A mountain of evidence against ex-CJ
Posted on May 20th, 2013
Vijayani Edirisinghe Courtesy The Daily News
Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who is facing bribery and corruption allegations before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption appeared before the Commission yesterday and made oral submissions.
The commission will next summon witnesses to record evidence regarding the allegations of bribery and corruption proffered against her. The Commission recorded oral submissions from the ex-Chief justice for a duration of nearly five hours yesterday.
After investigating the submissions made by her, the Commission will summon her for further submissions if necessary only.
The Commission has received a Mountain of evidence against Bandaranayake and witnesses will be called regarding them in the future. If any persons were needed to establish the submissions made by Bandaranayake before the Commission, it will also summon them to give evidence.
The investigation is conducted by a team of Bribery and Corruption Investigators under the supervision of Director of Investigations Lakshmi Jayawickrama. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption is headed by Retired Supreme Court Judge Jagath Balapatabendi.