19 January, 2020

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BASL Condemns Attack On Lawyers Using Neth FM And Expresses Support For Lawyers Wrongfully Named

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has issued through its Secretary, a strong statement, condemning an unacceptable attack on some lawyers, who have been named and portrayed in a negative way for providing legal services to persons alleged to be involved in offences involving terrorism.

Priyantha Gamage

Priyantha Gamage

In the statement, it is pointed out with reference to legal provisions, that it is the duty of all lawyers to provide services to all those who seek professional assistance. The statement emphasizes that such attacks amount to obstruction of justice and should not be tolerated. It also says that the BASL supports the lawyers named to continue to discharge their professional duties without fear or favour.

Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime.

Read the full statement here

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    This is a strange country where the government itself has accommodated the notorious LTTE leader Karuna Ammaan in the government as a minister! And the King of Kings is also said to have bribed Prbhakaran to help him in his first Presidential election which he could never have won without the help of the LTTE. we are living amongst all bloody double-tongued kabarayaas!

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      ‘Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime’ CAN CMB TELEGRAPH NAME WHO THEY ARE???? WHAT BS THAT’S IS CALL A FREE MEDIA exposing wrongdoing.. IF CMB TELEGRAPH ACTUALLY LISTENS TO NETH FM AND IN PARTICULAR BALUMGALA WHERE THEY HAVE EXPOSED POLITICIANS ALSO FROM THE RULING PARTY SUCH AS MERVIN, CRIMINALS AND SCAM ARTIST SINHALA, TAMIL, MUSLIM, BUGHER THE LOT.. THE PROGRAMME THEY EXPOSED ABOUT WERE LTTE AND LAWYERS WITH RECORDED INCREMENTING CONVERSATIONS WHERE THEY CONSPIRE TO CHEAT THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND GET LTTE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HAND OUT OF PRISON.. WHICH EXPOSES THE FLAW OF THE LANKAN LEGAL SYSTEM. aND IF cmb TELEGRAPH BOTHERS TO LOOK FUTHER A FEW YEARS AGO NETH FM OWNER HAD TO LEAVE LANKA DUE TO HIS EXPOSURE OF SOME CORRUPT POLITICIANS.. EASY FOR PRO LTTE CMB TELEGRAPH TO POINT FINGERS AND NOT GO INTO DETAIL OF THE STORY WHICH IT NORMALLY DOES.. THUS EXPOSING IT DOES NOT WANT TO REVEAL THE TRUE FACTS.

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        and to add to my further COMMENT NETH FM HAS ALSO GONE AFTER THE RADICAL BUDDHIST SANGA SUCH AS RAVANA BALAYA AND BBS AND OTHER CRIMINAL ELEMENTS OF THE SANGA.. SO HARDLY A ‘Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime.’ AS CMB STATED.. IT JUST EXPOSED LTTE AND ITS CRIMINAL LAWYERS.. CMB TELEGRAPH CANT ARGUE TO SUIT ITS CRIMINAL NEEDS.. GO AND LISTEN TO BALUMGALA NETH FM

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      kARUNA????? THE TNA ARUGES TO ABID BY THE INDO-LANKAN AGREEMENT.. HENCE GOSL HAS IMPLEMENTED PARTIAL STEPS THE 13TH A AND HELD NPC ELECTIONS.. ACCORDING TO THE INDO-LANKAN AGREEMENT AND ACCORDING TO THE VERY AGREEMENT THOSE MILITANTS NOT JUST THE LTTE (as there were others before the LTTE wiped them OUt) those who renounce violence must be given amnesty. SO FOOL CANT ARGUE ONE PART OF THE AGREEMENT VALID AND THE OTHER PART NOT JUST TO SUIT YOU.

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    No lawyer is able to enter any police station in sri lanka,and be present during interrogation and advise any citizen arrested by the police.
    Same is true of those “arrested” by armed forces personnel, and taken to army camps.
    When lawyers are so enabled, we will have at least a semblance of democracy.
    In many countries, any citizen can refuse to be interrogated in the absence of a lawyer.
    In many countries, anyone arrested is informed of his right to remain silent, and the state provides the services of an attorney to advise him.

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      Everything has become achcharu in the current administration. I mean every thing to this day :(((( I even heard earlier programs broadcasted by Balumgala- in which prisoners have kept live contact with outside world thorugh telephone calls – these were drug dealers… so, how come that go that far… if the rule of law under the MR aadministration is failure free ?

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    If the lawyers are so frustrated why won’t they just stay away from the courts all over SRi Lanka for three days in protest?

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    The Sri Lankan lawyers have no honour or self respect. They all canvass and stand in line to be appointed President’s Counsel but then say Presidency is corrupt ! As long as they can make money they will support any one. After making money they then want political positions and appointments. Only way to get into some official position is either by supporting President Rajapakse or opposing him . Those who cannot get into Rajapakse circles try to get into Ranil Wickramasinghe circle. To do these things they have to hold their nose and be half blind ( to avoid the stink and ignore the obvious wrong doings). Maybe Rajapakse and Ranil also hold their noses when they meet the lawyers !The whole thing is a game to make money and obtain positions.
    Those who cannot do these things now go to countries like Fiji to work as judges. Why ? Because it is a military goverment which cannot attract good quality lawyers from self respecting countries who for obvious reasons do not want to serve a military dictatorship ! Of course for Sri Lankan lawyers there are no moral considerations .What is the rule of law in a goverment like Fiji which came into power through a military coup deposing a democratically elected government ? But even judges from Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are serving the military goverment of Fiji as judges! Why doesnt some one challange this in court as these judges have taken an oath to uphold democratic principles ? Or maybe that is only applicable in Sri Lanka. Outside our shores they can even commit murder ( no not only the queen’s language !)

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    ‘Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime’ CAN CMB TELEGRAPH NAME WHO THEY ARE???? WHAT BS THAT’S IS CALL A FREE MEDIA exposing wrongdoing.. IF CMB TELEGRAPH ACTUALLY LISTENS TO NETH FM AND IN PARTICULAR BALUMGALA WHERE THEY HAVE EXPOSED POLITICIANS ALSO FROM THE RULING PARTY SUCH AS MERVIN, CRIMINALS AND SCAM ARTIST SINHALA, TAMIL, MUSLIM, BUGHER THE LOT.. THE PROGRAMME THEY EXPOSED ABOUT WERE LTTE AND LAWYERS WITH RECORDED INCREMENTING CONVERSATIONS WHERE THEY CONSPIRE TO CHEAT THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND GET LTTE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HAND OUT OF PRISON.. WHICH EXPOSES THE FLAW OF THE LANKAN LEGAL SYSTEM.

    aND IF cmb TELEGRAPH BOTHERS TO LOOK FUTHER A FEW YEARS AGO NETH FM OWNER HAD TO LEAVE LANKA DUE TO HIS EXPOSURE OF SOME CORRUPT POLITICIANS.. EASY FOR PRO LTTE CMB TELEGRAPH TO POINT FINGERS AND NOT GO INTO DETAIL OF THE STORY WHICH IT NORMALLY DOES.. THUS EXPOSING IT DOES NOT WANT TO REVEAL THE TRUE FACTS.
    and to add to my further COMMENT NETH FM HAS ALSO GONE AFTER THE RADICAL BUDDHIST SANGA SUCH AS RAVANA BALAYA AND BBS AND OTHER CRIMINAL ELEMENTS OF THE SANGA.. SO HARDLY A ‘Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime.’ AS CMB STATED.. IT JUST EXPOSED LTTE AND ITS CRIMINAL LAWYERS.. CMB TELEGRAPH CANT ARGUE TO SUIT ITS CRIMINAL NEEDS.. GO AND LISTEN TO BALUMGALA NETH FM

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    Very soon Sri Lanka will be either Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Iran or even Pakistan.

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