20 September, 2019

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Controversial Judge Deepali Wijesundera Resigns From Bench Hearing The Case Challenging RW’s MP Seat

Controversial judge Deepali Wijesundera today withdrew herself from the bench hearing the case challenging the parliamentary seat of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, citing “personal reasons.”

Deepali Wijesundera

Shermila Gonawala, a Rajapaksa supporter and the Co-President of ‘Women for Justice’ filed a Quo Warranto petition in the Court of Appeal claiming that Ranil Wickremesinghe is a shareholder of a private company that entered into agreements with the government institutions and therefore he had no right to function as a parliamentarian.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary-General of Parliament are among the four respondents named in the petition. The petitioner, in her petition, claimed that Wickremesinghe is a shareholder of Lake House Printers and Publishers PLC that is engaged in business activities with the Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank.

President Maithripala Siriena repeatedly attempted to appoint Wijesundera as the Chairperson of the Court of Appeal. She is known to be a judge who maintains close ties with the Rajapaksa family. The Constitutional Council, however, shot down Sirisena’s attempts to appoint Wijesundara as the head of the Court of Appeal.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Prime Minister, serves as a member of the Constitutional Council. Informed sources said this could be why Wijesundera decided to withdraw herself from hearing the petition challenging the parliamentary seat of the Prime Minister.

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    Shiranee Tilakawardane, Eva Wanasundera and now Deepali Wijesundera are all Rajapakse supporters. At one time Sarath.N.Silva EX.CJ. was the closest to Rajapakse.

    Who has destroyed the Independence of the Judiciary? Is it Rajapakse or the Judges themselves? or did both sides embrace themselves for mutual benefit? or was it that Monster known as the Executive Presidency fathered by Junius Richard Jayewardena?

  • 26
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    How much she is getting paid from Rajapakse clan for overturn the judiciary??
    Shame on her!!!!!!!!!

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      MirakRajBanda – She had been paying in kind in the past to Medamulana Meeharaka. Shame on her!!

  • 32
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    Most of the MP’s are share holders of a business. Does the Constitution say that an MP cannot be a partner of bushiness?

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      If PM s position is questionable, while all is legal MR to be further occupied in Diyawanna. Not just MR, but all those who ceremonially joined hand with SLPP. Once they leave the party by which they got elected to parliament, all of them should automatically be regarded as left the parliamentary seat. For their own protection, nothing is in the air today. But very same channels made LOUDs at thetime, those media displays were made, to send the message across that MR became teh head of POHOTTUWA.
      What happened to Pohottuwa today ? Its existence is not even heard through their usual orifices, Derana TV and Hiru TV ?

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    It should be alright for MPs to hold private interest or holdings in business as long as they do not make use of their position to benefit the investment.
    MPs who take bribes and commissions should be banned from politics and holding any government Jobs. Judges who side with these type of people should not sit on the benches.
    Sarath N de Silva made the biggest error in Judgement soon after the Tsunami and sent the entire country down the drain!!!
    Who is the Judge who put Sarath Fonseka in prison

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    classic hamu boy uvidu reporting..lol, any NGO goes against his robber hamu is a MR supporter, ones who against MR are cvili society …lol
    Funny when the few judges did the same against the gotas case, check how the fake media king pin reported than in this rag..lol

  • 13
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    It is good that decent lady didn’t want to judge an application by that Gonwala!

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      Nat Winter, are you series or are you pulling our nation’s collective leg?

      You seem to be very much like your notorious uncle, trying to subterfuge uscfrom within our borders, , but in your case from afar!

      Hope you can remember the Baddegama days.

  • 22
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    MPs who sold Duty Free Vehicle Permits should resign. MPs who received money from Perpetual Treasuries should resign.
    These are financial crimes far worse than being shareholder in a firm supplying state banks which select from tenders submitted, by a tender board.

  • 8
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    Why is Judge Deepali Wijesundera “Controversial…..”?
    What was the reason as to why she “…..Resigns From Bench Hearing The Case…..”.
    Is it because, as suggested, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Prime Minister, serves as a member of the Constitutional Council (CC)?
    But in the CC, there is MR, Leader of Opposition, his nominee Chamal R, Mahinda Samarasinghe (SLFP and nominated by MS).

  • 24
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    I am truly amazed at the double standards and the hypocrisy . At least I am sure RW would have declared his interest in that Company unlike the THUG, CRIMINAL and Basil the THIEF who swindled the Nation to the tune of Billions and the 6th Richest in the Country but able to be MPs and hold office.
    TRUMP is billionaire and a President so why cant RW be an MP and a Prime Minister.

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      According to the USA law every us citizen should declare his or her assets and local banks are advised to inform FBI for any us citizen or green card account holders and Don Juan Dharmapala ‘s supporters are ignorant and arrogant

  • 11
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    Does it say in the constitution that share holders of a company are not eligible to become MPs? I am sure all politicians have invested in the stock exchange & many even have close ties with businesses that even could be considered as conflict of interest when doing their duty as public servants.

    MPs who come forward at election should disclose their wealth (including that of their immediate family) & election expenditure capped & made public as in UK. This is just a gimmick by Sirisena / Rajapakse band to deflect wrong doings of their own.

  • 7
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    Priest of any religion must set example of purity and holiness and not thuggery above justice and righteousness which are the pillars of a kingly throne. The one who releases any who violate accepted norms of a just society, is a partner to lawlessness. There has to be equal protection of the law for victims and victors alike. Without rehabilitation and reconciliation, no prisoner should be released prematurely for vote catching concerns of politicians. The “mills” grind slowly but gives justice to the nation. False fools,.

  • 5
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    There is a reason why the President’s office is NOT allowing the Assets declaration by RW.
    Because, the controversy about what he owns will be over!!
    MS as usual is playing Pandu with the truth…

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      UPALI, You donkey. so, why Ranil is not saying it to the newspaper that he wants declare his assets but the PResident is holding my pen and the paper.

  • 10
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    Appoint Dilrukshi W to the head of Court of Appeal please

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    Rajapaksa supporters will not make any harm to RW. Both MR and RW are close balls squeezing pals.

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      while Jay kept watch.

  • 0
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    What does this situation says that this Judge says ” I can not do what my boss or some one powerul said. If Ranil was innocent I would have declared him ACQUITTED. If I acquit a person at Fault, when the MS come next time, I will be doomed. Probably, my boss wants to TOss me out and he scapes his fault. Because he know he dod something wrong (GOD NATHA). This further says, Ministry of LQAW and ORder is running LOw and that began during the time of MRs B when SARATH N SILVA , probablu, was working with those powers. That is the same time JRJ’s NEO_LIBERAL constitution and the SRI LANKA IS SINGPORE PROJECT Began. within the next FIVE years it will be completd. Mangala GAMAPERALIUYA LOAN will go that way. What does NGOs talk about this. I am sure they are not upset.I heard Sarat WIJESOORIYA You were given CRores of Money not to stand still ad Do something. thqat is why`O presented thqat Common Candidate project. Now. NGOs are bit cranky.

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    I prefer to be more circumspect about the statements that some judges are supporters of some politicians. All what I know is that if a judge is not impartial and honest then he or she is looking after him/herself rather than the interests of justice. Such an “Honorable” guy or gal will look for opportunity and switch sides when it suits their interests. So it is not accurate to say that such and such a judge is a supporter of such and such a politician. The lady judge is shrewd in refusing to hear the case. If she hears and decides for RW it would be construed that she is corrupt in striking or attempting to strike a deal with RW to clear her name. If she hears and decides against RW it would be construed that she is taking revenge against RW. Being a disadvantage in hearing the case she has opted the best course for herself.

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    Deepali is the woman who presided over the Kangaroo Court that sentenced Sarath Fonseka to jail. The other judge who DISSENTED was refused by MR of a legitimate extension and promoted this WOMAN over the heads of seniors within a WEEK to the APPEAL COURT.

    MANY were the pictures on the internet where this woman was seen dancing away with the Rajapaksas at her daughter’s. It was said that MR gave a million plus car as the gift, This is a despicable stooge who should be retired soon.

    Gnnaasara is no monk as the lawyers forum reported with the case number in a daily a few days ago.He was convicted for drunken driving. He should not be released as he was jailed for contempt of COURT BY THE APPEAL COURT.

    MR AND HIS REGIME MUST ANSWER FOR ALL THE DAMAGE CAUSED TO THE COUNTRY WHERE VALUES GO AND ALSO TO THE COLOSSAL WASTE AND LOOTING WHICH MADE THE COUNTRY POORER. THE RECENT WEDDING SHOWED OVER A 100 MILLION WAS SPENT EVEN HAVING A HINDU STYLE WEDDING,,,,,, TAMILS ARE NO FOOLS TO BUY SUCH CRAP AND BACK HIM.

    HIS CONTRIBITION TO APPROVE END OF INSURGENCY IS ALWAYS ACCEPTED AND ETCHED IN STONE

  • 0
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    Bill, are you dr Bilimoria’s someone?

  • 1
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    Why is she controversial??
    When she has honourably withdrawn from the hearing.

    Whole problem with us is criticism on the basis you are with us or against us.
    Always write in with a hidden agenda or a pre-notion & moreover MISREPRESENTATION of facts.

    Nobody wants to think outside the box.

  • 0
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    Looks like some Lone Ranger Polkatu Lawyer like HITAPU GAMAN MAAPILLA-THE PADIPELAY Lawyer who has never spoken in court even for a suit case trying to get in somewhere with publicity stunt-
    This attempt will go no where! PM- Ranil Wickremasinghe has a family connection with this Establishment-These are families that lost everything they possessed and cherished over Govt. takeovers during Sirima Regime-PM R.W is not involved in the operations nor probably receiving any benefits-this is LOOSE CANNON aimed at tarnishing the image of VIPs of the calibre of RW?
    Why can’t that GOnawela concentrATE ON SOME REAL CASES THAT CONCERN ROGUES WHO HAVE ROBBED MIILIONS IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALLOWED THEIR HENCHAYYAS ALSO TO DO SAME AND BANK ROBBED MONEY IN FOREIGN BANKS?

  • 0
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    How is that Ranil Wicks of UNP head of ruling party by influence behind door to selected own Judges to give verdicts in his favor to be remain in Member of Parliament of next Presidential candidature 2020!
    This is way how that our judiciary works on ! Is there any impartiality and Independence left behind out Court of Law and Judges in Sri lankan at present context!

    This is an immorality of politics of UNP govern by “rule of Law” by Ranil Wicks’s of that his “good governance “.

    Ours judiciary has gone beyond , it cannot be correct by ongoing UNP, TNA and JVP regime in power

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