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Choksy, I Was Shocked And Amused On Your “Caesar’s Wife”

Nihal Sri Ameresekere

By Nihal Sri Ameresekere

Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C.

23/3, Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha,

Colombo 7.

Mr. K.N. Choksy,

I was shocked and amused on your views titled ‘Mechanism and Process for the Impeachment of the Chief Justice’ / ‘Making the Judiciary Accountable’, in the media – and the duplicity of your comment – ‘There is an accountability process in every sphere of public service in its broad sense’, and that Judges must be like “Caesar’s wife” i.e. beyond any suspicion whatsoever’.

It would appear that you have suddenly woken, oblivious of your own deeds:

1. Whilst you being a Member of Parliament accountable to the people, did you not try very hard to obstruct my prosecution of the fraud on the construction of the Hilton Hotel ?

Thus were not, inter-alia, the following observations of the District Judge in issuing interim injunctions upheld by the Supreme Court, an indictment, among others, specifically on you ?

 #      the other Defendants, [i.e .the Directors], as persons having connections concerning the said Hotel business, having intervened therein in such matter, acting to obtain the said monies, had not readily acted to conduct a correct examination …… they having prevented such correct examination, were attempting to, howsoever, effect the payment of monies.

#      they are exercising the influence, that they have gained in society, acting together with the Company, to prevent the raising of the questions concerning the matters of the work in connection with the Contracts, the Prospectus ……  they were acting through such collaboration, in a manner amounting to defeat the interests of the Shareholders of the Company.

#      The significance, that is shown herein, is that generally, the Company which has to pay money, would be raising questions, in respect of such situation, and would not allow other parties to act arbitrarily…If the position, that explains this is correct, then this actually, is an instance of acting in fraudulent collusion”.             

2. Though a Defendant, with your wrong-doings adduced before Court, you having been unable to file Objections in the District Court, did you not questionably appear through Counsel in the Court of Appeal, adducing the frivolous argument, that I had no right and status to have instituted such an action in my own country ? Did not the Supreme Court consequently refuse to hear you, and uphold my action as a serious prima-facie case of fraud, with every prospect of being successfully proven ?

3. Your wrong-doings, vis-à-vis, these frauds were well and truly set out in the Written Submissions tendered to the Supreme Court, settled by President’s Counsel by Messrs H.L. de Silva P.C., and K. Kanag-Isvaran, P.C.

4. Did you not endeavour to abuse your power and position as a Member of Parliament and later as a Minister, to influence President Premadasa and President D.B. Wijetunga, in whose presence you were proven by me to have uttered falsehoods ?

5. Were you not served with a Charge Sheet under Section 9 of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry Law by Supreme Court Judge P.R.P. Perera and Appeal Court Judges H.S. Yapa and F.N.D. Jayasuriya, after investigations having been conducted by Officers of the CID assisted by Solicitor General, Mr. Douglas Premaratne P.C., and having recorded the evidence of 24 Witnesses and obtained a Report of a Panel of 3 Chartered Architects, inter-alia, stating thus ?

“…….. acts of commission and/or omission on your part were fraudulent and were detrimental to the interests of the said Company and/or the Government of Sri Lanka, in its capacity as the major Shareholder, causing financial loss and damage to the said Company and/or the Government of Sri Lanka” ….. you are hereby required to show cause as to why you should not be found guilty of misuse or abuse of power and/or corruption and/or commission of fraudulent acts in terms of Section 9 of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry Law No.7 of 1978, as amended”

6. Did not the Special Presidential Commission make a ruling on your Written Submission, inter-alia, as follows ?

“We are of the unanimous view that in this respect he (reference being to Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P.) has stated untrue, erroneous and false facts, which necessarily has the tendency to mislead and deceive the public in general, and the members of this Commission …..… In these circumstances, it surprises and startles this Commission how Mr. Choksy with a conscience and consistent with his duties as Counsel to the Commission, making submissions to the effect that the Supreme Court refused to adopt the English law as laid down in these two English Cases and held that the English law did not coincide with the law of Sri Lanka.”

and after which you deliberately abandoned appearing before the said Commission to evade being  held accountable ?

7. Would you disclose to the public, as to the circumstances under which, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga did not extend the Warrant of the Special Presidential Commission ?

8. Were not the perverse amnesties in the guise of an Income Tax Amnesty presented by you to Parliament, as the Minister of Finance, pronounced by the Supreme Court to be, inter-alia,  inimical to the rule of law, violative of the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights’, and that it had defrauded public revenue, causing extensive loss to the State, resulting in the ouster of the then Government and the said perverse Legislation being repealed ?

9. Is it because that the present Chief Justice Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake had been a Member of the 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, which made the aforesaid pronouncement condemning your Statute, that prompted you to make your aforesaid statement to the media concerning Her Ladyship the Chief Justice ?

10. Was it not disclosed in the Supreme Court in a Golden Key Case that you had been a very large depositor, and subsequent to disclosure by the Directors to Court, that a property alienated by you, had been agreed to be returned (SC (FR) No. 317/2009 and MC No. B7773/1/2009) ?

In the context of the foregoing, could you explain to the public your pontification that – ‘There is an accountability process in every sphere of public service in its broad sense’ ?

You refer to international precedent and legislation in other domains, such as the US and Australia. What would the consequences have been on your aforesaid conduct and actions in those foreign domains ?

Nihal Sri Ameresekere, F.C.A, F.C.M.A., C.M.A., C.G.M.A., C.F.E.

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    Thank you for revealing the background to this scam and role played by Mr Choksy and others. Also the role of the present CJ in repealing the discriminative tax amnesties is noted and condoned.

    May she be given the opportunity to further serve the country and clean up this corrupt system.

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    Nihal S Amarasekera is a Jewel of man in srilanka

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      Nihal Ameraskera,

      All the comments put praising you have been put by none other than you yourself. This is what you call the monkey praising his own tail. Cheap Publicity!

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        Oh idiot , you are exposed. You say; //Nihal Ameraskera,
        All the comments put praising you have been put by none other than you yourself. This is what you call the monkey praising his own tail. Cheap Publicity!//

        Its you who put 4 comments under the names sirilal Thilaka – Thilanka de Silva – Aravinda Fernando – Amarasekera – ;) :) :0 check the gavator, the same one appeared under all your fucking names. LOL
        :) :) :0 :) Get a life fucker.

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    I thought Mr Choksy had some axe to grind against the CJ. This article confirms it. The whole lot hounding the CJ are thieves, liars and scoundrels.

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      Nihal Ameresekera’s article clearly shows that he has some personel dispute with Choksy. Amereasekera’s article doesnot deal with any of the issues in hand. It is merely a personel, very low down and dirty attack on Choksy. Amerasekera’s article contains heaps of untruths. Amereasekera is merely using the anti govt news forum to grind an axe with Choksy. We are not concerned with his personel vindetas. Amereasekera has not answered or contradicted any of the matters setout in Choksy’s article.

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    All these people appeared to be honorable and try act as saints.When you peep in to their inside then only you will realize how they are stinking .Thank you Mr Amarasekara for elucidating us with theses actual facts.

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      If Amereaseka was so interested in defending the CJ why has he not answered or attacked any of the other articles about the CJ?

      Why only Choksy’s?

      This is very revealing.

      This shows the vested interest Amerasekare has and why he wants to use this oppurtunity to try to attack Choksy.

      This is futile. We all see through him.

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    Haven’t economic refugees from beyond the Palk Straits with the partition sucked through the kindness of Sri Lanka over and over again?
    Chameleon, Choksy is one big greedy fish while others buy and sell the foreign exchange earned by poor women of Lanka.Disgrace!

    However Freddy Mercury was never like him.

    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, I’m gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust

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      Choksy’s article is a very balanced one as all his articles.

      He has only setout the proceedure and there is no attack on the CJ.

      We see no reason for anyone to be offended by it or for that sham Amereasekera to reply to it

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        Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong-. The executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the bar are Graft kings. CITIZEN

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    Choksy talks about accountability and honestly. [Edited out]

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
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      Sam Sam:Golf ball is small never the less effective. But this big fish.

      Saturday- he is the high priest Thoil master for community – don’t expect a response.

      The class prime commercial property colombo 2 handed over to ABAN and TATA on 99 year lease presumably was the reason Mr 10% Basil got him to make a statement as an outsider or else he wouldnt have come off his retirement to smell the coffee.

      They do things both ways top and bottom (peon) so you wont find the famous “Kotalawela” pol gaha yate;)

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    BRAVO!
    WE NEED MORE NIHAL AMARASEKERAS

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    A line from Romesh De Silva’s ( PC )introduction to Dr Visvalingam’s book ” Good Governance and the Rule of Law” comes to mind……” Sri Lanka society is full of sycophants and opportunists. People even in the highest positions prostitute themselves and sell their souls not even for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver but for a mere half piece of enamel “……the bane of our beautiful country and largely wonderful people is the pathetic display of double standards by those in so called high places !!

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    Thank you, Nihal Sri Ameresekere for exposing another shyster. The country needs more doughty fighters for justice like you!

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    Nihal,Please continue your good work exposing the corrupt Criminals,
    sycophants and opportunists accusing everybody else and but themselves
    of CRIME and CORRUPTION.
    Sri Lanka is facing the worst crisis to the RULE OF LAW,since Independence.
    Sri Lanka needs persons of your calibre to stand up and fight for Justice and Fairplay for all Sri Lankans.
    Thank You.

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    I have been reading your letters lately. I kindly suggest that somebody may translate these letters and publish in Sinhalese and Tamil newspapers so that everybody of this country will come to know the facts.

    Sir, thank you so much for your great efforts and time spent. Please take care we want to read more and more from you.

    Leelaratne

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    What Nihal says is correct to a great extent.But let us not dump Chosky’s statement because he had not done certain thing considered not proper.Look at deep into the statement and see whether there is any substabce in it.Evaluate it on that basis.Most of the statement made today on the ‘impeachment’ appear to be made on either basis “that the lady is guilty or she is not guilty’.What the people need to know is whether she has done things right or wrong.So let there be an invsstigation. If it is not the parliment let there be some mechanism where such accusation could be investigated and the thuth be revealed to the public. Only such investigation could clear suspicion. Thus the lady CJ should be happy about the opportunity she gets to clear her reputation

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    Is there no provision for a President to withdraw the “presidents Counsel”tag from a proven rackteer?

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    I remember once reading a newspaper and coming across a photo of the current CJ standing next to the President and his Son on the occasion of the latter’s graduation from the law college. This disturbed me a bit as I thought it was totally inappropriate for judges to be posing for photographs with any politicians no matter what.

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    Choksy is no legal eagle as he thinks and some other fools like Basil think. He is only a greedy vulture. This man prevented Ranil from going ahead with sarath Silva’s impeachment. He is a day light [Edited out] and a big liar. Debacle of Asia

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    NIHAL SRI AMERASEKERA IS A NATIONAL TREASURE.MANY YEARN TO SEE WHAT HIS ROLE IN THIS SORDID ATTEMPT TO IMPEACH THE DR SHIRANI B WILL BE BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE HIM AND NOT THE MAHARAJANO AND HIS THIEVES ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE HUSBAND HAD GOT INTO A MESS AND WE HOPE BIG NAMES WILL COME OUT WHEN THE CASE STARTS UP AS HE HAD BEEN A NON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN.WHY NOT CHARGE THE OTHER DIRECTORS AND THE GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ACCOUNTANT TOO AS OBVIOUSLY THE NON EX CHAIRMAN DID NOT TAKE A CHEQUE BOOK AND WRITE.

    IS THERE NO WAY FOR ALL THESE FACTS THAT NOW SURFACE GO IN SINHALESE AND TAMIL SO THAT THE MASSES WHO ARE TAKEN FOR A RIDE WILL SEE THE CORRECT PICTURE.

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    If Choksy was “such a bloody rogue” of the “green variety” I am amazed that he has not been hauled before courts or the Bribery Commission!

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