Archive for December 4th, 2012

An Official Response To The Impeachment Of The Chief Justice Suggests Legitimacy, Being Within The Constitution And Valid Despite All The Protestations !

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Insight By Sunil Kumar December 5th 2012  The Sri Lankan Government has officially declared the reasons why a motion of impeachment against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayeke was necessary, in a report to the global media where the reasons presented by a senior aide of the President to support this suggests legitimacy, being within the constitution and valid despite […]

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CJ Shiranie B’s ‘Jilmarrt’ Bank Accounts !

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera The PSC had its second sittings on Tuesday 4th and it was reported that the CJ had asked for 5 more weeks time to answer the charges. Most probably her lawyers are timing for a Supreme Court decision on petitions filed. Then some published photos of CJ surrounded by ‘Black-coats’ cheering as she was leaving Supreme Court to Parliament. […]

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Point of view: No Judicial fetters

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

by Prof Sunanda Madduma Bandara – Courtesy The Daily News Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke Many assertions are being currently made that the first instance of an Impeachment Motion against a Chief Justice was the one that was brought against Neville Samarakoon, C.J. However, this is incorrect. An impeachment motion had been brought, on 6th […]

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Demos in Hulftsdorp, near Parliament:Protestors ask CJ to step down – CJ makes backdoor exit

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Courtesy The Daily News Protesters in their thousands thronged Hulftdrop , and the area adjacent to Parliament last morning to vent their feelings against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake who is facing serious integrity charges before the Parliamentary Select Committee. The protests were held in support of the impeachment motion containing 14 charges which is […]

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Ambassador Jayatilleka and Madam Jayatilleka say Farewell to Sri Lankan community in France

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris On November 30th, 2012, Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka and Madam Sanja Jayatilleka hosted a civic reception, at the Embassy premises, to say farewell to the Sri Lankan community in France.  Following the completion of the basic two year term, Ambassador Jayatilleka will return to Sri Lanka beginning of January 2013.  Delivering […]

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Some reflections on Political Power, Law and Dhamma in Sri Lanka. A Citizen’s view

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Sudath Gunasekara PhD (SLAS) and retired Permanent Secretary, President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara. 2.12.2012. I thought it would be useful to make few observations on the above subject in view of the ongoing and unfortunate conflict between the Executive and Legislature vs the Judiciary. Since I am not a politician or a legal personality I […]

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