20 May, 2019

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An Open Letter To Mohan Pieris

By Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

Hon. Mohan Pieris

Chief Justice

Chamber of Chief Justice

Complex of the Supreme Court

Hulfsdorp

Colombo 12.

Your Honour,

This is to keep Your Honour informed of some events in relation to the Prison of Anuradhapura.Yesterday, being Easter Sunday I was to conduct the Easter Religious Services in the Catholic Chapel situated inside the prison complex of Anuradhapura.

Meanwhile, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, the Bishop of Mannar hearing that I was due to celebrate mass there, desired to join with me and meet briefly the many Tamil speaking Catholics of the Diocese of Mannar who happen to be among the present inmates of the Prison.

With the consent of His Lordship, I contacted Hon. Minister Mr. Ravi Karunanayake and informed him of our intention. He, in turn, was to contact Hon. Mr. Chandrasiri Gajadheera and keep him informed of the planned visit. However, as we were about to go to the Prison we were inofrmed by the local prison authorities that Bishop Rayappu could not be permitted to enter the Prison unless they have orders from higher authorties in Colombo. I contacted Hon. Minister Ravi Karunanayake again who was to obtain the required permission for him. We waited for about three hours and since there was no reply Bishop Rayappu Joseph returned to Mannar. I sent in the chaplin of the prison of Anuradhapura and he performed the religious rites.

What I learned was that the local prison authorities appeared to have been fairly excited over this proposed visit which to some extent I could understand. We learnt that they appear to have given many instructions to the Tamil inmates that they should not speak to him for too long, not give him any letters or anything in writing, etc., etc.

What disturbs me personally is to see that the prison authorities appear to have so much to hide which they would not want others to know and find out. On Palm Sunday and Good Friday, most sacred to Christians, the female inmates had not been permitted to attend the religious services claiming an absence of some security personnel. I have reasons to believe that there is quite a bit of harassment and ill-treatment of some of these inmates amounting to the violation of their basic human rights including their fundamental religious rights. We would thereby be only repeating the past errors giving way to creating new terrorists.

I thought of sharing this information with you. I also understand that these problems are much more complex than they appear. I am prepared to be guided by any advice or suggestions you may have.

Thank you.

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi – Bishop of Anuradhapura.

cc:

1. His Excellency S. Palitha Fernando, Attorney General, Attorney General’s Depatemnt, Hulftsdorp, Colombo 12.

2. Justice Priyantha Perera, Chairman, Human Rights Commission, 165, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08.

3. His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar, Bishop’s House, Mannar.

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    Dear Bishop Norbert M. Andradi,

    The so-called Hon. Mohan Pieris, Chief Justice is Shill.

    Want to know more? Listen to Anura Dissanayaka.

    All Learn from JVP- JVP May Day Rally 2014

    – Anura Dissanayake’s Speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0V7f1pSZ5k

    Published on May 2, 2014 JVP May Day Rally 2014 – Anura Dissanayake’s Speech

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      Dear Bishop Norbert M. Andradi –

      RE: An Open Letter To Mohan Pieris

      Amarasiri has an OPEN POSTER TO MOHAN PERIS AND ALL PARAS.

      Let’s call a Spade, a Spade. Let’s call a Para, a Para.

      Thank you for bringing to notice to ALL these facts.

      So, in order to create an Egalitarian Society, where beliefs and myths are private personal issues, the facts pertaining to Lanka need to be pointed out What are the facts pertaining to Lanka?

      So, this is Amarasiri’s Poster, which Amarasiri wants on every wall in Lanka. Those Para who cannot live as Egalitarian members of society, in keeping with the Native Veddah culture and Ethics, are requested to leave for their Native Land, South India, as proved by DNA analysis of the Paras.

      ************************************

      PARAYANI PALAYAW DAKUNU INDIYAVATA
      PARA-SINHALAYO, PARA-DEMALO, PARA-MUSLIMO, PARAGIO
      VADDANOVI INNA NAM, PALAYAN INDIYAVATA
      NUBALAGE DNA THAMAI SADAKA
      LANKAVA VEDDI AETHHO URUMAYA

      *************************
      PARA-SINHALAYO, PARA-DEMALO, PARA-MUSLIMO, PARAGIO
      PALAYAW DAKUNU INDIYAVATA
      AETTHO VEDDI URUMAYA. LANKAVATA SAMAYA.
      VEDDI AETTHOTA SAMAYA. HONDA PARISARAYA.

      **************************************

      ***************ENGLISH TRANSLATION: *******************

      PARA FOREIGNERS GO BACK TO SOUTH INDIA
      PARA-SINHALA, PARA-TAMIL, PARA-MUSLIM, FOREIGNERS
      TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR, GO BACK TO SOUTH INDIA
      YOUR DNA IS PROOF
      LANKA VEDDAH PEOPLES INHERITANCE LANKA PEACE. PEACE FOR VEDDAH PEOPLE. GOOD ENVIRONMENT

      ******************************

      PARA-SINHALA, PARA-TAMIL, PARA-MUSLIM, FOREIGNERS

      GO BACK TO SOUTH INDIA LANKA
      VEDDAH PEOPLES INHERITANCE

      ***************************

      Lanka will be peaceful, and the Native Veddah can live in an environmentally friendly manner. No more Para Wars.

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND QUOTES FOR

      1. DESIGNING THE ABOVE POSTERS IN SINHALA, TAMIL AND ENGLISH

      2. PRINTING OF 100,000 EACH POSTER IN EACH LANGUAGE

      3. POSTING ON 300,000 WALLS IN SRI LANKA NEXT TO OTHER POSTERS. PROPOSAL DUE DATE: 30 DAYS FROM NOW MAY 20, 2014.

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    Dear Bishop Norbert M. Andradi,

    For the love of Jesus please explain why you are writing to Mohan Peiris addressing him as “honourable”. He has neither honor, or credibility. The Chief Justice, aka, cheap justice of Sri Lanka is a pimp, facilitator, errand boy and aaas giver to the Jarapassas.

    Next time please address these issues directly to the meeharaka president. No need to curry favour. Just tell him [Edited out] are you doing?”

    Overall debasement is the treatment he deserves. Use every opportunity to achieve that purpose.

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      Dear Bishop Andradi, nothwithstanding the very pertinent comments made by Navin, I admire your fortitude and correctness in addressing the Chief Justice in the correct and proper manner. We mere mortals however can dispense with those niceties and call the odious bugger and his acolytes simply dishonourable and despicable and a disgrace to the tribe. Truth to tell, he is a crude pneumatic sperm dispenser for this regime. May God be with you.

  • 9
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    dear Rev. Father, You have written with all sincerity hoping that justice will be done. Let us all hope and pray that that it would be done. Bensen

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    What a nation we become… Still lot of educated Sinhalese people wish to say it is only a handful of the Sinhalese who are racist and follow Gnanasara type thugs
    What cause to a fellow SL religious leader, a bishop, to write a so humble letter like this.. pathetic.. what is the human dignity in Buddhist Lanka???
    Anura

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    I didn`t know that Mr Ravi Karunanayake is a Minister of the Government!

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    I din`t know that Mr Ravi Karunanayake is a Minister of the present government!

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    Norbert Andradi…. you have many things to straighten before the catholic faithfulls…

    Whose faith do you profess and promote to the faithfuls?
    Paul’s Catholism OR James Catholism?

    Does either Catholism have Bishops in their ranks?
    Are you certain you are not BUT His Lordship Doctor Rayappu Joseph is follower of the religion of the members of the World Tamil Movement faithfuls in that Worshipping the not dead Prabakaran @ Sun Goat along with its promoters Emmanuel & none other than Rayappu ….

    If this is not the case, have you ever confronted Rayappu & Emmanuel for promoting the doctrine of Sun Goat while yet donning the cassoack issued & being a part of the Catholic Church of Sri Lanka ??????
    Have you switched allegiance and become a follower of the Sun Goat with high priests Rayappu & Emmanuel at the temple of Prabakaran the Sun Goat????????

    BEFORE YOU WRITE TO THE CHEAP JUSTICE, FIRST SHOW THE WAY OF THE TRUTH TO US THE FAITHFULS…
    DOES THE FAITHFULLS GO TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER THROUGH JESUS OR DIRECTLY AS THE JEWS……….
    If through Jesus, through whose doctrine? That of Paul or James or take the new path that of Prabakaran the sun Goat?
    WHAT IS THE TRUTH ????????????

    CAN YOU FIRST SHOW THE RIGHT PATH Norbert Andradhi instead of wishy washing with hidden agendas???

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    The most non-productive thing anyone seeking justice can do is to write to the Chief Justice, or for that matter, the Minister of Justice!

    It is not worth spending Rs 5 on a postage stamp to send a letter to any of these characters!

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    Bishop Norbert M. Andradi,
    I am indeed surprised you didn’t think of inviting reverend S J Emmanuel, currently the head of GTF and before that the Vicar General of the Jaffna Diocese when he equated Prabhakaran to Jesus Christ and suicide bombers to martyrs to join your Easter Religious Services for prisoner in Anuradhapura prison.

    But you have contacted the right man Ravi K to get permission from prison authorities for he tried to assist Sri Lanka forces in a unique way. In inviting Bishop Rayappu to your easter sermon, I was wondering whether your aim had been to help convicted LTTE killers go straight to Yahweh’s heaven without going through purgatory or help them become new Gobis.

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    we should put that terrorist from mannar in boosa not any other prison ..

    if they had anything to hide would they have not let anybody in . in his own words they let him in . they clearly dont like the stinky terrorist frm mannar .

    cheers

    abhaya

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    Your Lordship Andradi

    Leave that man Mohan Pieris and for that matter even Maharaja Rajapaksa and the clan alone. Are you intending to reintroduce the god’s representative Rev Rayappu to Sri Lankans in a different shade to that of the man who promoted terrorism under the diktats of megalomaniac Sun God.

    What I am worried about is among the prison officials at Anuradhapura Prison there was not a single official with a backbone to tell you in no uncertain terms that Tamil Catholics are much safer with the prison authorities than the man who preached suicide culture as the way to God’s kingdom by none other than Rev.Rayappu. O God if you are actually in existence please save the Tamil Catholics from these terrorists.

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      “amil Catholics are much safer with the prison authorities than the man who preached suicide culture as the way to God’s kingdom by none other than Rev.Rayappu.”

      Can you prove this with evidence or is it the usual lies that are actually libel for slander?

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        Come-on its not funny challenging a child in grade three or below.

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    Whats the point writing to a racist,rapist government. Complain to the Pope and other religious authorities. This is the only thing that works. Government is only worried about international pressure.Nothing else will touch them.

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    Dear Rev.Bishop Norbert M. Andradi,

    Please forgive me if my language is rude, but……

    CJ Mohan Peiris is another Black coat wearing snake and a Rajapakse ass licking Coolie dog.

    It’s a shame to say that CJ Mohan Peiris is an old Josephean. It’s a disgrace to his Alma Mata and to the religion he follows.

    He is also out of bounds from BASL.

    Please read the following webs. to see what CJ Mohan Peiris told to UN about Prageeth Ekneligoda.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/11/111117_prageeth.shtml

    It says…..
    “ Mohan Peiris represented Sri Lanka at the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) and he gave evidence on behalf of the Sri Lankan government”.

    Also in the following web……
    http://dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/30822-ekneligoda-mystery-pops-up-third-disappearance-.html

    It says….
    In court, Mr. Peiris was to clarify his position stating that the government had received information that Ekneligoda was living overseas and that it had forwarded this information for further inquiries. He said he could not remember the source of that information as he had to read many documents on a daily basis.

    And in the courts……

    http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-105-2012

    he says……
    “Pressed further on the whereabouts of Ekneligoda, Mr. Peiris was to concede that he did not know where Ekneligoda was and that he did not believe the government did either. In what is now a famous comment, Mr. Peiris added that “God only knows where Ekneligoda is”.

    Therefore you see Rev.Bishop Andradi,that CJ Mohan Peiris is another Rajapakse Bone licking Respectable dog and a monumental Liar.

    It’s OK you wrote him an open letter, but wait to see his responce, and please publish it when you receive it.

    It’s sad to say to you Bishop Andradi that we did not see Cardinal Rev.Malcolm Ranjith coming out and talk on behalf of supressed, helpless, voiceless and powerless Nothern and Eastern Tamil people.

    But the British PM David Cameron had the heart to visit and talk to those deprived Tamil people who are been deprived of their rights by Rajapakse Dictator.

    As you know that Rajapakse lunacy’s plan is to make people divide, silence, supress and rule and he has done this to Catholic church also by dividing Tamil and Sinhala Catholics.
    But there are many other Southern Christian churches that are helping them and gone to their assistance while you and your Sinhala Catholic church keep silent.

    It’s time to make a voice for supressed and oppressed people now, because Rajapakse Wolf will soon come after you also.

    Finally I say it’s a Joke for you to expect Justice from CJ Mohan Peiris. Anyway nothing like trying.

    God Bless you.

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    My Lordship Bishop Andradi,

    Thank you for your openness and concern for those who are neglected, I strongly believe that the religious community has a vital responsibility in safeguarding the rights of the people in addition to tending to their flock. After all there were great martyrs like St Joan D’Arc who died for the liberty of the French people. I believe that all catholic bishops especially His eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith should be more vocal following the example of His Lordship the Bishop of Mannar.
    Finally in my opinion I believe you made the right call in alerting those given the duty to safeguard justice including the Hon. Chief Justice, who despite all his flaws is known for his humanity.
    I urge you to not be deterred by those who caste aside your efforts being influenced by cynical remarks. I believe that we all must raise our voice and fight for the protection of rights and liberties to the best of our abilities. That is far more noble than staying silent.

    May God Bless You.

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    Dear Rev.Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

    We are happy that you are calling for Justice, liberty and freedom of the Deprived, helpless and voiceless Prison inmates.They could be either impressioned unjustly or are mere victims of misdirected elements.

    Constant suppression and intimidation will not silence the Masses who are looking for Justice.

    We thank you again for standing for the deprived and helpless people, when the Sinhala Catholic church is keeping silent.

    By seeing what is happening today to the Muslim community , you should know that the same fate will come on you and the Catholic Church tomorrow, unless you make a voice today.

    Also now there’s a seperate Police been installed to look into Religious affairs and complains.Please use it.

    http://www.srilankanews.lk/index.php/news/general-news/3366-religious-police-receives-a-complaint-within-a-hour-of-commencement-

    Hope CJ Mohan Peiris who is a Catholic will give you a favourable reply.

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    Rev. Sir: You contacted “Hon.Minister Ravi Karunanayake” What for? To begin with any school going child knows that he is NOT A MINISTER of the Government. Perhaps he could be “unofficially”; because such things are possible in Sri Lanka. You should also know that this matter you are speaking of comes directly under the administrative jurisdiction of the Anuradhapura Prison Authorities. You would have had the presence of mind to address that authority, perhaps with copies to the Commissioner General of Prisons and the relevant Minister of the Government. If any delay was experienced, you, as a Priest had all the authority to contact directly even the Minister in charge.

    If all those rightful attempts failed, you could have even gone to the extent of filing a petition against your and the prisoners’ fundamental rights violations in appropriate courts. Had you followed appropriate steps in achieving your ends, I am sure, your above letter would have been quite a different one.

    Sorry Rev. Sir, you missed the bus.

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    Dear honourable sir

    Did you not know that all decisions are made by our king Mahinda the Electric and the king in waiting Gota the Transport.All the other honorables in the ministry are considered jackasses by these two and pray tell me whether it was after some whiskey and scotch you went and asked permission from a UNP guy who is too busy brawling with sajith like James the Whacker,casino king of the world.

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    Its time Norbert Andradhi joined the Ranks of Benedict in the Vatican as he is looking to select a new team……………
    You will certainly stand a chance…………..

    For a position tap his batchmate Emmanuel………

    Catholic Church will be better off without the Tamil Clergy and their Sinhala sa’kers wearing the cassoack.

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