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‘Black Friday’ For Lawyers – ‘Good Friday’ For CJ? ‘Friday Forum’ Appeals To Pilate

By Elmore Perera

Elmore Perera

Unbelievable? May be in the civilised world but certainly not in the Wonder of Asia! The primary duty of a law-enforcement officer is to act forthwith to prevent a breach of the peace, almost at any cost. It is said that “Good habits die hard”.  To prevent, what in his esteemed opinion was an imminent breach of the peace, the Speaker, a distinguished Police Officer of yester year, relying on the considerable legal knowledge he had acquired over the years boldly delivered ground – breaking rulings. He ruled inter alia that both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal had erred by failing to recognise what he seemed to believe was, the immutable principle of “Parliamentary Supremacy” and had overstepped their authority by daring to restrict the powers of the Legislature of which he was the Head. He seemed either to have lost sight of the fact that all such emergency measures were subject to the scrutiny and review by the Judiciary or to have deemed it inapplicable to his exalted position as Head of the Legislature. Predictably, he was vociferously egged on by MPs on both sides of the House to actively pursue his valiant efforts to restore to Parliament a supremacy which had admittedly been explicitly extinguished and “buried” for 34 years after the current Constitution, was adopted in 1978. The culmination of his rash rulings was his purported validation of the PSC’s, finding of guilt of the CJ (which finding had been explicitly declared null and void by the Court of Appeal) and the overwhelming approval of such resurrected findings by the very accusers, in Parliament on “Black Friday”. On the unholy Saturday that followed the Editor of a local Newspaper stated that “it was more like a Good Friday for Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake”.

The Deputy Speaker stated that the “address” to remove the Chief Justice had already been presented to the President. The “Barbarians” at the gates of the Citadel of Justice were straining at the leash to complete the foul deed entrusted to them, (by ‘whom’ is anyone’s guess). The “rugged cross,” a plentiful supply of  “nails” the inscription, and even the “crown of thorns” were all ready, and waiting to be used by those who perhaps believed that they are on a lawful and patriotic mission of crucifying the CJ and thereby resurrecting the long dead and buried “Supremacy of Parliament”.

The recipient of the potentially disastrous address of Parliament, is a Senior Lawyer who consistently professes to respect the Independence of the Judiciary. His legal acumen, admittedly streets ahead of that of his elder sibling, the Speaker, will certainly reveal to him  that the Supreme Court interpretation re the validity of Standing Order 78A and the Court of Appeal  order quashing the PSC findings of guilt, preclude him from acting on a vote of mere Parliamentarians with little or no knowledge of the law, in respect of a purported finding of guilt, already authoritatively quashed by the Court of Appeal.

Through the good graces of his spouse, this President has been privileged to have two audiences with His Holiness the Pope. He must therefore surely know some, if not all of the gruesome details of what took place on the one and only “Good Friday”. He is presently in the position that “Pilate” was in, on that fateful Maundy Thursday.

The “Braveheart” Chief Justice has vowed to fight this injustice –even at the cost of her own life! There is no reason to believe that she would now waver.

Just as Pilate did then, the President can now choose to “wash his hands off” and give the green light to the barbarians, crouching at the gates, to crucify her on “Calvary’s Hill” – sorry, I mean on “Hultsdorp Hill”, – and appoint the Judas who betrayed her, or one of the several fawning Barabbuses available for him to choose from, to take her place.

Alternatively, he can abide by the rulings of the Courts, which any lawyer knows are valid and binding, and direct the Legislature to comply with the said rulings, and afford the CJ a fair trial – which, after all, is all that she has asked for.

Astute Politician that he is, the President surely knows that the appeal by the Friday Forum accurately reflects the current view of the Sovereign people, except perhaps the paid hoodlums who have certainly made their presence felt by blatant acts of thuggery with the blessings of the law-enforcement agencies, and also the beneficiaries of lucrative patronage appointments both within and outside Parliament.

How will he respond to this appeal? The future of our resplendent motherland will be determined by this one single decision of his!

We all wait with bated breath to see which particular dictate of his “conscience” he will finally follow. “Retribution” or “vengeance” –call it what you will – which follows with the certainty that night follows day, will be no solace to a bruised and bleeding nation. On this Holy Sunday most Sri Lankans will pray to their own God, if any, that he may be endowed with the wisdom to eschew bravado and exhibit exemplary statesmanship to save the nation from certain chaos and isolation from the civilised world.

*Elmore Perera, Attorney-at-Law, Founder CIMOGG, Past President OPA

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    As a Buddhist who practices and lives within the teachings of the Buddha I respectfully ask will the MAHA NAYAKES OF ALL FOUR SECTS THE ATMASTHANADHIATHI AT SRI MAHA BODIYA ENTERTAIN BLATANT LIARS WHO ONLY USE THE BUDDHA TO GO PLACES.THIS MEDAMULANA THUG WHO HELICOPTERS ALL THE TIME DID NOT CARE A DAMN FOR THE VIEWS OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM CERTAIN ANARCHY.
    HE RECKED VENEGANCE AN SACKED THE CJ.NO ONE DEFENDS HER IF THERE WAS A FRAUD AND ALL THAT THE COUNTRY HAVE A FAIR TRAI AND UNISH IF FOUND GUILTY NOT BASED ON THE KANGAROO COURT WHERE A DENTIST WHO WAS PUNISHED AND THE FELLOW GON WANSA AS PEOPLE REFERRED TO AS JUDGES
    I ALSO CARDINAL RANJITH WILL YOU ARRANGE ANOTHER MEETING WITH HIS HOLINESS THE POPE AS YOU DID FOR THE KUDU RAJA MERVIN AND HIS NOTORIOUS SON
    HEAVEN HELP MOTHER LANKA THAT IS BLEEDING

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    “We all wait with bated breath to see which particular dictate of his “conscience” he will finally follow. “Retribution” or “vengeance” – call it what you will – which follows with the certainty that night follows day, will be no solace to a bruised and bleeding nation.”

    “Conscience”? What “conscience”? And it isn’t “retribution” or “vengeance” either. It is a sheer thirst for unbridled power. And it sure looks like he is getting close!

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    SriLankan regime now tries to interfere with the Judiciary in the other countries as well. Most uneducated people.

    http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/riyadh-slams-world-reaction-to-maid-s-beheading-1.1131709?

    SI LANKAN PASSPORT states maid is 21 years old. How can the prove maid is younger.

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    The hypocrisy of the opponents and the proponents of this saga could be
    flayed by a STATESMAN , if he so desires , in one stroke . That perhaps is
    the wish and prayer of all decent citizens of this country .
    All that is in question today is the unlawful and unjust manner in which
    the C J was prosecuted .There is no question that the charges were of a
    serious nature . They have to be investigated in a just and a proper
    manner .
    The ousted C J may appeal to the SC .
    Could not wiser counsel prevail ,then , to ensure a lawful and just
    dispensation of the charges against the accused .
    The wind will be taken off the sails of all critics , within and without
    A Statesman will arise , a nation will be at peace with itself , and all will have a sigh of relief !
    Do we not deserve this ? Is it too much to ask ?

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    The president first said he did not know anything about it. He then said he will decide according to his conscience. Next he said he would appoint a comittee to review. A few days ago again he said he will decide according to his conscience. Then a couple of days back his media adviser said the president has no option but to follow the advise of parliment. Then the president said that the PSC was according to the constitution. And now the notice to sack the CJ.

    Sounds familiar? Similiar process with LLRC etc to fool the people and international community. Fact is the president of Sri Lanka is a compulsive liar. Lieing is his sustenance and daily bread. Lies regarding lasanthas killers. Lies regarding pradeep ekneligoda. Lies regarding Bharatha Premachndra. Lies regarding Madawela. Lies regarding Sarath Fonseka. This man breaks the at least three of the five precepts and pretends to be an embodiment of piety.

    The first precept admonishes against the destruction of life. This is based on the principle of goodwill and respect for the right to life of all living beings. By observing this precept one learns to cultivate loving kindness and compassion. One sees others’ suffering as one’s own and endeavors to do what one can to help alleviate their problems. Personally, one cultivates love and compassion; socially, one develops an altruistic spirit for the welfare of others.

    The second precept, not to take things which are not given, signifies respect for others’ rights to possess wealth and property. Observing the second precept, one refrains from earning one’s livelihood through wrongful means, such as by stealing or cheating. This precept also implies the cultivation of generosity, which on a personal level helps to free one from attachment and selfishness, and on a social level contributes to friendly cooperation in the community.

    The fourth precept, not to tell lies or resort to falsehood, is an important factor in social life and dealings. It concerns respect for truth. A respect for truth is a strong deterrent to inclinations or temptation to commit wrongful actions, while disregard for the same will only serve to encourage evil deeds. The Buddha has said: “There are few evil deeds that a liar is incapable of committing.” The practice of the fourth precept, therefore, helps to preserve one’s credibility, trustworthiness, and honor.

    It beats me how many people are decieved by this imposter.

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      Safa – “It beats me how many people are decieved by this imposter.”

      Maybe Leela and KASumansekera could help you out on that one!

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    Either philosophers must become kings or kings must study philosophy, otherwise there is no end to human misery. So said Plato. Those at the helm in SL have neither. However wise the words, conviction dawns only when the truth unfolds before our eyes.

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    Para Mahinda Sinhalaya Modaya Hoora Kanna Yodaya. Maha Hora Tsunami Hamba Hora is in the Palace and Mae hora paula raten hora Keva the country upto One Billion US dollars (US $1,000,000,000). This robbed money could feed the whole country for over one year. Even the Museum robbed swords, coins, rings and Battons have been sold and gifted to China. Basilta geyak thiyanawa US $4.3 million in Califrornia.

    The only thieves family ever lived in Sri Lanka is the Rajapakse Family…..even robbing poor Muslim Girl Rizana’s Foreign money to buy Lamborginis to MARA sons and family goons……while Hora Basil…Mr.10% Robbed rupees 85 Billion Divineguma fund.

    The well qualified and the only first ever female CJ Madam Shirani Bandaranayake should continue her work as CJ. We don’t care a damn on Hamba hora Paraya Mahinda a penny. He is not worth the shit of Madam CJ. So don’t worry of this Pin Padi world’s famous Alibaba who ever plan to ruin our country. He is a Paraya Bastard, son of a whore and a blood sucker idiot son of a fucking Bitch Mother F.cker Mahinda Hora Balla Genu Huttha Levakana Balla, gon Haraka, Balu Balla, Ammata Hukana Balla, Loka Hora, Bellige Puka Leva Kana Huttha,Harak Paiya Levakana Balla, Hambantota Keri Balla. kolombata evilla hukana Nariya, Vesige Putha, Gon Namba, Kerima Keri Balla, Genunge Puka Levakana Balla, Mahinda Pakaya, Paiya Kelin Ven Nethi Balla, Pin Padiya, Oluwa loku haraka, Uuge amma Vesi, patta vesi. Uuge aiya vitharai(Chamal Rajapakse) thathage. Anith okkoma Keri Hambayange Lamai. Amma usalla thiyenne hambantotha hambayanta. Basil,Gota, Mahinda Hambayange lamai. Munta Kelawadda kivve eka thamai Gen. Sarath Fonseka.

    Keri Mahinda, Para Basil, Huttige putha Gota gihilla hukapan hambantota Mee Harakkta. pala Yanna keriya.

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    I appeal to the 14000+ legal fraternity to look in the mirror and tell the PUBLIC why HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS CASES ARE PENDING in the courts? How many of those cases are deliberately and willfully dragged on to bleed the public?

    Correct this lacuna and talk of GG (GOOD GOVERNANCE).

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    The Lawyers Collective and the people of Sri Lanka have launched a non-violent, and as yet non-violent, peoples movement to challenge the dictator by insisting the Madam Shiranee Bandaranayake is still the Chief Justice and thus NEGATING and challenging the order of Mahinda Rajapakse the wanna be dictator of Lanka.
    THE WRIT OF THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CHALLENGED – THE NEW WAR – THE PEOPLE VS. THE RAJAPAKSE FAMILY DICTATORSHIP IN LANKA HAS BEGUN!
    The Sri Lanka spring will unfold and the people’s movement against dictatorship and for democracy, of which the CJ is merely the symbol will gather momentum in days to come.
    If the Commonwealth Organization does not move its obsolete organization’s heads of meeting out of Lanka and does not stop patronizing the Dictator of Lanka the SRI LANKA SPRING MOVEMENT AGAINST DICTATORSHIP will disrupt CHOGM – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE COMMONWEALTH ORGANIZATION by the people’s movement for democracy in Lanka!

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    MARA was very fast to act according to his “Self conscience” in this issue.What happened to his “Conscience” when thousands of people got killed during the war and when his own party members got killed by his own political thugs in Kleniya and elsewhere.But he is a “Real” Buddhist ?????????????????????????????????????

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    Long Live Our Ruler, Sun God, The Enchanted One, The Chosen One, King Percy the Terrible – Leela

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      Leela,
      Please read your sun God’s new status from Mahela…..(5 comments up)

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    The PSC sittings were a joke. Chairman yapa is a non-entity who just talks decent but really is a rural conman.Wimal weerawansa is a former tailor who use to work in a tailoring shop in Kalutara. He will beat the drum for his master. Dentist Senaratne invested money he never declared at income tax in golden key. Dilan Perera smells of fish when ever he opens his ugly mouth.No wonder no woman will stay with him.PunditPrmajayantha is educating his childeren overseas but is not a tax payer. Are these the type of people who are judging the Chief Justice ?

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    Sri Lankans mainly the Sinhalese are a gullible naive lot who misunderstood MR as a Macho who fought with Prabakaran although the credit should go to SF and others.Impeachment has done some good in exposing the real MR as a barbaric ruthless thug clad in a brilliant white dress not heeding even the saner counsel of learned clergy.He is insecure, a liar, cheater, suffering from an acute inferiority complex.Do the people want him as their president to make decisions that affect the entire country.

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    Sham supremacy of the hijacked and gagged parliament.Sham representatives of the voters who crossed their allegiance from the political party that won them representation to the ruling party for personal benefits and mouthing people’s sovereignty which they themselves had violated,sham patriots, sham democrats and sham Buddhists of the social parvenu.

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    Shirani cooperated with MaRa in passing the 18th Amendment which is the
    one that gave power to MaRa trying to impeach her.

    Jesus when was asked by His enemies to condemn a woman He said “those who have sin may cast the first stone” and everyone dropped their stones kept ready for stoning.

    Shirani may have done wrong but MaRa who is much more guilty
    has no right to impeach CJ.

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    Just look at his face, these are the people who have grudges against sri Lanka, what qualifications do they have to talk about the country? NGO bastards who were hell bent to destabilize this country all ways

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    Look at all the Singala Pundits chanting anti government mantrams against our dear leader Mahinda. Where were all these pundits when Tigers were killing thousands and thousands? Did they talk then? If not for Mahinda these donkeys will be wiping Prabakarans fat bottom by now. Mahinda destroyed the Tigers and saved the Motherland. He deserved to be respected and admired for his achievements. See just like he sacked the Tigers he sacked SF and CJ as well as they became too big for their boots and also put their foot in their mouths. Ha ha you simple fools don’t try to play pandu with Mahinda. Love to all!

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    The removal of the CJ is not something new in the world, it happens in the world, including in the United States. However, some eliments may use this opportunity to bring chaos into the country, in order to achieve their ulterior motives. Remember, few eliments were fuelling the civil war and benefited by the war, but not the Tamils or Sinhalese. We must not let that happen again. The president appointed the CJ, now the 2/3 of the parliament wants her to leave the office. If I was the CJ, I would have resigned once the parliament decided to remove me from the office. Taking this matter to the UN is not advisable. Even the CJ is blameless she must let go for sake of the country. The country has been fighting for thirty years, people are free from fighting for only three years. Just wait for few more years, be patient, you all went through the bloody war for thirty years for nothing. I know very well about the parliament members, can we change those leaders mindset overnight? No we can’t. I am also well aware how Rajapaksa brothers are dominating the country, but I can live with that at the moment. We just finished the war, lets give enough guidance and time for them to act, if things does not change then we have a plan for them too. The President himself did not go to China to eliminate the LTTE, but he was adviced to go China so the other countries will run to him to help, including India. The extremely talented Sri Lankans will direct the country into the right path. If you think, the show is running by Rajapaksa brothers then you are very wrong.

    Lets examine the external threats for the country. The Indian government created the Tamil armed groups to keep Sri Lanka under its wings. However, India also understood that letting the Tamil armed groups grow beyond its control would be detrimental to India. This is the reason Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi reached a very good political solution for the Tamils’ issues in Sri Lanka under the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement. Unfortunately the LTTE did not see what Rajiv Gandhi did, because of the Tamil diaspora. The 2002 ceasefire agreement between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government also broken by the LTTE. A reasonable political minded person knows that Prabhakaran would not have fought against the Indian government without the help of the Westerners through diaspora. And also Prabhakaran would not have broken the 2002 ceasefire agreement with the Sri Lankan government without the help of the Westerners who pushed him to fight against India. If you can answer the following questions you will know who have most of the Tamils’ and Sinhalese’s blood on their hands. Who have been deliberately stopping the peace agreements? Who have been guiding the diaspora? Who have been fuelling “hate and bitterness” among the Tamils and Sinhalese? Who have been facilitating the funding to the LTTE, even though they had everything within their reach to stop money get transferred from the diaspora to the LTTE. The answer is Western political minds through their intelligence network.

    President MR does not have an answer for everything, but he has the ability to deal with the external threats better than any other leader. Therefore, Lets approach matters very pragmatically for sake of the innocent people who have died due to the bloody war. It is a new beginning for the CJ. The Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has a huge potential. She has a lot to give for the country. She must get involved in politics and bring new ideas to the table. Lets people decide whether she is worthy or not. She must not go to the UN, but go to her people and put her ideas forward, in order to develop the country. She must not go to the enemies who divide others, invade others’ countries and kill millions of people to keep themselves on top. Do not go to the devil to get justice. I urge every Lankan to stop listening to the enemies who divide us, they use every opportunity to bring chaos into the developing countries to rule others. We must understand what is missing, then find a solution within us, looking outside will create more problem and chaos than a solution.

    The Westerners ruled and ripped off the Indian Subcontinent for more than 440 years, but they never done anything to eliminate the caste systems, gender inequality, and racial, language and religious discriminations. Because they knew it will continue to eat the Indian Subcontinent and keep the Asians under the West forever. Four hundred years is very long time, at least 10-12 generations. The West could have done a lot, but they deliberately done little. The Westerners have a lot to talk about the Indian Subcontinent’s failure than China’s communism, but they won’t talk about it, because it will highlight their deliberate misleading to keep the Asians under them, plus the Indian Subcontinent is not a threat to their dominant power, but China. “English are to blame for India’s backwardness” published by the Dominion Post, written by Philip Collins, on page B5, Dated January 5, 2013. The Dominion Post is one of the major newspapers in New Zealand. Not all the Westerners are naive or blind, there are people like Philip Collins who sees the Westerners’ evil side. The Indian Subcontinent has enough intellectuals to develop the Subcontinent better than China, but the system won’t allow the intellectuals to lead. Therefore, the intellectuals leave the Subcontinent and develop the Western Countries. This system was developed by the Westerners, in order to keep the Indian Subcontinent poor and weak.

    We fought against the Westerners to have our freedom, but we still trust them, listen to them and run our political system according to them. This is a huge disaster. The Indians are too scared to change the manufacturing sector, because they don’t want to allow another East India Company. However, they are happy to run a political system recommended by the Westerners. The Chinese are really smart, because they have a political system what is good for them, they did not choose a political system recommended by their enemies. We must stop listening and trusting our enemies. We must develop a system according to our culture and ideology, like the Chinese did, otherwise the Indian Subcontinent will be struggling forever. We must depart from the old system and bring some changes. Being part of the Commonwealth is only helping us to stay behind. Time for us to move forward, our policies are not helping the Indian Subcontinent to move forward as China. Am I recommending a communist system? Not at all, but we need some changes, if we come up with something good, India may even consider our system in the future. We must find a way to lift the whole Indian Subcontinent. India can’t try something new, because it is too big. Sri Lanka is a small country, we must try something new and help the whole Indian Subcontinent, otherwise we will be betraying our future generations.

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    A very timely comparison by Mr.Elmo Perera who I happened to know personally.Rizana Nafeeq and SB were not given a proper trial.It is difficult for people to abide by the precepts of the Buddha as these have to be observed voluntarily and free will is a key. On the other hand Christianity , Islam, Hinduism are sustained by men acting under the “if guilty you will be punished for your sins” concept.It is more difficult for a person to be a Buddhist and to lead such a life.The President being a so-called Buddhist has failed in the demonstration of Karuna, Meththa, Muditha and Upeksha. Like Premadasa He is caught up in a close clique of people who glorify him on a daily basis , masking the truth and reality from him.Even for a President it is necessary to have a role model and mentor to seek independent opinions and words of wisdom when needed.Solomon asked for Wisdom over all other gifts from God.I hope the President will reflect on these words.I wish Mr. Elmo Perera the best in health!

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    This man was ….

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