Impeachment against CJ handed over
Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:33
(Second edition) The impeachment motion agaisnt the Chief Justice has been handed over to the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa a few moments ago say reports.
Parliamentarians Arudhika Fernando, Shantha Bandara and Lasantha Aligiyawanna have handed over the impeachment motion to the Speaker. 117 Parliamentarians of the UPFA have put their signature for the motion.
The proposal that an impeachment should be brought against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake had been approved at a meeting of leaders of all constituent parties of the UPFA held on the 30th and presided by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Secretary General of the SLFP Maithripala Sirisena, Dinesh Gunawardene, Basil Rajapaksa, Susil Premajayanthe, Dulles Alahapperuma, Rauff Hakeem, Dougles Devananda, DEW Gunasekera, Prof. Tissa Vitharana, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mutthu Sivalingam and A.L.M. Athavulla have participated in this meeting.
The impeachment motion has been prepared on 6 charges state Parliamentary sources. Impeachment motions were also brought in against former CJ Nevil Samarakone during Mr. JR Jayawardene’s term, against former CJ Sarath N. Silva when Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe was eh Prime Minister.