Former C J to Boycott Bribery Commission

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake will not appear before the Bribery Commission again, her lawyers said because she no longer had faith in the process.

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake

Bandaranayake appeared before the Commission yesterday for an hour, where she is being grilled on charges of non-declaration of assets and other issues stemming from her impeachment.

She told the Commission that it had not yet responded to her submission some time ago that some members of the commission were prejudiced and could not sit on the case.

Instead of making a ruling on those submissions, the Bribery Commission had started proceedings at Magistrate’s Court against her lawyers for the impeached CJ said.

Bandaranayake charged that the proceedings at Bribery Commission were politically motivated in order to harass her.