29 September, 2020

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Bar Demands Barring Of ‘Violent’ SC Judge Sarath de Abrew

Don’t let the Supreme Court Justice Sarath de Abrew to sit or carry out public functions as a judge, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has today urged the Chief Justice.

Sarath de Abrew

Sarath de Abrew

According to the reports, a woman who was allegedly assaulted by Supreme Court Justice Sarath de Abrewfiled a complaint with Mount Lavinia Police on June 26. She told police that she had been assaulted with a pistol. She is receiving medical treatment at Colombo South Teaching Hospital at Kalubowila.

We publish below the BASL statement in full;

Justice Sarath de Abrew BASL

The BASL

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  • 21
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    A Supreme Court Judge who cannot control his anger – IS DANGEROUS!

    He should step down before he does harm to the people who conm to him for relief and proper judgement.

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      Here is justice Madamulana Abrew’s resume,

      Appeal Court Judge Sarath de Abrew caused havoc in Bangalore airport when he verbally abused his colleagues and even attacked one with a bottle of water, while returning home after a judges’ conference.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/appeal-court-judge-abrew-verbally-abused-and-attacked-fellow-judges/

      Justice de Abrew was removed from the bench following an exposé in this newspaper in its August 1, 2010 edition on the alleged sexual abuse of a
      domestic maid by the Judge.

      http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/03/06/justice-sarath-de-abrew-removed-from-the-bench/

      Mr. Sarath de Abrew was sworn in as the Acting president of the Appeal Court

      http://www.asiantribune.com/node/64721

      President bypasses CC to appoint Appeal Court judges

      http://www.sundaytimes.lk/060528/news/7.html

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        Am willing to bet that this crude and criminal individual Sarath Arbrew was appointed to the Sperieme court by the equally crued and criminal Mahinda Jarapassa!

        All judges appointed by Jarapassa and who are his stooges should be asked to resign!

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        Srilal

        All what you have detailed should itself barred him from being a SC judge. What a rule we had for 9 years until January 8th 2015. Trust people would be vigilant to never repeat the mistake of re electing this notorious gang.

    • 11
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      Goraka,

      The anger issue is actually secondary. It is the fact that the guy has such abysmlly poor judgement is basic human values (how to treat women, how to treat other humans even if that is only a lowly maid)that I think are more crucial in kicking this coward and inhuman judge out of the courts, if not the country!

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        Kumar R

        I have told you several times that you should not criticise Mahinda’s friend.

        If you continue like this In will not be happy.

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          Very strange all MR’s friends and confidants possess serious personality handicaps – criminals, murderers, drug addicts and dealers, kidnappers, womanizers … and the big list.

  • 8
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    What is important and public expectation is none other than the Law Enforcement Authorities to bring this man to face justice in a Court of Law and demonstrate that “Law is Equal” to all. I suggest Bar Association to provide Legal Assistance to the victim.

  • 13
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    This individual cannot be removed without impeaching him, unless he himself decided to resign.

    Yet, he cannot function as a Judge in the Supreme Court unless Chief Justice, Sripavan, betray people and their judicial power and continue to accept him as a ‘Judge’ in the Supreme Court allow him to judge the issues concerning other citizens.

  • 11
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    He is an MR appointee to do His dirty work . Gosh look at him so scary.

    • 2
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      jenn

      “Gosh look at him so scary”.

      Frankenstein is not that scary !

  • 2
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    i am sure that the Lawyers Collective and the BASL must have valid reasons for making representations to the Chief Justice about the conduct of the said judge.
    But as the matter is under investigation by the police, following the complaint by the woman domestic, any action contemplated following the report by the police to the Attorney General and or the CJ, is their responsibility.
    Until that stage is reached it is best, that no undue pressure is exerted by any third party on the matter.
    The Law does not discriminate, a judge and a commoner are equal, before the law.

    • 2
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      After posting my comment,I saw a news item in the NDTV about the Himachal High Court in India ordering the suspension of a judge pending investigation on a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a female judge.
      In Himachal it is professional a colleague, in SL it is a female domestic,
      The nature of the complaints and the status of the complainants Himachal and in SL may differ, but the common factor is that they are females in a man’s world.

  • 6
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    Best to step down.

    Unfortunately under Yahapanaya just like under MARA no govt official steps down.

    Another example is Arjun Mahendran.

  • 6
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    Perhaps we can send this learned judge to work in K A Sumanasekeras house as punishment?

  • 4
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    This is a another case that proves that every citizen in this country is not equal before the law. If another average citizen was involved in a case of this nature by now that person would have been behind bars.

    What’s really wrong with the police department.

  • 5
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    The type of Judges that served MR in his Court during his time. Not that the rest were different.

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      Mahinda will be back in September and we will find more Judges like Abrew. Jayawewa.

    • 4
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      Why has Yahapalanaya allowed him to continue?

  • 6
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    I would not employ Sarath De Abrew as my domestic!

    The drop in standards at the Bar began with Sarath N./Silva Ex.CJ.

    This guy is now licking the boots of MaRa.

    A few more years,Srilanka will qualify to be a failed state.Chomsky will have a need to write another book.

  • 0
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    I believe it is Navin,a regular contributor to CT who exposed this!~

  • 4
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    This ruffian should be suspended immediately and sent home or if not remanded until the investigation is completed. One good place for this kind of thug is jail.

  • 6
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    If Sripavan, the Chief Justice, is weak and incapable and cannot take decisions and continues to appoint this man to hear cases with other judges, it would be perceived as a insult to the people and their judicial power. At least other judges should refuse to sit with this man, a curse to the Judiciary.

    And lawyers should refuse to present their cases if this man occupies the Bench in the case their matter is fixed to be heard.

  • 7
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    Going through the letter sent by the Bar Association lies Sri Lanka’s root Problems.

    ACCOUNTABILITY……. why can’t they just mention the name of the judge as it is and file a motion against at the moron at Supreme Court and ask for a suspension of duties until the police investigations are over. Attitude of the bar association letter it self has no accountability to their request to the chief justice .

    Things like these are the root cause for Sri Lanka’s current predicament…. NO ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

  • 5
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    How could this A HOLE be appointed to the SC gods sake LOOK AT HIM??????

  • 5
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    If any one wants to see this Abrew fellow, just go in front of the Wijaya House cafe in Ratmalana (Maliban Junction) along the Galle at 5.30pm. His official Merc (with the signboard Judge of the Supreme Court plate fixed to the windscreen) is parked in front of this cafe everyday evening with 3 armed Cops surrounded you can see Abrew smoking inside the vehicle with windows down. Believe me I have not seen such a disgraceful behavior from anybody in the judicial system. Often the driver or the cop has to run around from one shop to the other to bring things that Abrew wants.If Abrew does not like the what the cop brings , he will summon the shop owner to his car and demand change.
    How can the CJ or the rest of the supreme court judges tolerate such bad behavior from their colleague.
    Disgrace to the entire judicial system in our country.

    • 2
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      What? that is so mean, to do a judge; he is fit to be and should be a mafia leader. If he does this at maliban junction what would he do at huldrop?

  • 3
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    I heard( heresay!) from a reliable source that he has a cell in which beats his domestic. At the moment there is an old domestic who is regularly beaten. This is not the first time he was involved.

  • 5
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    The chief priest of a temple adjoining this judge’s residence told me some time back that this judge Abrew has come to the temple with a gun in his hand and threatened the young monks in the temple claiming that monks have obstructed his by road entrance to the garage by erecting a fence closer to the by road.The chief priest has made a police complaint in the Mt. Lavinia police but not even a statement was recorded from the young monks who were threatened by this Judge.I think this judge deserve immediate psychiatric treatment.

  • 3
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    This fellow looks as if his rightful place is in the dock and not on the bench. Bensen

  • 5
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    Best thing for him is to join MaRas team for the upcoming elections.Sarath Silva to the right and this Sarath to the left as Legal advisors. MaRa will see that their needs are satisfied.

  • 2
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    Bar Association is a professional body of lawyers, it should have the necessary character to identify the Judge by his name.

    Poor show with lack of professionalism and integrity

  • 2
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    The Bar Association is a far cry from the old Bar council.E.B.WickremanayakeQ.C.
    and S.Nadesan Q.C.were some of those who gave Leadership.In the first instance a person like Sarath De.Abrew would not have been appointed even as a JP.

    But then we live in weird times!

  • 2
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    This Judge has been maintaining a bad reputation from the begining of his career. It is not a miracle how such a bad person came to such a position. The people who were around MR are thugs, rapists, drug smugglers. He treated them well. This is a such person who was treated by MR. He destroyed all the systems in SL including the Judiciary.

  • 2
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    He has the look of a serial killer!

  • 0
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    The bar association is at it again. Ranil’s new Batalanda equivalent is the Bar Association, beholden to CIA and imperial west.
    The Bar Association being a legal professional body should no better. It is not for them to unleash the mob rule. As the laws stands everybody including a supreme court judge is innocent until proven guilty. Let the normal process of law prevail. Their braying for blood in blood has denigrated the law profession once agai. So much for Ranil’s Yaha Palanaya.
    Of course we know the agenda of the regular responders to every article in Colombo Telegraph, [Edited out]

  • 0
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    I can recall the days when Supreme Courts Judges were treated as semi-Gods! Justices like Weeramantri were sincerely addressed as “Hamuduruwane!” thanks to the former Sarath the rot started and present Sarath is perfecting it! Jayawewa MR!

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