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“Babaa” – “Naa Baba Hukung”: ‘Take Action’ – CJ’s Lawyers Writes To President’s Brother Speaker

By Colombo Telegraph

The Lawyers for the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake today wrote to the  Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa regarding the derogatory terms used to address Chief Justice at the PSC.

The lawyers Neelakandan and Neelakandan wrote to President Rajapaksa‘s elder brother; ” We trust you will agree that such behaviour is inappropriate in any circumstances. It must be even more so when the Respondent is the Chief Justice of the country and a lady at that.”

We publish below the full text of the letter;

Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa
The Honourable Speaker
Pariiament Secretariat
Sri Jayewardenepura
Kotte.
Honourable Sir,

CONDUCT OF SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRING INTO ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE CHIEF JUSTICE 

We write on the instructions of our Client Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake.

We wish to draw your attention to the manner in which some members of the Select Committee conducted themselves and request you to take action which you consider appropriate. The Chief Justice was insulted. The gestures made and mannerisms were totally unacceptable. Some of the words used were inter alia the following:
“pissu gaani”
” Api Me Nonava Methana Thiyagena Methana Thiyagena Madawanawa”
“Babaa” – ” Naa Baba Hukung”,
“Usaviye Nadagam Natanawa”
“Meyaata Adamla Godak Innawa”
“Babaa Wage Hitiyata Babaa Wage Weda Nee”

We trust you will agree that such behaviour is inappropriate in any circumstances. It must be even more so when the Respondent is the Chief Justice of the country and a lady at that.

Yours faithfull

Neelakandan and Neelakandan

Read the original letter here

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