The Court of Appeal today observed that it has the jurisdiction to hear the writ petition filed by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake challenging the findings of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) and as such issued notices on the Speaker and PSC members returnable on January 3, 2013.
The Appeal Court also observed that the Speaker and the PSC members should advise themselves not to act in derogation of the rights of the CJ and that any act disregarding the ongoing case and moves to alter the status quo may lead to a chaotic situation in the country.
The Court of Appeal order on the writ application filed by Chief Justice Shirani Bandarayake
Wimal ,Rajitha And Dilan and Rajitha face the music. Uneducated morons.
Bawa Saturday, 22 December 2012 03:24 PM
I suggest that completely wipe out Courts and law college. Let the Parliment members take over the courts hhahaha
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 11:04 AM
You are joke if you have still not realised that your so called "HE" is an excellency in everything other than honor, rule of law, ethics, principles, honesty, simplicity and equality. Today even his wide grin and spotless white costume looks to the public like a fox dressed and ready for red riding hood.
wijebahu Friday, 21 December 2012 11:11 AM
and one member in PSC does not even have SSC qualification.
godaya Friday, 21 December 2012 11:14 AM
If I am not mistaken there are experienced set of lawyers in the government including a highly reputed senior law professor. Anyway, interesting show. Lets see the outcome
lan Friday, 21 December 2012 11:14 AM
The current system in this great nation is that neither accused or plaintiff get punished but the Judge. So those judges in the Court of Appeal need to be vigilant.
kan Friday, 21 December 2012 11:16 AM
Remember today is 21.12.2012 just beginning of an end.
toombray Friday, 21 December 2012 11:16 AM
A right royal messup. who is responcible for this. GL Peris?
karu Friday, 21 December 2012 11:22 AM
you can fool some few days but you can not fool all every days.
Realist Friday, 21 December 2012 11:42 AM
Yes, constitution is supreme and that constitution also has checks and balances which places actions of parliament beyond questioning by the judiciary other than where it is allowed [eg. constitutional validity of acts] by the constituion itself. Creative judicial activism like this excercised to cover up CJ and further political agendas are not acceptable and will result in chaos which will be more deleterious to judicial system than anything else.
Whatever the motive gov has followed procedures laid down by the constitution and it is ridiculous to suggest constitution breaches Natural Justice and Equality of Treatment. In that case why did CJ make the oath to uphold the constitution when she was sworn in as CJ ????
Faazil Saturday, 22 December 2012 06:18 AM
what is going on in Sri Lanka?
Dhammika Friday, 21 December 2012 11:47 AM
Their response will be predictable.They beleave they are above the Law.They can deal in Kudu Tie Govt servants to trees.Hob nob with thugs assault people. RW is a silent supporter of all this.May you be leader of the op. for life
janaki Friday, 21 December 2012 11:48 AM
the people are supreme . That is why the people have elected their reprensatatives to represent them in Parliamnet as all the peoplein SL cannot be in Parliament
Shantha Friday, 21 December 2012 11:58 AM
Please don't be a joker. Speaker was former personal body guard to two prime ministers - Dudley Senanayake and Sirimavo Bandranayake. He's one of the few list respected politicians from both sides.
mohandev Friday, 21 December 2012 11:59 AM
Before making ignorant comments read UNP constitution that has created all this mess, root of all evil in SL
alisten-Sydney Friday, 21 December 2012 12:13 PM
again you have missed tamils and muslim
dutugemunu1 Friday, 21 December 2012 07:13 AM
Now if speaker and government members of the PSC is not attending to this opposition members can present their and explain what happened .Then world will come to know it.
Gane Friday, 21 December 2012 07:14 AM
What is going to happen then?????????????
Mihindu VI Friday, 21 December 2012 12:00 AM
Let the battle begin!
dilshan Friday, 21 December 2012 07:24 AM
Dooms day Boom .....strike number one!!!!
J.D Friday, 21 December 2012 07:22 AM
Law should be equal to every one........our educated lawyers understand the law very well better than the Speaker and PSC members.....
HEAMU Friday, 21 December 2012 07:36 AM
malkanthi Friday, 21 December 2012 07:35 AM
Good show brainy vs brainless.
kautilya Friday, 21 December 2012 07:44 AM
Gonwansa must be shivering
Real Peace Friday, 21 December 2012 07:46 AM
The mother of all self-inflicted messes!!!
Susa Friday, 21 December 2012 07:48 AM
Excellent. But ...
C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 21 December 2012 07:44 AM
If the respondents ignore the Court of Law, that means there people above the law in Sri Lanka.
Sam Friday, 21 December 2012 07:45 AM
All the members of the PSC must present themselves in Court and respect the Courts decision, otherwise they must be charged for contempt of Court, and arrested.
Sam. Friday, 21 December 2012 07:45 AM
Supremacy of the Judiciary stands. No one above Law. It should be applied to President too.
Wije Friday, 21 December 2012 07:53 AM
Jayawewa 21/12/12Is this the end of the world !
Samanthi Friday, 21 December 2012 07:49 AM
If the court can change the parliament rules and decisions ,court can change the government also...?
Junior Citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 01:30 PM
Why are you so scared of World?
magodiraja Friday, 21 December 2012 07:54 AM
Take care of Gun Fire !
Cobbler Friday, 21 December 2012 08:02 AM
A chance to show the genuinity of opposition members.
willows Friday, 21 December 2012 08:00 AM
beginning of the ending
Jagath Friday, 21 December 2012 08:08 AM
This is the best time to put their foot downand show that the politicians are not above the law. Educated VS uneducated
P Soysa Friday, 21 December 2012 08:03 AM
Clash of the Titans
poet Friday, 21 December 2012 12:00 AM
Decisions taken in parliament/select committed cannot be challenged.But shirani can go to seek human rights.but not in a appellant court. She is making a mockery of her own system. No difference between both parties. Pure hog wash !
Raja Raju Friday, 21 December 2012 08:14 AM
In Sri Lanka becoming as a Lawyer is a big task. Competitive examination, then learning and passing examinations in the law college. To become as an MP every one knows, how it is done here. Then the MP gets automatic permission to study in the law college to become as a lawyer. So people know a simple Lawyer or a simple MP is well educated person.
muntaloose Friday, 21 December 2012 08:17 AM
This is the end of the world for Rajapaksha & his worshipers . Let law and sanity prevail over jungle law. At least now the entire opposition should rally together. If you miss this opportunity to chase away this corrupt government you will never get another chance in near future. The country expects Ranil, Sajith, Sarath Fonseka, Anura Kumara, Vijithe Herath to fight as a team to form a decent government. Even if you have policy differences should not allow any one person to use the wealth of Sri Lanka as the dowry for the sons.
Sampath Friday, 21 December 2012 08:19 AM
Our country people can see who has power. good start.
Naushad Friday, 21 December 2012 08:17 AM
More security needed for the learned judges.The thugs may roam in front of their houses too.Because this battle is between judiciary VS thuggery
Thomas Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:29 AM
Comply with the Order
meenavan Friday, 21 December 2012 08:24 AM
Chinthanaya rugby 7 Vs Judiciary cricket 11,,,its miracle
Realist Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:31 AM
Thanks for showing for who u are !!!!!
renure Friday, 21 December 2012 08:23 AM
This is the best that could happen, Retired Police officer & the Gonwansa clan can present themselves like rats in front of the bench a judges. Gonwansa can then call them names , and see what happens. Nobody is above the law. You don't attend courts it amounts to contempt of court, Know what happened to SB
Prem Friday, 21 December 2012 08:19 AM
We have to wait and see the outcome.
FancisFrancis Friday, 21 December 2012 08:22 AM
Damn good news. We should have lit some fire crackers. Do these people read newspapers to see the pulse of the people
truth Friday, 21 December 2012 08:31 AM
Arrest Them if they don't attend. Lock them behind bars
Fairose Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:58 AM
You cannot be a 'Poet', you can be a parrot that repeats what it hears. Poets are people with good foresight. sorry pal.
Mason Friday, 21 December 2012 08:39 AM
The government does not believe in the rule of law. MR thinks that he is supreme and no one should question his decisions. All government party members are puppets on strings dancing with no understanding of the music. They ill not hesitate to destroy the present judiciary , and replace same with their minions. The people of the country are going to realise rather late what they have lost.
Junior Citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 08:38 AM
speaker is a former police constable????
perumal Friday, 21 December 2012 08:46 AM
But rAnil the fool will crap all around him and they will have to wash him.
ASHRAFF NAZIM Friday, 21 December 2012 08:47 AM
EPISODE 1 WON BY GOVT. (dodgy & mutiny) EPISODE 2 IN FAVOUR OF CJ (imputiny) EPISODE 3 ( perhaps in Jeopardy)
Thomas Friday, 21 December 2012 08:49 AM
Justice will be done at any cost.
sbd Friday, 21 December 2012 08:44 AM
Please understand Samanthi, that Constitution which reflects the will of the people is supreme & not parliament. Appealcourt has said that natural justice and equality of treatment enshrined in the Constitution should not be violated either by Speaker or the PSC.This is principle of equality before the law!
Hari Friday, 21 December 2012 08:51 AM
Govt is elected by people not by courts.. All legislators should bound to honor the legal frame work. It is rich or poor, VIP or ordinary citizen, all should be same in front of justice. No justice means no law and order despite whoever comes to power.
Girigoris Friday, 21 December 2012 08:47 AM
High time for the opposition to unite and act with a seance of responsibility
alisten-Sydney Friday, 21 December 2012 08:53 AM
Simple, This will lead to contempt of court by speaker and all pc members if they dont attend, judget have at issue a arreast warratn, police wont execute the order.In the mean time, government will change the judges for hearing.Our demoracy is worst than Pakistan so legal battle will coninue and MR will appoint a interim judge SHARNEE TILKARATNA. So issues will be over. What happen to SF. So srilnaknas will live witht. Look at economice growth 4.8% .GOING TO LOW IN COMING MONTHS.
kochchadayaan Sunday, 23 December 2012 02:07 AM
It is not EPISODE. It is Round 1 , Round 2 . . .
Hong Kong John Friday, 21 December 2012 08:49 AM
This is all well and fine but it doesn't alter the fact the CJ was a bit naughty in her financial accounts and other matters. This is not a matter of conjecture but the result of solid evidence.
matara man Friday, 21 December 2012 08:55 AM
Superb comment by Muntaloose
kochchadayaan Sunday, 23 December 2012 02:09 AM
Don't dream. . . . Do we have Opposition ? May be they are opposing each others within the party and Except the Ruling party . . . THEY WILL NEVER COME TOGETHER TO OPPOSE ANYTHING. WHY WE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THE LEADERS ? ? ? DIDN'T WE ALL SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN EGYPT ? ? ? WHY CAN'T PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO ROAD ? ? ?
Anu Friday, 21 December 2012 08:55 AM
begining of the end of PSC members... ha..ha...ha
patana Friday, 21 December 2012 09:02 AM
Right. Now we have the law on one side and a bunch of malicious clowns on the other side. Any guesses who is going to win?!
sobers Friday, 21 December 2012 08:58 AM
ibadun Friday, 21 December 2012 03:45 PM
This is clearly conflict of interest , how can judges or PSC act independently ????
Think about it!!!!!!!
Dr.R..Seneviratne Friday, 21 December 2012 09:13 AM
I agree with muntaloose. Ranil, its up to you to mobilise the proffesionals and the trade unions for a protest. This is our only chance to save this country. if you dont act now we are doomed.
jacoob Friday, 21 December 2012 09:14 AM
triple gem bless the supreme court!
willows Friday, 21 December 2012 09:19 AM
also PSC members should too reveal their assets.
bandara Friday, 21 December 2012 09:20 AM
The constitution should be amended and made the PRESIDENT also answerable to court. This is the first time an non-professional is sitting as speaker of parliment this was well exhibitted the way he responded to MP Herath of JVP when the MP wanted to speak to explain his decesion for withdrawing from impeachment commitee. That is the whole problem. more than half of the cabinet are non-qualified IRC fellows.What can the people expect.
Augie Friday, 21 December 2012 09:15 AM
Same mentality continues in the parliament.
Gee Saturday, 22 December 2012 03:42 AM
Hon. Laxman, MP ... Please do what is right ...
Athula Friday, 21 December 2012 09:15 AM
Gonnu still have brains though Gonwansa doesn't at all.One of the most trust worthy advisors to His excellency
Dhammika Friday, 21 December 2012 09:21 AM
Chamal was a police constable ( P C ) and the rest of the govt. members were all jokers and dancers . What outcome can we the public expect from such moroons .
Sonna Boy Friday, 21 December 2012 09:21 AM
As Muntaloose has said, The time has come for a new begining , Would the Opp will stand together and fight for Lanka? Or would they be too busy with 31st night tamashas?
pucksake Friday, 21 December 2012 09:22 AM
asnd a security. He once ate some good parippu too. By the way he is an ata pass cop.
kelani raja Friday, 21 December 2012 09:19 AM
where is Wimal.... be ready for upawasa opposite The court of appeal....
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:26 AM
And President was als SI.
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:29 AM
Not at all, he is just a balu-soup of his Master. He is just another AJ Ranasinghe of the Premadasa regime.
Augie Friday, 21 December 2012 09:30 AM
Government says that they act within the provisions of the Constitution !!!! Is this a battle between the constitution & the legal system .... more to come...
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:33 AM
This is a country of cowards, who will charge and arrest the PSC or speakers? Police hench-aiya's? Armed forces? Their are no tamils or minorities involved in this issue, so every sinhalese will be a coward because the repercussions will be criminal and swift.
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:35 AM
Not only that, some MP's like Namal are eligible and allowed to do the exam in a seperate room and that too all alone.
Jaleel H Friday, 21 December 2012 09:37 AM
Those who initiated continuing this process within the government seem to be international conspirators putting the executive in unnecessary trouble.
silva Friday, 21 December 2012 09:33 AM
no one above the law, all should obey laws
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:39 AM
You are right, but we have a majority of cowards in this country waiting for his neighbour to do the dirty work and vise versa. It is not the same like killing tamils, because the government is their to cover up on such issues.
pucksake Friday, 21 December 2012 09:36 AM
I cannot understand what the heck RW is doing. Lawyers are doing the work of the opposition. RW/UNP must realize that he must go to the people and not people will go to him.
aroosh Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:13 AM
Oh my god still justice is alive in my motherland
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:44 AM
The clowns because they have money and power and their is one thing about a sinhalese man, he can be bought and sold. Mark my words.
buffaloa citizen Friday, 21 December 2012 09:45 AM
Remember, it is people who voted them in, now whose fault it is?
Engine Drver Friday, 21 December 2012 09:40 AM
Illan parippu kaema !! ha aha ha !!
aroosh Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:20 AM
but not in luxury jails.
Alistair Friday, 21 December 2012 09:47 AM
Merry Christmas (CJ) & Happy New Year (PSC).
Concerned for poor Friday, 21 December 2012 09:48 AM
Fully agree with muntaloose . Poor govt servant has got only Rs. 750/= increment . Find it difficult to meet their ends . Is this what they expected 3 years after finishing the war ? .Who is robbing what is due to poor man ? .
Pasel Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:15 PM
What battle one phone call from MR or Gota these judges will going to take back their orders
This is a political circus
nicky karunarathna Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:31 AM
Now I am lost here. Who is supreme? Judiciary, Parliament Consititution or people? Somebody doesn't know the law and its jurisdiction- it is clear. Now judges have to send back to learn constitution law back to school?
Justice Friday, 21 December 2012 09:48 AM
Thank you courageous judges of the appeal court. for your judgement. Let those gutless PSC members who insulted the CJ with their filthy remarks eat humble Pie. Modawansa can now make his smart remarks in court and see what happens.. The fearless judiciary is our last ray of hope.
mohandev Friday, 21 December 2012 09:51 AM
Another twist of the UNP's bahubootha constitution to create rifts between the judiciary & legislature, not knowing executive has the power to send all home including CA judges as UNP dictators of 77 era ensured JRJ had the right to appoint & sack any judge including CJ. Only colombian fools avoid remembering the truth behind all these sagas which ordinary public dont care a hoot about
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:33 AM
Legislature vs. Judiciary; where will Police come in.
Mohideen Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:29 PM
Watch the "everyone will be in MR's side", Money & Titles can buy any thing
mohandev Friday, 21 December 2012 09:55 AM
Keep dreaming colombian gon morons as long as UNP's constitution is there nothing will change. Dont yo get it idiots of kassipue kingdom.
Mohideen Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:38 PM
Who will do that "ARREST & LOCK" hey man are you day dreaming, POWER in their hand !
Mohideen Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:39 PM
Neither will win... Case will be dragged, and dragged....
Ajith Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:41 AM
Will the government of Srilanka get thrown away from the Commonwealth membership as it happen to Pakistan during Musharraf's time when he too tried to bully the CJ...... This is what happen when you penalize the common mass with heavy burden.
Mohideen Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:42 PM
We are watching those who are fishing in troubled water
anura Friday, 21 December 2012 10:21 AM
No one should be above the law .Not even the government.
Migara Friday, 21 December 2012 10:24 AM
God Save the nation...It's time HE open his eyes and do what is right for the country ..not by a few Corrupted politicians . its time HE stop listing to patetic people like WW.
May you have the couradge to do what is best for the country and save it from going down the drain..
Jan Friday, 21 December 2012 10:34 AM
Can't we keep our skilled labour safe and instead send our politicians to hell ???? If they are accepted down in hell.
Percyge Panikkiya Friday, 21 December 2012 10:31 AM
We must be really proud to have such President, PM, Speaker, Economic Minister, Defence Sec of the country are all having either O/L or blow.
Ryan Friday, 21 December 2012 10:32 AM
Ranil has no right to associate with trade unions, but underworld thugs
Ryan Saturday, 22 December 2012 02:06 PM
there s no music, notices are pointless
kumudini Friday, 21 December 2012 10:49 AM
IN the UK the PM John Major was a bank Clerk . YEt he deilvered an outstanding service to the nation . Did the people in the Uk query about his credentials ???? Only Stupid SL do this .
vipula Friday, 21 December 2012 10:46 AM
Would these people adhere to this, the armed/security forces under MOD who would arrest them?
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