Colombo Telegraph

I Will Not Enter Politics: CJ Shirani B

The Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake today said that she will not enter politics or pledge her support to any of the candidates at the upcoming Presidential polls.

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake

Speaking to the media outside the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court a short while ago she said she does not wish to engage in politics because she still thinks of herself as 43rd Chief Justice.

“My movements have been restricted and I have been limited to the confines of my home. I am not paid a salary or any stipend. This is how those in power have paid gratitude for my 32 years of service . . . But I am still hoping for the rule of law to be upheld and for justice to be done,” she said.

She also said that even if all other opinions regarding the controversy of her impeachment is waived off, three international reports yet have declared that the impeachment is in violation of the due processes.

“Therefore I don’t believe I have been impeached, ” she said.

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