Impeachment motion: Perera’s, Sothy’s, David’s, Ranees, Fernando’s shedding crocodile tears !
Posted on November 7th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

 The impeachment motion had revealed 14 charges against the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Among them, the ‘highlights’ are :
a) Rs. 34 mn. in foreign currency in 7 foreign accounts-undeclared (b) Buying luxury Ceylinco House (c) Not declaring the annual declaration of assets (d) Maintaining 20 Bank Accounts (e) Appointment of a junior Judicial Officer overlooking Snr. Officers (f) Abuse of power as CJ (g) Allegations of corruption levelled against her husband.

 So, contrary to the ‘defence’ made by the  NGO’s , Pereras, Sothys, Davids, Ranees and Fernando’s, the allegations levelled against the Chief Justice are serious and controversial. They were singing hosannas praising the CJ and pointing the finger at the Govt for interference with the Judiciary. Looking at the charges, the CJ’s conduct seems to be unbecoming  of a person holding  high office in the country. According to the motion she had brought disrepute to the office of CJ. Before the charges against the CJ were revealed, this group came as saviours of the Judiciary, basically supporting bribery and corruption. They were shedding crocodile tears for CJ  and drumming support from the so called ‘International community’ to come to the rescue of the Judiciary in Sri Lanka. Some quoted chapter and verse to show the innocence of CJ. Based on the charges levelled against her, the CJ should resign !

 In Sri Lanka, it is common practice for those holding high office to consider themselves immune from corruption and misconduct. 

 

7 Responses to “Impeachment motion: Perera’s, Sothy’s, David’s, Ranees, Fernando’s shedding crocodile tears !”

  1. nandimitra Says:

    Lets face it the ordinary citizen is very cynical about the impeachment of the CJ. If the allegations are true she must be impeached. Let us see what the defence is. More importantly the ordinary citizen even if the allegations are true has the notion that this is nothing more than the pot calling the kettle black. The perception of all the ordinary people are that the politicians are corrupt from top to bottom. Let them declare their assets and redeem themselves of the allegation of corruption. Until such time people would not have any trust in the President or his colleagues.

  2. callistus Says:

    nandimitra, how can you say ‘the ordinary citizen even if the allegations are true has the notion that this is nothing more than the pot calling the kettle black’ . The ordinary citizen have faith in the government and not on the opposition who rant about everything the government does.

  3. S de Silva Says:

    Nandimitra, my friend, indeed as you say ..”…the perception of all the ordinary people are that the politicians are corrupt from top to bottom ..” Very true but you are missing a vital point here. Despite that ,rightly, the citizens do expect the Chief Justice to be absolutely above corruption- that indeed is the whole point – S de Silva – London

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SdeS !!! Sorry Chum, even you have missed a vital point. What about Presidents Brother-in-Law, who had MILLIONS in Ruppees and Cents, and also Millions worth of Foreign Currency in his HOUSE. A five million worth Wrist Watch amongst them. Isnt he also holding a very high position, being a political appointee. If you look around there are hundreds of them. Justice must not only be done, but must appear to be done. His position should also have been impeached. Why this HYPOCRACY ?? WHY ?? There is a signatory to the impeachment resolution, whose father was asked to account for some 40million unaccounted monies. Unfortunately he died. CASE CLOSED.

    Not only the Chief Justice, but all legislators and Politicians should be above corruption, above board. They are not. They are Rats, living in the Sewers of Corruption. There are poor people who find it difficult to put food on the table, compared to the Presidents BIL owning a Rs5million Wrist Watch. Do you think it is fair. I feel it is atrocious, abonimable. Now the question is, whether the LAW of the Country applies arbitralily to those who stand for Justice, and in doing so, RUB against the Government Top hierarchy. Is this the LAW OF THE LAND ?????? DAMN IT, IF IT IS. DISGUSTING, DIPLORABLE.

    THIS IS PARTIALITY IN THE NUDE. THE DANGLING BELLS ARE VISIBLY SEEN, RINGING~~~”” LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL “” MR. PRESIDENT, “” LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL””

    Mr. President !! It is only you, and you alone, that can avert, and prevent TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE.

    YOU HAVE DONE GOOD FOR SRI LANKA. SO PLEASE RESIST FROM PUTTING A LITTLE FAECAL MATTER INTO THE POT OF MILK. NEGATE THE CONCEPT :- POHOSATH MINIHATA LAMBORGINI, DUPPATH MINIHATA BADA GINNI.
    BLESSINGS TO SEARCH YOUR MIND, AS A BUDDHIST.

  5. S de Silva Says:

    Dear Susantha – I of course do agree with your comments if and when the subject is taken in a wider sense. However, my comments were confined to the comments on Lankaweb on the specific case of ‘corruption’ before Court. If you wish to expand the scope of the comments to include hypocrisy well good luck – you are unlikely to get to the end of that list though! The hypocrisy on this and most similar issues I would say is on an industrial scale. And that conduct is not confined to SL either. But what I wished to point out is that even if all the politicians happen to be corrupt that does not give the license for the CJ to be involved in corrupt activities-. Although hypocrisy is rampant on this sort of issue the charge is on corruption and not on hypocrisy! So let us see the outcome of the inquiries that are to follow – S de Silva – London

  6. S de Silva Says:

    I should also add that what is on trial here is corruption and not hypocrisy!! – S de Silva – London

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SdeS !! Agree with your point of view. I just reflected a paralell, where the matter was swept under the carpet, just because it was the Presidents BIL. No hard feelings.

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