Shirani: ‘I’m still CJ, will remain politically neutral’
Impeached Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake yesterday said that she would not support any candidate vying for the presidency.
Addressing the media outside the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court after appearing in a case filed against her by the Bribery Commission, Dr. Bandaranayake said she would not enter politics because she still considered herself the country’s Chief Justice.
She said that she did not believe it was appropriate for a public servant to publicly campaign for any particular candidate. “I am not a politician. I will not enter politics.”
Dr. Bandaranayake said that she was innocent. She had been barred from traveling overseas and was not paid her salary. Today there is a lot of talk about showing gratitude but this is the way in which those who are in power have chosen to show gratitude to me for my 32 years of honest service,” Dr. Bandaranayake said.
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MY3 says he is still General Secretary of SLFP. Dr.Shirani B says she is still the CJ of this country. General Fonseka says he saved the country all by himself.
“Munta Pissuda Manda”
How should you treat a top government servant who didn’t honestly disclose about transferring a large sum of their money overseas?
If an ordinary citizen did exactly the same he/she will be sent to jail, wouldn’t it?
Sad to note your plight. But no regrets.
You gave the OK for the 18th amendment and that has given rise to all this bullshit abot good governance.
Also, Mr Bandaranayake was given a big job by the Government while you were CJ; is that good behaviour?
Also, that flat you bought for your sister, a bit sus, isn’t it? 5% discount too.
Shiranee, your performance not very impeccable. So is the performance of your friends in the Bar Association.
Panja Gani is correct. The biggest mistake Shirani did was giving the Green Light to 18th amendment. Shirani you are not lily-white either.
She is full of faith in MY3. Wait MR elected president for the 3rd time she can be the GS.
Today there is a lot of talk about showing gratitude but this is the way in which those who are in power have chosen to show gratitude to me for my 32 years of honest service,” Dr. Bandaranayake said.
Now I’m convinced that her ratifying the 18th amendment was a bribe attempt to get charges against her dropped when they get revealed. Poor luck. This is the quality of so called chief justice. If an ordinary citizen did it he/she would be in jail.