5 December, 2020

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Withdraw The Impeachment Against CJ – The Bar Association Of Jaffna

By Colombo Telegraph

The Bar Association of Jaffna call upon the Members of Parliament who were signatories to the impeachment motion to consider withdrawing the motion of impeachment against the Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Bandaranayake

The Bar Association of Jaffna passed a resolution at a meeting held on the 28th of November 2012 with regard to the Motion of impeachment against the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

We  publish below the full text of the resolution;

Resolution passed by Attorneys-at-Law practicing in the Jaffna Peninsula present at a meeting held on the 28th of November 2012 with regard to the Motion of impeachment against Her Ladyship the Chief Justice.

Noting with grave concern that the impeachment proceedings initiated against Her Ladyship the Chief Justice would inevitably lead to an irreparable loss of confidence and public respect of the judicial system as a whole which in turn would further deteriorate the state of governance of the country,

Noting in particular as lawyers from the North and East of Sri Lanka the importance of ensuring stability in the administration of justice as such stability is quintessential to the restoration of normalcy in the North and East of Sri Lanka and noting that the motion against Her Ladyship the Chief Justice is a threat to the smooth functioning and administration of justice to the whole of the country,

Noting with concern the lack of comity on the part of the Parliamentary Select Committee in rejecting the request of Honourable Supreme Court to stay proceedings until the hearing and conclusion of a case on matter relating to the interpretation of the constitution relating to the impeachment of the Chief Justice,

Express their solidarity with her Ladyship the Chief Justice during this darkest hour of assault the independence of the judiciary and call upon the Honourable Members of Parliament who were signatories to the impeachment motion to consider withdrawing the motion of impeachment against Her Ladyship the Chief Justice.

And seek to inform the Chairman of the Parliamentry Select Committee that the Jaffna Bar Association, if invited is prepared to make submission on all of the above issues raised above.

Ms S. Abimanasingham P.C.

Zonal Vice- President (North), BASL

Read the original resolution here

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    Hope other areas / zones will do the same.

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      Depends on the Politicalised outlook in the other areas. The NP
      jumped the gun as it is anti-Regime to start off.
      Lets watch how this Sector, as equal to FUTA standing will do.

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      Go Jaffna lawyers and bar association! Lead the way! Way to go! Save and protect the judiciary from the criminal executive president and his UPFA goons, fools, thieves, criminals and leftist geriatrics.
      What you are too polite to mention here, is that those who signed the petition to impeach the CJ are a bunch of UNEDUCATED morons, goons, fools, thieves, and knaves, who don’t know the first thing about the separation of powers, checks and balances and good governance.
      Sri Lanka’s parliament – legislature – today is full of substandard micro brained creatures who are an insult to the people. These dolts who a into licking Mahinda Rakapassa’s ass, have got to parliament not because of merit but though corrupt money politics and back room deals..
      Sri lankas governance institutions are the pits today EXCEPT for the judiciary! Lets work to protect it and let the Lanka Spring bloom!

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    All Lankans whether they be Tamils,Sinhalese, Muslims all would be appreciative of the correct,bold,fearless and forthright position taken by the Jaffna Bar Association in passing a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the impeachment motion against the CJ.
    Let us hope that the said resolution will influence at least a few among the 117 who signed the impeachment motion against the CJ to withdraw from the process as proof their good sense.

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      Well said.

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    How can they ask to withdraw the impeachment motion. How do they know she is not guilty of those charges. What the parliament doing is legal although they are doing it to take revenge. What they should do is to get a fair hearing for her. Lawyers should know law better than us. CJ Nevil samarakon has faced this and he was relieved of the charges it was about a speech.

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    Could someone kindly explain the logic that how an investigation into corrupt practices of a judge destroy the independence of judiciary!

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    Could someone kindly explain the logic that how an investigation into corrupt practices of a judge destroys the independence of judiciary!

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    Mahinda mama is waiting untill Lankans get tired of the CJ issue. He’s a real craftman. Don’t give-up lawyers. Take him face to face.

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    No no. Impeach her! Based on her inability to rule on the side of Justice before injustice came looking for her.

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      They let opposition MP’s to cross over to government side. That is how MR got 2/3 majority.
      They let him to remove 2 term limit for presidency.
      They let him to remove the 17th amendment.
      They let Sarath Fonseka go to jail.
      They sent SB to jail.
      Former CJ admitted that He helped MR to get away from tsunami fund case. They stopped legitimate strikes.It is your turn enjoy it do not complain.

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    We don’t want dely to probe chargres aginst CJ by Parliment. Parliment hearing …welcome by public should having real rights of KNOW what is CJ charges are,and how she is going to answer Serious Charges aginst Her and Husband.As public we don’t want to WITHDREAW IMPERACMENT AL ALL.
    IF CJ COMMITTED CORRUPATION IS NOT AGINST MAHINDA RAJAPAKEAS’S FUNDS,THAT MONEY BELONGS TO TAX PAYERS FUNDS OF ALL SRI LANKAN HARDING WORKING EARN. WELL THAT IS GRAVE CRIMINIAL CRIME AHAINST PUBLIC OF SRI LANKA.

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    Bar Association of Jaffna headed by Prabakaran ???
    I presume he died.

    These guys have nothing better to serve for the Jaffnians.

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