Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, through a Motion informed the Supreme Court that she was yet the legal Chief Justice, that the Appeal Court in a Legal Order had stayed the decision of the Parliamentary Select Committee brought against her in the Impeachment Motion, and thus she would not be appearing before the SC as per their notice.
This was stated in reply to notice issued by the Supreme Court, regarding a special leave to appeal application, she has said that she will not participate in the case proceedings as a respondent.The appeal is against the Court of Appeal order, dated January 7, 2013
Attorneys Neelakandan and Neelakandan submitted the Motion on her behalf. Attorney Kandaiah Neelakandan said that it was reiterated several times that the Impeachment Motion against Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was not valid.
It was Further pointed out in the Motion that the Respondents had ignored the Court of Appeals directives regarding the Impeachment Motion Mr Neelakandan said.