‘CJ impeachment to be used to move anti-Lanka resolution’
Colombo: A top Sri Lankan minister on Saturday claimed the dispute over the impeachment of the nation’s first woman chief justice is likely to be used to move an adverse resolution against the country at the next UN rights session.
“There will be a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in March against Sri Lanka. They will say that independence of the judiciary is in the breach,” Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa told a political gathering here.
“They (international community) will then say that because there in no independence of the judiciary, Sri Lanka is unable on their own to investigate war crimes allegations. Then the UN would start its own investigation against Sri Lanka,” he said, adding the “public must stay awake to defeat these conspiracies”.
Weerawansa is one of the seven government members in a parliamentary panel which investigated the impeachment against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Bandaranayake, 54, now awaits removal from the top position.
She called the process unfair and mounted a legal challenge against it. The government denies accusations of political witch hunt as the reason for seeking the ouster of the chief justice.
In March this year, a resolution moved by US and backed by India was adopted against the island nation at the UN rights sessions.
It called for speedier action for reconciliation with the Tamil minority.
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This is what we saing Mr.w.weeravansa that politician should not polk the nose with judiciary. If there is anything with cj or any high aothority there should be a methord with respect to deal with. We are talking about our nation justice. Where we heading did our time politician knows that. I don’t thing so. May “Allah” bless to our nation as well as politician.
If CJ has been proven to be corrupt by the Parliamentary Commission then she should resign forthwith instead of having this circus to her utter shame. Parliament is above the Judiciary. She is being aided by opposition political parties, SF, the INGOs, the NGOs and the imperial West.
We do not interfere in the blatant human rights abuse in India and in USA. Now in USA they have passed a resolution whereby any US citizen can be held in a military prison indefinitely without access to a lawyer. This is gruesome! This is human rights abuse.
Let India and USA and other hypocritical countries in imperial West lay-off SL and not dictate to us or interfere in our politics to subjugate SL to their neo-colonialsm.
The 1575 page report was written by the PSC in a record time of less than 6 hours. There are bloggers here who appear to have read this report and are publishing their own pronouncements!
The procedures for trialling miscreant judges were embedded in the 1978 constitution by the Big Fox for his own dictatorial purposes. Wimpy Wicks was part of the process (I do not think he knew what was going on at that time).
The process for impeachment is constitutional and those who walked out (the accused and some members of the PSC) simply gave up their right to function under the provisions of the constitution. The walk out signifies a rejection of the constitution. So did Velupillai Prabaharan when he took up alms against a legally and constitutionally instituted Government.
In summary, as an independent observer, there is adequate admissable evidence to try the current CJ in a properly constituted court of law for abuse of authority and abuse of office. I refrain from comment on a possible outcome of such a case but the chances of a conviction, I believe, are pretty high.
The Government of the day is using a provision of the existing constitution to work out a solution to this problem of the CJ being alleged to misconduct and corruption. They certainly do have that option.
The biggest loser in this whole episode is Wimpy Wicks who now stands naked, exposed of his idiocy.