10 July, 2020

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Gota’s ‘Sinhala-Only’ Lawyers Mount Offensive To Keep Attorney Hejaaz Hizbullah In Illegal Detention

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s counter offensive against calls from lawyers for the BASL to intervene in the illegal arrest and detention of attorney at law Hejaaz Hizbullah has resulted in a 14 page letter signed by 216 lawyers loyal to the Government.

All of the signatories are Sinhalese lawyers led by President’s Counsel Manohara Silva, whose recent interventions in court on all matters relating to the constitution and fundamental rights have been rejected outright by the country’s highest courts.

President’s Counsel Manohara Silva

The letter from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s lawyers urge the BASL not to intervene in Hizbullah’s arrest saying that the arrest was a result of matters completely outside his scope of work as an attorney. The letter also alleges that Hizbullah was connected to the 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday bombings even though not a shred of evidence in this regard has been put forward by police to any court.

Furthermore, in violation of all due process, the arrested attorney is yet to be produced before a magistrate and there is no judicial oversight of his ongoing detention at the CID. His access to legal counsel has also been restricted with CID officers insisting that they be present during the consultations with his counsel and also insisting that the lawyers speak with HIzbullah only in Sinhalese.

Hizbullah’s father has filed a Habeas Corpus in the Court of Appeal urging the court to intervene as to the reasons for his son’s arrest and demand the CID to produce him before a judge.

To read letter click here

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  • 86
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    How these Singhala only layers call them as a legal professional when Ethnic hatred is imbedded in them Such lawyers when appointed as Judges their judgments will ethnically biased and they bring disgrace to Sri Lankan Judiciary which is already not respected internationally

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      These Sinhala ONLY would not remain with him longer. Wait and see. Gota has shown to the public that he is not consistent as people were made to believe.

      1)Today, he has treated the NAVY personnel no second our BPs treated the muslims 10 days ago. – even my relatives down there, had the termerity to call – that MUSLIMS are the ones that let spread COVID 19 virus in the country
      -However, since the ballige puthas found over hundreds became positive among the NAVY personnel, revealed them that no muslims bu tanyone could be part of the superspreader moves – if the regulations would not work as WHO has repeated.

      2) Now we hear alone to drive away any NAVY personnel in PSD Gotler has ordered to repeat the tests as much as they can – while not even 20 000 of tests are performed in total for the last 6 weeks in this country – can you imagine how EGOISTIC Rajapakshes have been ?

      3)If NEPAL as a nation with 900 US as their per capita, could go above 60 000 tests saving and safeguarding the security in that poor country, why ballige puthas led SRILANKA do at least half it – srilanka s per capita is 4 times more than that of Nepal.

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        Where have Sach, Lester, Eagle Eye and others who post racist comments gone. Have they got frightened about their identity being revealed by the new log in system, thereby being arrested for hatred in their countries of residence.

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          Dr GS,

          probably, Eagle Eye may have been caught by CORONA Virus, while others may be blocked by new guidelines introduced to CT lately.
          :
          I miss only my brother Amarasiri, whose comments were the multifaceted and intelligent. I dont miss Eagle Eye at all.

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          Dr

          No they wont be arrested for hatred. They will be given a knighthood by Gotha the undisputed Racist King. They have been caught by CTs Captch which has got them Gotcha unable to work the Oracle. It is only a temporary repreive and they will be back taking “Visvarupam” when they can copy the image. But Helios has sprung like a Mushroom

    • 29
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      How can Wiyathmaga BPs come forward to hold public speeches any more while all is taken sofar is agains tthem ?

      1) Only GMOA is called for PANEL discussion in main stream media TV shows while UNI dons and experts in COMMUNITY diesease related fields are kept away

      +++
      We understand WIYATHMAGA should focus on any little failure to hinder if they are really INTERLLECTUALS- they may call WIYATHMAGA specialist but the General knowledge would not have been exceeded that of Wimal Buruwanse ( a most known school drop out but with a PADIKAM style mouth piece no second to that of APAWITHARA BITCH Wannihamy

      2) PCR testing as recommended on a repeated manner by WHO should be the only way out in filtering the infected from the healthy ones – but SRILANKEN govt run by most known high criminals – Rajapakshe brothers, never paved the way those authorities to perform lot more PCR test securing the safety of the people, but made every effort to bury the numbers, if found, then the world would be aware, that they can no means go for GENERAL elections, considering the size of the danger before the people.

      Please get your facts

      https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    • 49
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      Kuviyam,
      You are talking about a country where all communities are equal in a country. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka majority of majority are racists and this racist government was elected by them. Srilankan courts or any other institutions never ever had a independent judiciary and they are not bothered about equality. When this government massacred over 50000 Tamil civilians massacred or even 60000 Sinhala civilians massacred, the international community couldn’t do anything. It is a Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist country. They can arrest or kill anyone.

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      bility to hold elections from the source:https://www.idea.int/sites/default/files/publications/dissolution-of-parliament-primer.pdf A
      -***
      The process of holding elections can require a considerable investment of money,time and other resources. In some contexts, there may also be security concerns,and inter-communal tensions can be particularly high during elections. Soalthough regular elections are essential to democracy, holding elections toofrequently can place a great burden on society, especially in poorer contexts or
      36 International IDEADissolution of Parliamentplaces where the state capacity is less well developed.
      This being the case,consideration should be given to means by which unnecessary, frivolous oropportunistic dissolutions are, so far as possible, avoided. A good antidote toexcessive dissolutions is to make those who order or advise dissolution responsibleto the people for their decision (that is to say, that dissolution might result intheir own removal from office).

      When the decision to dissolve parliament rests inthe hands of an elected president, they can be relatively immune from theconsequences of dissolution, since their own tenure of office remains unaffectedby the outcome of the following parliamentary election. When the decision todissolve parliament rests in the hands of a prime minister, or with the members ofparliament themselves, the thought that their own party might be punished bythe electorate, and that their own seat might be at risk, could act as an effectiverestraint against abuse of the dissolution powe

    • 9
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      Let s listen to former Minister of Finance .. what he has to say abou tthe current ECONOMIC lockdown –
      -####
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpwuCYqbIy4

      I think Mangala’s arguments go close to anyone that have some knowledge.

    • 3
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      True.

  • 19
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    ” President’s Counsel Manohara Silva, whose recent interventions in court on all matters relating to the constitution and fundamental rights have been rejected outright by the country’s highest courts. ” He is just a Escobar type Chandikaraya, not a lawyer.
    ” His access to legal counsel has also been restricted with CID officers insisting that they be present during the consultations with his counsel and also insisting that the lawyers speak with HIzbullah only in Sinhalese.
    Arrohara, Arrohara! Appan Murukanukku Arrohara! Kathirgama Kanthanukku Arrokara!
    Hizbullah going to get raw deal of Sinhala Only Jury Verdict. (We escaped in time can take these lightly, but I know his family at this Fasting time, might have increased five times prayer as six times. They would not like to sit together to break the Naunpoo an look at each other.

  • 33
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    What for the talking and what can expect from these bunches of legal illiterate hor boru Sinhala disgusting horu boru synthetic lawyer of Namali Rajapuka’s status quo or standing as a clown of the world’s greatest comic lawyer.
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    He’s miles ahead of Joe Abeywictema, Freddy Silva and others with his dry jokes of stupid doings howlers and droppings.
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    These joker sakkilli all Sinhalese idiots know for themselves that the kallathoni president and his fellow ignorant horuma boru lawyer crooks among other blindly loyal asses have motivated the government incompetent legal team to do the wrong arrest and are defying all the norms that a person was taken into illegal custody as it’s one as no accusations or charges have been framed against this till now innocent human being who happens to be me by birth a member of a much-harrassed community.
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    All these are due to the kallathoni president is not having things going the way that he and the rest of his incompetent gang would love to have them proceeding.?
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    They hoodwinked the world, the muttal buggers living in this sad sorry shitty land that the pleasure-giving disease coronavirus19 have been eradicated and the only multi-tasked nation right around the world had the ingenuity and the brains with the will power to be able to do so.?
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    Not even a day went by after this dreaming worldwide proclamation there was an explosion of reported beneficiaries of this much-loved pleasure-giving cursed disease
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    These sick F……………s will use these to them positive explosions to hide the exposure of many illegal arrests and unlawful detention.
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    As the song clearly states the sad sorry shittiest rajapuka owned RAJAPUKISTAN is the place to be.
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    What a dreadful thought & desire. R. J.
    .

  • 19
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    Getting arrested and being on remand is painful and that is accentuated if one feels that he has done no wrong. But a good lot of others may think that the targeted individual is a villain. Let this not be an ethnically divisive exercise. It is not helpful to slur Attorneys-at-law who make representations for those in custody as part and parcel of the 4/21 massacre nor slur others as “Gota’s boys” or something like that and in both of these brandings sadly, the ethnicity is dragged on. In view of the fact that the jurisdiction of the competent court is now invoked let the court handle this and we as ordinary citizens wish that the courts take this matter as a matter of priority.

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    CT, this makes the petitioning business interesting, doesn’t it?
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    The original ‘lawyers’ petition’ was signed by 157′ (95% Muslim) lawyers, from memory.
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    Now there is a petition by 216 lawyers whom you describe as ‘Sinhala only’.
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    As a world citizen who takes no account of ethnic compositions, may I point out the following.
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    216 trumps 157. Lets stop the nonsense.

    • 33
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      Helios

      For your information and I tkae it you are a Gotha lover. The 157 are the aggrieved and the 216 are the aggressors in a Lawless Country where Judiciary is shredded to bits by Gotha so wake up. Dont fan the Flames of Hatred. Gotha only believes by Words and Deed in Extra JUdicial Killing

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        For your information, the aggrieved and aggressors are based on subjective evaluations. Your assessment of the situations is simply dispicable.
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        The relatives of victims of terrorism of the last Easter would consider themselves the undisputed aggrieved, and the people associated with the atrocity the aggressors.
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        Therefore, campaigning for the release of a (suspected) aggressor would be a caddish act beneath contempt, in their eyes.
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        If the man is innocent, you don’t have to jump up and down so much, he would be released due to lack of evidence.
        =
        Your attempts to seek release of the man ‘contra legam’ stinks.

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          Helios:

          It is obvious you are a Bloody Racist from your analysis and justification so I am not prepared to take lessons from you in HUMANITY.
          1)For your information, the aggrieved and aggressors are based on subjective
          evaluations. Your assessment of the situations is simply despicable.
          *** You are even more despicable. He has been charged but not tried. Where as Weeratunga ( Gothas Cousin) the biggest THIEF Has been freed on arrival in Sri Lanka and not even charged and will never be charged.
          2) The relatives of victims of terrorism of the last Easter would consider themselves the undisputed aggrieved, and the people associated with the atrocity the aggressors.
          *** You Moron. What about the relatives of the victims whose Killer convicted by the Highest Court in the Land was Pardoned by the CRIMINAL Gotha. Tell me man where is the for DUE PROCESS and Justice in Sinkala Lanka.
          3)Therefore, campaigning for the release of a (suspected) aggressor would be a caddish act beneath contempt, in their eyes.
          *** You have got your knickers in a twist if wearing one.
          4) If the man is innocent, you don’t have to jump up and down so much, he would be released due to lack of evidence.
          *** Can you tell me why he is not on bail .
          5) You stink of Muslim Hate

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            Ha… Ha..
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            Not surprising that defenders of murderers who bomb innocent people at their places of worship are cowards who can’t face the truth. The show their cowardly anger when they are showed reason.
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            These selfish murderer cowards are only interested in the rights of murderers and their helpers when the law reaches them.
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            Howl a bit more like a pig under attack. Your friend will NOT get bail.
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            Any Sri Lankan who is not mad at these murder bastards is mad.

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              Helios

              You have finally cracked under the weight unable to withstand the ONSLAUGHT and I take it you are looking for words to attack.but cant find any. You are having a Nightmare and the only word comes to mind is Murderer but dont know which one . Take your pick Gotha, MR , Shavnendra the Mirusivil Murderer who was Pardoned by the CRIMINAL and many more. Have sweet dreams. Hell is next door.

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          Friend Helios

          Kali’s argument is valid. Manohara, it makes me to feel, using the cheap racial fire to revenge a minority lawyers who is being recognized be the society as young as & smarter than Manohara. Based media reports coming, probably the Modaya Manohara is too open & shameless to show his professional jealous in this way – through racism. Muslims feel this is an anti-Muslim government. Until 2010 all Sinhala Governments have been anti-Tamils. At that point they turned out to be anti-Muslims too. They have been brought to power in that way. There is pending international action on them. It is true Hakeem like prostitutes sleep for money with the rowdy 8th graders. He too, is a cheap lawyer without self-respect. But Muslim community has its right to form its opinion on the government. We Tamils have nothing against Sinhala Buddhist Lawyers forgetting the oath they took at Court and forming anti-minority hit gangs like this. We have seen enough of this from 1948 and we want to have separated from Lankawe on Malaysia -Singapore terms.
          But for your information, it was not Muslims attacked the Tamils Churches and tourist hotels. It is UNP, SLFP, Slap Party political leaders responsible for that. There was evidence of payments published in Colombo media for this. It was internationally proved and India a witness.

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          Helios

          *** For your information again. Sri Lankan Judicial system is the most primitive in the World .Racist and Biased controlled by One Man known as the CRIMINAL Gotha. Even Africans have a better System.
          It was Gotha who invented Extrajudicial Killings of those who were taken in White Vans never to be seen.
          The worry for the fellow muslim Lawyers is that this arrested and incacerated Muslim Lawyer will never be seen again and is on DEATH ROW just like Gotha is.

          In my book he should have been released on Bail where as many of Gothas associates should be in Detention such as Weeratunga , Wimal The Wansa and so on.

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        Kali ,

        Who makes the law ? It is the same law makers that carefully
        allow loop holes for their use ! And then who brakes the law ?
        Sirisena dismissed the Yahapalanaya unlawfully and
        unconstitutionally , court decided ! Where is he now ? And
        where is public outrage ? How many instances of failed
        justice like this in our country throughout its recent history ?
        The present rulers have been elected on purpose to teach a
        lesson not only to the minority but also to those who are
        working for unity.

  • 26
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    Gota’s Sinhala-Only lawyers mount offensive to keep Attorney Hejaaz in illegal detention:
    *** The Word Sinhala only ( Introduced by SWRD in 1958) is synonymous with the start of the Race War. Under Gotha the CRIMINAL it is now rearing its ugly head and fanning the flames of Hatred.
    All of the signatories are Sinhalese lawyers led by President’s Counsel Manohara Silva, whose recent interventions in court on all matters relating to the constitution and fundamental rights have been rejected outright by the country’s highest courts.
    *** That is no comfort to the aggrieved because Supreme Court was made to look an ass hole when Gotha made a mockery of Supreme Court. You cannot equate of support of the Muslim Lawyers with the support given by the 216 Gotha Lovers and as Lawyers they must know if they have any confidence in Sri Lankas Judicial Process they must allow DUE PROCESS to take its course .
    The letter from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s lawyers urge the BASL not to intervene in Hizbullah’s arrest saying that the arrest was a result of matters completely outside his scope of work as an attorney.
    *** Even the support given by BASL is muted.

  • 13
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    What does it make, them racist lawyers? Professionals who must put aside prejudices and represent people of all color, caste, religion, and political parties, behaving in such an ugly racist manner, are going against the oaths they take, and are a disgrace to their profession. So did they go to law school and spend years studying for this?

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    ALL set for a war as to who score more points in pleasing GOTHAYA.Singala lawyer against muslim lawyers and also against tamil lawyers.now navy is sidelined from GOTHAYAS security there will be A fight between army-navy-and air force to gain more points to please GOTHAYA.in addition there will be a fight between BOORUWANSE-GONPULLE-NEW GAMAGE-RATHARAN-JOHNSTON AND GAMPAHA RANATHUNGA AS TO WHO GETS MORE CLOSER TO GOTHAPAYA.IN ALL THERE WILL BE 20 over match between all SLPP GOLAYAAS ONCE THE PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS STARTS-JAYAWEEA.

  • 7
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    There is a new comedy in the media. It is the new dress code. Employees have been instructed to wear modern dress and avoid bulky Sari, Osari, ties & jewelries as they can carry lot of infection(I don’t know if that is right or wrong). I would be with that as long as it is only a recommendation, not a requirement (because poor families need not to spend a fortune in dress to survive in the office dressing competition cultures). In the news piece I read there is no mention about Muslims’ dresses but only Tamil & Sinhala dresses. Suppose if the Muslim dresses still allowed and they stick on to that, this will certainly bring up a new wave of flares within the majority community. They may not fight for they want to wear Sari or Osari, but they will complain Muslims are wearing non-national clothing. So this new code, though looks like no harm to Muslims, it is going to promote racism inside the minds of majority community.

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    If the BASL is unable to support their own kind against injustice & uphold the law, what can the average citizens expect from the judiciary in SL? I am sure we will be soon seeing kangaroo courts & ‘gulags’ to incarcerate all those critics of the regime. We have told the world that human rights do not exist in times of war, which includes acts of terrorism. So why bother with minor technicalities, such as, evidence? After all, even a convicted murderer can be released from prison because it turns out that he was doing his job as a soldier, even though the victims were civilians & children.

    Hitler blamed the Jews for trying to take over Germany, Trump accused South American emigrants for smuggling drugs into the country, as well as, being rapists & thugs. Obviously, there are no ‘nice’ law abiding people among these minorities. Therefore, it’s fair to say in SL, that every Muslim is a potential terrorist (same goes for the Tamils but thanks to the Rajapakses, they have now been vanquished), therefore, it should be obvious that a Muslim lawyer appearing for Islamic terrorists is a sympathiser as well. In this context, should we charge the lawyer appearing for a murderer for conspiracy or aiding & abetting to murder as well?

    • 14
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      Apparently he did not represent any terrorist. According to reports he represented the father of the two terrorist who blew themselves up, 10 years ago, on some unrelated matter. We still have not been told exactly what his alleged crimes are. Whatever the reason is, this man should be given legal representation, and due process, like any other citizen, which he has not. The Rajapaksa’s love to impress their base by arresting Muslim professionals and ruining their lives. The racists in this country, including Derana, seems to love that. The Rajapaksa’s also pardon brutal murderers who massacred children, and set them free.

  • 14
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    Presidents number 1 advocate isAli Sabri is a Muslim.Former Eastern Governor gave his full support to Gota.He stood election in order to reduce Muslims vote to Sajith. Where are they? It is the Muslims who indirectly in a war with Tamils in support of Gotabaya before 2015. Most of them were prepared to identify them as Sinhalese. This is their history. Easter bombing blast might be a planned by some Muslims who are very close with Gotabaya. Similar bomb blasts were happened during the period when Gota was defence secretary. Now whole muslim community is branded as ISIS by Gota. I don’t know whether they were trapped by Mahinda family or doing it for financial gain. Will the Muslim people understand their current state. So far none of the Muslim countries raised this with Gota or Mahinda. Why? What is the future of Muslims in this country? What is the lessons they learnt in thier experience under Buddhist Sinhala fundamentalism?

  • 9
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    It looks like electioneering has stadtred in earnest with false promises and Pretences using the Race card as a weapon by arresting the Muslim :Lawyer and who better to advocate it than the Born Racists Gotha and MR.

    As for false promises what a lie.

    Lankans who lost their overseas jobs: Legal Aid Comm offers free service

    *** Sri Lanka is Bankrupt and laying off W orkers without any pay but have promissed to pay for ” Kanchi” for the expats. CORVID 19 has finally caught Gotha just like CTs Login System has fianally caught many a Racists with its Captcha and Gotcha

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      I too am wondering what happened to the long list of guys who where creating Macy’s fire works all over CT?
      Is that possible Aanduwa was pay only one IT company and they were inundating CT?

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    The island is facing crisis after crisis from 1948. The economy is moving in a download trend. Much time is wared in building a family dynasty. The democracy of the country is at Jeopardy. The innocent rural masses are taken for a good ride by the Ruhnu dynasty by giving them a drink called communal hatred. The country is gradually moving towards autocracy. The military is slowly taking control of the island. Those who were found guilty of HR violations are holding top positions, including the President. It appears as if many Ruyral masses prefer a Mafia gang to run the country. The image of the country is gradually disappearing internationally. The Sri Lankan President, like the US president, takes decisions without adhering to the advice of medical professionals and looking at reality. The safety of the masses Even the EC is intimidated. The President must have learned the style of Management from Donald Trump in his 12 years of life in the US. He aims to have elections ASAP and get two-third Majority and get more power for his dynasty. The entire country should object to his aim, and only SC can save the country from disaster by postponing elections until the nation returns to normalcy. There is a group lawyers like Al Sabrywho are acting like puppets who do not know the ethics of the legal profession. The legitimate business in Sri Lanka is facing a crisis like the media Reporter Lalith during Mahinda rule These are the symptoms of autocracy to come after COVID 19

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    One thing is sure that Manohara De Silva a lawyer by profession will be a member of Parliament or even he will become a cabinet minister. He has worked his way into racial politics to be in the lime light of Sri Lankan politics. Racial politics had been the order of the day and people’s minds were corrupted to the extend that crippled productivity in public service. But if you see the past records indicates lawyers are the main culprits who did the irreparable damage to the country. Due to this phenomena almost all the government departments are running at great loss inflict heavy casualties to the annual budget. They are always there to prove a point which is irrelevant but not to guide the country towards prosperity. If the government is in a situation to heed to this bunch of such opportunistic people to take the country into misery. Chinese are gradually tightening the noose until our country on to subtle submission to them.

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    Manohara De. Silva P.C. and the Lawyers who have urged the BASL to turn the other side on this issue, constitute the Far- Right of the Srilankan citizenry; Nothing can be further than this!

    The background banner of the Photograph to this essay reads as thus……
    Professionals for a better future……..
    This should be amended to read as Racist Professionals for a better future……..

    This is the crux of the Hizbullah saga.

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