25 October, 2020

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De Facto CJ Mohan Pieris Exposes His Bias At Kotelawela Defence Academy

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris has exposed his partisan agenda clearly during a speech at the Kotelawela Defence Academy last year, identifying himself with the policy and planning of the Rajapaksa Administration and claiming that it was universally agreed that the doctrine of separation of powers implies no absolute distinction between the three branches of Government – the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary.

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

“Good Governance and the Rule of law are very nice words, but I am not quite sure that it is found anywhere in the world,” Peiris quipped at the beginning of his address.

“Sri Lanka is doing everything in the book to ensure the rule of law and good governance, except that no amount of Governance and no amount of compliance appears to satisfy the so-called international community. So don’t worry about it. We are doing our best, you are doing your best and I am sure we will soon become the Ascharya of Asia,” he said, in a strange imitation of the rhetoric employed by the executive arm of the Government.

Peiris said judges sometimes think that sustainable development and peace and governance are things for the Government. We tell ourselves that we are some God given gifts to mankind, who are in ivory towers who can detach ourselves so badly that we lose the connection,” he explained.

Peiris repeatedly notes in his speech that it is also the role and duty of the judiciary to ensure  Sri Lanka lives up to the ideal of becoming the Miracle of Asia, a catchphase often touted by the Rajapaksa regime’s elites.  Peiris, who heads the judiciary following the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake appears to believe that judges should be less concerned with rule of law and good governance than sustainable development and peace and implies that he and the executive branch of Government are one and the same, constantly referring to himself and the rulers as “we”.

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    He is the clown of the MR regime

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      How QUAINT that this man had chosen to give his address in his second language to Officers and Gentlemen to whom this must be their second language and then patronise all and sundry with selected translations on the hoof. Nice sing song delivery rhythm; a most suitable cure for insomnia.

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    “Good Governance and the Rule of law are very nice words, but I am not quite sure that it is found anywhere in the world,” Peiris quipped at the beginning of his address.
    If you really do not know of this Mohan, that shows your ignorance.
    Please retire from this job and save judiciary of this country. Please please, I beg you.

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    Shameless fellow….. what a misfit to that high office of CJ.
    Does this fellow ever wonder what questions his late daughter Talia would ask him if she were alive today, as to how he came upon this exalted office, who he serves and what legacy he will leave behind?
    Pshaw.

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    There are two more courts which are equal to or even more than equal to the supreme court.
    a)The parliamentary Select Committee has the power to judge the actions of the top most judge and pronounce sentence of “dismissal” of the judge from his/her office.
    The Appeal Court decided against this,but the supreme court upheld the ‘judgement’
    b)A Militsry Court – court martial – has been pronounced by the supreme court “to be like any other court”.
    So,where do we stand?

    This ‘judicial activism’ referred to by him is unable to intervene in the violation of fundamental rights by the army & police in the north,and,even occasionally in the south.

    ‘Hub of Asia’ & ‘Miracle of Asia’ are mere words.

    The judges are said to be required to obey their oaths of office.
    The oath is to the government of the day.The government of the day is autocratic and exercises State Terrorism on citizens,and the judges are blind to the injustices perpetrated.

    He says that separation of powers is not important.
    Is this how/why a few members of parliament constituted a “court” to examine a CJ,insult her,examine 20 witnesses & 20,000 pages of evidence during only six hours and pronounce sentence?
    Can a few members of the public service do so,likewise?
    Is this how a Public Servant functions as commander of the armed forces and police?

    This de facto CJ referred to his “personal knowledge” about a deceased prisoner in rejecting the plea for action on the violation of his human rights,when he was beaten to death.
    Is this now a part of ‘judicial activism’?

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    The good governance and Rule of Law really not in found anywhere in the entire world of today. It is limited in the book. Majority is in the out of law and good governance. Who’s Mr. or Mrs. Clean? No one ready to damage his/her image to uphold the honest. The most of go against the conscience without any sort of fear but they will be questioned and punished. Now they temporarily enjoy with theirs illegal acts and illegal assets.

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    Judiciary must stop illegal garages operate in high residential areas.25% cancer hospital patients had lived around the illegal garages more than 10 years. Cancer, headache, skin diseases and disable kids, hearing defects and many more non-curable diseases are happening due to these garages. But many Magistrates are protecting them for money, sex and other influences. If you do not have CEA approval and 40 perches and access road around 30 to 20 feet and safe zone you cannot operate spray paintings/tinkering/welding garages in residential areas. These garage owners scare the residents and take forcibly letters and some give money and take letters and some are taking letters from relatives living around these illegal garages. Three wheel is a cancer wheel. Stop it from Sri Lankan roads.

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    Law without language? Dont worry about the language, so defacto CJ can talk gibberish.

    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master— that’s all.”

    Mohan in Asianu Ascharya

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    This CJ must understand that Good Governance depends entirely on the “Calibre”; “honor” and “character” of the people who run the affairs of Government. At the time of your appointment to the post of CJ, you knew very well that it was not “moral” to accept it, being in service as an adviser to the President and the Cabinet. Dint it occur to you that it was a very serious breach of trust placed by the people on the Judiciary? for you to ascend to that seat of the Chief Justice? If I was in your shoes, I would have politely refused the offer and advised the President to appoint a person on whom the people will have confident and trust. That is the type of advice expected of these “advisers” but all of them are on a hasty trip to “make hay while the sun shines”. Do you see your mistake even at this late stage?

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      Good governance ?

      WTF is that ?

      where can you find that ?

  • 3
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    What a clown and insult to the Bar and the people of Lanka!

    Well what can you expect from the MAJORITARIAN Sinhalaya Modayas?! People deserve their leaders and one might add CHEAP justices, it is said!

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      DUDE:

      PABAHARAN was the most suitable leader for Tamils.

      HE would have made Tamils extinct in Sinhal-desh.

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      You are a racist.

  • 2
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    What a disgrace…

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    This year the De Facto Chief Justice will be back at the place where he deserves to be. That is Maria Kade.

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    This re confirm the fact that this henchman is installed in the office the CJ by Rajapake for a purpose i.e. to destroy Judiciary And to undermine independence of judiciary.

    As one rightly said people of this country get who they disservice.

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    This Cheap Justice is another paid servant of the government singing for his next plate of rice. Historically Sri Lankan judges and lawyers have written constitutions of various African countries and have excelled in international courts and investigating committees. This Cheap Justice has brought the reputation built by those previous judicial persons to rock bottom. He speaks as if he is the Chief Justice of a Kangaroo court. Shame on him and shame on those who appointed him and shame on those who respect and work under him and attend his court.

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    Yes Judges must be educate about environment law about illegal garages. Most judges are just common sense subjects graduates they do not know any science subjects. Illegal garages and three wheels are the main reason for increasing cancer and many other non-curable diseases in the country.

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    This guy is worse than Sarath N S!
    Read about his accolades in http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Peiris

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    Oh, so the Lankan judiciary felt they were an ivory tower floating around in clouds of sliver-linings(sic), did they?….FOR SHAME!!!……glad to know they have pulled down the bricks and are now smiling around the common folk. But too late! – the foreign powers have already got the wind of things and will be mouthing all kinds of counter equations and formulas.

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    Law is an ASS.. Sri lankan justice system is the most archaic outdated piece of machinery that needed overhauling few decades ago together with all the corrupt lawyers like this who has wormed his way up

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    When will this scoundrel of a Defucto CJ be dragged out of his office and immersed in fecal matter?

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    Under Rajapakse’s Mahinda Chinthana only deserving people are appointed to high public office.

    Man who made Namal Rajapakse a lawyer – appointed as the chief legal advisor to the President

    Man with no credibility and who disgraced the Judiciary – as the Chief Justice

    Woman who deserve international community about ivory robbing attempt by the President – to the Supreme Court over Justice Sri Skandharajaj

    Man with worst possible integrity – to head the Corruption Commission

    Man who cheat the international community and the people with utter falsehood about the degrading of the Judiciary under Rajapakse – as the Attorney General

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    Dumb Fuc

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    This [Edited out] – is a shame for the entire nation.

    See how he expresses it ” we do every possible to act according to books ” …
    is this the reality ? They kill journalists and spread their versions to abuse the nation.

    Perhpas, his and the man in power will help us to become the EFFICIENT liars of the asia – rather than becoming the hub of asia.

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