pm in the committee room 1 of the Parliamentary complex and the proceedings went on till 6 pm, with a small break for tea. There had however been a lot of arguments between the two sides.

The CJ’s lawyers protested saying documents had not been provided to her to prove the charges levelled against her.

It is learnt that some government ministers had made insulting remarks at the CJ during the proceedings. The CJ appeared for the third time, and the PSC is expected to meet tomorrow. (KB & YP)

  Comments - 90

  • buffaloa citizen Friday, 07 December 2012 03:56 AM

    Not clowns but circus monkey's. They will do anything what the master says and get gifted a banana in return.

    Silas Friday, 07 December 2012 05:06 AM

    Whatever said and done, she is one tough cookie...... respect!

    kirala Friday, 07 December 2012 05:06 AM

    I suppose her ladyship didn't think that her ladyship would be downgraded when she was appointed CJ by the same clowns through a back-door process?

    You reap what you saw.

    Thomas Friday, 07 December 2012 05:00 AM

    Now it is time all the 4 opposition PSC members withdraw from the hearing, showing their objection to the improper hearing .

    Shan Friday, 07 December 2012 04:55 AM

    Misuse of power to vindicate

    DUWI Friday, 07 December 2012 04:51 AM

    The Law of the Jungle seems to have well and truly engulfed the Diyawanna Oya.

    Kithsiri Wijesundera Friday, 07 December 2012 04:38 AM

    UNP Kiriella & Amarathunga what are you doing in this farcical PSC. Quit, Quit Quit as a protest

    Hafiz Friday, 07 December 2012 04:23 AM


    richardson Friday, 07 December 2012 04:16 AM

    Do they have O level ???

    Vishnu Friday, 07 December 2012 04:03 AM

    The procedure seems to be unfair, but that the procedure laid down by the Constitution as it stands today is that. If the procedure was unfair, steps could have been taken to amend the law prior to this saga. After a charge sheet is served in the ordinary course of events, can an accused walk out of court stating that the laid down procedure is unfair or the punishment is severe?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 December 2012 04:01 AM

    So, what next. Ex-parte inquiry by the government appointed members since it is expected that opposition nominated members will resign anyway. Then it will be like a wedding party without the bride. This whole exercise is a big black mark on the govenment which has already got a bad record when it comes to freedom of expression and fair justice.

    chaminda Friday, 07 December 2012 05:11 AM

    yea well said..everybody should respect law and and constitution, how come some one reject appearing before committe investigations against them.. this is a joke ..no one has a right to avoid inquires..saying no faith on judges...
    CJ is not above the law u should remember it..

    Spodisingho Friday, 07 December 2012 03:54 AM

    How can educated sit with baboons who only know to say
    Yes Sir, No Sir and OK Sir

    Prasad Friday, 07 December 2012 03:44 AM

    Adagena nanawa kiyanne mewata thamai... !!

    Now UN will have more charges against SL, law and order will also be questioned.
    Poor us

    ferdhi Friday, 07 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Well done, if you do not get any justice how do we ordinary people hope to. Many of the silent masses are behind you.

    bushel Friday, 07 December 2012 02:41 AM

    How can a CJ be insulted? Is not it an offence?

    Hirunikan Friday, 07 December 2012 01:49 AM

    But, still effective you know!.

    Cobra Friday, 07 December 2012 01:34 AM

    Damn right!!!

    Ranjith Friday, 07 December 2012 01:33 AM

    We have bunch of US citizens on top.

    Jeewan Thursday, 06 December 2012 05:07 PM

    Good, walk out of the CJ post too. Go back and teach law, that's where you belong.

    Indrajith Ponny Thursday, 06 December 2012 04:12 PM

    Better for her to resign without just walking out. Will save everybody a lot of time and money.

    shah Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:29 PM

    very well said...

    prabu Friday, 07 December 2012 06:45 AM

    Ya we saw how SF became a threat. Now where is he? Where are the people who went behind him? Same thing will happen if CJ enters to politics. She still can be a hero if keep her out of politics. But thing is every one knows how she became CJ.

    Sinhala Man Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:08 PM

    Chaminda, don't you know the details of the Divineguma Bill? Would it be right for me to endorse it on behalf of the Northern Province?

    malkanthi Friday, 07 December 2012 10:14 AM

    This is a typical PSC member english and comment! hehehe

    Kondebandapuchhena Friday, 07 December 2012 09:37 AM

    when your Husband made NSB-TFC deal and back fire lost the job,That is the day you should have walks out from CJ Seat madem

    Santa Friday, 07 December 2012 08:49 AM

    Ho Ho Ho Mahinda is not a good boy no present this year.

    Sandy Friday, 07 December 2012 08:38 AM

    Almighty God will act! His Timing is not ours.

    kirala Friday, 07 December 2012 08:30 AM

    And how exactly would that help to save the CJ?

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Friday, 07 December 2012 08:24 AM


    Jan Chandra Friday, 07 December 2012 08:01 AM

    Hey Cobbler
    She is not above the law. Unfortunately, you like her, appear to have no regard to the law of the land. At least she has something to hide. I wonder what it is with you!!

    gowravi Friday, 07 December 2012 07:40 AM

    well said, very ture

    Arafath Friday, 07 December 2012 07:19 AM

    Storm in the Tea cup.another opportunity for the people to know politicians are fundamentally criminal.

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:28 PM

    C.J. is a person with very high Qualifications.

    Members of P.S.C.?

    Silas Friday, 07 December 2012 06:35 AM

    #nicky, its ractually sad to know that there are quite a number of people who think like you... oh..well its the 'people' who voted for jokers like weerawansa and mervin as well....pathetic..

    galapitamada Friday, 07 December 2012 06:36 AM

    This woman should understand she got personal favor form MR and was behind the president for this CJ appointment now she has got the waht she wanted and throw MR out she should be impeached for fooling the masses.

    anura Friday, 07 December 2012 06:31 AM

    Look what she does to get the attention of the foreign countries. Shame on you Madam . You do not go anywhere by running away from the allegations with the bunch of your defending lawyers. You have lost the case even before it started.

    Anura Friday, 07 December 2012 06:29 AM

    Go ahead madam and save the law for future. But government will make stories to destroy your name. take care

    Vicks Friday, 07 December 2012 06:14 AM

    Who called her a mad woman in the PSC?

    NADARAJAH Friday, 07 December 2012 06:06 AM


    sirisena Friday, 07 December 2012 05:26 AM

    She is confident of her and that is why she is fighting. Look at her face, it tells the story.

    sirisena Friday, 07 December 2012 05:21 AM

    Already the government members of the select committee sat with a predetermined decision on their mind. It is very clear, by hearing to the comments made by the government MP's.

    The government initially messed around with SF, now they are messing around with SB ( Shirani Bandaranayake). But be mindful, she can be a real threat to the ruling party, if she enters politics.

    s.kumara Friday, 07 December 2012 05:19 AM

    Very bad tactical move. This is what govt want. Her days will be mumbered

    nicky karunarathna Friday, 07 December 2012 05:15 AM

    If the judiciary does not know how to respect the law of the land, how come ordinary citizens respect them when they are appearing beofre them? This woman is really behaving like a spoit brat. Doesn't she know how to argue a case's rights and worngs and give a commentary to media what's happening, if she really right Media also waiting to get news from horse's mouth and she can really help the citizen to know who is right rather than running away from justice. Now it seems, this woman has tarnish emage of entire court system, which distribute equal justice to all.If this done by ordinary person, she could be jailed by the our court system for contempt. Hence she should be charge for the same offence now.

    Aney Machang Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:17 PM

    She who runs away lives to fight another day!

    Apsara Fonseka Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:32 PM

    This was how we felt when the judiciary was preceding with our fathers cases. I guess the saying “what goes around comes around” does say a lot right about now….

    Anyhow, what happened to the seperation of powers in a country?

    prasanna Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:32 PM

    Rata Balata.

    Apsara Fonseka Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:32 PM

    This was how we felt when the judiciary was preceding with our fathers cases. I guess the saying “what goes around comes around” does say a lot right about now….

    mamath Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:32 PM

    D.E.M. O’Cracy, beloved husband of T. Ruth, Father of L. I. Berty, father of Faith, Hope and Justice had been brutally assassinated within the chambers of Diyawanna Palace. Joan of Arc supreme custodian of freedom will spearhead the resistance.

    Puswedilla Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:34 PM

    Who elected this Parliament

    ling Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:29 PM

    CJ already granted US citizenship and that is why so BOLD. Just wait and see.

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:26 PM

    PSC drama is Produced, Directed, Edited by ONE person.

    Gunathilaka Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:23 PM

    Great, Can bunch of idiots like Wimal Weerawansa and others do such process.

    Percy Fernando Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:23 PM

    If in this case ,Can she expect international independent inquiry against the impeachment,because there is no trust at all with the proceedures of present functioning.

    hasanthi lokuge Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:22 PM

    come on madum.We are saluting you forever.You are an ion lady in our modern world.

    Oniell Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:20 PM

    Viva CJ. For the sake of our own freedom, we need to rally against the village thugs of "Hum Bugs" thota. Long live the CJ.
    We the people are with you Madame.

    Lord King Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:34 PM

    International court !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just a mouthpiece of the crony Western governments

    Imran Hussein Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:13 PM

    CJ is not going to take crap from unqualified ones.

    Anthony Fernando Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:15 PM

    Yes we all too did not have any faith in this so called PSC one sided hearing process as the judgement has already could be seen by any common scence thinking person, will be against the CJ. So what the CJ did was 100 percent correct as she was not getting a just and fair hearing from this Committee.

    Ragavan Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:09 PM

    Shame on Srilankan parliament and democracy! Everyone was aware of the PSC's intention

    Kushal Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:13 PM

    Brilliant madam. That's the way to treat these scoundrels ..... the family. We are with you. Soon it will be all of us with you demanding justice for our country.

    aroosh Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:08 PM

    not only you we also don't have even the way happening i feel someone need to celebrate the new year with the joy of removing you that's what this much hurry in removing you the need very quickly this because peoples are dying because of you so its urgent to the public,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Dangoda Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:12 PM

    Yes, What happen to SF will happen to you. Government politicians used you and now opposition politicians will use you to gain an advantage. Keep in mind that later will discard you as a spit at dawn. That is the truth.

    AIM Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:07 PM

    I totally agree. How can a class action of the ruling members of Parliament in turn become the ruling members of the PSC and become the Plaintiff, Jury,Judge and the Executioner?

    If you cant find an untainted Jury ( difficult in Sri Lanka for sure) it should be taken to the International Court of Justice for natural justice.

    yellow-bird Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:09 PM

    Very good Madam;
    We had 'no faith' from the beginning!

    Cobbler Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:05 PM

    Why she wants to downgrade her ladyship by appearing in front of a bunch of clowns ?

    Nizam - Dubai Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:00 PM


    Luvis Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:16 PM

    Dear Madam,
    We are proud of your courage and clarity. Don't step down against this corrupted government. You are the only hope for the people of Sri Lanka who is showing their anger in silent against this stupid government who is destroying the image of the democratic Sri Lanka.
    We will see whether there will be any body in this government to express their views according to their hearts.

    Diyawanna Sarath Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:24 PM

    Great lady. She will go down in history as Sri Lankas only CJ who faced corruption charges on account of both, her husband and herself

    kumar Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:34 PM

    Walk out from PSC, CJpost & Country, don't bother about the people, they elect these tugs / will elect them again........... buffallose

    Don Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:30 PM

    Balla ratata

    misunderstood Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:28 PM

    congratulations Your Honour!! You went You conquered and you came!!

    SHALANI Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:28 PM

    This foolish Govt. is giving a lot of " food for thought" for the international community for them to interfere with the internal affairs of this country! It is true that the ruling party has 2/3 majority but everybody knows the calibre of 90% of these MPs!
    This is a very unfortunate situation indeed. a

    rajiv Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:23 PM

    What is next ?

    How many are willing to stand ?

    Lobo Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:21 PM

    Actions of a desperate Govt in the dying throes of their reign?

    John Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:17 PM

    By your bold action, you have resored at least some pride left in the SL judiciary - to be tried by a kangaroo court?!

    Nodrog Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:19 PM

    Yup, all knew this was only a witch-hunt, no pun intended by sycophants, with no self-respect,acting to the wishes of their insecure masters.

    Parakramabahu Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:16 PM

    everything from Parliament, Judiciary, decent society at a failed state not only now, but for the past 50 years. Only the head of the country could clear the mess and head for a Australian like peaceful social system, respected by everyone. Hope he could do it at least now for everybody's well being.

    Real Peace Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:00 PM

    Self inflicted difficulties for the govt?!

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:13 PM

    Wondering how the CJ couldn't understand the legality o fthe PSC and the Legal qualification of it's members!!!

    D.NIMAL Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:06 PM

    CJ has escape from corrupation charges,the very reason is She cannot face the charges at all?
    How can CJ run Judiciary of Island!

    sathis Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:06 PM

    That why PSC not allow third party (neutral) observers.
    Definitely Minster Rajith will be a person start to insult CJ

    R. Norton Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:03 PM

    This is the same drama that was played in the case of General Fonseka. This is just another circus and we have to grin and watch. It is also the case of the cat that shat on the rock where the Government is concerned.

    Rattapakse Thursday, 06 December 2012 02:03 PM

    Understandable: Highly educated lots can't stand some of those idiotic comments of those uneducated lots like the Wansas.

    Patriot Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:50 PM

    What a sorry state of affairs. What exactly is the SL Govt trying to do? The whole world is watching this disgraceful drama unfold.

    Kumar Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:51 PM

    My true sympathies with CJ.Hpwever this is the way some Magistrates behave but no action is taken against them.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:44 PM

    Bravo, well done lady.

    Baboon Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:40 PM

    Bet get the resignation letter ready madam. You WILL go for sure. Only thing is who will give the letter. Whether you will give the letter asking for resignation, Or, will they give you the letter asking to resign. Hik Hik :-D

    Suresh Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:39 PM

    Yapa is Mahinda's papa

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