18 January, 2019

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CC Gives Sirisena Slap In The Face: Decides To Reconfirm Appointments Of Amarasekera And Thurairaja: Surasena Promoted To SC

The Constitutional Council today gave President Maithripala Sirisena a slap in the face when it decided to re-confirm the appointments of Justice Gamini Amarasekera and Justice S. Thurairaja to the Supreme Court.

Karu Jayasuriya

The majority of CC members today decided to stick with the previous decision and disregard any new nominations by President Sirisena. Therefore, when the CC met this morning, it decided to stand its ground and re-confirms the appointments of Amarasekera and Thurairaja.

Colombo Telegraph exclusively reported that President Sirisena, in a bid to manipulate the judiciary, had refrained from appointing Justice Amarasekara and S.Thurairajah as Supreme Court judges despite the CC recommending their names in October.

Without appointing the two judges with unblemished track records, the President had referred two other names, K.K. Wickremesinghe and Deepali Wijesundara, to the CC for approval to be appointed as the Supreme Court judges.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Opposition Leader also attended the Constitutional Council meeting last month and supported the President’s move to nominate two new names to the Supreme Court, undermining the authority of the Constitutional Council.

Rajapaksa was present at the CC this morning as well. He, however, had no say on the matter as the large majority of CC members were against the President’s attempts at undermining the council’s authority.

Meanwhile, the CC unanimously decided to approve the appointment of Court of Appeal Chairman Padman Surasena as a Supreme Court judge. Surasena’s name was nominated by Sirisena as the replacement of Eva Wanasundara who retired from the judicial service last month.

Apart from Rajapaksa, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Thalatha Atukorale, JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake and Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala attended the CC meeting this morning.

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    Our judiciary has lost the confidence of right to vote sovereignty and undermined that People fumdemnmental that RIGHT rejected by SC was misadventure of Judgment .
    The verdict of dissolution of Parliament rejected by SC is historical betray of People that right of that Universal franchised of that discarded by Sri Lankan judiciary system. Our ongoing judiciary is need in depth re-organization by to enrich Parliamentary Democracy

    We want to re-order of entire judiciary by next People’s Mandate to re-established new Legal Order those who are listen to voice of People as well as voice of the Votes?

    Current CC is not reflected majority of People’s voice and views in that Parliament. The confirmed of Judges are not that will of majority of that sovereignty of People.

    Meanwhile that President recommendation that rejected by CC kept beside by CC has reflects that 6.2 million mandate suppressed by CC of Parliament .
    Needless to say that Current Parliament is invalid that UNP majority has narrow margin of survival.

    The TNA and JVP are anti-establishment political outfits are working against 95% of People of Sri Lankan.

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      Pissudasa ,

      Supreme court at its best.
      Get back top Polonnaruwa and Medamulana.

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      Piyadasa
      Why don’t you see, it is Sirisena who disregarded the mandate given by 6.2 million by becoming the leader of 5.8 million who were against on 18 Jan 2015 and hugging the man opponent (8 Jan 2015) on 26 Oct 2018. Universal Franchise can be exercised in a better way by having presidential elections to get rid of this lunatic.
      How do we decide when at what frequency UF is needed to be exercised.
      I would rather get rid of one corrupt rouge than 225.
      Are you asking for elections to elect another set of rogues. Let us change the system to prevent money makers entering legislature. Let us go back to the pre 1977 system elections with rigid election laws that could unseat any wrong doers.
      “We want to re-order of entire judiciary by next People’s Mandate to re-established new Legal Order those who are listen to voice of People as well as voice of the Votes?” You propose Kangaroo Courts? God save ‘Justecia’

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        Supreme courts created more problems in Sri lanka that is what the Title of CT says, Otherwise, 50% went for Ms and 50% went for Ranil. Still the Ranil’s fight is on. Still Ranil thunks ” I KNOW EVERY THING BUT I AM NOT THE PRESIDENT”. why did not he discuss that inthe PResident’s office instead came to the CC. ranil is the cc, ranil is the pm. rRanil is the SPEAKEr, RANIL IS THE JUDICIARY, RANIL is the LEGISLATURE. SO it goes on.

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      A rajapakse mole. From which planet of the apes has yakagala come. Get f…d .you sob. and arselicker.

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      “The verdict of dissolution of Parliament rejected by SC is historical betray of People that right of that Universal franchised of that discarded by Sri Lankan judiciary system”
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      As a voter, I don’t remember that I voted for any govt to dissolve parliament at their whims.

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      Piyadasa!
      Judiciary on the whole needs Reconstruction Yes indeed. But this does not mean the verdict on dissolution is not ‘historic’.. 6.2 million who voted for Srisena did not want him to engage in ‘Kumanthranayak’. They wanted him to catch all the thieves and put them behind bar but he brought them back surreptitiously to power which was rightly prevented by the SC according to constitution. While I may have my reservations against JVP and TNA they acted well/wisely despite their numbers.
      Numbers are a misnomer. If you visit a restaurant and bar in the evenings there may be more people in the bar than at the restaurant. This does not mean the people in the bar are right and those in the restaurant, though smaller in number, are wrong.
      Sovereignty does not mean holding elections at the whims and fancy
      of a president who seem to have lost his equilibrium.

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      Dear Constitutional Council,

      Thank you for doing the right thing. No need to appoint Sirisena hired guns who will do his bidding. Sirisena is a Traitor, Quisling, Sevalya, Mala-Perethaya, Pachaya etc. to all those who elected him and more.

      His days are numbered. When will the Parliament take up the illegal and unconstitutional coup by Sirisena and Cronies and punish them?

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        Fully agree with Mr.Amarasiri!

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      Really hurt it seems.

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      If we would try to train our domestic dog for human communication, it will surely end up in vain. Also a dumb person woudl not be successful from the beginning on, since he would not have the prerequisites .
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      Likewise, asking or expecting SIRISENSA and his ziamessian twin brother Rajapakshe to respect PREVAILING laws in the country would never work. With this factual information we need ot make up our minds.. If this would work – PIGS MIGHT FLY.
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      Sirisena knows well about the today#s critical situation in the Island’s politics. Not many woudl support him, but he can only get some points so long he would stay unturn with his his ziamesian rotweiler.

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      Peedasa,

      \What you are struggling to convey in your ingrisi? The Ape Anduwa culture that dethroned the high quality of English we were known for
      decades only produced poor quality English speakers/writers like you.

      Are you not ashamed to admit MR, and even CBK at her time, were frantically trying to reverse the process by raising the level of English so that our students can profit by the opportunities for good jobs overseas. Look at the difference of quality education in the better International Schools in Colombo vis-à-vis the present Royal-St.Thomas-St,Josephs-Trinity. The same analogy applies to the higher Courts in the country – destroyed by that “lawyer” Rajapakse

      Lunatic Buddhist Sinhala “Nationalists” like you are advised to better keep off our Courts system for the good of 22 million good people.

      Chris P. Bacon

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        Dear C.P. Bacon,
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        I have come across this Piyadasa Yalagala guy before (and there are a couple more like him), and no reader, I’m sure can make out what precisely the guy is trying to say. Obviously, a guy with less knowledge of English than us would be even more confused.
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        This time he has had the misfortune of getting his comment in first; it looks as though the second comment submitted, chronologically, came from Analyst, who has poured scorn on Sirisena, calling him a “Gona” and a “Modaya”. Between those two come thirteen comments submitted in response to Piyadasa.
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        I have stopped being amused by his strange English by now. I get furious that we have to tolerate the likes of him. So, I understand your disgust that the guy’s vote counts just as much as yours.
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        However, that is what our country is, and these are our people. We have to live with them.
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        In the process, tear them to shreds. But here’s my surprising appeal to you: focus, if at all, on the content of what he says, don’t ridicule his use of a foreign language, and don’t compare what we consider prestigious schools with the village school that he probably attended.
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        People like this may always hate us, but let us not provide them with a good reason for hating us.
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        Think it out, please.

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          I hat off to your comments. Mr Sinhala Man.
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          You should really be a beautiful person.
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          My question is why not many of you there in my home country ?
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          Why Rajapakshes cant see it the way you consider them ?
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          I become very uncomfortable when I see not much is improved in my home country. Let alone today, I waited eagerly to hear good news about the new appointments being made by Prez. But SF is not yet given any thing. That hurts me that much.

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          Sinhala_Man, my good friend

          I have little against schools outside the “elites” I mentioned. Many of them have produced excellent students in the English language prior to 1956. One I know came from a Central School in the interior, He was later chosen to serve in the Central Bank. .From where he went to the UN and served there with distinction for a quarter of a century. This fine learned gentleman – who holds Sinhala language and cu,lture here in high esteem to our delight is back in the country. Happily, he now takes an active part in public discourse to protect the country from this pseudo-majoritarian nationalism that has destroyed much of our land and her highly priced features now under attack by “political leaders” acting in the name of our people. Then there were those fine schools in the Galle District that produced quality students, brilliant in the English language, all of whom served the country with much distinction. This includes one who made a name for himself as a much sought after scientist at NASA in the USA.

          My central critique was the culture “in the name of the majority people” where we threw the baby with the bath water. I think almost everyone laments the harm done in the last 7 decades including the Royal Medamulana family. At least now, let us save the present and future generations creating conditions where children more from disadvantaged backgrounds in the rural areas also get a fair chance to benefit from that much despicable – Kaduwa.

          Season’s greetings to you. Keep up the good work.

          C.P. Bacon

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            Chris, many thanks.
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            It may be that I will be able to find time to reply you later.
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            Hold on!

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          Who is this Yatawala guy ?.
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          Is he a journalist ?.
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          There are two others obviously in the same bunch (Nimal Ranathuga and someone else?name forgotten).. They seem to be hell bent on Rajapakshe Mantra. Surprisingly, these men are not teenagers.
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          Yes agree with you, just go to ridicule them just because of their language skills, is not acceptable. The blame should go to POLITICIANS. Lankens struggle to learn English while Indians and Scandinavians learn several more langauges in the schools. I think retired teachers can do lot more in the English teaching programs.

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          Yes, if our people call own people, gona buruwa, it is like like spit on looking up.
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          Unfortunately, this has been the culture in TODAY s srilanka.
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          If neighbour DAYAWATHI, Or Pinthu Appu would wear a rope size PIRITH NOOLE on thier wrists, , (pirith thread being passed by so called buddhist monks), then you would also follow it not thinking twice.
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          If neigbour or colleague would go after HAKGEDIYA, you would also follow them and collect one, no matter- even if experts in marine biology would thoroughly make statement in the form of annual pulications, no such invisible powers are known to them in their relevant research, but lanken idiots (but getting the publicity within lanka through BLACK media to be profs – I mean that idiot Kirithi Disanayaka) would follow.
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          This has been the culture in this GOD punished country. They hate their neigoburs but calling themselves SINHALA buddhists. To me, I dont know any good buddhists in SL, but in EUrope. Most known to me from Europe as buddhists are white nationals. They are real buddhists and they focus on MEDITATION part to balance their stressful lives.

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        CP Bacon,

        not just lunatic buddhist natioantlis, but there are also lunatic cathelics of MRanjith nature – who has the audcity to attack the International community today.
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        For no reason he has made silly remarks lately.
        I think any kind of religious leaders should not join hand with politicians.

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        Hi Bacon
        Are you one of Thuppahiya , to run down people not good in ENGIRISI. What type of stigma you posses.
        I am proud to be one of them, 56 Daruwo, week in English, struggling to express our views.
        English is not the passport to express fair play or promote good governance.
        We should not waste these spaces for your unrelated comments or our retaliations for them.
        You are not Robinson Crusoe, Gomin Dayasri at Pethikada said, JVP is not competent to draft 20 amendment, as their English knowledge is not good enough.

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      Mr. Piyadasa has ust awakened from a reverie!

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      Mr. Yalagala,

      What kind of a donkey are you? Puttalam type or the Medamulana type:-)

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      It is amazing to note that out of the total of 19 comments for this news report, only one person has made a comment against the recommendation of the CC. It is this PIYADASA. He also talks about re-structuring of our court system. I think this man either must be a drug addict or dreaming, Shame!!!

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      You must be joking! Do you seriously mean to say the president now has the mandate of 6.2million people who voted him in, when he does exactly opposite of what he was elected for?

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      You must be using Google translator to put this comment. Send your comment to DJ or GL for proper translation. Please don’t waste the valuable space.provided by CT.

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      Exactly

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      A lot of bull shit

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    CC ! Give this Modaya not only a Slap in the face give a kick in the Backside as well!!
    Real Gona.
    What do you do when you have a Gona a Prezzi! ?? Give a ……….
    He thinks he is the Highest Moron / Monkey of the country,
    Thank god we have a functional Supreme Ct . and a functional CC!! Sans Medamulana Ballas who tries to continues to manipulate the SC and the CC.

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      Yes some kind of independence .But fairness is far from achieved .How come the rogues pocketed billions of public money roam around free when poor constable bribes 3000 rupees go to eight years in jail .This constable did a wrong thing .But he may not have been able to feed his family from the peanut salary he gets.The money could have been used to their welfare have been plundered by those greedy rogue politicians and their henchman.No action for them and even if they go to jail they come back in no time so they are all eye washes
      Judiciary you need to show your back bone in penalising thoru and moru not innocent halmessas.

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    Our Judiciary began to lose its Independence ever since JRJ began to manipulate it to his advantage. During the Rajapakse era it became a joke with the position of Chief Justice being doled out to the most obedient dog in the kennel. Only since 2015 the Judiciary is beginning to exert some semblance of independence.
    During the recent crisis with the political coup the Judiciary managed to gain some recognition round the world as it managed to maintain an image of independence from the Legislative and Executive arms of the state. I feel it still has to go a long way to weed out all the remaining henchmen at various levels of the structure. Only time can tell whether that is ever possible.
    Meanwhile the Rajapakse Sirisena faction is getting anxious with even the minimal cleaning up!

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      Keerthi Tennekoon of CAFFE Azath Salley and Maithri Gunaratna all appointed to governor positions by MS.
      Capital Maharaja media tycoon Killi wanted MS to give them the Governor positions.
      Rusiripala Tennekoon and Chrishmal Warnasuriya will be given Ambassador postings.

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      Even long before and during the actual Eelam war Rajapukks time! I was told that Tamils were afraid to ask for legal advice because , the Lawyers themselves were threatened by the terror government of Rajballa .
      If the Lawyers had taken up a case on behalf of innocent Tamils ( charged for fictitious crimes by the terror government’s security forces ) the Lawyers themselves were threatened or punished.
      This was the terror period the Srilankan Buddhists were to be proud of or bow their heads in shame .
      So those were the terror period of of Rajapukkas.
      Do we need them”??
      The whole gang should be punished or be punished by Mighty God .

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    At last we have seen the end of Eva , who belongs to any other place other than courts.I cannot even remember the last time when the highest courts was not under the influence of our crooked politicians. MR turned it into a road side Petteh market where deals are made only after bargaining. To implement such a system he used people like GLP, Sarath, Eva and Mohan who were acting as middle men/women and some even below as pimps (political prostitution). Such was the state of Law and Order in Lanka. The constitution was used like toilet paper where one uses and discards into dustbin. People who suffered are innocent citizens, people without political influence and common man/woman. Things were so bad the CJ not only delivered a verdict, not based on law but on his personal bias and had the audacity to tell so during session. How pathetic are we???

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    Time to lock this meeharaka gamarala godaya president. The bastard needs to be given a basic lesson in decency and understanding the constitution. The lunatic is determined to breach the constitution but this shithead must realise that the old game cannot be played any longer. The citizens of this country demand democracy and try as he might this moron and scumbag will not be able to get his way. Suggest that in a fit of temper the aresehole goes to his home and sets fire to the place and ensures that he is burnt and his ashed spread in the pigsties of sri lanka. It will be a great day indeed to see this scoundrel eliminated.

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    First and foremost our judiciary finds a way to eliminate corruption within the system, especially at the functional level.

    Police are getting the commission from Lawyers for referring all the bail cases.

    Lawyers get unregulated fees and do tax evasion at their best and never give receipts to clients.

    While lawyers themselves not loyal to the country, their motive to stand for justice is a myth.

    The judgments were given by Honorable Supreme Courts and Honourable Court of Appeal being published in English languages which reduce the chances of the majority of the citizens to read and understand how some lawyers are playing with technicalities and drag the deliverance of justice to litigants and set an earning mode.

    Until Lawyers become a loyal citizen who pays tax and is fair, its impossible to find just judiciary from the eyes of the ordinary citizens. NOT ONLY JUSTICE SHOULD BE GIVEN, BUT ALSO JUSTICE SHOULD SEEM TO PREVAIL.

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    As CT so aptly says, Sirisena has been given a good slap in the face. It is the right time to give him a good kick in the butt too.

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      Palani Supramaniam ,

      “It is the right time to give him a good kick in the butt too.”

      Sirisena is like leach. If you give a slap on the butt, he wont drop. You can pee on hom he won’t drop either. What you needs is a lighted cigarette butt, and burn his butt, the leach’s butt. Then the leach will drop.

      How do you do that?

      .1. The Parliament needs to impeach him fir the illegal and unconstitutional coup.

      2. The parliament needs to remove the executive presidency, so that Sirisena can on to the paddy field and suck on real buffaloes, real Mee-Harak.

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    The arrogant behaviour of the President should be condemned by everybody. He is not a king but a constitutionally created public servant.If he intionally violate the Constitution continuously constitutional repercussions should follow. Law is supreme and nobody is above the law. Law is the supreme power of the citizens of this country.

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      Arrogance , Greed to steal the state wealth, and Greed for Power has made this man insane.
      He won’t stop until the people of the country realise the Destruction in the making of Moda decisions and STOP.
      STOp him getting any vote at all. This is the Greed of Siilisenas and Rajapukkas.. Proves what they are .

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    Sirisena’s vote base has dropped from 4% at the end of September to 1% at the end of December 2018.

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    Comment by L. Anaga….
    I am not promoting or encouraging that type of Kangaroo Court that covered operation committed by JVP, LTTE and proxies of TNA did 30 years of war of terrorism against democratic order of Island .
    By in other way in last 52 years since that JVP day of founded father of anarchist by PDN Wijeweera was another CJ of Kangaroo court !
    The Tamil separatist of LTTE which several years run of Kangaroo Court on north of that TNA+ LTTE combination of that so-called “liberation” of at the land of “homeland” thick jungle in northern, by that Tamil chauvinist killed many thousands of members Security forces by head of Kangaroo court of that by CJ LTTE of Vallauepilla Pabarakan.
    Please understand that there are visible and invisible decencies and uncommon abnormalities has been penetrated into in ours judiciary system by male operation last 70 odd years.

    These urgent issues has be address by before that New Legal Order must come into being.
    If we want to function that fairness and justice in our Judiciary operation for survival Justice, that we have to have people oriented Democracy an Island.
    The democracy of right vote and its voice for vote has been challenge by Highest Court of Sri lanka by SC verdicts in December 2018 ?
    My view not only that personal one , it was created Risk of democracy by SC judgment in long-run . I am for enrich democracy and equality before law and fair and independent system of judiciary without outside interfere of Judges .

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      Paiyadasa Yakagala – Why don’t you get lost from these columns with your idiotic notions and come back after you follow an intensive course in the English Language. Take Gamarala Sillysena with you.

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      YouYatagala, should better use GOOGLE tranlate, if anything else would not work for you.
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      Please dont upset CT readership. I believe you belong to the category of WIMAL BURUWANSE. Not knowing to comprehend the basics, you behave like a full blind person. Please discuss it with your circles while reading news. You are like a lab rat that is injected by Rajapakshes germs.

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        Part One continued
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        So, you see, given the present scenario of the M.P.s collectively, and the President, being “more equal” than us citizens, we have no way of controlling those 226 persons, however bad they may get. And we are beginning to suspect that while the 226 disagree strongly on many important issues, they are quite clear about one thing: they will never go as far as carry out a Death Sentence or similar on any of the others, however horrendous the crime proved against them is. The possible exception here is the JVP.
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        The Sinhala expression for this is: “eyala deal ekak karala thiyenawa.” For the perfect illustration of how rulers who started off as revolutionaries ending up as unscrupulous tyrants, see George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
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        Orwell was a great writer; the result is it is very easy to read him. Can be read for free on many websites; here’s one:
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        http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100011h.html
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        There’s also a 1954 film that you can see on-line; either way, most people can get through it in less than two hours; it is rivetting!

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      Dear Chris Bacon and Mike,
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      I can’t help admiring Piyadasa Yalagala for coming back with a comment in which he seems to condemn Kangaroo Courts. It is possible that he is an honest man trying to make his views known, for certain reasons which I will proceed to discuss with him.
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      Dear Piyadasa, I was very happy with the Supreme Court decision which I fully backed, and still am happy about. However, I’m not all that happy with the aftermath. Many of us who wished this would be the Court ruling, also hoped that Ranil Wickremasinghe would bring about radical changes, starting with his stepping down as leader of the UNP after driving home the point that President Sirisena could not assume the dictatorial powers that he had.
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      What we now have to face up to is the fact that however nastily and selfishly the government acts, we have, in effect, no way of controlling it, except by filing action against individual cases of corruption etc. Who is going to spend on that? Early General Elections can still be called by two-thirds of the Members of Parliament voting for it. The ground situation is that no such resolution will succeed. Some UNP M.P.s may be unhappy with Ranil’s apparent determination to rule for thirty years more, physical health permitting. However, he’s a great manipulator, and democracy doesn’t prevail within the UNP.

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      Dear Piyadasa
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      PART TWO
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      You will see from the decent response of Chris Bacon that he appreciates the point made by me. What about his attitude towards you?
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      You made this assertion quite early:
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      “The verdict of dissolution of Parliament rejected by SC is historical betray of People that right of that Universal franchised of that discarded by Sri Lankan judiciary system.”
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      When I read that, I found that I couldn’t agree with your assertion. Next, I found you employing platitudinous expressions: e.g. “historical betrayal”. Then I noticed the mistake in the noun. Then, “franchised” instead of “franchise”. Difficult to understand! I have used one or two expressions which would be outside your knowledge confident that you are the sort of person who would check them out in a Dictionary. I say that because there seems to be no paucity of vocabulary; only you seem to use the wrong form of most words.
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      I’ve been a teacher so I understand your difficulties, but by now I find nothing as boring as patiently correcting mistakes. Not many realise that. People who give me things to correct for them don’t realise that it is very difficult work, and sitting at these things means I get “no any” sufficient physical exercise. That “no any” is a give away that many fluent Lankan speakers of English will use to identify a “non-U” (terribly out of date term!) person.
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      https://www.shortlist.com/news/posh-words-upper-class-etiquette-u-non-u/60631
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      The meaning of what I have said above is that I’m not going to polish everything that you have written. I could, but then I’d have little else to do in life. When I write, there are lots of mistakes, but they are not of the same sort as yours. Most competent readers would immediately identify them as typos. They would also irritate, but they wouldn’t pounce on them. They overlook without thinking, but subconsciously they realise that that I could reciprocate in style.

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      PART THREE
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      Take Chris Bacon, who has now responded in such a way as to exculpate himself! Let me do some unfair nit picking:
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      He has written about these schools:
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      Royal-St.Thomas-St,Josephs-Trinity : if I re-write that this way:
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      Royal-S. Thomas’-St. Joseph’s-Trinity,
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      I’m pretty sure that he would assent to my version as being more accurate. The one that may surprise you most is the second school. All three sons of Mahinda Rajapaksa were educated at the Mt Lavinia school, together with Wasim Thajudeen. Compared with some International Schools, that school is not very expensive, but it is almost impossible to gain admission there unless it’s an Anglican, or the son of an Old Boy. Basically, it is honest, but I’m not ruling out other ways of getting in. How can one possibly know? The maternal uncle of the boys, the notorious Nishantha Wickremasinghe, had studied there. Never mind, I’m not ferreting beyond that.

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      PART FOUR
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      About twelve years ago, there was a problem involving ragging, some prefects were sacked, and there was some discussion of the school on-line, initiated by the Sunday Leader. There was a Rajapaksa sycophant who was claiming that the Rajapaksa siblings were models of rectitude. She was writing Odes (Yes, I mean poetry) in praise of the guys, but a few others were disagreeing.
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      This sycophantic mother pounced on one of them for referring to “St. Thomas’ ” said that the guy couldn’t be a “Thomian” etc. Little did she know that when Bishop James Chapman founded the school at Mutwal (the move to Mt Lavinia was in 1918), the school was “St.” and not what some changed it to, so as to be in some way distinctive.
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      We all have a right to be distinctive, but not as a way of putting others down. I’m so happy that yesterday My3 had sworn in to the Supreme Court Justice Thurairajah who had studied throughout at Saraswathi Maha Vidyalayam, Pusellawa: the first “Up-country Tamil” to be elevated to such a position.
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      Ranil’s Royalists – we’re sick of them. Thomians in Parliament: Namal R. and Wasantha Senanayake. The latter a grandson of D.S. Senanayake. Another disgraceful frog. How many times did he “jump”, November and December 2018? Four, I think.
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      When Old Boys of Richmond or Saraswathi get together they can call themselves anything. Let them all be proud of their alma maters. As for me, I try to avoid words like Josephian, Familian and Shepardian, because, obviously I had nothing to do with those schools. However, even the one that I use with my school friends, I will not use in public places.

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    this is a turn in the right direction that shows for first time in a long time judiciary is strong enough to withstand politics. this is the first step to moving in right direction. hopefully when new constitution comes the 4.5 years stays and presidents powers are further restricted. also govenors and chief ministers powers should be reduced and given to legislative.
    finally sirisena should retire peacefully in Thailand and enjoy a good life. he has already secured his legacy by defeating rajapaksa cabal. time to pass on to next generation. ranil should consider same. stay on for a few more years and transfer leadership to someone new. not sajith as he is a moron. also not Karunayake. new generations turn to solve pressing issues. this generation has failed to solve the economic issues or find proper solution to ethnic tensions. hopefully new generation will. we have given them since 1994. 24 years is long enough. time for next group to have a go.

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    Sirisena if he wants to disgrace himself,he may well do so.
    But he is disgracing the office of the President-The Head of State.
    We have wasted our vote on this man; Whom to tell child?!

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    Not only slap in the face, but they should give a thunderous kick in his ass too to get him back to his senses.

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    [“Apart from Rajapaksa, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Thalatha Atukorale, JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake and Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala attended the CC meeting this morning.”]
    What about the other Constitutional Council (CC) members? MS nominee Minister Champika Ranawakka of JHU?
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    New experience for MR – having to listen!
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    MS and MR will try to bridle this so-called independence of the judiciary.
    Step I: Replace the Speaker.
    Watch this space.

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    Bunch of unelected morons. CC should be abolished after the next general election. We don’t want unelected clowns picking SC judges. Do it only through the Parliament. That should be the way to go.

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    Constitutioanal council with Ranil, KAru Speaker the PResidential nominee, /Thalatha Athukorala the dead beat Minister for LAw and order because she is the pupper made dancing by Ranil, Jayantha dhanapala, another like Ranilthey both came from the same country.
    Against Chapika, MR and JVP.

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    Is KARU Jayasooriya a PAMBAYA of RANIL. How come a NATIONAL LIST MP becomes an impartial SPEAKER.

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    Exactly

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    There are many English language Teachers are affiliated to Colombo Telegraphy. I views that is also good. But some of them are majority belongs to a political separatist or anarchist, who are promoting political vandalism to be replace for norms of democracy by means of rule by gun politics of LTTE +JVP line of vision.
    Those politics teaches has be look-back by accountability of that Judiciary. It was failure by our courts of law address the key issues of democracy . That is bad.
    An Ours system of judiciary are NOT that perfect at any way. It has gone through many cancers of seriously illness…..Not being address by Political leadership Parties and their classes in power for long years.
    We have to diagnose each case by case that Judiciary functions as whole that key issues and survival of democratic metholodey that bottom line of fairness of right to VOTE by the People.
    If it rejected SC by right to voting and to be elected their represtaitaive has been rejected by SC last December was that unpersedant error of mode of ongoing Democracy..

    The People are ignorant of Legal system of Sri lanka. We have to enlighten tax payers of right to rule nation by rule of Law. Therefor I view is right cause of citizens of majority engage for board consuses and deliberation also rule of democratic justices.

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      Piyadasa Mahaththayo,
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      It is not the langauge skills but most of them incl me cant tolerate the social group you represent to be subjected a paradigm shift – until then nothing would work on the benefit of masses.
      :
      What would be matter is the CONTENT of the message. Most of us can guess what you are going to say, since there are many bear the the same thoughts. Our puzzle why you guys easily get caught by tricks players ?
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      You guys have been FULLY caught by the BLACK mafia that always painted the picture infavour of Rajapakshe wonders. This is comparable to the ones who got misled by FAKE Valampoori -and its ability to make wonders by FAKE Prof. Kirthi Disanayaka. Fortunatly for the folks – the fradulent , one another SAKWITHI is now caught in the brutal act and in remand since 7th Jan 2019. Nobody else, the same MAFIA media units made him above anything in the society. Incl. donkey politicians worked together with this ballige putha in the process of misleading the people.
      :
      The very same effect in an another angle is being practised to abuse the folks for their political surivival by Rajapakshe related CROOKs.
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      Just because his first term met with the end of terror elminition within the country, they cant have the right to abuse the nation the way they have been doing since then. Black media + Rajapakshe men KEEP the truths away from the society.
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      Most of these media men are visual and printed media.
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      TV derana – there is a big quesiton mark how this sender came up – whose money was their capital.
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      Hiru Nalika – those who know they came up through collosal amounts of funds won by drug trafficking – their brother, murdereer and rapist in now in jail.

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    OMG! when I read the headline, for a moment I thought that Slapper Sajin de Vassi Gundawardena has been at it again.

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