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Update - Next PSC session on Dec 4

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The next session of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake will be held on December 4.

At today’s session,initially the PSC members had declined to allow lawyers of the Dr. Bandaranayake to enter the session room, but later allowed them in after protests by the CJ herself.

Dr. Bandaranayake has already filed answers to the 14 charges mentioned against her in the impeachment motion.

At the today’s session, the committee requested Dr. Bandaranayake to submit additional submissions before December 4.

She filed answers yesterday and sent them to the parliamentary select committee probing the charges.  The copies of the answers sent by the Chief Justice have been distributed among the members of the select committee yesterday.

The select committee chaired by Environment Minister Anura PriyadarsanaYapa was appointed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa after 117 MPs handed over a resolution to him asking for it. In the resolution, there are 14 charges against the chief justice. Other members of the Select Committee are Ministers Nimal Siripala De Silva, Susil Premajayantha, Dilan Perera, Neomal Perera,Rajitha Senratne, Wimal Weerawansa, John Amaratunga, Lakshman Kiriella,R. Sampanthan and Vijitha Herath.

  Comments - 30

  • malkanthi Friday, 23 November 2012 11:57 AM

    The Common scenario in sri lanka today is friends becoming enemies and powerful one trampling the other.

    jay Sunday, 25 November 2012 10:09 AM

    She is educated lady like Indra Gandhi. Indta Gandhi brought the India very powerful country . So This lady may bring good future for this Island . This island needs good and honest politions to give good future for evey Sri Lankan in this Island.
    People are trying to escape this Island as no justice here.
    Give her chance! Not thugs ,murderers, robbing the people;s wealth . Wish her good luck!

    Kangatta Saturday, 24 November 2012 06:00 AM

    before army commander, now chief justice - tomorrow
    cricket captain

    Nexe week Vedda chief and then the clergy

    kautilya Saturday, 24 November 2012 05:33 AM

    I can hear a sound of a beating drum blowing in the wind

    Travis Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:35 AM

    Well said Wickrama, can't we realise this fact and begin some change at least from now on, clean track record as basic qualification to enter politics instead of the thugs and like.

    Gunathilaka Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:31 AM

    She is interligent, educated and broad minded. We need that caliber people in future.

    Muthu Friday, 23 November 2012 10:53 PM

    The mindsets of the Sri Lankan voters is such that they will support any thug or crook with a yard long smile and a little back rubbing and baby sitting. These crooks will come to power and will start self serving instead of nation building. Voters who allow themselves to be cheated deserve what they get.

    Roy Saturday, 24 November 2012 12:00 AM

    Wimal has studied up to o levels. How come he be in the commitee? via DM Android App

    Patriot Friday, 23 November 2012 09:26 PM

    I do not think CJ is getting undue attention at all she is really getting due attention. She could one day challenge MR for presidency provided the government does not remove her civic rights.

    dass Friday, 23 November 2012 07:41 PM

    Everything happens for a reason. God bless my lady.

    Paul Albert Friday, 23 November 2012 12:44 PM

    Me too

    Shan Friday, 23 November 2012 12:30 PM

    Future leader of the country is in the making in CJ.

    rumi Friday, 23 November 2012 12:08 PM

    before army commander, now chief justice - tomorrow
    cricket captain

    Poet Friday, 23 November 2012 12:06 PM

    I believe restired supreme court judges cannot hold any position except with the explicit written consent of president. On a realistic point of view, becoming popular is one thing doing doing politics is another, it a position you need experience or you mess up. Good examples are gl, cbk,

    rosh Friday, 23 November 2012 12:05 PM

    Come on man she can't be that stupid !!!

    Chryshan K Friday, 23 November 2012 10:20 AM

    She is getting undue attention and popularity due to this. I am sure with this she will be pushed into politics making use of her education, strong mind and even the surname. It seams all are gathering around her.

    hkshewa Friday, 23 November 2012 11:50 AM


    Lone Ranger Friday, 23 November 2012 11:49 AM

    It would be enjoyable to listen to statement made by Modawansa Dilan and Rajitha as they normally take bull.

    Junior Citizen Friday, 23 November 2012 11:48 AM

    like they gathered around SF ?

    malkanthi Friday, 23 November 2012 11:45 AM

    All thought same about SF, only a prisoner with the new system!

    Kool Friday, 23 November 2012 11:43 AM

    Why is it that they never refer to her as Cheif Justice "Dr" Shirani Bandaranayake... very odd?

    John Friday, 23 November 2012 11:41 AM

    What a 'soap box' display of arrogance on a matter of huge significance to SL, for the entire world to see?!

    Kool Friday, 23 November 2012 11:31 AM

    What democratic approach everything is happening under closed doors.. no transparency.. plus they are giving the CJ very little time among hearings... just ruthless!

    ANTON Friday, 23 November 2012 10:59 AM

    Whatever the situation, one day this lady will become one of the strongest politician in srilanks.

    wickrama Friday, 23 November 2012 10:46 AM

    Shouldn't you be happy if such an educated honorable person comes to politics instead of the thieves, thugs, rapists and murderers?

    Pxx Friday, 23 November 2012 10:44 AM

    Good move,
    Very soon, She will be our next President of Sri Lanka

    lk Friday, 23 November 2012 10:43 AM

    I agree to what you said, as a general point. true.

    AW Friday, 23 November 2012 10:45 AM

    she will also end up like SF , that is all going to happen.

    Johann Gunasekara Friday, 23 November 2012 10:38 AM

    The impeachment will fail as the govt will be under pressure and feel isolated and will be forced to take a more democratic approach to governing

    Mohamed Friday, 23 November 2012 10:33 AM

    Dire circumstances faced moulds a person as a strong character.

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