28 October, 2020

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Bar Wants AG Under Defence Ministry To Disclose Reason For Discharging Drug Traffickers

“It is widely reported that the Attorney General has ordered the discharge of the accused in a case where the accused were indicted in the High Court of Colombo for a serious offence of trafficking in drugs.  So far no one has contradicted this news item. While people are in the dark as to what matters prompted the Attorney General to make this decision, it is important that the people be made aware of the reasons for a decision. As we expect transparency and accountability in all executive actions.” says the standing committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on Rule of Law.

Secretary MOD Gotabaya

Secretary MOD Gotabaya

Issuing a statement last night the Bar committee said; “Any authority vested with discretionary power has to use the depression for the purpose for which the power is vested in the authority.  Such power is vested with the trust that the power will only be used for the purpose for which such power is vested and that it will not be used for any collateral purpose.  We has in the past experience cases where serious charges against politicians are dropped by the Attorney General.  By some strange co incidents they were persons who have crossed over their political allegiance towards the government party.

“It is of serious concern as AG’s department is now under the Ministry of Defense and not under the Ministry of Justice as it has been for over half a century.

“In the name of Rule of Law and Independence of Judiciary we call for the reason for the discharge of the accused.  We presume that the Attorney General has indicted the accused after satisfying himself that there is a case to go before the High Court.

There is a growing perception among the people that the Law is applied selectively.  Under these circumstances the failure in the past of the Attorney General to give reasons to the public would only further erode the confidence the smashes have on the Rule of Law and the Independence of Judiciary.”

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    “There is a growing perception among the people that the Law is applied selectively” – that has to be one of the understatements of the decade!

    And the chance of the BASL getting a response from the AG is the same as a snowball has in hell

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    Have you heard of a criminal state? It is a state that has been taken over by criminals and is then used by these criminals for criminal purposes.

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      Sri Lanka tops the World Banana Republic Index. Congrats Gota!

      Where else can you have the Attorney General under a Defence Ministry Secretary? Who happens to be President’s little Bro.

      Cheers!

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    This is the country that is entrusted to head the commonwealth. Where in the world do these leaders who have entrusted this position to Sri Lanka have their heads stuck. I think the answer is where the sun don’t shine.
    In what kind of state does the AGs department get vested under the ministry of defence. In what kind of state does a mere departmental secretary act as a maharajah. Shameful and disgusting.

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    Dayan has whinned in these columns just a month or so ago that MR is just an emasculated figure-head while “others” (implying GR of course) as holding the actual reins in the country.

    So,perhaps Dayan is behind these accusations and rumors against GR (kidney sales, drug trafficiking, what have you) to effectively dethrone GR and in an attempt to boot-lick MR?

    Just a thought.

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    Not surprising since the adviser to the MOD from Kollonawa is a known drug traffiker. AG must have been promoted to the rank of Lt Col and is standing erect to Attenshun!

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    Money talks.

    Common wealth secretary Kamalesh Sharma is rich now. He takes money openly. US government knows this and they are following the trail how he is transfering funds from one country to another country.

    Most likely he wil get caught before next june.

    He knows that he is big trouble.

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    [Edited out]
    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    It is said that the “small finger of the king is more powerful than the loins of law”

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    It is too late now. The biggest Offenders are the Voters. The next best offender is Shirani B the deposed CJ.

    What can you expect from The de facto CJ the former AG who set the precedence to the present AG.

    The best that one can do now is to Join the Bandwagon and swindle and commit all crimes one can dream of with impunity. As Immunity is available.

    “Nava Gilunath Band Chune”

    Best Of Luck all Sri Lankan. Especially BBS/Helas/SIn UD & Co PLC

    Levi

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    Actually this statement is not correct. Attorney General has taken this decision to release this Person as a ardent supporter of A(M)hinda Chinthanaya. according to A(M)hinda chinthanaya “Self Employement” is not a criminal offence as now a days Madamulana A(M)hinda chinthanaya is above Law and everything that is in books. Using Drug is subject to Capital punishment but Drug trafficking is “Self Employement” according to Chinthanaya.

    According to reliable sources AG has pointed out to the Court that every male has “Rape Kit” but can be charged only when he use that for real Rape. That is also not applicable for “Ape Minissu” like Duminda Silva, Saruwa Sunil, Sampath Vidanapathirana and so many other “Dasapaluwas”

    Actually now anybody can start businesses like Trafficking of Drugs, making and Selling of Illegal Kasippu, selling Ganja as self employment as they are not illegal according to this decision. But before you start that kind of business as above do not forget to be a “Ape Minihek”

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      I already applied for the Apeminihek post, as I Want be the distributer and trafficker of Heroine, Kasippu and Main dealer of Soft Flesh Industry,
      all are for “Thopi Wenuven Api” Programme.
      But they keeping the application for JARAWA,
      The My area Despaluwa Boss says,
      “This is not a small job”.
      and “we have to make arrangements and agreements with VVIPS for profit sharing or [OUO],OWN USE Operate system”, and
      “they are very interest about your dealership of Soft Flesh Industry as we are going to start CASSINO Clubs with that Bankrupted OZ JAMIS PARKER”,
      “Give us some Jarawa and few Flesh in advance, so we will consider,
      And You have to take care entertain of our Law enforcement agency guys in your area also”. “like GIGs, HSPs, Hy Ps. and C o p also.
      “Do not worry about Courts and Judges”.
      “our AG is having the Telephones and secretaries paid by Stupid lankans”, “One call, One letter”.
      “Every thing running smoothly, OK”

      “Spend some money and Flesh, become a APEMINIHEK”.
      You can do Miracles, See How Ape Minissu earn like same as our F KING”.

      So I Strongly Propose to Every body in Sri Lanka,
      BECOME AN “APE MINHEK”.
      THOSE WHO BECOME “APE MUNUSSU” HAVE got MORE Privileges and become instant, SUPER RICH.
      But Donot forget ” JARAWA and SOFT FLESH For BOSSES”.

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    Under MR’s autocratic regime there is an alarming increase in heinous crimes and corrupt practices committed in impunity by people who enjoyed political patronage and those by Sri Lanka’s militia as well as by ex-militia men. The law enforcement institutions and the Attorney General only exist to cover up crimes and atrocities of political stooges of MR.

    The Human Rights and Bribery Commissions are headed appointees of MR to keep sleuth away from violations of human rights and incidents of bribery and corruptions of political stooges of MR’s autocracy.

    These are not merely the growing perception but the actual reality of the country today. It is laudable for Bar Association Executive committee at this stage to issues the statement to the above effect in the grave erosion of Rule of and independence of judiciary in Sri Lanka.
    The watch dogs of law enforcement, the Attorney General and the like remain immobilized, toothless, deaf and dumb even in gross atrocities, crimes and corruptions against the humanity are seen and spoken in the media, print and electronic. They have discards that institutions financed by the public owe a duty towards the public to perform their legitimate duties and not only to set off when let loose by MR for reprisal against MR’s political opponents and in suppression of rights of the people.

    The watch-dogs of law and order have become lap-dogs of MR

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    BASL should know better. It knows that the constitutional role of the AG is only limited to the paper but not in practice. And unlike in other civilised nations, in SriLanka only a proven stooge who would carry out any govt order unquestioned, is appointed to this office and from there to the Court of Appeal or to the Supreme Court to carry on the ‘good work’.

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    Name the drug dealer and his associates. make is public as to who these people are. the country needs to know. we have the right to know. come on press.. do you job!

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      The BASL will not do that because it has no spunk.It is tragic that it has no convictions.A week kneed statement just for sake of it is issued and it will remain satisfied and never touch the subject again.
      So the question of the AG’s department comes under the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Defense is immaterial given the fact that the Minister of the former has no job to do but collect his salary at the expense of us the tax payers.

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      Its in the Colombo Today newspaper today.

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      The Scoundrel and a Thug, W Malith Dennis Perera, is the heroin dealer/ pedlar with some vvip minsters,
      who was in the custody earlier with 8 kilos of heroin in a potato container from Brotherly , friendly Pakistan .
      At the Colombo north container Yard.
      Put into Jail by courts.
      And later released by the High court and instructed by
      the Anthony Genraaal of Wonderland[ AG} P Fernando, by orders of the Ministry of Defence, you know who, The HOTHAMBAYA.

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    This is corrupt lawless Banana Republic with Jungle Law that serve and protect only Criminals. Nothing is going to change for better, until we rediscover our lost democratic Sri Lanka and chase away the lunatics who destroyed our Country.

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    As reported in Lankaenews and edited below-

    ‘This same high court judge today released the heroin trafficker arrested with 8 kilos heroin, passed death sentence four months ago on a father of five children , a heroin addict who had just 4 grams of heroin in his possession. This judge who is noted for being very strict , similarly had passed death sentences on 17 heroin addicts. However this same judge had no qualms about exonerating the heroin peddler arrested with 8 kilos of heroin, of all charges and releasing him.

    If an AG orders to release a suspect and withdraws the case , and if the judge has no option otherwise than to carry out that order without uttering so much as a word against it in open court to justify his own action and suggest that he was instigated by AG’s order.’

    What more can we expect of a regime which considers casinos as a development activity. Maybe in time to come drugs and prostitution too will be legalised and allowed tax holidays as they bring in balck money. We may even legalised the growing of ganja and marijuana like Afghanistan. When money is the only objective there is no need for morals, ethics and religon. Everything can be justified.

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      Safa, Who is this judge? CT please could you follow up this case?

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        Please do not forget to drop a PC to the De facto CJ about the matter, just to keep him informed, not that he can do anything either as he is only the shoe shine boy of MR.

        What has become of people in this country who are blind to Justice and Truth.

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