26 November, 2020

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Corrupt Judge Sought To Hear Lalith Weeratunge’s Appeal

‘Who made thee a judge over us?’ makes discerning Sri Lankans rethink and wonder as to how to ensure that the judges appointed are truly impartial and independent, going beyond maintaining the outlook or the outer decorum and dignity of the judiciary and the justice system at large.

Justice A.H.M.D Nawaz with President Rajapaksa

Corrupt Court of Appeal President Justice Abdul Hameed Dileep Nawaz who was promoted recently by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is heading for a roller-coaster judicial career with the Rajapaksa Regime trying its level best to hastily adjudicate the infamous Sil Redi Case appeal in which then Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa – Lalith Weeratunge was found guilty, the Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

During discussions within the highest echelons in the country, it is reliably learnt that it had been unanimously decided that Justice Nawaz must not only decide the bench but also preside the bench that will hear the appeal over the criminal misappropriation of Rs 600 million in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

It is learnt that as although Weeratunge is nominally a presidential advisor, he does currently operate as a defacto Presidential Secretary, in a manner similar to all decisions taken by Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Finance – S. R. Attygalle being vetted by defamed corrupt Dr. P. B. Jayasundara according to several Temple Trees and Presidential Secretariat sources.

In September 2017, Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Pelpita were found guilty of misappropriating Rs.600 million of TRC funds for the distribution of Sil Redi and sentenced to three years Rigorous Imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.

Sentencing the duo, the High Court Judge said that the accused had committed this offence with the intention of gaining undue advantage to then President and incumbent Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and each were thus ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 50 million in lieu of losses incurred by the TRC.

Each of the accused were further ordered to pay a fine of two million rupees and in default of the payment of which would have to serve additional one year imprisonment.

The Colombo Telegraph published in that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s first major judicial nomination was Court of Appeal Judge Nawaz who being promoted as President of the Court of Appeal virtually unnoticed in the country’s mainstream media.

Nawaz is the first sitting judge and the senior-most judicial officer to have been charge sheeted by the Bribery Commission for corruption during his time at the Attorney General’s Department. Mohan Pieris who usurped the Chief Justice chair after the illegal impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake has also been named in the corruption case number 87741/01/18 at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. The case is currently before the Supreme Court after Mohan Pieris filed a writ challenging the Bribery Commission’s case. It will come up again in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court by May 2020.

In 2018, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had charged former Attorney General Mohan Pieris, Court of Appeal Judge A.H.M.D. Nawaz and former Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) Chairman M.M.C. Ferdinando for preparing an erroneous Attorney General’s report to avoid taking legal action against irregularities committed by the LECO Chairman while purchasing of lands for LECO during 1 December and 30 December 2010.

The accused were alleged to have gained a wrongful or unlawful benefit from LECO funds, under the Bribery Act.

Since he was charged by the Bribery Commission, Nawaz has been prevented from hearing cases at the Court of Appeal by every President of the CA who has held office.

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph about the President’s first judicial appointments, a senior President’s Counsel told Colombo Telegraph that Justice Nawaz is known to pronounce judgments without the judgment being written. Many cases were either dismissed or allowed without the written judgment in the case record. When Anidda newspaper Editor K.W. Janaranjana filed a Right to Information request, the Registrar of the Court of Appeal issued a RTI reply giving all the details and the reply was published in the “Anidda” newspaper.

When Justice Preeti Padman Surasena served as President of the Court of Appeal, he did not allow Justice Nawaz to hear cases, but requested him to finish writing just judgments in his Chambers. However, when pro-Rajapaksa justice who gave the white flag order against General Sarath Fonseka briefly held the position as acting President of the CA, her first order of business was to allow Nawaz to sit in open court. This decision was reversed again when Yasantha Kodagoda was appointed President, Court of Appeal.

After Speaker Karu Jayasuriya saw the Anidda report, he sent the news report to the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs to inquire and report on the issue pertaining to such a senior member of the judiciary. Janaranjana gave evidence before the Committee and drew attention to two cases which were heard by Nawaz and Justice Madawala. In the two cases, Nawaz had given the final judgment without the judgment actually being written. When he was asked for the judgment, he could not send it to the Registrar as Justice Madawala had died by that time and her signature could not be taken.

It is known that Nawaz is friendly with former Minister Hakeem, who is safeguarding Nawaz. The Registrar of the Court of Appeal was summoned before the Oversight Committee to give evidence on the RTI reply. Hakeem and several other SLMC members who were not members of the committee attended the meeting and argued in favour of Nawaz. Before the Committee could finalize its report, the Government changed with the presidential election on November 16.(By Janakie Mediwake) 

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    Yet another SHAM. Accused judge will clear another accused without any written explanation. End result our judiciary from now will go down on a slide , where there will be no credibility what so ever. Lankan “LOO and ODOR”. Today news is GLP of the same ilk of Sabry and Cabraaaal , all are entering the next parliament through back door, (nominated) for their selfless services to Rajapaksas. Mervyn too is threatening to return on a UNP ticket. Udayanga is back, Duminds will be free soon. So all in all everyone is back for the grand reunion, except poor Jaliya who got caught in a wrong place and now behind bars. There is already enough promising entertainment for our voting public, in the coming parliament. . In the meantime MS and MR are at each other (must be a friendly banter???) . MS calling him self a wild Eagle and MR countering by telling its blind, and MS coming back today saying “he will not allow MR to lay eggs in his own nest”. Amarasiri, are you there ?????

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      Can anyone blame the international community for not having any iota of faith in Sri Lankan judiciary ? There was some semblance of integrity in the system during the early days post independence, then the slide began with the country becoming a republic and then with the introduction of 1978 constitution and the executive presidential system, it took a perilous turn to being the worst and now it is on a free fall with no redemption in sight! Well, if this what the majority of the electorate sought in the last election, then they can rejoice!

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      Corona has hit the world, but srilankens are double hit by corona and Rajaapkshe crimes:
      High crimes that are made to believe as they are no crimes – are their nature today. Having spent two weeks in my home country what I felt is beyond my expressions

      People in general dont want to talk about politics of the day, for some hidden reasons. I went myself to SO CALLED – once upon a time – most sacred temple in the western province- being blessed by the vernacular – once you worship the place, you will be able to any failures done in life get purified (ඔබ වරක් Kelaniya බෞද්ධ විහාරස්ථානයට නමස්කාර කරන්නේ නම්, ඔබ ජීවිතයේ මෙතෙක් කර ඇති සියලු පාප පිරිසිදු කිරීමට ඔබට හැකි වනු ඇත. මෙය සමාජයේ ස්ථාපිත මිථ්‍යා ප්‍රකාශයකි. දැන් රාජපක්ෂ පක්ෂග්‍රාහී පූජකවරුන් සිටින බැවින් මෙම ස්ථානය පහත් කොට සලකනු ලැබේ. රාජප්කාෂේ මාෆියා මිනිසුන් බලය අල්ලා ගැනීම සඳහා ඡන්ද පමණක් ගණන් කරනු ඇත)
      Since I was well aware of the saga – on that relics in order Rajakashes to grab votes- I did not have any kind of – respect- being in the place.
      So I went myself to visit poor temples that I think would and could give me the seeking mental harmony – that indeed did.
      :
      Now having spoken myself with various TUK TUK, TAXi, Profs, other professionals and shop keepers, what I felt was, PEOPLE are fallen down being misled by CURRENT criminals.

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      Silredi fraud or other – on schameless Rajaakshe, having built monuments on the costs of tax payers funds is all underestimated by local main stream news.
      Who is behind lanken media mafia – I T IS NO BODY ELSE BASIL RAJAPAKSHE- and his black money.
      :
      Those who are in drug trafficking business (Nimal lansa) and the like are pummping money … I have no doubt there men would be caught by CORONA or the like natural disasters soon: Basil to give a ministry is being discussed today ? How come ? There is no law respecting by ballige putha Rajaakshes. How can they, ? They are more or less like PIN GONNU by knowledge they dont care about the standards. They dont carea bout people being misled. They dont care about the destitute in this country, just become swollen for having achieved nothing.
      I wonder why the gods are away from punishing these buggers yet today ?

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    Author Colombo Telegraph,

    They all are joining the tribe, the Rajapaksa Mafia Tribe.

    The tribal rules, and the welfare of the tribe and its members will prevail over any other rules , constitution or the rule of law. It is like the caste rules.

    Additional recruits to the tribe given below.

    Former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and President’s Counsel Ali Sabry will enter Parliament through the National List under the ticket of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), government sources told Daily Mirror yesterday.

    Sources said SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam and MP Wimal Weerawansa had also been nominated by the SLPP.

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      One name out of so many names of Amarasiri’s politicians’ names has a Rs 600 million account in the banks. The fastest growth among such investments.

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      Author Colombo Telegraph,

      From Robert Knox , about 200 years ago.

      There was no law. The law was the king. Now it is replaced by the tribal laws.

      A long way to go.

      http://www.ft.lk/columns/Robert-Knox-three-centuries-after/4-696928

      “An impoverished people, vulnerable to the whims of both nature as well as their autocratic rulers; an existence inevitably giving rise to only minimal expectations, requiring infinite patience in attaining even those. Such a minimal existence led to resignation, breeding a helpless fatalism, further limited by dark superstitions. This bleak image comes through repeatedly in the passages where Knox describes the nature and habits of the people he observed.”

      “Robert Knox did not think much of the industry or diligence of the native people. “For the Chingulays are naturally, a people given to sloth and laziness; if they can but any ways live, they abhor to work; only what their necessities force them to, they do, that is to get food and raiment. Yet in this I must little vindicate them. For what indeed should they do with more food and raiment, seeing as their estates encrease, so do their taxes also”

      Has the IQ of the populace changed over the past 200 years?

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        Amarasiri,
        “For what indeed should they do with more food and raiment, seeing as their estates encrease, so do their taxes also”

        This decision of Native Sinhalayo shows that their IQ was high. So is the situation now. Low IQ is due to inclusion of ‘Para’ people in the sample. Those ‘Moda Sinhalayo’ managed to come out with s strategy to eliminate the so called ‘Deadliest Terrorist Organization’ of ‘Para’ Demalu. Even the people in so called ‘Developed’ countries with high IQ failed in their attempts to eliminate terrorism.
        As a result of the ‘Royal Gang’ who acted on advice given by ‘Dumbos’ in the so called ‘Developed Countries’ with high IQ after 2015, Islam terrorists raised their head.

        It is a pity that these ‘Para’ people pick up only the few negative things wrote by Robert Knox and ignore all the good things he said about Native Sinhalayo.

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      Amarasiri Brother,
      i had the chance to stay in home country for the last 2 weeks.
      Corona checks at the airport is a joke. There are lot more chinese tourists/travellers entering the country – and the Infra Red (IR) machine cant find any kind of infected travellers easily. IR machines in europe would not be used in such purposes.
      But they boast of the their checks at the BIA.

      Prices of daily needs have become normalized these days. Sadly, people dont care about anything, nor would they criticise bps.
      I wish MAHINDA Rajaapkshe be the first death through CORONA, for hour permanent heal. The bugger has misled the people as no other leader. BPs deserves to get caught by god s punishment to the very same manner then PREMADASA faced it.

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        Simon De Silva,

        Thanks for your eye witness observations. Not much different from the observations of Robert Knox, 300 years ago.

        The Coronovirus, can infect someone, and they will get infected within 12-24 hours, but will not show symptoms for about 7 days. However, they could be infective from day 2 to day 7, a 6-day window for infecting the others.

        Given this situation, the IR thermometers, will only detect those who got infected 6 to 7 days ago. Given this situation, it is matter of time. The best containment is quarantine.

        In quarantine, if there is one infected person, they will infect the others.

        The best defense is one’s immune system. Vitamin D, C and Zinc seem to enhance the immunity, until a vaccine is ready .

        East and West, self-isolation is best.

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          Amarasiri Brother@

          U SOUND to be from science, so am I.
          The main problem has been, the formation of mutated repliants in that incubation period. COVID-19 s level of danger, is said to be 30 times more than that of SARS came up in 2000. Harmful mutations can become even deadlier while others would not even harm to the hosts. So that can be unique to the inefcted ones.
          All in all, in Germany they are well alert on any threats while we are being disturbed by our day today job related performance. I happened to travel to Uni clinic Colonge day before yestreday, I didnot find many wearing masks as precautionary actions. Also in the flight on our way back to Germany, there had been not many were seen wearing masks. In Dubai, there had been lot more wearing them.
          In SL too, we observed many with masks. But their security checks were not optimal as I noticed this time.
          Whatever the weak steps being taken, they the news promoters within the country boast of the powerful surveillance methods of the current govt. I think if a breackthrough would become beyond unbearable, as it is being seen now, srilankens will easily be caught (POOR people have to die):
          Zinc containing food intake could help many, but lankens are only RICE eating masters. They should rather change their eating patterns.

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            Simon De Silva,

            The best First line of Defence is one’s immune system, and strengthening that system by nutrition is best. The younger the person, apparently, the better, the bone marrow can react and activate the immune system

            Of course, it is best not to be exposed in the first place, if avoidable, which means self -isolation, until Vaccines are ready. However, as you say, the mutations, will make this a continuing battle. The virus needs hosts to keep propagating.

            The biggest problem seems to be the survival of the virus outside the host for about 5 days, which means that you can go to a hotel room, plane or a bus a few days later, after an infected person was there, and still get infected.

            East and West, self-isolation is best. Go virtual, as much as possible.

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    It is horrific that Judge Nawaz’s promotion as President of the Court of Appeal whilst being charge sheeted by the Bribery Commission for corruption, slipped by unnoticed in the country’s mainstream media. Like Gamini Senarath & Co, Lalith Weeratunge is on the way home and free. The manner in which LW is allowed to hob nob with the PM and President is atrocious. All the cases involving Namal, Yositha, Basil et al have been postponed for long periods. Giving enough time for skulduggery to work its wonders in the wonder of asia. The rouges gallery of photographs of all those who attended Nimal Perera’s 6oth birthday celebrations is hilarious.

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      Craig,

      “The manner in which LW is allowed to hob nob with the PM and President is atrocious. All the cases involving Namal, Yositha, Basil et al have been postponed for long periods. Giving enough time for skulduggery to work its wonders in the wonder of asia. “

      They all are part of the tribe and “esteems” tribal members by blood. LE is a first cousin tribal member of the President and the PM. They can do no wrongs per tribal rules.

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    It is a “DONE DEAL”.

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    This happens only in Sri Lanka where a judge fights shy in forwarding his written judgments. This goes beyond the comprehension of any intelligent human being. He is a total disgrace to the legal fraternity and one wonders whether the President understands the gravity of having a corrupt man not only to decide the bench but also to preside the bench. This also means that neither the president nor the PM treat the judiciary with respect,to them these are puppets to be manipulated according to their whims and fancies. Allahu Akbar

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      rama: How about Ranjan Ramanayake phoning 60 odd judges to discuss court cases. Think, if a national list deputy minister (non cabinet position because he was ONE SHOT) is that powerful what would have been with the cabinet members

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      So strange that even as paralysis is threatening to envelope the country totally, the indomitable will of Sri Lankans is yet persisting to point out what is right and to despise the abhorrent. For how long more? Come May, 2020 and Himmlers and Goerings will mushroom and rule the roost.

      After MCC triplets are forced down, the rammer may call the ‘beneficiary’ to question’ urging acceptable behaviour. Even this hope will be like Chamberlain’s “Peace in our time” pious wish..

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        You are dead right we will have Hitler the tyrant Gotta, a few Eichmans to gas the citizens an Himler MR, another Rudolph Hess Bandula fits into this and Weerawansa the Gottstapo( not the Gestapo) comrade along with his wife Sashi the madam!! boy oh boy the list goes on and Gotta has a ready made team to finally commit suicide. It is all happening in Sri Lanka Jayawewa. Gal Pieris needs to polish his armour, he might be on the watch tower supervising Ali Sabry and Gong Cabral

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    My brothers of Tamil Eelam. As patriotic Eelam Tamils we all should be thank full to our national leader Thalaivar who is incorruptible, dedicated and had the good of we Eelam Tamils in heart all the time. Have you ever heard Thalaivar appointed corrupt judges. No . Because Thalaivar always had the good of we Eelam Tamils.
    We Eelam Tamils should be happy genocidal Sinhala s are destroying. Future of Tamil Eelam is promising than ever.
    As a member of Eelam action committee,I assure you independent state of Tamil Eelam is closer than ever.
    We all Tamils and even all Tamil speaking people are always indebted to Thalaivar who made supreme sacrifice for Eelam Tamils.
    We all Tamils are followers of Thalaivar, without Thalaivar Tamils are nothing but sheep’s.
    Thalaivar is our shepherd.
    Tamils quest for Tamil Eelam

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      Eelam Tamil Patriot,
      By blowing Rajiv Gandhi into pieces in a barbaric way your Thalaivar showed to the whole world the ungrateful nature of Demala Tamils. It is not a secret that Rajiv’s mother established training camps to LTTE, provided arms, ammunition and funds.
      Her son Rajiv intervened when Piripakaran was cornered by Sri Lankan Armed Forces to save him and forced 13th Amendment to the Constitution on Native Sinhalayo. Forgetting all the support given by Gandhis, your Thalaivar blew Rajiv Gandhi in to pieces using suicide bombers. That is a very nice way of saying ‘THANK YOU RAJIV GANDHI’.

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        If our Thalaivar is still alive, he will blew up your stupid as..le.

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          Velu Rasiah it’s all supposition isn’t it? How do you know what Thalaivar would do? A pot-bellied lout like him might be more interested in Clint Eastwood films. He is a man so dead that you would need a hard hat and a note from your proctologist before you enter him.

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            Adrian,
            How do you know all these details about Thalaivar? From your clans?

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      This Dude seems to be a straight shooter,
      Unlike the LTTE Terrorist supporters in Lankawe who are now parading as the A grade HR protectors and supporters , hoping to win seats not only in the North and the East ,

      But but also in the South at the coming Election ,which suffered death . destruction and suicide attacks for 30 years , while the same politicians were living in Colombo Postcodes protected by the Srilankan STF guard 24/7.

      Now they are promising to give the UNP two factions extra 40 Seats to form the next Government .

      How do you say Jayawewa in Tamil my dear Native?..

      BTW, Was Thalaivar a Catholic Or Anglican to be called a Shepherd?..

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        “How do you say Jayawewa in Tamil my dear Native?..”

        In literal sense:
        Let’s win, Let’s Triumph, Tomorrow is ours – හෙට අපේ ය
        வெல்வோம்-Velvōm, வெற்றி Vetṟi, நாளை நமதே – Nāḷai namatē

        In actual fact the 62 years of evidence shows:

        Lets self destruct.

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      Sorry ! who is this Thailavar you are talking about. I only know that the famous cricketer M.S. Dhoni is known as Thalaivar in India. Who is the other Thailavars was it GG ,SJV or Amir or any one else.?

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        If you dont know who the Thalaivar of NE tamils keep your fu…g mouth shut rather than opening your shit as…ole. If he is alive today, you will be peeing in your pants. If not for the Italian mafia lady’s mad obsession to kill or bring him alive mentality, he will be still alive.

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    Today SLPP member and ex PC member Krishantha was arrested with his personal driver for raping a Chinese tourist. This gives an idea about the ragtag members who came together in forming a party, so that Rajapaksas can regain power. In the mean time Chinese first lady personally send a thank you note to Devi Balika students who send artistic impressions to China, in supportive of people who are struggling against a deadly disease. I appreciate their initiation but yet I ponder how come , no one took any initiation in supporting our own citizens who were killed in thousands, all these years.Is it because they are of minority ??????

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      Which children do you speak of??
      The Tamil Youth & Children of the North who were made to fight an unwinnable war was sent to the front as cannon fodder………. One of the great deeds of our Talaivar..
      Thereby our Talaivar robbed the futures of our Youth & Children not only that, forcibly abducted and conscripted innocent youth & children who were dreaming of a future.

      Our own Citizen were killed in thousands owing to yours & Diaspora funding.
      better curse how the lives of the Youth & Children of the North was snuffed out.
      Chiv your sarcasm takes you nowhere. better undergo a blood transfusion to rid of your bad blood.
      Yet living off the dead??????????

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    This is causing me concern too. After a long wait ( 4years) for the verdict on my FR case, the case was called today (5/3/20) and will be heard again in23 JULY 2020. It was a ‘forgotten’ case until I represented the matter to RTI and the Judicial Service Commission as advised by RTI. JSC previously advised me that they have no jurisdiction over the Supreme Court matters. Let us hope for the best as already 9years have elapsed from the time of the first hearing of this case.

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    Thank you, Colombo Telegraph for this investigative journalism.

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    There appears to be no system or procedure by which judges are appointed.
    Earlier, the Judicial Service Commission was there I believe, to appoint members of the judiciary.
    As it is, a head of state can ‘pack’ the judiciary with judges who will favour him and his acolytes.
    Are we heading for an unmentioned ‘one man rule’?

    Holding citizens in jail without trial is another severe travesty of justice. over 24 who are labelled ‘political prisoners’ are thus being held, and one died recently after 26 years in jail.

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    they say in the mighty English that one should set a thief to catch a thief.?
    on the reverse, it should be aptly known as set a corrupt roguish judge and then it becomes an easy peasy to exonerate the guilty from serving gaol terms.
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    so very soon lalith weeratunga and the likes of him will soon walk in joyous content laughing their guts away at the antics of the rajapuka clan.?
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    sad shitty sorry Lanka has already become a criminals paradise where if one is prepared to rule the roost with the hora present-day rulers it will be a Christmas for them all 365 days of the day.?
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    lalith. w. looks a very docile peaceful harmless character but now I believe in the saying that looks are deceptive.?
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    oh, to be in Lanka where the rogues live in paradise should be the beginning of the revised national anthem.
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    a cheerless cheer in absolute disgust.? R. J.

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    Most in the parliament are very corrupt, particularly every one held a cabinet position. GET RID OF THEM. NO POINT OF COMPLAINING EVERY DAY. THIS IS A MENTAL DISEASE.

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      There are too many skeletons in the Cabinet rattling the cabinet. Sick of hearing these unwanted unwarranted sounds emanating from here. The only solution is to dump the whole cabinet with these skeletons into the Beira. May the all mighty help us to do this

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    Some Bandara’s son from Puttalama area demolished a govt vehicle. recently, another cabinet minister, killed the husband, broke the spine of the mother and, daughter is in the hospital. He is stIll politicking as the minister. None went to jail, Passports were not confiscated. But Champika Ranawaka has all the problems. WHY ? WITHOUT GETTING RID OF THE PARLIAMENT THE PROBLEM WON’T BE SOLVED

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    That commenter who is always harping about the low mean I.Q. of Sri Lankans has got his figure wrong, I think. The mean I.Q. is not 79, it must be around 65!
    Or has this possibly got something to do with the C.Q. (Corruption Quotient)? This figure must be very high for Sri Lankans.

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    According to Vasudeva N., going after Ravi and others is like a ‘drama without the main actor’.

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    The much touted MeritoCRAZY showing its true colours in the Sri Lnkan DemoCRAZY! These are early days. More to come after April 25th. If there is a 2/3rd majority, where will MeritoCRAZY take Sri Lanka????????????

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    What has the Chief Justice got to say about it. If this Judge adjudicates Weeratunga case, this will definitely be referenced at the next UN session to prove the Judiciary in SL is not upto par.

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    No wonder they call the UNP stalwart Mr Ranjan Ramanayaka – Gonja..
    Otherwise Mr Ramanayaka could have migrated to Swizerland in October 2018.

    And taken Taken all the Originals of the Tapes in a Safe.
    And sold them to our UTube Media one by one .
    Just imagine how much Gonja would have made, instead of going on the Dole in Geneva.

    Also Gonja would have saved his life savings from B grade movies Avoided Blue Maria Rides in Handcuffs and . Kept his bald head hidden from his loyal followers..

    Plus avoided sending Gihan Pilapitiya to Fort Magistrates Court.
    Saved Dr Ranil’s CID Boss his EPF.
    And saved the backs of a lot of UNP Colombo Elite Socialites as well.

    On a lighter note, wonder who the Judge is who imposed those hefty fines on Dr Weeratnnga and his mate, totaling nearly one hundred Million , when the “loot” was only 50 Million Ruppias .

    We know that is Public Money although Dr Weere and his Mate gave all that to Sil Ammes .
    Without even keeping at least 5% as Santhosams.

    In contrast Dr Rani and his ex Royal mates pocketed LKR 11 Billion Ruppiahs from our EPF money. And even bought 5 Star Penthouses in Kollupitiya .

    I hope Judge Nawaz will sit on that case too, if Dr Rani and his mates ever front up to explain how they did it .

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    Who else be more qualified to head a Gangaru court other than Nawaz ! Sri lanka would become a den of thieves and criminals at the top as the way it goes!

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    I now understand why the figure of Lady Justice is permanently blind folded.

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    It is important to be fair before condemning someone to be a villain. The issue here is Justice Nawaz. If as alleged Justice Nawaz was a bad egg, to the extent that former Presidents of Court of Appeal restricting Nawaz’s role as a judge, why not a substantive motion against him was not presented in Parliament for impeachment and therefore remove him from office? A mere reference to the sectoral oversight committee on legal affairs is neither here nor there. The competent Parliamentary committee to hear allegations against judges is the impeachment inquiry. Naturally Justice Nawaz now, not only decides the bench but can hear cases as well, which is true for ALL CASES now heard in the Court of Appeal, leave alone the Silredi case. How does that compromise the decision of an appeal against a conviction? An appeal has to be heard before three judges, minimum. Interested parties could intervene to request a fuller bench, as was done in a previous instance in the Court of Appeal. Are we to understand that a single judge could effectively decide on matters using the principle “I CAN MAKE THE LAW OR BREAK THE LAW” or say virtually “I will decide to your liking but I am expecting a promotion”? There may be bad eggs but not all of them are bad. So in fairness an enlarged panel could ensure better justice.

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    When we have corrupt Judges in the Sri Lanka Judiciary some of whom were convicted how can you expect an impartial internal inquiry by Sri Lankan Judiciary over HR violations? They will of course dance to the tune of the Mahinda dynasty, UNHRC are not fools to agree to Sri Lanka’s foreign minister’s proposal

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      Even a Supreme Court Judge Wigneswaran has becomes a sympathizer of remnant LTTE diaspora and does not understand the political realities and acts as a “Tamil Traitor”, not recognizing the hardships the average civilians in the North and East suffered under LTTE, what else can we expect from the present and past Judiciary of the land?

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        Hello Estate Tamil, What kind of hardship you are talking about under the LTTE? It was all imposed by buddhist-sinhala-govi governments as total punishment for the support the Tamils in NE gave to the freedom fighters (LLTE), get it right before you make your stupid nonsense comments.

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          Velu Rasiah to answer your question
          For example, child soldiers, children being taken away from schools to fight the war etc…

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    A practising Muslim who quoted a lot from western thought and Buddhism at his welcome. A good man or charlatan ? Only time will tell. We don’t have long to wait.

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    What is the difference between sil redi distribution and Sajith’s cement distribution and spending money from Central Cultural Fund for electioneering?

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      Oh by the way,will the Rakapakses distribute sil rethi’s this time or will they distribute Saffron clothing to all the saffronians( Buddhist priests) and also to the citizens ?

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    Thondamany, first of all I never mentioned children (it is citizens in which children are included)were killed. Also you are one among the majority who think and act in the same manner. For every wrong politician there are hundreds like you, eager to defend by accusing the opposition of doing the same, but worse. How is this attitude of yours help in rectifying the problem ??? It is as same as, a person who stole one Billion and his supporters defend by accusing the opponent of stealing two Billion , as though it justifies both. And mind you these are people, who are no more with their families today. Does it matter who did wrong when it comes to murder. With so much of anxiety in defending the wrong you came to the conclusion that I too must belong to the minority to criticize what is obviously wrong. Buddy who is in need of that blood transfusion ??????

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    I did not even complete my last statement , Hell comes out in a flash stating what is wrong with LW when Sajith too did the same. Yes, just wait for two more to do the same so that we can quote these two to defend them. Silly Lankans . As long this mind set remains the crooked politicians will have the last laugh.

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    “Nawaz is known to pronounce judgments without the judgment being written.”
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    I think we should actually pity this judge. He’s acting this way because he knows very well he will be fired without cause if he doesn’t do his masters’ bidding. So it is a case of “Like Master, Like Servant.” He has to make judgements that are so arbitrary he cannot back them up with written reasons. What a pity. If that is not the case, then this guy must be suffering from some learning disability pertaining to writing … like Dysgraphia.

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    Corrupt Judge Sought To Hear Lalith Weeratunge’s Appeal

    **** This is nothiing new as the CRIMINAL himself was helped by corrupt jydges who ruled on his citizenship. Weerantunga is none other than a close cousin of the THUG & the CRIMINAL so he was never going to be prosecuted. He travelled from Dubai in a Presidential Jet ( Airforce 1) and on arrival appointed as Prison Minister and he spent time in different prisons studying the state of the different prisons and is compilling a report which will be rubber stamped by the Crooked Judge. Weerantunga will be given State of the Art Protection.

    But as for his 100 days of achievement even the CRIMINAL has run out of Ideas by ordereing his elite Army in the North to put up posters of Shiv Sena.. But the reality is Tamils are not followers of Shiv Sena that is confined to the Nothern belt of India.
    Modi must be delighted.

    If it is true it is now BBS -v- Shiv Sena . What a mouth watering prospect. Gotha Lovers are going to be angry. It is no longer an Ehtnic War but aso Religious War and I genuinly hope Shiv Sena have arrived to protect Hindu Temples from being turned into burial Grounds

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    ……….A Senior Presidents Counsel told CT that Justice Nawaz is known to pronounce judgments without the judgment being written….

    This practice would be referred to as the Halal judgment!

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