Nov 12 (CP) Colombo- The embattled Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake has informed the Registrar of Supreme Court to table today before her two cases mentioned in the impeachment motion against her.
The Chief Justice has informed this to the court registrar on November 08th, sources say. The motive behind the Chief Justice's move is not disclosed.
The fundamental rights application cases bearing Nos. 262/2009 and 191/2009 are listed in the Daily Court List of the Supreme Court for Monday under a special "To be Mentioned" category before a three-judge bench consisting of the Chief Justice, and justices N.G. Amaratunga and K. Sripavan,
The two fundamental rights cases, 262/2009 and 191/2009, have been filed in the Supreme Court against Ceylinco Sri Ram Capital Management and Golden Key Credit Card Company respectively.
The first count of the impeachment motion filed in the parliament pertains to the two cases where a questionable purchase of house from Ceylinco Housing and Property and City Housing and Real Estate Company Limited and Ceylinco Condominium Limited and is currently known as Trillium Residencies has been made by the Chief Justice on behalf of her sister.
The full text of the charge related to the petitions
"Whereas by purchasing, in the names of two individuals, i.e. Renuka Niranjali Bandaranayake and Kapila Ranjan Karunaratne using special power of attorney licence bearing No. 823 of Public Notary K.B. Aroshi Perera that was given by Renuka Niranjali Bandaranayake and Kapila Ranjan Karunaratne residing at No. 127, Ejina Street, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, 6016, Australia, the house bearing No. 2C/F2/P4 and assessment No. 153/1-2/4 from the housing scheme located at No. 153, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08 belonging to the company that was known as Ceylinco Housing and Property Company and City Housing and Real Estate Company Limited and Ceylinco Condominium Limited and is currently known as Trillium Residencies which is referred in the list of property in the case of fundamental rights application No. 262/2009, having removed another bench of the Supreme Court which was hearing the fundamental rights application cases bearing Nos. 262/2009, 191/2009 and 317/2009 filed respectively in the Supreme Court against Ceylinco Sri Ram Capital Management, Golden Key Credit Card Company and Finance and Guarantee Company Limited belonging to the Ceylinco Group of Companies and taking up further hearing of the aforesaid cases under her court and serving as the presiding judge of the benches hearing the said cases;"