Bar Association lobby Supreme Court to quash impeachment of CJ
Posted on November 27th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

Two moves in the past to impeach Chief Justices had worked without hiccups. And allegations against them were flimsy. For eg the charge against CJ Neville Samarakoon was a speech he made at a Tutory. According to the govt the charges against the incumbent CJ are serious. For eg the CJ had been accused of failing to declare around $250,000 in foreign currency and so on. It is highly unethical for a person who is making judgments on others to have allegations of malpractices and misconduct.

The latest entrant into the impeachment controversy is the wealthy Bar Association. They have become tear-jerkers for CJ and has petitioned the Supreme Court to rule against the impeachment by a Parliamentary Panel. Such a move should be considered illegal and unconventional as in the past there had been two impeachment moves. Further, they should let the Supreme Court make up its own judgment. These are the very people who make a hue and cry on the independence of the Judiciary, rule of law and so on.

Then Prof. Mahanama Hewa, of the Law Faculty, Colombo and Prof. Ranjith Wijewardena of the Raja Rata University had said the move to impeach the CJ is constitutional and conforms  to due process. The Parliament as well had insisted that it is supreme and could not be dictated by the Judiciary.

Previously, anti-govt forces rallied round Sarath Fonseka against the govt. This time they have got round the ‘Black Coats’ for a confrontation with the govt ! The issue is that there are forces both local and international who are vying for a regime chage and destabilise the country.

8 Responses to “Bar Association lobby Supreme Court to quash impeachment of CJ”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Halfdope Bar!

    MPs are elected by the people. CJ is appointed by a politician. So who should have more power?

    $250,000 unexplained money!! Fonseka’s safe had the rest $750,000. Total $ 1 million.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    For all the disbelievers…

    Rule of Law Index 2012 INDEPENDENT INDEX ranks SL ABOVE ALL other south Asian countries!!

    SL has the BEST rule of law in south Asia. Check out the index yourself before making wrong statements.

  3. Nimal Says:

    There’s unity among these rouges in the legal industry where justice is delayed by decades for an victim while the victim’s blood is sucked by never ending court cases in SL.Should be dealt with them severely.Biggest bunch of thieves in the country.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    I always wondered why funeral directors and lawyers dress the same way!!!

    One carries a brief and the other a coffin.

  5. mjaya Says:

    There are many professions that have little public sympathy.

    Private bus operators
    Government medical staff (doctors, nurses and all others)
    and thanks to LTTE-FUTA university academics recently joined this lot

    What is the reason for this? There are godly doctors who dedicate their life to treating the sick, good lawyers who fight for injustice, good university academics, safe bus drivers and courteous bus conductors but they are few in number.

    When greed and “professional” arrogance come first, this is the end result.

  6. mjaya Says:

    Besides getting rid of the 13A we also need to campaign for LEGAL REFORM!

    We need a system with self representation.

    That will leave no room for blood sucking leeches.

  7. mjaya Says:

    Losers are always losers (the opposition) sometimes they drag others into their septic tank

    First it was Gen. Janaka Perera great soldier, made a dumb decision (joined UNP), ended up killed by the LTTE. Sadly he was the only person to not have any skeletons in the closet.

    Next it was Gen. Sarath Fonseka a great soldier but not a gentleman
    Placed at the very top of the Murunga Tree, the rest is history

    After that University Academics, ended up nowhere

    Now its the CJ
    No rocket scientist needed to tell how this will end!

    but for entertainment sake, Mrs. CJ we welcome you to become the next “Common Candidate”.

  8. Wickrama Says:

    mjaya Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 4:56 am

    “but for entertainment sake, Mrs. CJ we welcome you to become the next “Common Candidate”.”

    hmmmm… could be a real challenge for Sarath Fonseka’s future political ambitions !!

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