17 November, 2018

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A Woman Lawyer Exposes Some Disgusting Abuses Of Sri Lankan Justice System

A woman lawyer has exposed the utterly confused, silly, and sad situation that prevails in some of the courts, which she had been practicing for over seven years. It is a revealing speech, which shows the lowest depths that the justice system in Sri Lanka is faced with. She exposes some of the judges and also lawyers including some members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

For example, she, Sugandhika Fernando, speaks of going to a court where she found that three people applying lime on the head and the foot of judge because the judge has come to court too drunk, and that to revive him before the court sessions. Then she gives details of long series of events, which are highly scandalous and shameful.

There certainly is something radically wrong in the judicial system and also the manner in which legal profession is practiced in many parts of the country. She gives examples of corruption, sexual exploitation of clients and even junior lawyers by some seniors, and also how lawyers collaborate with police men in corrupt practices.

What is important is that she and few others are speaking about these things loudly. However, in the private sphere, many lawyers and clients, and people who know about the facts in the courts have same type of tale to tell from all around Sri Lanka.

What is even more saddening is in a manner in which some of the present leaders of the Bar Association are behaving, ignoring all these criticisms and even attacking the critics for reasons, which are far from honorable.

It is to be hoped that more people will begin to articulate like this lady-lawyer has done and also some other lawyers. In addition, a protest movement develops to explore the rotten aspects of justice sector, which is so vital for proper functioning of society.

All this corruption and demeaning behavior implies that people at large are denied of opportunities for justice, and that people will therefore have little trust in this kind of system. (By Asian Human Rights Commission)

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    the bar association should be scrapped.A new body should be formed without the old office bearers and directly responsible to the general public.From the way the bar association is protesting the charging of the former CJ Mohan peiris you know then that the association is throughly corrupt.They are defending a man who when he was the attorney general allowed big companies to escape duty by not allowing indictments and also in court saying that ekneligoda was living in france while everyone knows he was tortured and dumped in a watery grave fro helicopter.

    Also this chap when he was CJ in order to continue in the post offered ranil to give any verdict he wanted.Good on ranil for not taking up the offer,which many of our rotten leaders would have.How low can one get when stopping this chap from being arrested and charged .That is why the bar association has to go first and foremost.

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      She is my heroine of the epoche.
      She has guts to come forward and risk revealing the ground reatlities.

      The kind of LAWYERS are there, but they have no guts to stand up and reveal the truth.

      But his young lady risked it. We salute the young lady.

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        Absolutely well said Buramphissincho,

        She has shown far more backbone than our two top men in governance, put together.

        Just look at the response from the readership. Its ELECTRIC!

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          No that is no right.

          I think RW is into sadarana samajaya but Mr Sirisena stands on his way.
          So it is no easy to move the journey. So putting the blame on RW is no fair.

          But it is seen as RW is the person standing on the way.That is his fate.

          I believe, UNP men in power are knowledgeble but they are blocked by Sirisenas illbehavour.

      • 12
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        This is why I am telling the lanken men have nothing between their legs.

        They would just bend their heads to Pagawa… bribes.

        Now Rajapakshes or higher cirminals are roaming in the city just because lawyer community is even worst than any higher criminals.

        They should all be hung by their balls keeping them in Gall face.. so that the rest of lankens can see a better future .

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    • 14
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      On the west, the term Lawyer is something that has lot to do with FIGHTING or SERVING FOR JUSTICE:
      But that is not the case in countries of our nature.
      There politicians work with lawyers twisting and abusing the laws prevailing.
      So the state alone cant fight against it.

      These men of that nature should be hung by their balls.

  • 27
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    Most members of the Legal fraternity constitute what is known as the Legal Under world!
    The Colombo underworld is confined mostly in Colombo; But the Legal Underworld is on an All-Island basis.

    • 23
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      This appears, unfortunately, to be the un-embroidered truth!!

  • 31
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    ranjan ramanayaka should marry this lady if she is not already married.Over to you ranjan.Do the right thing by this woman because she has no career left and a life of hell is in store for her for exposing these scumbags.

    • 12
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      Don’t insult her. She doesn’t need a man to protect her. She’s already done nore than any male lawyer has done. She needs popular support demanding a change in our judiciary

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        Aiyo,i was only trying to send my white knight to save a damsel in distress.I will call it off now.Ranjan you can stay unmarried for the rest of your life.So much for the age of chivalry.

  • 23
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    It’s a terrible situation when the best I can say for some of these judges is that they’re incompetent. Because the other alternative if they’re not incompetent is that they’re corrupt.

    • 13
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      HT.
      Most probably are political appointees.
      The Kangaroo Courts and the “lawyers” in the country are a disgrace.
      Something has to be done urgently; unfortunately the political leadership is not there.

  • 32
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    We have to change the system. The system is very rotten. The executive is corrupt, the Lawyers are corrupt, Police, the judiciary is corrupt. … So what’s left We really have to have a radical and surgical change to bring back the image of our country.

    Best solution is to seek for International help.

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      Mudson A.

      Brilliant Comment!

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        Somarama, Somarama, where have I come across that name? Got it. The man who was convicted by a ‘Kangaroo’ court and hung for the murder of SWRD!

    • 20
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      Dear mr. Mudson Amerasinghe,

      Do we at least now agree that foreign judges are necessary to get a fair trial and verdict in our high profile cases?

      Nothing of importance seems to work here anymore.

    • 1
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      Mudson Amarasinghe
      What you say is about the system,the executive,the lawyers,police,judiciary etc.etc., is perfectly correct. But that can only be done if the people who have the privilege of exercising their franchise every five years or so are prepared to use it intelligently for their own benefit.
      Until that happens there is nothing that can be done. International help is no solution.

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      That is right, but do you think that radical group ever allow International help to be instrumental in local changes ?
      They through their media men ( worst prostitutes the world) interpret it as western agendas.
      Wimal weerwasnse or the like should have been put in jail in order to go for it I believe.
      Entire system is highly corrupted as average mind set would not notice it easily.
      They believe it is part and parcel of lanken law and order.
      Like for example some africans living Europe following their migration would not know that european coutnries focus on law and order above everything.
      I believe, ours are no that far from those Africans that really have been abused by their leaders.
      We talk and even pass hints on other leaders, but our have been no better right.
      I think entire structure should be subject a paradigm shift … people should be fed with facts. Those abusive men in lanken media should be puinished with maximum jail sessions for spread of lies.
      Derana, hiru and some parts of Sirasa would not then have the change to survive the way they have been licking the balls fo Rajapakshes or the like further.

      • 6
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        You have written a lot of good sense Hinnibabaseeya . It is a perfect analysis. NOTHING will come right unless we have the law and order situation under control and they remain fiercely independent and above politics.

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      Get the colonials back

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    If all the judges resign and seek re- appointment who is to decide on the appointments. Who will Judge them?At a ceremonial sitting to welcome a New Supreme Court Judge KT Chitrasiriin in 2015, the AG,Yuwanjan Wijetilaka Said it would be” unfair if Judges themselves remain un judged by the very public that they judge every day.It would be even more unfair if the law gives him special provision and place him beyond the reach of justice” (Sunday Times 20/12/15). True. But how can you implement this process. Applying lime on the head and foot may not save the situation.
    MR. Attorney General what steps have you taken to remedy the much spoken Laws delay and VERDICT DELAYS after the hearing is concluded.

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    Speculated in 2021 NEW civil war may happen in East …

    A huge disaster may spread to south from .east.

  • 17
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    There are corrupt people in all walks of life all over the world, but in SL it has reached intolerable level. Buddhist monks going on rampage preaching thuggery and arson, half the retired top police officers are under investigations or in remand, Army majors no less, GMOA going on strike for non union politically motivated reasons, Judges abusing maids, Chief Justice carrying on illicit affairs, and so on and on. When a “Podian” steals a coconut, he is sent to 2 years in jail, but when SV embezzles millions, he is politely asked to pay a fine of Rs 5000.00. No one has heard of the 114 kg of heroin cleared from the customs at the behest of the former Prime Minister’s Office. Things have to change. Poor Punchisingo is paying for all this, he can’t take it anymore.

  • 14
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    Sarath Ambepitiya, so-called “fearless” judge, sentenced a poor mother to jail for life, for mere possession of 30 mg. of heroin. He was shot dead by “Potta” Naufer a drug king-pin. (He also sentenced Velupillai Prabakaran to 200 years jail for the Central Bank attack by LTTE).
    At his trial, all lawyers resolved NOT to appear for his defence, except one, who was hooted at, by the lawyers in court.
    (The judge’s widow was paid “compensation” of Rs. 5 Million by the then president !)
    Thus, judges can give extreme punishment, or, not even punish anyone for crimes.

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/12/25/sarath-ambepitiya-the-murder-of-a-judge/

    Visit any magistrate’s court – the judge arrives at 10 am, and the whole morning is taken up for “calling cases” – new dates for pending cases – and evidence for that day’s case is heard only in the afternoon. The judge sits on a high – six foot – bench, and the public mostly have to stand. Lawyers sit at the ‘bar table’.
    When police bring ‘accused’ to a judge’s residence, for remand request, he never asks the accused in private about his version of what happened, as required by law.
    The courts are clogged with tens of thousands of ‘pending’ cases which are the ‘bread & butter’ of lawyers. Lawyers rarely give receipts for fees.
    Ronnie De Mel, former finance minister for 12 years, said that only a few lawyers paid income tax.

  • 19
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    Appoint her as Secretary to Ministry of Justice Mr. President.

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      Buddhist

      Are you joking or what. He did not appoint SF as minister of Law and Order.

  • 20
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    This lady very bravely and boldly has put her head on the block on behalf of millions of victims of this judicial criminal mafia. I am sure this hydra will never ever forgive her for sinning against them.

    It is indeed the duty of all of the law abiding citizens of the whole country to ensure her safety physically and secure her livelihood as well.

  • 11
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    This is simple take Kesbewa Magistrate court. Court closed illegal garages can not operate in that police area again without CEA approval. But same person again and again starting these illegal garages under full blessing of Piliyandala Police station in that area. But this magistrate is giving decision by ignoring all these thuggery behavior of this garage owner and giving full cover-ups for this illegal thug garage owner. Visit Piliyandala Weda Mawatha this illegal garage owner operating his garages under full blessing of Piliyandala Police station. This is good example to show Sri Lanka is lawlessness country and how everything collapsed in this country..

  • 11
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    We are well aware of this situation in Sri Lanka justice system. The only person who can charge this is sit next to Sugandhika Fernando, Mr Nagananda Kodituwakku.

  • 7
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    Every where Syste is very corrupt. It started from the Parliament. Even rightnow, even though there are some whistle blowers, Most of the news media and journalists are arguing whether it is Mahinda Rajapakse, or gotabaya or JO, UNP good etc., Politicians’ most burining issue when I will get a Minister post, PReident post, PM post etc., They spend money on that. they get politicial donations on that. There are some news report which says , so many times, Sri lankan elections were manipulated by the so-called developed countries. Sri lankan voters are for ever stupid and no choice. That is why there is severa brain drain. I heard, developed countries say do not open private medical colleges and let them come here. So, that goes with JVP and GMOA and some politicians who are waiting in line to come back.

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    Attention to all Muslims ,with beard or no beard(they are well informed they know who are Muslims), be careful ,avoid arguments, even if they pass hints using derogatory terms ,or if they are rude ,just put your head down and walk away .

    There is a master plan to trigger violence against Muslims everywhere with excuses.

    Unfortunately the President is not willing to appoint an Able law and order Minister.
    And the Muslim Ministers are not willing to risk their positions.

    few days ago an incident happen in udethalevina and Media was suppressed and not allowed to inform the Public, ,heard the attack was v.serious

    All our IPs are tracked ,unless you use a paid premier VPN

    Hope CT will publish this

  • 4
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    One Right honurable thief with multiple Fraud charges, but not prosecuted, is saying to the Polity beauru to appoint me and I develop the country in 100 days. So, will see idiots vanish from the map. There will be so many here to cheer those. LAs titme in lesss than 50 days HE emptied the bank. HE is against GOLd price increases too because his chetti/Bhora relatives are losing business in gold import/export business.

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    In Lanka, over the last seventy years or so, the main component of an ordered society, namely Law & Order, has deteriorated.
    Ms Sugandhika Fernando has pointed out the weaknesses among lawyers and judges. Equally important is a robust, independent prosecution. Unfortunately the Lankan Police and Armed Services have become bodyguards of the powerful. Look at the Thajudeen case. The court decision had to be on the evidence presented. The rest is history.

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    Well said . I know the state of play and the deterioration of the so called “noble profession”. as the son of a Lawyer who passed out in 1937.
    WE need more people like you I am proud of you. Reply to my email if you wish.

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    Whistle Blower: This lady is a whistle blower. But she is blowing her whistle at non-existing flaws in the justice system. Her stories are, just stories. Our justice system, based on the British justice system, which is considered by the British legal experts as the best justice system in the world. If you want proof, just refer to Mr. Henry Cecil, an authority on the British justice system and the author of many books on it.

    Anyway, even the picture looks fake to me. She looks more like a Tele-drama actress than a lawyer. Look at the nice features. The Perfect smile. The white, pearl like teeth. I will bet my last Dinar that she is a professional actress and the picture is taken from a ‘coming soon’ Sinhala Teledrama.

    But the hardest evidence that this is really a scene from a Tele-drama is the side-ways look. If you still don’t get it, don’t worry. It takes a very smart person to notice these things, which would not even raise an eye brow of an average person.

    Coming back to the sideways glance, the explanation is very simple. She is looking at the script. You will not see such things even in Hollywood. Those performers take pains to remember the script. Even if prompts are shown, they do not behave in such an obvious manner.
    The problem that our performers have is that they act in so many teledramas that they get confused. Hence the prompts. Hence the sideways glance.

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      Mr Edwin Rodrigo,

      You must be one of the eternal optimists. Good on you!

      If our judicial system is based on the British judicial system, does that automatically qualify us to the same status as the British system if its practice is highly flawed? Isnt this elementary, really?

      Is our President the best President we could have had; is the Prime Minister the best we could have had? Couldnt things have been better? That is the question we need to ask ourselves as we grapple with all manner of questions begging answers.

      Do we or do we not improve the judicial system rather than shoot down the messenger in this instance? Do we have the confidence to entrust our high profile cases to our own judges, given all what is written here and all what the President has said concerning our ‘heroes’ who won the war? Can we expect fair trial and fair judgment in such cases?

      Do we need foreign judges or at least observers to ensure things stay on course when important cases are heard?. Given what is written here, can the people trust the judiciary anymore?

      The fish begins to rot from its Head.

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        Justice and Fairplay,

        No need to even talk about Edwin, he is like Urulaewa… whereever he would put feet would be so stinky. Man is said to be in his early 70ties, but still behave as if he is teeny boy… the kind of men are common in lanken spot light… see, that one another man from colombo – who seem to know nothing but to lick the balls fo Rajapakshe – none other than Dayan Silva Rajapakshe Jayathilaka.
        So long these men are the main part of our society, this country would NOT rise it s heard. If a tsunami would take them away would be the best… but I really dont want innocient people to be caught by an another tsunami.

        Let s hope things will see its way different in the coming months at least.

        God bless srilanka…

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          May God and all the Devas indeed bless this land. It sure needs all the divine help it could get.

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            Gods are fed up of the country so as we are.

            We have no other way than asking tsunami to take Rajapakshe led groups away for ever.

            I hate to all those lick the balls of Rajapakshes and their henchmen.

            So long the y are part of lanken journalism or other systems, ballige putha led groups would never allow good lawyers or professonals to stand against them.

            People are highly corrupted too and they can only be tamed by HIGHLY corrupted thugs of Rajapakshe nature.

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      It’s not the system that’s faulty, although it needs to be updated. Its the corrupt contemptible people who call themselves law keepers that are the problem .

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      Edwin Rodrigo ,

      She is unfolding bitter experiences of her carrier with names and
      locations of characters involved in Srilanka . She doesn’t say the
      incidents happened in Switzerland or Helsinki ! The whole world
      knows about a man called Sarath N Silva who once served in the
      Supreme court and his utterings in public about some of his
      judgements and where he has taken refuge right now ! The episode
      of Shirani Bandaranaike and Mohan Peiris . Not enough for someone
      from the same profession to come out and explode ? Is it without
      reason people call them ” Kalu coat karaya” respectfully ? The
      background that has made her into doing this could be a different
      issue but her disclosures can not be discounted as Srilankans have
      enough experience in courts and in the Police .

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        Dear whywhy,
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        I think that when listening to her, every reader who has spent upwards of thirty-five years in this country would have thought of some personal experience that we’ve had in our Courts.
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        I’m not for a moment suggesting that the all of us, or even the majority, have been criminals. Oh, no. The Law Courts here are so run that every one of us gets dragged in there, and then has experienced a travesty of justice.
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        Edwin Rodrigo, talks of Henry Cecil. Let me deal with Edwin!
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        There was a man named Dickens (Charles of that ilk) who wrote about the Courts of England in the worst of times. The shocks he administered brought about the desired changes.
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        I sent the link to many friends. One has written back – thanks. He says: “The sinhala speaking woman lawyer is only speaking to the . Sinhala speaking people and not . . . If a Japanese speaking person wants to understand what this Sinhala woman is saying he will definitely have to learn Sinhala.”
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        My dear chap, the whole point is that the ONLY people who matter in this context, and to whom we have to communicate with in this context are the Sinhalese. It is we, and we alone who are to blame. Regard the results of the Local Government Election, and the voting on the No CM. No major problem, surely with what the Tamil electorate or their representatives have done.
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        I’m just wondering whether somebody will have the nerve to mention Arjuna Mahendran or Arjuna Aloysius – my friends won’t, although bringing the Japs in was an eccentricity!

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          Dear Tamil-speaking Readers,
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          I hope that you will not misunderstand what I wrote yesterday. It may be interpreted by some to imply that you (and English-speakers) are less important than Sinhalese speakers. That is by no means the case. All citizens are equally important as individuals.
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          We all know that this country is by now a mess. All important political campaigning in the country by the UNP and the SLFP (add SLPP, if you want to) has been made taking account of what will appeal to monolingual speakers of Sinhala. I’d say that they number at least 12 million – that is those who know properly only that one language, Sinhala. Every one of them (yes, I mean that – to disprove it find me just ONE exception), desires to master English; despite all the resources that have been allocated to teach the language to all Sri Lankans, we have made little headway. Almost all who use English effectively come from families that were using that language at the time of Independence.
          .
          There are exceptions. The writer of this article, for example:
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          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/wanni-hathpaththuwa/comment-page-1/#comments
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          I have given there a link to an article that he had written just 16 days previously, which quite astounded me. Here was a man who had gone from knowing virtually no English at age thirty to complete mastery. Obviously he had learnt his school English diligently, and he is of very high intelligence, but the key to success would have been hard work.
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          His experience ought to be studied carefully; the very fact that it surprises us ought to make us realise the gravity of the problem we face.

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            Responsibility for the mess we are in lies with us, the Sinhalese; but before blaming the poor villager we have to blame those who have been manipulating those same villagers. And even more, those who, wittingly or unwittingly, have been ridiculing those who try to learn English. Much of it is unwitting; for example what Jerome Schokman has said is not nasty, but its effect can be devastating.
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            As for the Tamils, they have suffered much. Jerome possibly is of mainly European heritage, but the vast majority of Sri Lankans probably have the same DNA. Please regard me as a guy who is still trying to figure it out; I’m no authority!
            .
            However, it does look as though persons like Pro. Gananath Obeysekera hold this view. I have recently come across this book review:
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            http://tamilnation.co/books/Eelam/indrapala.htm
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            Is it not time now for us read up such research and start teaching a different History from what we have been feeding children with all these years?

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      We would not be surprised if anything good drop down from your cesspit. It is not even worth touse for Rajapakshe toiletting.
      Edwin the ballige putha from Mathugama would never sense it. He can only evasively add of the kind of statements not respecting this young lady.
      Th ekind of ladies in today s society are rare acctually. She has balls what those men seem not to have.

      If we had 25 of the kin dof lawyers and politicians that would stand by SADARANA SAMAJAYA::: people OF Edwins nature filled society can be subjected to cleaning .. the consequece would be a better future for all of our young generation.
      Edwins should sense it at least before their last breath. He he kind of men abuse those housamaid women in ME countries … seem to have difficulties to see it righteven today.
      We want ballige putha Rajapkashes be caught by horns sooner than later basta

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        Hello, Sam Fernando Samson G littlesomething Bunjappu alias Desperate Sinhalaya. Samson, why are you so desperate to be a Sinhalaya? We appreciate the fact that you are doing the noble job of managing the Nazi toilets in the 3rd Reich in a professional manner. That should be enough.

        I know that being a Fernando on top of being a Sakkiya is not an easy thing. You are so frustrated that you flash out at imaginary enemies. That is what has happened to the Fernando – Attorney at Law. It is the result of belonging to a caste perceived as somewhat lower than Govigama.

        I do understand the feelings of you Fernandos. The only way to end your suffering is to do good karma and avoid bad Karma in this life. Not committing Musavada is something you two can start with. If you do that, there is a chance of leaving this slightly low caste Athma and being re-born as a Govigama non refugee non Sakkili Sinhala Buddhist.

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          look at who’s talking, a Rodrigo. What is your point. This discussion is about the deterioration of law and order in this Country

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            Suggestion: Crane, don’t read my comments.

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              Edwins both ends should have long been abused by Arabs. He has been living and day dying in Arabia.

              So we can understand his frustraion. As Sinhala man has articulated it right, anyone who lived long enough in the country would have to agree with the young brave lady but not th ekind of men of EdwinS genetics.
              He attacks each and everyone by the caste, butnot knowing what he belongs.
              The kind of senior men in this country are the worst.
              I think he would do anything and everything to pay th eway rascal Rajapakshes to get back and ruin this nation again.
              Anyone would share their thoughts against those rascals are branded by Edwin as tamils. or tamil refugees. How can a man who has spent rest of his life being servile to arab come and say this ?
              I think Dubai and ME living and working housmaids of lanka would be very close to Edwin, we need to reveal this man to the world.
              If anything would comes out from his cesspit are even more stinky than any extrements. Why is that ?

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            Gods are fed up of the country so as we are.

            We have no other way than asking tsunami to take Rajapakshe led groups away for ever.

            I hate to all those lick the balls of Rajapakshes and their henchmen.

            So long the y are part of lanken journalism or other systems, ballige putha led groups would never allow good lawyers or professonals to stand against them.

            People are highly corrupted too and they can only be tamed by HIGHLY corrupted thugs of Rajapakshe nature.

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          We should better not to do Karma not to be born with the kind of idiots in this country.

          You the like men not owning backbones to lick on the balls of Rajaapkshes is my curse.
          I dont attack Fernandos, but you as a Rodrigo to behave that swollen is beyond my bearing.
          Get well and go on with your cleaning work for Arab folks. Good luck.

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      For Edwin:
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      Ah, Henry Cecil:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cecil_Leon
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      I must confess that I had a strange but in many ways wonderful schooling. Many a Brit has been taken aback when I’ve said that we used to love P.G. Wodehouse:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._G._Wodehouse
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      Brits imagined that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy British humour. Never mind. Some guy discovered Henry Cecil, a slightly younger man – but then Wodehouse continued to write even from his American exile, so in a sense they were contemporaries. I remember Cecil’s “Brothers-in-Law” going round the school, but even then we felt that if we wanted the black coated fraternity the brutalities portrayed by Charles Dickens a century earlier was the sort of British Justice that we preferred reading about.
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        My Henry Cecil suggestion was a tongue in cheek suggestion and you are the only one who saw through it. I still have the Penguin paperback edition of ‘Brothers in Law’ by Henry Cecil in my book case plus many Wodehouse books.

        They bring back pleasant memories of my school days.

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    The rubbish got fermented with the appointment of Eva Wanasundera a keep of MARA as a SC judge on her way home [GEDERA YANA GAMAN]. The most scandalous thing was when MARA took under his care the AG’s dept. He released MP Fernando’s wife who was serving a sentence for double murder and also the former MP for Kesbewa who was under investigation for unlawful assembly and murder. The most hilarious thing in this regard is that he goes to the accused house and meet his wife and children before he signed the release and tell the children that their father will be set free soon Disgusting SOB.

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    The System of Justice has become a joke in this country. What a shame, the Bar Assoc. and JSC are keeping quiet on the revelations and filing court cases against individuals who criticise the Judges and the Lawyers.
    How can people expect justice from a highly corrupted bunch of thieves? There is only justice applicable for the rich and justice applicable for the poor as we have seen in the last two decades. Shame Sri Lanka!

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    All Sri Lankans are well aware of actions and inactions of present judiciary. I take my hat off to this good lady for speaking out. Her voice is the voice of 20 million people. The only person that I can think of saving this country is seated beside the lady, Mr. Nagananda Kokituwakku.

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      Thanks, Jayantha.
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      But Ko-D-ituwakku.
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      Now having made that comment, a duy has been laid aupon you.
      .
      Please forget any vestiges of pride or snobbery (I’m conscious of my own shortcomings in this respect!) , and ensure that every Non-English-Speaking person you meet gets acquainted of these prospective – ummmmm – prospective what: President and Prime Minister.
      .
      .
      Unless we succeed in getting that office abolished – that is something most desirable.

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    Hats off to Sugandhika for coming up and exposing the dirty side of the Legal profession. We need people like you Madam. It is a disgusting legal system brought about by the Politicians during the last 20 years or so and now the Legal field does not have an escape but to fall in lien with it. First we need to clean up the Political system and stop appointing Thugs and Murderers to rule us?

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    Fear not, many more of the above should make it to the open for the blindfolded in this country to realize that this is a country with no light at the end of the tunnel.

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    any person with a modicum of wisdom will know that there isn’t an ounce of truth in the fairy tale. let’s challenge her to name the judge so that we can attach credibility to her story. narrating a story like this after several years and that too not to the correct source sounds rather whimsical. On behalf of the public I appeal to her to lodge a complaint at the JSC or with the chief justice naming the judge so that an inquiry can be held against him. this sounds like a NGO funded story. The ball is in your Court. Go to the JSC or to the Chief Justice and do things the right way.

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      Anne,

      One must wonder where you have been living all this time, How naive you are?

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    any person with a modicum of wisdom will know that there isn’t an ounce of truth in the fairy tale. let’s challenge her to name the judge so that we can attach credibility to her story. narrating a story like this after several years and that too not to the correct source sounds rather whimsical. On behalf of the public I appeal to her to lodge a complaint at the JSC or with the chief justice naming the judge so that an inquiry can be held against him. this sounds like a NGO funded story. The ball is in your Court. Go to the JSC or to the Chief Justice and do things the right way.

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      Anne, You brown nose.

      If she is lying or making up fairy tales, any idiot should know that she can be charged for contempt of court which is a serious offense.

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    One of the most crooked judges ever to come out of Hultsdorf is current Judge Iranganie Perera. When High Court judge she delivered her last judgment on her last day before retiring (she reached 60) acquitting Ravi Karunanayagam, Finance Minister, from all money laundering and theft allegations. Immidiately next day rather than going home as a retired judged she was promoted to a higer position as Commissioner of High Court judge. It is well known she was bribed by Ravi Karunayagam using her briefless lawyer husband who loiters in court corridors looking for work. This Irganani Perera who was given a judicial appointment as a Magistrate by then CJ Sarath Silva, one of the world’s no 1 womanisers.

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    First, I am a judge of high repute.

    I do not take bribes nor do I hear cases unfairly.

    But I can say with confidence vast amount of judges and almost all the lawyers are corrupt to the core. In this regard Ranjan Ramanayake, Nagananda Kodituwakku and Sugandika Fernando are right. Hat’s off to them

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      DEAR ALL,

      Reading ‘UNANIMOUS’ and asuming his first line reflects the truth , need we labour anymore regarding the rest? He says it all.

      If SIRISENA THE PRESIDENT wants to clean up at least one mess, he has enough material here to work on.

      This Lady should be hailed as a NATIONAL HEROINE.

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      Thank you for your comment, but can you please do something more constructive to change this situation, it impacts the dignity and respect awarded to the profession

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    Jerome Schokman,

    “Don’t put sinhala clips in a english website. We can;t understand. goes against all journalistic ethics.”

    Journalistic Ethics?

    Sinhala clips are digital, and the English web site is digital as well.

    What is journalism? Journalism is the production and the distribution of reports on recent events. The word journalism applies to the occupation (professional or not), the methods of gathering information, and the organizing literary styles. Journalistic media include: print, television, radio, Internet, and, in the past, newsreels.

    There is no restriction as to the medium of communication, i.e. language, provided some some summary is given to the audience who do not understand that original language.

    In many cases, the original report in the original language will clearly communicate the message, as in the current case in the original Sinhala. Therefore those audiences who are proficient in multiple languages are at an advantage to comprehend the message more clearly than those who know only the translation.

    What is language? A medium of communication.

    Remember, this is the Digital Age.

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    This lady is a straightforward lady who wants to fight for an honourable judiciary in Sri Lanka, may god bless her and guide her.

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