CJ moves CA against PSC findings
The Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, yesterday filed a Writ Application, in the Court of Appeal, against the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which found her guilty of three charges in an impeachment motion against her recently.
In her application the Chief Justice has complained that the functioning of the seven government members of the PSC, following the withdrawal of the four Opposition members of Parliament from the PSC, was unlawful and ultra vires the Parliamentary Standing Orders.
She has complained that she, the petitioner, was deprived of a fair hearing and the seven government MPs had failed to adhere to the rule of law and natural justice and had been prejudiced against the petitioner.
The petition has requested the Court of Appeal to issue a Writ of Certiorari, to quash the findings of that purported Select Committee and to restrain the seven government members from proceeding to take any further steps, pertaining to the report submitted by that group of government MPs.
The Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa has been made the first respondent. Among the other respondents are the PSC members and the Secretary General of Parliament.
The petitioner has asked for interim relief till the Writ Application is finally determined by the Court of Appeal.
Courtesy: The Island
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If she does not like the parliamentary decision that is what she should do, rather than trying to make it a political issue.
She knows in her conscience, if she has one, that she is guilty as hell of corruption. She is not fit to hold the high office of CJ. She should forthwith resign, instead of this circus to plead innocence. Shameless woman!
She is very brave lady . She should not just resign as Nevil Samarakoon did.
I am sure she will win the battle, which is in deed a victory of justice in the country.
That’s strong language on a lady. Shame on you.
Thanks Chumpa. I agree with you and that is why I wrote blog 3. She is still CJ of the country as well.
CM, if she is an honourable lady she would not behave in the way she has. She and her husband are corrupt to the core. It is clear as daylight. Ofcourse there are people who would not accept this even if it is spelt out to them because they are too naive. Instead of all this circus in public she should forthwith resign and let a better person be appointed for this high office who can lead by good example. Justice Mark Fernando was such an honourable man, but the corrupt President of the time overlooked him through malice and appointed another corrupt, wicked man who continues to be obnoxious to this day, even after having left.