21 October, 2020

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District Judge Sunil Abyesinghe Arrested While Receiving A Bribe

District Judge of Homagama Sunil Abyesinghe was arrested by the Bribery Commission while  allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs. 300,000 from a person in Hanwella area in order to return a Judgment in his favour.

Sunil Abyesinghe

The arrest was made at around 10.00 p.m at his residence following a complaint by the person concerned.

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    Following the former CJ

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      What about the present CJ, Hettige and others in the Supreme Court.
      Kumar

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      It is important to find out whether this DJ was supporting the former CJ during the crisis. The news above states that the Judge was arrested at his residence, while the Police maintain that he was arrested at the Plaintiff’s residence where the Court Clerk had gone inside the Plaintiff’s house to collect the money, while the Judge has been waiting in the car. Therefore before rushing into pronounce him guilty the true story should be revealed. Over to you CT.

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        Good point Gamini. But they would easily cover that up. People rally around to them are, as we are aware – are not intelligent.

        Actually all other Lawyers should collectively fight against this arrest, if the Judge is clean.

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          It is said that the Judge’s Police security is the guy who is supposed to have accepted the money. The question is, did he do it for the Judge or for those to fix the Judge as he was one who sided with the former CJ? If the Police Security who accepted the money turns state witness, then it is obvious this is a fix.

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    DOUBLE STANDARDS

    Interesting, a Judge was arrested.

    Question: He has no political connections?

    Question: What about all those Customs of fivers at the Harbor who takes bribes every day and steal items every day?

    What about the ministers who take millions in commissions every day.

    What about those criminals from BBS who damage property every day.

    DOUBLE STANDARDS

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      You idiot. Two bad things don’t make the third one good.

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        Agitated Ajith Kumara

        So the business is as usual.

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          Yes but you have to be careful when dealing with those type of businesses as the law is tuff in SL.

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            Agitated Ajith Kumara

            “you have to be careful when dealing with those type of businesses as the law is tuff in SL.”

            Tough on innocent and not tough on crooks.

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              No, its tough on everyone except the Rajapakse supporters. If you are a Rajapakse fan you can do anything and if you are not only God can save you.

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              Yes the fault lies with western law and democracy that is always biased towards power which depends on money power.

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            You call others – idiots.. how do you know this to be truthful.

            We the readers believed the paper stories related to that Army offier once beaten by Mervin^s son – but the reality of the story was totally different. So they – today^s politicians are unpredicatable and their reactions are not truthful. Wait and see how this would progress .. days ahead will reveal us the truth story of the incident.

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              Another Idiot

              How do you know that the newspaper and other media reports are true. They firstly look for circulation, may be partially true, totally false or misleading and in the worst case, the news is given a wider publicity if it is in line with their prefixed agenda. Mangala (one of the former media ministers)once revealed even about a media mafia (black mailing persons with threats of image tarnishing etc.). Not only politicians in SL but everybody around the globe is unpredictable. Use your brain if you have one to analyze the sources on consistency of them for prediction. Why do you so much worried about Mervin affairs? You too seems work on some ones agenda.

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    This( Bribery commission is most corrupted organization. Have to wait & see.

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      Most corrupt was the LLRC

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    Any Why has he not got any connection to the MR Ragime

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    This is a new twist in the comments. The usual complaint is that it is only the little people taking small amounts who get punished. Here an important person like a judge is nabbed and amarasiri complains about double standards “what about the customs officers?”

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      The Judiciary in SL is corrupt to the core . No one seems to complain about this . the only complaint is the corruption in the goverment . Either the judges are corrupt or they are politicaly motivated in delivering imp verdicts.

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        SAROJINI

        “The Judiciary in SL is corrupt to the core . No one seems to complain about this”

        Judiciary is a permanent feature of the state. Government is elected on periodical election as the custodian of the state that includes judiciary. The functions of the government is known as governance.

        Governance includes many things.

        Now you tell me who is responsible for the running of the government and the state institutions?

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          The judiciary is independent of Goverment , at least in theory . However they behave like lunatics and they have brought shame upon the whole institution .

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            Nothing is independent in SL TODAY under the lead of MR and thugs.

            It is all just cover ups. Sunday leader is now under Rajapakshes. Who killed Lasantha was not yet properly investigated. That is not the only broad day light crime they perpetrated.

            It is simply as if a blade is given to a monkey – LITERALLY it is truth.. they are uneducated rascals that would not have any respect to anyone, but to them.

            Diplomatic relationship between SLGO and India is shattered. Majority of indians ( highly educated business people that travel to Europe) are not happy the manner that MR handles lanken or international issues.

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        Sarojini,

        It seems people cant open their mouth as we feel it being out of the country.
        Country^s former diplomats open their mouth today- being unable to see thing happening the other way around under the lead of MR. But not many of them do so – is a sign that the threatening potential of the govt goons are very high. Opposition stay blind and deaf.
        All these are part of BEESHANAYA that created by RAJAPAKSHE CHINTANA.

        Hope there will be end of all these soon – saving srilanken nation.

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      I was an expert witness for a landmark case and the verdict appalled me.I lost faith in our judiciary system since.However this is a significant development.

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    This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are lots of other judges who need to be arrested. Corruption at all levels even the court.

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      That’s right.. Starting with the Chief Justice.

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        You mean … starting with the unlawful Chief Justice, Moron Peiris?

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      I think Sabry, you also went behind Faleel Hajiyar o perform in politics, and later you work for Chandrika to get Presidential Council, dont you?

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    It is said that a democratic system of governance is on three pillars and judiciary is one pillar. When it is “corroded” who is responsible for making it good? Application of “paint” as it happens now will not be sufficient.

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    This judge was a corrupt guy who has a checked record. He was in Walasmulla where he asked for women as bribes for divorce cases. He made the District Court of Homagama a mockery. All lawyers know that he is a mad but unsophisticated judge. Kumar, Attorney-at-Law

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    I N T E R N A T I O N A L C O N S P I R A C Y ! ?

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    If found guilty he should be stripped of all honors and practice certificates, all his judgements’ must be overturned,be it the guilty or the discharged or all his cases should be declared null and void.
    This is another black mark on the Judiciary and hpoefull let it be the last.

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    THIS IS NOT NEWS.THIS IS THE JUDICIARY OF THE RAJAFUCKSE GOVERNMENT,
    FROM THE TOP TO BOTTOM ALL ARE CORRUPT.A DAMN SET OF ROGUES

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    Now what do those guys in the LEGAL fraternity have to say …. claiming to be lily white angels… they appear no different than the rest…

    All fooling us with their high handed talk

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    It is a way of life in Sri Lanka. If you have politicians in your side you could get away with it : This is not a big problem: but all problems come when you do not have any political influence:

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    Thereseems to be another version given by the eminent criminal lawyer hemantha warnakulasuriya,which I read in the island newspaper.

    [President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, appearing for the accused, asked the Magistrate if a leading and senior District Judge could be framed and treated in a shabby manner, by officials of the Bribery Commission, what the common man would have to undergo in a similar situation was obvious.

    Counsel Warnakulasuriya, who appeared with a number of lawyers from the District Courts of Homagama and Colombo and other Courts, said there was no evidence to prove that the Judge had personally accepted the bribe. He said that the policeman assigned to provide security to Judge Abeysinghe had gone on an errand and been surrounded by Bribery Commission officers, who had attempted to give him the money and wanted him to claim that it was a bribe for the Judge. He was also promised that he would be let off and made a State witness. The police officer had refused and shouted out that he could not do such a thing. He had then been assaulted by the bribery officials and was in hospital in a critical condition.

    Counsel Warnakulasuriya also informed the Magistrate that the bribery commission officials had attempted to prevent him from obtaining instructions from the accused. He said it was his inalienable right as a lawyer to obtain instructions from an accused.

    Counsel Warnakulasuriya said he had been in Court from morning till late afternoon along with a number of other lawyers without an opportunity to speak to the accused. The bribery officials had delayed producing the accused and when he argued with them on his rights, they had bundled the accused into a vehicle and taken him to the police grounds, where they stopped and waited. That had been observed by the Judge’s relatives who followed them on Counsel’s instructions.]

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    Hemanthas deliberations for a famous criminal case is well known to general public. These activities really resulted lot of queries for fair thinking public. Such well known cases and way the judiciary behave create what sort of respect for the institution?

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    Just like for LeN, everything political for most anti-Rajapakse commentates. Based on politics, LeN had posed seven questions to Bribery commission on behalf of the accused. As for me, I do not have any court cases nor do I know the accused judge and therefore I have nothing for or against him. But for one thing I can say for sure is, most lawyers are liars and sharks and many judges are big headed and some but not all are corrupt. Hemantha is no exception but he works hard for his client. Together, lawyers and judges take the public for a right royal ride and pave way for lawyers to swindle them. Otherwise, most magistrate or district court cases could be concluded less than half the time that it takes now.

    LeN says, the judge was arrested around 8 pm at ‘Siyarata hotal’ situated at Amunugama junction and owned by the complainant to Bribery commission.

    LeN says, the judge went to ‘Siyarata hotal’ to inspect its surroundings because there is an ongoing court case about collecting ‘pin-kata’ money by the said ‘hotal’ owner keeping some ‘Buddha and Deva’ idols and pin-ketaya in front of the ‘hotal’. The judge should have identified the ‘hotal’ by name board or noticing the idols and etc in front of it. But LeN says, police constable that provide security to the Judges too had accompanied him on the inspection tour and gone into ‘Siyarata hotal’ inside to check whether it is the correct premises. But bribery commission says, PC had collected the money and he was arrested then and there. I know that is the usual procedure for one of my relation faced a similar situation. He was acquitted after twenty years last year.

    Now the question: How come Bribery commission sleuth were waiting for the judge at ‘Siyarata hotal’ at the exact time the judge went to inspect ‘Siyarata hotal’ at late at night if the trip wasn’t pre arranged with the bribe giver?
    Leela

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    This is simple I twice got court decisions in favour of me by paying directly money to Magistrate. Sri Lanka this is normal. Your country everything collapsed, Education, Universities, health, police then why not JUDICIARY.

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