By Colombo Telegraph –
“Based on media statements and information available, Lawyers Collective understands that certain groups within the Government are planning an ugly protest against the judiciary in front of the Superior Courts complex on 3rd January 2013. The said protest is expected to take place during the hearing of the Impeachment challenges which is scheduled to be taken up on the 3rd. On a previous occasion, the Government-sponsored goons displayed an insulting protest, when the Chief Justice was leaving the Courts to attend the PSC. Despite the media exposure of how Government Ministers were directly involved in that, no steps were taken to prevent repetition of such insults” says the Lawyers Collective.
The Lawyers Collective also reiterates that, in terms of the Constitution, the interpretation of the Constitution and determination of issues affecting parties are matters exclusively vested in the Courts, and not in the executive or legislature. Therefore, all organs of the State and the political parties and their leadership are bound to respect the Constitution, which is based on Rule of Law. No one is above the law. Lawyers Collective is dismayed that certain statements are being made by parliamentarians and state media misleading the public that the Parliament is not bound by the Court orders. There is no doubt that if that was the case, the country would soon be in a state of chaos, for which all those individuals who are spreading false and misleading utterances are responsible.
Lawyers Collective therefore urges the politicians not to push the country towards anarchy and desist from all actions embarrassing and compromising constitutional values. The day the politicians and State organs decide not to follow court’s decisions, Sri Lanka will cease to be a constitutional democracy, and would then be a complete authoritarian state. Lawyers Collective urges all political leaders and all organs of the state to preserve the constitutional and democratic values and not to allow the country to fall into a total lawless state.
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Villager / January 2, 2013
Did not black coated sharks had their processions and coconut smashing to cruse the PSC? If it is good for black coated sharks and their NGO buddies and cohorts what’s wrong others do the same?
Kautilya / January 2, 2013
One wrong thing shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce or promoted by another worst thing.That is an insane thinking.
Ronny / January 2, 2013
Hello Leela, you have used this symbol and ended the comment “Leela” wherein you have requested permission to translate the “Two State Solution ……”. The comment therein is “As a favour to the Prime Minister of TGTE ……”. I don’t understand why some use different names and I consider them as cowards. Are you Leelawathie, Leelananda or Leelaratnam!
Villager / January 2, 2013
A number of cheeky imposters started to use my name on the sly. So I abandoned it and started to use a pseudonym. Perhaps it is more appropriate for I am indeed a villager.
dayananda / January 2, 2013
Exactly correct. If the lawyers claim they are truly professional they should demonstrate their character not by words nut by deeds. Whether they like it or not the way they behave on 04th Dec 2012 before the Supreme Court simply suggests that they are nothing more than just another unenlightened bunch with no substance.
deeply concerned / January 2, 2013
you cannot define a group of over 10,000 by the actions of less than 100. cuts across both lines. and one wrong doesn’t justify other wrongs. what you should be concerned about is ensuring that neither happens, not to say since one bad deed happened, we should allow for other bad deeds to happen!
K.A Sumanasekera / January 2, 2013
What a bunch of jokers this lot !!!
Did you follow the constitution in the first place?.
What about your militant union style march to the PSC accompanying your new idol?.
What about the first salvo you helped your new Idol to fire at the PSC through the mainstream media?.
Aren’t demonstations and public rallies part and parcel of the Politician’s tool kit?.
What is so unconstitutional about it?.
Dasanayaka Mudiyansalage Thushara Jayarathna ( Sri Lanka Law collage final Year Student) / January 2, 2013
Every action has a reaction. Those days Supreme Court did every dirty thing to make happy Bucher Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. Even present CJ can’t escape from that blame. We want to understand this situation in an intelligent way. The Supreme Court is not temple of truth anymore.
srilal / January 2, 2013
These are the hallmarks of junta’s tricks and intimidations tactics, if these type of low level tactics do not appear, then it will be news!
by the way JVP and TNA confirmed their participation tomorrow , what about our main opposition ? will they appear or what ?
Chandra Seneviratne / January 2, 2013
Then we could see tomorrow the next version of government-
sponsored orchestra of hooliganism of goons, boot-
lickers for a full-scale govt.media coverage for the amusement
of their power hungry master-crocks.
What democracy, rule of law or justice meant for these
hooligans ,uncultured slavish and mindless ruffians. Can one
could expect a balance mindedness from this tribe?
This is a prelude to an ultimate call for immunity for all
parliamentarians, their hoodlums ,criminals, rapists from
any adjudication by Courts of such crimes.
A polarization is now taking place between political hooligans
and balance minded people and intelligentsia who are alive to
the gross violations of all forms of decency , respect for human
rights.Let God save the country from the wrongs and wrongdoers
Oh Danny boy / January 2, 2013
WISH TO SEE THE SPEAKER AND HIS ASSHOLE LICKERS, ARE ARRESTED AND LOCKED UP FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT.
IF THE APPEAL COURT HAD ISSUED NOTICES TO EACH OF THE P S C MEMBERS TO PRESENT THEMSELVES OR A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE APPEAL COURT AND THEY DO NOT RESPOND THEN AN ARREST WARRANT WOULD BE ISSUED,ON EACH ONE OF THEM FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT.
THE ASSHOLE SB DISSANAYAKE FOUND HIMSELF LOCKED UP. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT WHEN IT HAPPENED.
THE IDIOT SPEAKER THINKS THAT HE KNOWS THE LAW.
NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, NOT EVEN THE ASSHOLES FROM THE MUD HUTS OF RUHUNU.
Leela / January 2, 2013
It is a good point. When SB was sentenced was he an MP ? If parliament was supreme why was he jailed ? He could have used this supremacy fact as his defence and avoided going to the courts at all.
Villager / January 3, 2013
What a stupid question?
Jayantha / January 2, 2013
The whole country is run by MARA, GOTA, BARA AND CHAMA RAJAPAKSE ENTERPRISES INC…….The rest of the Parliament is occupied by PIN PADI VANDIBATTAYAS.
UNP RW is the biggest opposition Pay earner with Rs:86 million annual salary (as per Tiran Alles parliament speech)….with other benefits that we don’t know.
There may be million other incentives given to MP’s what we citizens don’t know…..and we citizens want to know “WHO APPROVED THIS HUGE PAYROLL AND PERKS”…..and the current MP’s salaries and perks.
THEREFORE PARLIAMENT WHICH SAY (uttthareethara) SUPREME, IS THE BIGGEST THIEVE’S DEN IN THE COUNTRY. IT IS COMPRISED WITH SOME LOWEST EDUCATED DONKEYS IN THE WORLD…..COMPRISED WITH GRADE 8 DROP OUTS, THUGS,THIEVES, CROOKS, COMMISSION KAKKAS, EVER FAMOUS PARTY JUMPERS, PANDAM KARAYAS ETC.
Therefore NO WONDER RW WANTS HIS PARLIAMENT CLUB MEMBERSHIP TO BE SUPREME……..TO KEEP HIS HUGE PAYROLL (86 Million year) WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE WORK TO THE COUNTRY OR CITIZEN. WHAT CAN YOU CALL THIS OTHER THAN PIN PADI, SUMMA PEOPLE’S MONEY EARNING RESPECTABLE BEGGERS.
What qualification Anura Bandaranaike…..who was a Grade 10 dropout…..with no Law knowledge, jumping from one party to another and from one Parliament portfolio to another …..Know about LAW to interpret CONSTITUTION…….another parliament MUT…who is RANIL’S MENTOR.
WHAT WE CITIZEN NEED ONLY A TRANSPARENT, UNBIASED, OPEN AND JUST HEARING…..NOT A CROOKS KANGAROO COURT HEARING.
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR TNA, AND JVP FOR THEIR SUPPORT FOR US, CITIZEN’S JUSTICE BY APPEARING IN APPEAL’S COURT TOMORROW. AND WE WILL SUPPORT YOU IN FUTURE. NOW WE KNOW WHO REPRESENT TRUE CITIZEN’S DEMOCRAZY,NEEDS AND RIGHTS.
ALSO JUDICIARY SHOULD BRING LAWSUIT FOR ALL THE PARLIAMENT CROOKS WHO EARNED ILLICIT MONEY…..ROBBING COUNTRY AND OUR MONEY.
ALSO I HERD GOVT. GOONS PLAN TO DISRUPT TOMORROW’S HEARING…..SO MAKE EARLY PLANS TO STOP THEM…AND IF YOU COULD BROADCAST ON LIVE TV/ RADIO IS HELPFUT.
WE CITIZEN ARE WITH YOU JUDICIARY AND YOU HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE MESS THAT PREVIOUS JUDICIARY, AND EX. CJ’S SARATH AND ASOKA SILVA WHO BROUGHT DISGRACE ON JUDICIARY.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU CJ,JUDICIARY,APPEAL’S COURT, JVP, TNA AND CITIZEN.
ALSO JUDICIARY AND CITIZEN SHOULD KEEP A CLOSE CONNECTION WITH BOTH WESTERN AND EASTERN COUNTRIES WHO HELPED US IN THE PAST AND WILL HELP US IN FUTURE ALSO WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHE…..WHICH GOSL SYSTEMATICALLY TRYING TO DISTANCE AND ISOLATE THEM TO KEEP HOLD ONTO DICTATORIAL REGIME.
Kalu Nangi / January 3, 2013
You hit the nail on the head! WHAM!!
Saman Wijesiri / January 2, 2013
This uncouth gang is desperate and they would stoop to any low level to attack all their opponents. Once I thought that MR would go into history as the country’s greatest President. Now I dread to think of the fate that awaits him!