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UNP MP Harsha De Silva today hit out at President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statement that the opposition wanted an impeachment brought in against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike, stating that government was now trying to blame the opposition for the present crisis with regard to the judiciary.

He was referring to the statement made bythe President that the lobbying made by the opposition against the controversial National Savings Bank (NSB) deal made the government to bring in an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

Dr. De Silva told a news conference yesterday that several ministers were also trying to deceive the public by stating that he had requested for an impeachment of Chief Justice over the controversial  NSB deal.

He said he never wanted the Chief Justice impeached but only said she should not be an obstacle to the investigations regardingthe NSB deal. Dr. De Silva said he had to make this statement in Parliament as the then NSB Chairman Pradeep Kariyawasam happened to be her husband. “This is the only statement I made and it is clearly mentioned in the hanzard,” he said.

The UNP MP said the government should take action against 20 others who were allegedly involved in this shady deal if was following the advice of the opposition. “ There are 20 government officials involved in this deal and then why not take action against them if the government if is following the advice of the opposition as mentioned by the President and the Ministers,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • sudari Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:15 PM

    What else he can do ?

    Faris, Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:56 PM

    Harsha, although I don't agree with your statement Praise in public, criticize privately

    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:32 PM

    This is a right royal achcharu created by the powers that be. So far "conspiracy by western powers" have not been raised by the conspiracy expert!!!!

    White Elephant Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:48 PM

    It is great that opposition voice have a media thanks to DM.

    Uzair Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    President & government tried to make bogus statements and try to escape from the scene. Now ppl started to realize all the drama. via DM Android App

    Dilhan Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    This is Sri Lanka. Head of the government has to speak like that. The people like have to hear as fool and keep quiet. If you wish you follow us. We will vote him and his regime again and again. Because we are back boneless.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 14 December 2012 01:05 AM

    Only person who is critisise and not fear to talk.I think he is the only person who is NOT doing wrong things among politicians?

    Roshan R Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    As long as there are people who believe in whatever their masters say, this type of drama is always possible. Shame on us, the people of this beautiful island.

    nicky karunarathna Friday, 14 December 2012 02:28 AM

    This is the guy who said sack the NSB chairman(CJ's hubby) and impeach CJ over the NSB buying Ceylinco shares over-rated price, Isn't ti?

    Junior Citizen Friday, 14 December 2012 02:27 AM

    Refer the Hansard you guys. He clearly states that CJ must resign, not only the husband-referring to NSB matter- these are corrupt politicians from both sides-educated or uneducated politicos are politicos-

    Santa Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    MR and co are bunch of liers.

    Adjudicator Friday, 14 December 2012 06:28 PM

    The sinking Prresident and his siblings are now searching for a last straw to hang

    I Hussein Friday, 14 December 2012 03:52 AM

    Well done Harsha. Its time to call a spade a space.

    Knowledge Friday, 14 December 2012 09:51 PM

    Ho how sweet of you to think this?? He is just an other politician who will rob public money when he gets power. Stop dreaming you unp supporters, unp guys are the same as the govt thugs and you all comment here only against govt politicions cus u r fustrated that you guys are on losers side. Hahaha "He is the only person NOT doing wrong" how funny..

    PB Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:00 AM

    If that is what you said you are correct. But if you asked even for the resignation of the CJ. You are way off.
    A. Kariyawasam is Sri Lankan. 99.99% of them do not listen to their wives .
    B. if men were asked to resign because the wife is a maniac, who would feed their children. ?in this case the wife has a steady job. Why should she give it up.
    Allowing the investigations to go on would be correct. And a lot of drama that would be too.
    via DM iPad app

    CW Friday, 14 December 2012 12:15 PM

    Has he done anything else earlier? Typical
    'opposition".


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