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Impeachment Against Chief Justice’s “Improper Behavior” Is To Be Handed Over To Speaker

By Colombo Telegraph

Impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake is to be handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa within next few days.

Chief Justice Bandaranayake

The leaders of the ruling coalition parties had decided to bring forth this motion at a party leader’s special meeting yesterday (30).

According to our sources  that the motion revolves around the Chief Justice’s “improper behavior” and six other accusations.

The government had collected 118 signatures from MPs for the motion and according to Section 107 of the Constitution, before an impeachment motion is presented to the speaker, at least a third of the members in the parliament must sign the motion, a third being 75 MPs.

The Bribery and Corruption Commission has aleady filed a case against the former National Savings Bank Chairman and  the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake‘s husbandPradeep Kariyawasam for alleged corruption in the The Finance Company (TFC)-NSB share transaction deal.

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