Sri Lanka: The constitution and the president's conscience

Dec 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Scoop

Abandoning the courts and the law books A person's conscience is of course, variable.

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1 - 13 of 13 Comments Last updated Dec 24, 2012
Shoba

Champigny-sur-marne, France

#1 Dec 18, 2012
President Mahinda must resign immediately because he appointed the CJ at 2011.He have lost the moral rights to continue as President.
Mahinda R

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Dec 18, 2012
will do it next week, okkkk
CrimeaRiver

South Ockendon, UK

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Shoba wrote:
President Mahinda must resign immediately because he appointed the CJ at 2011.He have lost the moral rights to continue as President.
Tamils must atone for their sins by stabbing themselves repeatedly in the eye with a rusty spike.
Tamil Zionist

Richmond Hill, Canada

#4 Dec 20, 2012
CrimeaRiver wrote:
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Tamils must atone for their sins by stabbing themselves repeatedly in the eye with a rusty spike.
Rusty spikes in the form of UN reports. Well done Tamils.
CrimeaRiver

South Ockendon, UK

#5 Dec 20, 2012
Tamil Zionist wrote:
<quoted text>Rusty spikes in the form of UN reports. Well done Tamils.
So you stab yourselves repeatedly in the eye with rusty UN reports. Well done indeed demalu.
Shoba

Champigny-sur-marne, France

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal on Friday halted a parliamentary committee’s impeachment proceedings against the country’s first woman chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake, who had sought a writ order to declare the findings of the panel illegal.

The Appeal Court noticed the parliament speaker and parliamentary select committee members to appear before it on January 3 and asked them not to act in derogation of the chief justice until the court concludes its hearings.

The hearing was with regard to a plaint filed by Ms. Bandaranayake on December 19 seeking an order to quash the findings of the committee, which probed impeachment charges against her.

A lawyer for Ms. Bandaranayake said the Appeal Court held that if quashed by it the findings of the panel would be null and void and the panel should advise themselves of this eventuality when taking further action.

The parliamentary committee on December 8 ruled that Ms. Bandaranayake was guilty of three of the 14 charges in the impeachment proceedings against her moved by the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition legislators.

The three charges were financial impropriety based on non declaration of assets and conflict of interest in a case involving a failed investment company.

The 54-year-old chief justice denied all the charges against her. On December 6, she stormed out of the impeachment hearing in parliament, saying she will not be given a fair trial.

The court ruling on Friday has added a new dimension to the impeachment issue as parliament claiming its supremacy over judiciary had ignored previous notices issued by the court.

However, Ms. Bandaranayake’s lawyers said Friday’s ruling had asserted the court’s jurisdiction on the impeachment impasse.

Impeachment of Ms. Bandaranayake was the result of a months long dispute.

The government was angered by Supreme Court rulings which it claimed was blocking the government’s progress. The government targets Ms. Bandaranayake in a media campaign to bring pressure on her to resign.

The opposition has claimed the whole process a political witch hunt.

Keywords: Sri Lanka Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake, impeachment proceedings, Sri Lanka Court of Appeal
Tamil Zionist

Richmond Hill, Canada

#7 Dec 24, 2012
CrimeaRiver wrote:
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So you stab yourselves repeatedly in the eye with rusty UN reports. Well done indeed demalu.
Afetr all you are damed in all the reports, thats all it counts. Well done Navi Pillai.
Punc

Ottawa, Canada

#8 Dec 24, 2012
Tamil Zionist wrote:
<quoted text>Afetr all you are damed in all the reports, thats all it counts. Well done Navi Pillai.
lol homeless pakaya shouting
Shoba

Paris, France

#9 Dec 24, 2012
Under the Sri Lankan constitution Mahinda have lost his President post now!
Punc

Ottawa, Canada

#10 Dec 24, 2012
Shoba wrote:
Under the Sri Lankan constitution Mahinda have lost his President post now!
Thalivar lost the head, and balachandren lost his coca
Punc

Ottawa, Canada

#11 Dec 24, 2012
chuti demala, son of the killer pakaya was dead... LOL... entire demala family was killed, fat son (syphilis pakaya) had a coca in the mouth. lol
Shoba

Paris, France

#12 Dec 24, 2012
Punc wrote:
chuti demala, son of the killer pakaya was dead... LOL... entire demala family was killed, fat son (syphilis pakaya) had a coca in the mouth. lol
Uncivilised Sinhala GoSL forces killed innocent children to encourage LTTE child soldier.
Punc

Ottawa, Canada

#13 Dec 24, 2012
Shoba wrote:
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Uncivilised Sinhala GoSL forces killed innocent children to encourage LTTE child soldier.
right on.

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