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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that an independent committee will further study the report submitted by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the impeachment, after only which he would make a decision based on it.

Addressing an event at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Colombo the President further said that he will do this in order to satisfy his conscience.

I have only to answer my conscience because at the end of the day, I have to be satisfied with the outcome of this report; I have to be satisfied that I have done by job properly. The instructions to appoint a further committee to look into this are my instructions. They aren’t found in a paper or book nor is there a law to it but I will do it in order to satisfy myself,” he said.

The President also said it was the opposition who initiated this process and urged the government to take action against the Chief Justice after the NSB- TFC fiasco.

“How did this all start? The opposition went and submitted a complaint with the Commissioner of Bribery and Corruption without even our knowledge. The opposition then said that punishing the husband will not suffice because his wife holds a high post therefore they said that justice won’t be meted. I wasn’t the one who did it. All government MP’s were completely silent on the matter. They were the people who went to the bribery commissioner and told the media that they would initiate an impeachment motion first. Either way now the motion has been inquired into by the PSC and we aren’t able to talk about it until the lapse of a month after which this will be debated in parliament” he said.
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  • Athula Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:13 AM

    MR is a far smarter guy man than Premadasa.You can not fool him until a day he fools himself and it looks like he is getting nearer

    Haminda Pajarakshe Wednesday, 12 December 2012 01:36 PM

    Independent commitee consists 7 member. They are ;

    perumal Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:12 AM

    and what about the CJ being given a chance to show her innocence.

    Kinithullah M.H Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:23 AM

    You are right. Only a baby can't understand or believe this. A grown up can.

    Mervin Ayya Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:24 AM

    The Independent Committee should comprise 9 PS (Pradeshiya Sabha) members from UPFA and 2 from opposition.

    jayantha silva Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:26 AM

    You are correct. His calibre of people are not appreciated by our rulers. They prefer to have people of their own mentality.

    C. Seneveratne Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:36 AM

    This means MR has accepted that the ruling was wrong

    dutugemunu1 Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:40 AM

    you cant mention that Calistas Jayathilaka's ideas are foolish.Who the hell are you to decide it.Any body can express his or her ideas against the constituiton .That is called fredom to express ideas

    truth Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:41 AM

    Mmmm ya you should be the Nobel Price Winner for upholding the Democracy and Independence. Ane Mage Kata

    kali Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:48 AM

    Hi Ho MR,

    Having read the text of your speech here is a piece of advice for you as a brother.

    It is simply not just your conscience you have to satisfy but the uphod the rule of law and you are not above the law.
    The body you are about to appoint has to be truly inependant and preferrably include some international jurors who are non partisan.
    But here is the caviat. If the body finds that you have acted outside the law are you willing to resign just as you and your clan are insisting CJ to do.

    patana Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:48 AM

    One small step backwards for the big brother, one giant step forward for the Lankan democracy.

    Lord King Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:50 AM

    Day old baby will only think about mummy's milk & nothing else !!!!!!!!!!!!

    ML Chong Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:58 AM

    Thank U

    cynthia Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:02 AM

    Aspiring to be " KING " ? ?? Will be crowned


    ML Chong Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:59 AM

    A bootlicker' comment disgusted with his/her own masters actions.

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:04 AM

    Athula, I disagree with the 'smart' part. MR is not smarter he is a con artist. But a fair amount of people are fools to believe him.
    A smart leader would never keep dumb assistants around him.

    aroosh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:59 AM

    he already becaming like that all the past we fooled at now no one balance so it him only

    perumal Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:07 AM

    Again, what is the need for an(other) independant committee? Does president have no confidence in the PSC members who submitted the report, and the speaker who appointed the committee and forwarded their report and the legislature in general? In that case where have the people reposed the custody of their sovereignty? in the legislature or executive?

    Gamaraala Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:09 AM

    A typical load of BS ....

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:11 AM

    "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you can not fool all the people all the time"

    Mahela Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:11 PM

    Yes you have another 100 odd cross overs from opposition parties to select the new independent committee.

    RoshanHAN Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:13 AM


    santa Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:28 AM

    no na nanawa

    santa Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:32 AM

    Jathiyanthra kumanthranayak

    Anoma Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:33 AM

    No need of any more committees. You must resign Mahinda. You are a mess and mentally not sound to govern a country.

    Ryan Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:36 AM

    In any case, everything to be finished by 01-02-2013(deadline), otherwise more injustice to people by CJ

    dkp Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:43 AM

    Government deliberately make this case against CJ to safe guard her husband. No one taking about what’s wrong doing he done

    3i Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:41 AM


    Prem Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:48 AM

    OK now wait for president ans see what he has to say without confusing the matter further.

    shah Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:43 AM

    what about the calibre of persons in the so called Independent committee..

    Sam. Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:42 AM

    It is very difficult to find independent persons now a days. Justice C.G.Weeramanthrie will do a respectable job if H.E.the President select him.

    surain Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:52 AM

    few days ago you said you will not allow people in Sri Lanka to do what people in Pakistan Did. why are you challenging people of the country?????

    Anta Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:49 AM

    What do u mean by Indipendant ...Is it like current elections commission of Sri Lanka?

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:49 AM

    Excellent comment, that is why this babboon will appoint his own tribes to safe guard his position.

    Apsara Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:58 AM

    As usual the final decision to be given to Independent Committee so that they will arrive in to that decision after calculated study/survey/inquiry and etc. etc.

    man hatton Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:59 AM


    nilu Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:06 AM

    you waited all these days to tell this huh. you think that we are also idiot same as your ministers

    Dhammaloka Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:10 AM

    Best thing is to be observers at the moment.

    philip Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:15 AM

    One step backward. Keep up the pressure.

    Pxx Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:12 AM

    It looks someone has become so poor..................

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:19 AM

    How dependent will be the "independent"?

    Kinithullah M.H Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:26 AM

    Serada, maha raja !
    Yes, you got it right.

    Sue Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:22 AM

    Conscience my foot. He's beginning to feel the heat and trying to pass the buck once again.

    mamath Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:12 AM

    (future question at Inst. Chr. Accts Exam 2013)
    The role of the so called "Independent" committee will be:
    (a) examine afresh the charges against CJ and the evidence put-forth
    (b) examine whether PSC had considered impartially the charges against CJ and the evidence put-forth
    (c) Ratify the verdict of PSC
    (d) Consider all the 18 charges against CJ and perform a fresh inquest

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:24 AM

    Didn't Divineguma concept and the court rulings on this bill play any part in the whole episode. Everything depends on the dependence.

    Cobra Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:23 AM

    How independent will that be??????

    mithraya Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:29 AM

    Typical "Baila"

    MA Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:29 AM

    positive move.
    We also hope action will be taken against those behaved unprofessionally in the PSC

    Rahmathullah M. H. Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:30 AM

    So he doesn't want to impeach and remove the CJ. Only he dances to the tune of the Opposition. Even a day old baby will not believe this. Does he think Chartered Accountants are fools to believe this?

    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:34 AM


    Bandara Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:53 AM

    This is acceptance by the president himself that the commission was biased and inquiry was not impartial

    RDF Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:34 AM

    Hope at least this will teach you a lesson.

    subbiah Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:57 AM

    ultimately you will be described as a king of conscience

    deekum Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:00 AM

    Might be same as previous

    surain Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:51 AM

    can you prove with solid evidence which opposition member initiated this inquiry against CJ. I cant understand why even highest athority in our country put the blame on another. we know how &whose instruction muder charges were removed against former MP by AG. we know how people who robbed public money were saved. we know who asked what!!!!!! I dont think majority of countrycitizen are happy with what you are saying

    surain Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:51 AM

    now the famous blame game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11come on Mr President

    wije Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:54 AM

    It looks like he does not trust ministers Nimal. Wimal.Anura Rajith andDilan

    Chandler Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:09 AM

    This is bullshit in plain language, wasting more tax payers money.
    If you are really interested, appoint a commission to inquire into massive unlawful wealth accumulation by minister and politics deemed to have illegal wealth.

    Cheran Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:15 AM

    That is the only option he is left.

    ReeriYaka Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:31 AM

    is this the place for him to make such an announcement? is this the occasion for him to make such an announcement? it just goes on to show what he is trying to do. politicize all and sundry.

    shame on those who invited him for this. to top it all, the president of the ICASL addressed the gathering by saying 'good evening'.. this was @10.30AM.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:38 AM

    This is clearly a face saving tactic, in the face of protests locally and internationally, as he very well knows that his good-for-nothing ministers have messed up the whole exercise.

    w.diyasena Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:46 AM

    The issue is not what the opposition did or did not do. The issue is whether the PSC did it's job properly i.e. give a fair chance to the CJ by holding an inquiry that is just and fair by local and international standards.

    Banana Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:43 AM

    The PSC and the people behind the PSC gave the government and the country a MUD BATH. It is going to be difficult to wash the mud off.

    rukmal Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:52 AM

    Aiyaaaa........ bayai da, or else 'aischaryada"?

    prf Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:55 AM


    Al Rasa Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:56 AM

    Even print media is very peculiar in Sri Lanka because they do not believe the constitution of Sri Lanka and tend to publish all news against constitutional action taken by the govt. In fact this constitution was introduced by UNP which is also their party. (though announced that it is free media. it is no more a free media but partisan media) I think daily mirror also falling into this category by not publishing sentiments sent to this column which are against their and their cronies will who are UNP'ers sent comments and widely published by daily mirror. Glaring example Callistus Jayathilake who is expressing foolish ideas about constitutionality now started believing judiciary as supreme. bullshit.equally published by daily mirror.

    Minister Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:00 AM

    Yes, we all, irrespective of our positions, casts and creeds, someday will have to face our own conscience for all what we did in this world. That day there will not be anyone who can help us.

    KC Sampath Perera Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:05 AM

    Wise decision by the HE the peoples leader..Otherwise dumb henchmen around him make him another Premadasa & destroy him....

    Jamieson Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:05 AM

    What conscience? So this has nothing to do with the 'Divinaguma Bill' and control of the Rs. 80 billion allocated via the pradeshaya sabhas? Isn't the opposition very naughty to spread bad lies about such a good president with also a conscience.

    Penny Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:17 AM

    Independent committee???? Isn't he a real joker! These are stories for his gallery

    Rest of us need to cry as the democracy is doomed by this family politics.

    Is there any independent voice in SL?

    Dhammika Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:21 AM

    What a LIAR we in Sri Lanka have at the TOP .
    God save Sri Lanka.

    Faazil Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:18 AM

    The president has decided already that what JC has to do, then why the committee again?

    NOBLE Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:23 AM

    What a disgusting scene , the whole world looking on this drama taking place all so hurridly.

    NOBLE Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:25 AM

    Oh dear what a scene.????

    Mikee Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:28 AM

    Dear President, please see the Daily Mirror cartoon today. I am sure you will like it.

    John Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:31 AM

    Haste makes waste......for Sri Lanka globally?

    Gane Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:30 AM

    Independent committee Members:
    1 Dr Mervin
    2 Raththaran
    3. V K Indika

    Lobo Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:36 AM

    No need for all this if the PSC was independent.

    patriot Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:36 AM

    Hon. President,

    Are you in the opposition .......?
    I feel like you are in the opposition because you are talking about NSB- TFC fiasco was initiated by the opposition.......

    ahmeer Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:40 AM


    nimal Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:54 AM

    i recommend Dr.Mervin , Hon.rattaran, for the independent committee. i wish that the committee act like Independent Television Network.

    jenandra Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:59 AM

    Hithuve madi vagaii needa oyaa.

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