A Sri Lankan court has issued notice to the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake to appear before the courts over the charge of failing to declare assets.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today issued the notice on former Chief Justice to appear in court on September 16 regarding her failure to reveal information on two bank accounts in the National Development Bank.
The magistrate has issued the order considering three cases filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against the former Chief Justice which has charged that Dr. Bandaranayke has failed to declare the two accounts in her annual declaration for three consecutive years from 2010.
According to the Bribery or Corruption Commission concealing information is a punishable offence under the assets and liabilities declaration act.
Dr. Bandaranayake, the first female Chief Justice of Sri Lanka was impeached in January this year by a parliamentary procedure. She appeared before the Bribery or Corruption Commission on 18th March 2013 and filed preliminary objections.
The Bribery Commission has also indicted Bandaranayake’s husband, Pradeep Kariyawasam who was the former chairman of the National Savings Bank for alleged corruption in a transaction causing loses to the bank.