28 September, 2020

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Basil Uses Supreme Court To Override Directives Of Elections Commissioner

Overriding  Elections Commissioner’s interventions to prevent voter bribery by the UPFA that is being heavily carried out in Uva Province, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has used the judiciary into achieving their goal of proceeding with the plan to distribute Rs. 2500 per family in the Moneragala district.

Mahinda, Mohan and BasilColombo Telegraph learns that few UPFA supporters, under instructions of Basil had filed a case before the Supreme Court under under No: 258/14 as individuals claiming to be farmers from Wellawaya seeking Secretary to the Economic Development Ministry Dr Nihal Jayathilaka and Moneragala District Secretary A Pathinathan to provide ‘drought relief’ to petitioners and other residents of the district.

Although the Elections Commissioner had given clear directives to abstain from carrying out the plan to distribute Rs. 2500 per family in Moneragala, he nor his directive had been mentioned in the case. Moreover, it has been pointed out that although the case was filed on September 11, the legal documents relating to the case states it as one that was filed on September 10.

It has been noted that this particularly case that was heard before the Supreme Court today has been filed in violation of standard Court practice – that no  interim relief can be granted without the Court first directing the Petitioner to serve adequate notice, about a week, before submitting the application.

The case had been presided over today by the De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris along with Justice Aluwihare and Priyantha Jayawardena who was earlier working for Basil Rajapaksa in his Ministry. Jayawardena’s sister is the Registrar of the Supreme Courts. It is also worth noting that the De facto CJ had not wanted the case to be taken up in ordinary course, but had set it aside to be the last case for the day until most of the lawyers and journalists had dispersed. But some of the lawyers representing political parties had remained to observe the proceedings, having heard of the application.

Colombo Telegraph also learns that the de facto CJ without even hearing the submissions, had granted relief directing the Respondents to grant relief, in a clear reflection of the political agenda behind the application and its hearing. Although junior Counsel Avanthi Perea informed the Court that a directive issued by the Elections Commissioner was already in place, the de facto CJ had ignored it. Having seen the opposition party lawyers observing the case, the Colombo Telegraph learns that the de facto CJ had said ‘no politics, Dr. Jayathilaka’.

Several lawyers who had observed the proceedings said that it is one of the many dubious cases that have been heard in this bizarre manner under the current de facto CJ whose integrity and independance has been called into question time and again. It has also been pointed out that the EC has been made invalid due to the SC turning part of the UPFA political machinery.

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    This writer thinks drought assistance should not be given to affected people because it contravenes election laws. Solution offered by SC is very practical and sympathetic on poor people. This writer moron cannot understand even that.

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      So why did the EC wanted it stopped and the other political parties wanted
      it given after the Elections?
      No wonder the Sinhala politician think all are fools! The Court has now
      proved.

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      What about the other seven districts most severely affected by the drought (Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota, Puttalam, Mannar, Vauniya and Ampara).
      When do they get drought assistance?. Is it not the Agricultural Dept that provides drought assistance like what they did to the sugar cane farmers?

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        Chandra

        “What about the other seven districts most severely affected by the drought (Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota, Puttalam, Mannar, Vauniya and Ampara).”

        Wait until mechanic copies and pastes lies from other plagiarisers.

        “When do they get drought assistance?”

        When the next election is around the corner.

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          In order to help other districts the government has to win current elections and that’s what they have done here. This kallathoni cannot even understand that.

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            mechanic

            “In order to help other districts the government has to win current elections and that’s what they have done here.”

            You have introduced new concept in the field of democracy, elections and representation, government and state.

            So the drought stricken people have to wait another two three years until the next elections are scheduled.

            State institutions do not wait until the next elections to provide relieve to the needy. If they are independent they must swing into action even before the situation become acute.

            You like your corrupt system and despots.

            We don’t.

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            “In order to help other districts the government has to win current elections and that’s what they have done here.”

            mechanic
            What kinda daft argument or comment is that?
            So you believe in hand-outs by the despots before elections.

            You have also contradicted yourself in you earlier comment
            ….drought assistance should not be given to affected people because it contravenes election laws.

            mechanic you ought to tighten some of those screws in your brain

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              Chandra

              “What kinda daft argument or comment is that?”

              What else did you expect from this plagiarising liar?

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            Hey Mechanic,
            Can I also request a full time job opportunity where you work? I have all the qualifications, such as NO BRAIN, NO BACK BORN, and I can do anything for money.
            I have my own laptop and I have a long tongue which I can lick ass of my masters 24/7
            Please let me know. I can start right now.

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      Our SC headed by Pacha Pee-ris is pretty efficient and prompt. No procrastination, no delay at all in taking this case.

      Mara is so kind distributing 2500 to every family from his Medamoolana wealth.

      Uva Wellassa Residents – Take whatever they give. You deserve that and its our money. But vote for any opposition party but this Kekille regime.

      Teach them a lesson.

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        In the eyes of the rest of the world our judicial system and governance under the Rajapakse family is a joke. The Election Commissioner, despite his brouhaha a few months ago, is, to use
        a catchy Sinhala description, nothing but a pambaya.

        Backlash

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      “Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
      – George Bernard Shaw

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      Mechanic,

      The article is not arguing against the relief. Sandy storm relief given by Obama’s Federal government to New Jersey people through Chris Christi turned out to advantageous to Christi’s Republicans. Even the Iranaimadu has gone dry in Kilinochchi. 2009’s humanitarian(genocide) war affected people still on the road.

      You failed to read the article. It is critical about the new Chief Jester Mohanam’s comedies only. Champica, Wimal & Kehelia, the three stooges are now on the back benches. Now, it is Jesters time on the stage.

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      mechanic,

      Yes, you are correct. Giving priority for Monaragala and Badulla is great. Peoples in Other affected areas has to wait until our “Palatine Star” declares another Election in those area’s.

      “This writer moron cannot understand even that”

      Writer studied in Sri Lanka and qualified also in Sri Lanka and not in UK like some people study in UK who can’t even pass GCE(O/L) in Sri Lanka. Also Writer is not a Toilet Cleaner of Rajapaksha Family.

      By the way what has happened to the Oil and Gas Deposit in Manner Basin? You got any Idea?

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      If people know the degree of corruption being practised by MR and his thugs – any one with a bird brain would vote them again.

      Please listen to the video below

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhuUuqH9Ugs

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        Lapatiya, If one wants to talk about the degree of corruption by MR it must be done relative to previous governments. In that sense, I say there is less corruption under this government as otherwise it couldn’t have done more development work than all previous governments put together.

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          You must be blind not to see the degree of the courrption that the man in power has been practising. Just alone to travel to Bolivien, he used lanken plane that usually accomadate 500 passgenger. It is not their taxi service to use 2000 lacks only for that trip. This is just one single example to see, that the ballige putha and his relatives abuse tax payers funds…
          US, China and India leaders travel by their planes to show their mights, but what have we the poor of poor to show off the world to absurdly abuse people funds leaving them from pooor status to even more poorers.
          Tax payers funds have been abused by the current thuggish group as no other times in the past. This he has to pay back in aform of fate similar Premadasa soon. The day we will see it – we would breath in well. There we the nation will start corruption free future.

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            Samuel Bandara,
            Who or which party do you think will win at elections and form a government and rule democratically and hold it stable at the same time and develop the country better as well.

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    Giving bribes to voters is the practice of this government. De facto CJ was economical with truth even to UN. Economical with truth is a polite phrase of lie. Whoever is economical with truth is a liar. The government realised that it is losing the Uva Provincial election and started on illegal means of achieving their end result or their end sooner.

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    Just look at the. photo. Two jokers wearing kurakan Sakarya with a bunch of suckers grinning.
    Can you ever seen such a nauseating photograph?.

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      Quaint! Sometimes you are unsure whether it is fancy dress or is this the convention for separating the political wolves from the sycophantic sheep – the sycophants will show their ‘importance’ by wearing soot’n’tie while the people in real power sport national dress with satakaya.

  • 1
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    What horror!

    So these people should not be given drought relief!

    Thank god we don’t have such people ruling the country.

    TGTE can give drought relief to Vavuniya and Mannar. No need for the government to get involved.

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      Tamodaya – Lorenzo
      You must be missing your fellow morons on LW to make idiotic comments.
      aney paw lorenzo
      why you cant get LW workin again

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    We see enough government stooges holding a pandam
    MECHANIC OBVIOUSLY IS SOME ONE AKIN TO RAJPAL THE PACHA-PAL FOR THE GOVERNMENT!

    Whether it is the MECHANIC OR THE DE FACTO PEI …..NIS GUY, HAVE THEY GOT A CONCIENSE OR A SOUL? Obviously we know that they are …. F . … B……st…ds

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    It is imperative that Justice must be just.

    Is the value of the votes of the drought affected are worth only Rs. 2500/vote. How many voters are are drought affected in Moneragala? In the final count would these be the votes that will make a difference for MR?

    Did the Supreme Court consider this outcome? Why was the Election Commissioner not questioned about the reasons for his directive?

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr.Narendran, Under 18s, that include the babies, have no vote. So, never mind how many voters are drought affected in Moneragala, what is apparent is and very rightly SC assumed the plight of the drought affected people are much more important than the Election Commissioner’s political decision and ruling. Pity Rajapakse hatred and partisan politics made you a blind man.

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        mechanic

        What is the connection between Ancient Jaffna which was published in 1926 and G G Ponna’s racism in 1939?

        Please ask OTC or Wahhabi pundit Banda, both might be able to furnish you with more lies.

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    It is not that Supreme Court has gone to the Dog. Dog has gone to the Supreme Court as Cheep Justice.

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    MARA/GORA/BARA AND MODAYA/MECHANIC,THE BLOOD SUCKING LEECHES OF THE NATION.

    There is a saying in Tamil, which translated means “THE WOLF WAS CRYING THAT THE SHEEP WAS GETTING WET.

    I don’t need to explain further, why the wolf was crying. Any person with a sane mind could understand. But wait a minute, will these idiots understand anyway, as these fellows virtually sit on their brains.

    Could someone please explain to these idiots, what I mean, please…

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    Good. People from other districts should file fundamental rights application asking for relief. Then we can see the true colours of Mohan hora, Aluvihare hora and Jayawaedhan balla.

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    Eh, mechanic donkey. No one has any objections to the payment of drought relief. But why the government want to do it just before the election? And particularly in that area? Are you really a mechanic or another bloody arse-washer?

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    SC has become highly politicalised. it is sad shameless Rajapakshe era uses even Supreme court also give decision in favour of them. wonder of Asia ????????

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    JVP & UNP want the residents in Monaragala to even starve and die in the name of Elections. They are only interested in winning an election by hook or by crook, but the well being of the people in the area where they are supposed to,serve are fully ignored.

    These two bankrupt political parties are the biggest obstacle Sri Lanka is facing today, because they only dig to see the negative aspects of anything & everything to make a big issue out of nothing, and to put a spoke in the wheel.

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    Under the Rajapaksas the supreme court is no longer the court of last resort but the first. Bensen

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