22 October, 2020

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Full Texts: All Three Judgements Of The SC On Land Rights

Two days ago the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka issued a landmark verdict on land powers under the 13th Amendment.

Giving three separate judgments, de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, Justice S.Sripavan and Justice Eva Wanasundare determined that the powers regarding state land is vested with the Central Government and not with the Provincial Council.

To read the de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris’ judgement click here

To read Justice S.Sripavan’s judgement click here

To read Justice Eva Wanasundare’s judgement click here

 

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    India thinks Indo-Lanka pact is the best deal for Tamils.
    But,
    North-East is de-merged,
    Now No land power,
    Soon No police power as well.

    Looks like TNA’s election manifesto is the way to go.

    :-)

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      “Soon No police power as well”
      Already police powers are vested with the public administration commission by the 18th amendment.

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    No wonder……No judge will ever dare to deliver a judgment that will displease the regime.

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    “state land is vested with the Central Government and not with the Provincial Council.”

    Good.

    Now Tamilians can get back to their usual weeping and howling.

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    The 13th Amendment was a result of the India – Sri Lanka Accord. It is an agreement signed between two countries.Can one party to the agreement unilaterally rescind one of the clauses of an International
    Agreement? Former Chief Sarath Siva demerged the Northern and Eastern
    provinces. Can this done by one party to the Accord?.This is due to the failure of India, for reasons did not raise any objections.

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      All agreements can only function within the ambit of individual country laws. Sri Lanka is not a state nor a colony of India. therefore matters within the country and it’s territorial waters can only be decided by laws of Sri lanka.

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        Hela:

        Your are wrong. There are international covenants that SL has to observe. India did not lift a finger when the North and East were de-merged. That speaks volumes for India’s attitude towards the entire 13A. If not for the Tamilnadu factor, India would even assist SL to dismantle the 13A.

        It is precisely for reasons on how SL courts interpret laws in favour of the SL majority Sinhalese that has been the festering problem since independence. It is because the minorities felt frustrated with an over-leaning judiciary with overtly skewed judgements in favour of the regime and the majority Sinhalese that the discord with the minorities became internationalised.

        Weerawansa and Champika may use these kangarro courts to ruin the rights of Tamils but do you think that will be the end of it? This attitude and action will further internationalise the grievances and obviously will lead to foreign countries poking their noses into SL affairs. Even the Rajapakses couldn’t stop these external intervention, how are you going to do it?

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    Now who will win the award for the best script from the king?

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    In this case the supreme court has given the ruling that what is said in the constitution is not valid as the land powers were granted to the Provincial Councils under the 13th amendment. This decision has been accepted by the Government. How come the regime did not accept the earlier decision that the courts unanimously gave saying that the Parliamentary Select Committee did not have any authority re: removing the Chief Justice which the regime did not follow. Is the regime taking selective decisions of the courts. If that is so, any citizen also can selectively decide which judgement to follow and which ones not to follow.

    This decision on land powers is one which should be sent to the International Courts. No point in Sharma asking for opinion from independent judges on behalf of Commonwealth Countries. It appears Sharma does not have the capacity or capability to ready any reports submitted to him.

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      Sharma is a disgrace to the Commonwealth as an institution. Mark my word, Sharma will be the person referred to as the person responsible for the demise of the Commonwealth.

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    For this purpose – MR has appointed him sacking legally appointed CJ.

    CW summit attendees should raise the abusive impeachment against country^s CJ – Dr. SB.

    Gana has noticed this but all others states should also be clear that srilanken president handled the issue as if he has handled high crime investigation, or moreover the issue related to the democractic protests that was controlled by him killing few youths. All these he did not giving any proper reasons.

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    Who ever the Fcuking Journalist who wrote this thing.

    Retd. Supreme Justice Wigneswaran (did not say anything yet) and the Justice Siripawan on the bench,

    they both were DUMB ?

    What do you say ?

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      …and YOU are getting DUMB and DUMBER, JimNutty??

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    Now can proudly boast of an All Homemade Independent Judiciary !

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    These fellows desperately need Justice Wignesvaran to issue a statement …this is bait.
    If the issue was so easy and simple.. why were al the hullabaloo on the 13th Amendment…just a month ago..? Why a parliamentary select committee …?

    This shows how independent our Judiciary is…

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    Boys and girls,

    If you read the verdicts carefully, you would understand the logical approach taken by the judges. The same conclusions have been arrived at by the former CJ Shirani B too.

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    What a great job you are doing for your master , servant chief justice. Keep giving these judgments and you will go down in history as the greatest stooge and puppet and gutless scum that ever disgraced the courts. Unfortunately you do not understand what decency and integrity is all about. Keep sucking buddy till your mouth is full.

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