9 December, 2021

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Faizer Sends Father Faiz To Meet CJ And Offer Support

By Colombo Telegraph

Faizer Mustapha, Deputy Minister, who is in the forefront of the impeachment process has got his father, Faiz Mustapha, senior President’s Counsel to meet the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and offer her “all support” Hultsdorf sources told Colombo Telegraph.

Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha,

According to our sources, Faiz Mustapha has met the Chief Justice at 11.00 am on Thursday, 22 November in her chambers and offered to support any application that is filed against the impeachment. It may be recalled that when Chief Justice Sarath Silva was impeached, Faiz Mustapha appeared for 3 lawyers of the People’s Alliance and obtained a stay order against Speaker Anura Bandaranaike.  Hultsdorf sources said that Deputy MInsiter Faizer Mustapha is worried about the information that has leaked that he and Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody are the main people doing the dirty work related to the impeachment. They are supported by Kalinga Indratissa and Priyantha Jayawardena, who along with Faizer Mustapha were appointed President’s Counsel recently.

Faiszer Mustapha first entered Parliament through the Ceylon Workers Congress led by Arumugam Thondaman but crossed over to the UNP later. At the 2005 Presidential elections, Faizer Mustapha supported Ranil Wickramasinghe but crossed over to the UPFA “strengthen the hands of the President.” He is widely expected to return to the UNP if it is clear that the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime is in danger falling. Lawyers say that Faizer Mustapha is a good political weather-cock and that the fact that he sent his father Faiz Mustapha to meet the Chief Justice shows where the wind is blowing.

The Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach Faiz Mustapha or Faizer Mustapha for comment.

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    He’s a not a very good lawyer I hear so how did he become a President’s Counsel? Can someone enlighten me please.

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      The reasons are very obvious. I believe the general public know the caliber of the PCs appointed in recent times.

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      All is possible in a Banana Republic where Kangaroo Courts are run by uneducated crooks from a parliament of goons and fools, who seek to impeach the Chief Justice – on the behest of a venal, uneducated and uncultured dictator named Rajapassa and his family of parasites who are looting and burning the nation’s wealth!
      Lanka is indeed the miracle of Asia!

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    He is a crook, with shady vehicle deals as his forte.

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    Faizer and Faiz Mustapha will prostitute for anything in this world. They are a bunch of crooked lawyers and the father has been blessed with enormous talent but the son??????

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      Mr. Faiz Mustapha was not a politician. He only did his legal work and spoke for the Muslims in many matters. He also voiced against many unlawful activities taking place in the country. Up to now he has never bartered his position for personal or political benefits or positions. So do not compare Faiz with his son Faizer who is unfortunately for the father is of a different feather.

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        LANKA MUSLIM!
        PLEASE DO NOT TALK ABOUT MATTERS YOU DO NOT KNOW,
        ABOUT THE FATHER AND SON. THE GRANDFATHER PROCTOR MUSTAFA OF
        KANDY WAS A AN HONOURABLE MAN. I PERSONALLY KNEW HIM.
        FAIZ AND FAIZER MAYBE P.CC BUT THEY ARE NOT WORTH DUST ON
        THE FEET OF THE GRANDFATHER.

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          I too know the grand-father from Kandy who was fondly known as Mustapha perrukol and has followed the father’s activities too. Therefore I very well know what I have said.

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        What rubbish ? Faiz is a political bum sucker. He is not an honest muslim. He may be a talented lawyer, but, how did he make his money ? By being honest ? Dont talk nonsense.

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        Right at the moment, everything is possible in our country. I wish also instead of sinhala, tamila or muslim identity – to call it as SRILANKEN idenitty. This buggers, as you know are just cheating the nation. One cant rely on them. However thse cross over mentalities did not exist decades ago in SL. It was not easier to make that possible if the politicians are very honest. Today^s context – they are abusive by everything means, but they can also see in the eyes of voters (general public) on the following day just telling something else to protect themselves. This much of egoism has not been seen no times in the past. Many those who as citizen get to see are becoming unhappy day to another.

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          well said mate….

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      I FULLY ENDORSE YOUR COMMENT

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      Of course. Only Muslim women are not allowed get into that trade.

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    Faizer Moustapha was CEO of Lanka securities a stock broking subsidiary of BOC. He was investigated for insider Dealing and the file was sent by the SEC to the AG’s department for action. The file disappeared mysteriously and that was the end of the matter.

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      Good finding. I would like Dr Harsha to take up this matter for further study and comment.

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        Not Dr Harsha.He is too soft a gentleman to do anything about this. Should be the Fraud Bureau (if there is any such thing) or COPE or even the Income Tax Department. In fact, the SEC itself should reopen the matter and call for a full scale investigation into this insider dealing.Looks like we have the local equivalent of Raj, the US fraudster who was sent to jail recently for insider dealing and large scale fraud.

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    Lets hope that this trend continues. MP’s must prick their conscience, if any and decide if they are going to continue working with these mobsters. The least they can do for their contituents and the nation.

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      it is very gangrenous to believe this type of moustapha mps cj has to be very mindful of thmbige thoppiya.

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    He is a Janus faced character typical of the popular Muslim identity prevalent perhaps only in Sri Lanka .

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      People are people, whether they are Muslims or Buddhists. One should not be degraded for the ethnic identity they belong. Racists comments will not take anywhere, only shows the calibre of the person.

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      Mahanama, whatever identity you possess, doesn’t speak well for your clan if your identity stoops low to espouse bigotry and racism.

      We need more people like Ayesha who can view a problem without resorting to wearing racist blinkers

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      Why is that according to the thinking of some people when one Muslim happens to get involved in a issue it becomes ‘a Muslim identity’. Are not 95% of the MPs who have signed the impeachment motion Sinhalese? So are we to call it ‘Sinhala identity’? Communal prejudice is the worst ailment of Sri Lanka. Let us try to cure it with sensible and constructive contributions through these columns.

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        Don’t talk nonsense, ask Fouzi whether is it not the Sinhala villages where I live gave him the necessary preferential votes to elect him an MP.

        Sinhalas voted him because he wasn’t communally minded. Mohammed is also one like that. I wish other are the same.
        Leela

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          Hello Leela…. My comment is in response to Mahanama’s in which he says ‘He is a Janus faced character typical of the popular Muslim identity prevalent perhaps only in Sri Lanka’. I would give the crux of my comment in simple English,ie: ‘Why is that all the Muslims are blamed when one Muslim does a wrong? Should this not apply to Sinhalese as well? So please understand before you comment. By the way, although no relevant to the issue under discussion, I agree with what you say about Sinhalese voting for Fouzie. Being a friend of Fouzie from College days I have supported him when I was in Sri Lanka along with quite a number of Sinhala friends.

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        Stop preaching to others, but lets see you start it yourself by not identifying yourself along racist or communal line calling yourself Lankan Muslim. Why do you need to hide behind a ‘Muslim’ wall, instead of using any other psuedo name if you so wish. Worst still, did you ever consider that everything you write based on your opinion (foolish or otherwise) could mirror on the entire community as being a Muslim viewpoint. Inadvertently, you also expose the Muslim community to be flogged as what Wiliangobinju has done below. They derive pleasure in doing so, aince they have their own reasons to hate Muslims. I, being a Muslim, totally reject your use of religious ‘Muslim’ identity, since I don’t agree or meet you on equal terms on some of your ‘Muslim’ viewpoints.

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          If you have the freedom to use the psuedo name ‘Mudiyanselage’, why not I too enjoy the freedom of using the name’Lanka Muslim, UK’ as I wish. What is that I am hiding from? And your senseless rants. You too may join Wiliangobinju for proper treatment.

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        Well said,,, as long as the myth of racial is digging your own grave for whole of the nations future,, don’t know how many so called Sinhalese will relise the fact,, no hippocrasy on my comment,,,,

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      Wez all ‘da same Stereotypes: Fist ‘da puppet, fist ‘da boi. I likes it.

      I don’t condone the craziness of some of the Muslim extremists. I think all religious fundamentalists are sick and problematical–including Christian and Buddhist “fundamentalists”.

      But you can’t blame the Muslims who have been oppressed by the racist Jews from killing any Muslim found working for the racist Jews.

      Was it not M. Kahane who said all of the Muslims were sub humans who should be exterminated?

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    A guy who always spoke with a ‘forked tongue’, ideally suited for the Executive’s whims and illegal needs. Now, after appointed as an unworthy PC, will even sell his own family and kin for survival and massing of illegal wealth.

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    FAIZ, FAIZER, FAIZEST

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      There is a third generation of Musthaphas. ‘Faizest’ would be a great name !!

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        LOL, Banda, thanks buddy for your comments.

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    He was a classmate of Arumugam Thondaman, betrayed his buddy, and then the rather naive RW, because he didn’t like prominence being given to other Muslims in the Kandy District.

    I have personal experience of his polemics on the ethic issue, asking senior Muslim leaders on the one hand not to upset the apple cart and on the other how he ingratiates himself with power brokers in the UPFA saying he can deliver the Muslim vote

    I have no knowledge of his professional skills, but if one were to go by his past, there’s nothing much to write home about, unlike his illustrious father

    The bottom line is that he is only for himself
    M Y Foote

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      It is said that there are murmurs within his family and close relatives that he is a confused person and does not know what he does.

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      Wrong! He was no classmate. He was an up and coming top lawyer, and being the son of a brilliant lawyer, was well respected in legal circles including Judges who knew who he was. When Armugam Thondaman was usurped as leader of his party, he came to Faizser to represent him in Courts, and was legally reinstated.In return, Faiszer got his first taste of ‘real’ money. I mean real serious money not even to be accounted for, just spending money. Estate workers toil, but the top notch rulers sit on tons of money without it filtering down to grass root level. (A whole different story). Faiszer got hooked on it. Knew how to play politics, but his jealous and main adversary was Rauf Hakeem, who he felt didn’t deserve all that he had attained, since in his younger days (not so well off) atayed (boarded) at his home, and practiced under the tutelage of Faiz Musthapha. Faiszer knew the inner workings of political characters who made lot of ill-gotten wealth, since he represented them, and soon took to opportunistic politics like duck to water. He is no Rep of Muslim community, born and bred with the silver spoon in his mouth, he lived by the image of his father, who had his own opinions on matters, but was very principalled, liked being a practicing lawyer (making more money than being appointed a paid Diplomat or a Judge). If father takes 500,000/= to handle a case, son will handle same case for 100,000/- with the added benefit of father’s input at personal level, to win the case.

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    Oh…!
    I don’t know what to say.

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    WHY NOT SHOW YOUR OWN SUPPORT BY RESIGNING FROM THIS DICTATORSHIP REGIME???

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    Latif,

    Say some thing. Al least summarize what other intellectuals say about this guy.

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    The man is a mediocrite surviving under the shadow of his father.
    His being made a PC takes the profession to new lows. Has he ever
    made a speech in public over 15 minutes on any subject of citizen’s
    interest in any of the 3 languages. Isn’t there a procedure in the
    legal fraternity to evaluate candidates given this high office as
    President’s Counsel. I know a popular, successful Counsel specialising in mattrers Commercial for over 25 years who will make a fine PC but he simply dismissed my question why he is not one with the remarks
    “you know what it has come to”.

    The UNP, under JRJ, must be blamed for devaluing the system that once produced legal luminaries as KCs/QCs. Lalith Athulathmudali, as I recall, was the 1st political appointment. But he was an able teacher of Law in foreign Universities and knew his law. Gamini D, who followed, was less so and then there was SLMC’s Ashraff. The downslide continues. Get ready to receive Mervin and Malaka Silva – President’s Counsel or Police Constables?? The country has gone to the rats (Ballnagen Poosata, Poosangen miyyata as they say in pithy Sinhala)
    It has come to the stage litigants have to be saved from dubious lawyers – pushed to undue heights via political patronage. No wonder our system of law and its main actors are the laugh of the region.

    Senguttuvan

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      The appointment of PCs too has become a joke it being conferred to political allies and henchmen. There are a number of Muslim lawyers who are very senior and have contributed much to the Profession. They have also done a lot to the welfare of the Muslim community. As such people maintain their dignity and independence they are ignored.

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      A laudable comment. This is exactly the case today.

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      Senguttuvan, I totally agree with you that the standards have declined in appointing PCs. JRJ should have never appointed Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake as PCs, no matter though both excelled as Politicians and the present appointees are no where near the standard of these two. The criteria in sellecting one to be appointed as a PC should not be Political, Relative or Friend, but Brilliance in the field and conducting one self above others as Honest and Decent Citizen, worthy of being recognised. Sadly today any Tom, Dick or Harry having the right connections are appointed as PCs and the appointing body of President itself has declined to such depths as Frauds holding such Office. So is it any wonder that the riff raff are ruling this once respectable society, although they believe they are the VIPs in this Corrupt System? What a Laughing stock?

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    I think we are all hitting the tail where the head looms somewhere else.
    Just count and see how many highly educated, respectable, honoured and influential Govt VIP’s were forced to tell lies, to deceive local and International communities, give bogus figures , hiding the truth and giving false stories etc. etc. to the local and international community.
    When a previous VIP tells that ONLY GOD KNOWS what happend to a well known journalist when asked his whereabouts by the judge…another say with Rs:2,500 one can live for a month, where this is his pocket money expense for one day, and another minister bosted for FIVE YEARS DAILY saying that when Norochcholai power plant was built we could export electricity to India and now broke down 12 times in first year…. 13 plus, plus becomming 13th nowhere…
    Some of the Govt. VVIP’s either had to leave their jobs,after getting caught for serving the big boss telling lies, cought for fraud or embarassed international community and now jumping from one post to the other. Other honest ones left voluntarily.
    I don’t even believe the 117 who signed the CJ impeachment ever read it…and now feel embarass to face public knowing it was forced on them.
    Where do we stand…where is the truth, democracy, justice, honesty etc.
    The dog that was brought to guard the house, now become infested with rabies and now starting to bite it’s own house holds.
    It’s time to euthanize the dog to save the house hold…. and it should be now or never.

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    Both, father and son are arch crooks and ardent members of the Hulstdorph fraternity of legal vultures. Their carrion are the helpless victims of judicial entanglements whose flesh they peck on shamelessly in pursuit of whatever shekels they can fleece out from them. They profess to represent the interests of the muslims but in fact are only opportunists who use the community for their own selfish gains. Not once have they raised their voice in support of the muslims over recent mosque debacles or any other matters involving the muslims. And most of the muslims are aware of the tricks of this unsavoury father and son team. The son is a bigger crook than the father. He first cut his political teeth through Thondamans party because no other self-respecting party would take him in.However, it did not take him long to cut Thondamans throat itself.They both illustrate the proverbial Thambiyage Thoppiya with classic perfection. The duo have a perfect nose and are attracted to ill-gotten money like bees to nectar.Now they have latched onto the Paksa brothers and seem to be climbing their rope ladder very well. Time will only tell if they can carry out their act any longer and this latest bit of news about their support for the distraught CJ is ample proof of where their alliances lie.The Paksa brothers better open their eyes to the machinations of this team of snake-oil charmers before it is too late.

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    Muslim has no one site of cap ,they bend according to the personnel game like all others in the world.look the Muslim congress men ,how they do politics in the country.just do not waste time he managed to get presidential council and now look future not the future of the country.this nature of people are the root of all the problems today and over 50 years.

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      The 8% only Muslims never are not the majority who decide who should form the Govt. in Sri Lanka and decide on its fate. It the majority 70% Sinhalese who are doing this and remember the confusion the Sinhala politicians created by jumping from one party to another. SWRD left the UNP and formed the SLFP and formed the 1956 Govt. with Philip who betrayed his Socialist/Marxists Policies; Dudley gave-up Politics after being responsible for the killing of workers in the 1952 hartal; in 1962 C.P. De Silva took brime from the UNP and betrayed Srimavo; Dudley came back in 1960 and JR try to sabotage his (Dudley’s) leadership; in 1964 the LSSP betrayed the workers and joined the Capitalist Govt. of Srmavo; Karu J left the UNP then joined MR and left him and is back in the UNP; the JVP was in MR Govt. and now outside against MR. So judge for yourself as to who have been causing the problems in Sri Lanka.

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    Very rarely you get a good and honest lawyer.

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      Why. What about Faizer Mustappah? A very honest and clean lawyer.He washes his hands every time ill-gotten money passes through it.

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    Father, Son & the Holy Ghost -VAASI PATTHATA HOYYA!!!

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    Dear Mr. Faiz Musthapha,

    I do not know you are a good muslim but I tell you that one day, you need to show your backborn to your community. Some day your will die and keep your record name in the front line as a honest layer with a strong backborn. When your work to the socity is honest, Allah will live with you very closely.

    good luck
    Zulfi

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    Dear Mr. Faiz Musthapha,

    I do not know you are a good muslim but I tell you that one day, you need to show your backborn to your community. Some day your will die and keep your record name in the front line as a honest layer with a strong backborn. When your work to the socity honestly, Allah will live with you very closely.

    good luck
    Zulfi

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    All crooks enjoying their fruits, hoping never to lose, Father supports CJ Son against, what a joke with these rogue politicians , some politicians in UPFA wives in UNP.

    High time we get rid of these capitalist rogue parties.

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      Jim Hardy, the same goes with the Moulana Brothers. Alavi the Street Lawyer with MR, one of his brothers with the UNP and the other with the Left parties.

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    I did not mean to be a racist nor am I a racist though I believe that my comment may have been understood with such connotations by some viewers. I was only referring to a popular adage that had long being in parlance among the commoners in this country.Need anyone tell me that people are people? What makes people different is their culture and it is by culture that people attain their popular identity.

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    Never trust …

    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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    Faiz is easily the most talented lawyer in Sri Lanka. His wit is unmatched.

    The son is a crook. As he passed out as a lawyer he wanted to join the Attorney General’s Department like his father. However before the second interview (he passed the first interview) there was an allegation of insider dealing which was reported in the media. (The Island, had a headline on it. Then the son withdrew his application to join the AG’s department. Then he continued in the private bar but was no patch on his father.

    As result he took to politics and did make money selling his single permit vehicle to many people. Once a crook always a crook.

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    It is good and healthy to engage in social discourses and criticims of our so called public representatives, provided it is done without bias whether racial or otherwise. our views should be balanced and not marred with venom . Otherwise, our views will lose credibility and lacks validity. We must look at the whole political leadership with same set of evaluation criteria and we will then see that whether one is a Buddhist / Hindu, Muslim or Christian , there is coppruption (moral or material) to the core. The system has been designed in such a way that the fruits of progress can be manipulated which goes directly to the pockets of some people. Today, we talk of degree ( we for examole say, Ok let him take his cut, but at least he should do his bit to the country) . We get leaders whom we deserve. Unless we move to change the culture , we can forever keep on critisizing our ‘so called’ leaders whom we have elected . GIGO rule applies( GARBAGE IN -GARBAGE OUT)

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    Re. Imran Zavahir’s comments. My information is Arumugam T is no spring chicken. When he imposed Faizer on the CWC, against unanimous
    opposition of the ExCo, he was playing politics too. He calculated, with the limited CWC’s entrenched votes and the Kandy Muslim votes, Faizer (his grandfather was a respected Proctor and his father is held in pride by the community for his legal excellence) will bring in the Muslim votes to enable CWC to get an MP from Kandy town. This was at the expense of that old CWC faithful the popular Mathiyugarajah (?) who kept the CWC flag flowing in the Kandy District for decades. Veteran CWCers were sure Faizer will cut Thondaman’s neck at the first opportunity. FM did not fail to oblige – except he did faster than what most presumed. To win Kandy he had to spend very large sums of money – in addition to the huge black funds in the family. And hence his entry into open venality. He is now trying to lay a claim to All-Island Muslim community leadership competing old Fowzie, Mowlana, Hakeem and a dozen others who have been at the forefront at least 30 years before him. By the way, it is learnt he cannot speak Tamil, the mother tongue of Lankan Muslims, coherently or intelligently.
    Political ambition, they say, has no bounds with some – until tragedy takes over.

    Senguttuvan

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    S.Chola:Quote”it is learnt he cannot speak Tamil, the mother tongue of Lankan Muslims, coherently or intelligently.”Unquote

    Asian culture operates on another plane of reality:
    Muslims are nothing but a collection of raped out breeds. They are not a real tribe or real Native Ceylonese. The Brahmins never taught the conquering Brits Sanskrit so they still rule.

    Why are disgust and morality always equated with fear? What YOU should be “afraid” of is the following: a fecal smear and its bacteria count.

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    We have to erradicate the racial myth for god sake,, don’t know how many so called Sinhalese would relise this,,, this is a disaster for the future of wholenation

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    Mudiyanselage – Arumugam T was not ousted from the leadership. He remained the leader from the time his grandfather – the CWC supremo – died. If he needed legal counselling he had access to Faiz (Snr) direct and through his friend SB. He is no fool to consult a greenhorm with no practise and who hardly knew his law. I learn the main problem Arumugam T had was in respect of the CWC office in Nuwara Eliya which Sadasivam contested. This matter has been since settled.

    Faizer would not have gone looking for a job in the financial market if he was as sound a lawyer as you suggest. He got his job at Lanka Securities because of his father’s connections. As events proved later,
    he failed the father there when he was allegedly fired for “insider trading” – a serious offence in the financial market. If I may, the Lankan millionaire Rajaratnam is in jail in NYC for the same offence.

    It will be interesting to get Faizer to speak, without reading from a script, for 15 minutes on any subject of interest in a public fora.
    Then we will know how much of a lawyer he is to be made a President’s
    Counsel.

    Senguttuvan

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      Sengu:Quote”If I may, the Lankan millionaire Rajaratnam is in jail in NYC for the same offence.””Unquote
      Your doc friend is a confirmed bounty hunter like his dad sic docs are meant to be beyond all borders well a half baked.I given his conversation on dr singham comment on vp. Sico- (http://tinyurl.com/c5dduc8
      He says: I have information regarding LTTE activities in the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
      The judge who convicted Raj into a prison hospital is back in private practice and is lamenting the mistake he made since over a dozen retired judges have queried his thinking. http://tinyurl.com/9tdbzs9
      See Indian business paper. http://tinyurl.com/d6auykd Wiretap is only used for terrorist Who done It and how much did they want from a Colombo boy who became the 1st Fortune name in the history of Ceylon. http://tinyurl.com/brtrtq8

      [Edited out]

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      Thanks for the update and you may be right. But I do remember there was an issue which went to courts regarding A.Thonda’s party leadership, which was handled by Faizer, and after he won, was even made party Vice President, which suit did not fit him at all, and everyone was even questioning Faizer’s judgement.

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    We were fed up to our noses all these days about the antics of the father and son combination of Kudu Mervyn and his erstwhile son Malaka. Now heres another veritable father-son nexus, in a different field but with the same deleterious effect on society. A different breed but vermin all the same.

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      Oh Please, everybody! My son wants a Lambroghini. Let me buy him one.

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        And Im not asking for your permission. Im asking for your money! Come on. give it to me….errr…us!

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