20 October, 2020

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Hamper Bonanzas To 75 Prominent Judges Courtesy Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is alleged to have gifted exclusive hampers to a large number of leading judges in the country during the Sinhala & Tamil New Year season and the Christmas season while holding office as the head of state.

Mohan Piers and the President

Rajapaksa and his CJ Mohan Pieris

According to highly placed FCID sources, a total of 74 judges were gifted with these excusive hampers, which were personally delivered to them by the driver of Gamini Senarath, who was the Chief of Staff at the Presidential Secretariat during Rajapaksa’s term.

According to the FCID, this mode of gifts came to light during an investigation launched in to the bank account of Senarath where it showed that a large sum of money amounting to millions was withdrawn at once.

During the investigation by the FCID, Senarath’s driver had also disclosed that on the orders of his boss, he had delivered these hampers every year to these 74 judges.

During Rajapaksa’s term in office, the independence of the country’s judiciary was questioned many a times.

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    The “Game of Shape” (Sri Lankan term for cover up) network have been watched carefully by local and International community who are documenting and collecting evidence at every step. Those who continue to “Shape” for these criminal networks days are numbered. Most will now be scared to represent the Rajapaksa criminal network in fear of jail and the end of their career in law. Time to speed up the crack down keep it up.

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      I could feel okay, at least one of thoese 74 judges could reveal the truth of the allegations and make aware the nation let alone today.

      Anyone with lawful mentality has the right to make aware the country men feeding them with but truth. Lawlyer and law professionals of this island nation are the worst, they either stay passive or abusive their own folks. Now the question, their approbation is fair.

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        CALL IN THE KATADDIYA SRI LANKA CIVILIZATION.since 1948 going stronger with 100 day Sira and his Lomos.

        HE SHE WE are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that All Lankan God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.

        NanaXi,

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          A Reporter : Sir , is that true that you had sent 75 hampers to some selected judges ?

          Mahinda R : What is this ? Since Yahapalana government can’t get done any thing else , they just nit picking Rajapakse’s faults , As a matter of fact i had been sending hundreds of hampers for many of my friends and colleagues ever since i became a politician , so what is the problem there ? i don’t recollect sending hampers for any particular person though , certainly my staff might have sent some , so what is wrong ? couldn’t i practice our good old traditional ” Avrudu Chaarithra ” as the president ?

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            A Reporter : Sir , is that true that you had sent 75 hampers to some selected judges ?

            Balanna ape Hamuduruwane apita Sil Reddak denna baha FCID eken allanawa. Dan balanna ape Hamuduruwane e gamana Nadukaara Hamuduruwanta Hampers dunna kiyala ewa hoyanawa….(telling this while banging his chest)

            Lot of Judges are my class mates like Eva Wanasundara and so on. Some are my close friends like Deepani Wijesundara, Priyantha Jayawardana, Gihan Pilapitiya, Thilina Gamage, Vijith Malalgoda and so on. So I send hampers as Madamulana Percy Mahendra Rajapaksha and not as President Mahinda Rajapaksha.

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              If he had a brain the size of a mustard seed – it is very simple – giving a toffee not SILREDI to someone abusing the costs of others is a crime…..

              CRIME IS CRIME MINOR OR MAJOR IN SIZE:

              THAT IS HOW HEALTH PAREENTS AND TEACHERS TAUGHT TO THEIR CHILDREN.
              BUT RAJAPAKSHES SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO STEAL FROM THE DAY ONE.

              He has lost his healthy conscience since dark clouds filled with Rajathuma banners awarded to him by fools blocked him fully using the grey matter as a head of state accordingly.

              If he had been person as was known to us in 2005, nothing would have reached to the level – that FCID of the day should be busy with all the HIGH frauds being carried out by MR administration, not thinking the gravity of harm. Rajarata people died without dialyse equippments, but the funds had been abused to please his party men and party supporters. Some thing very basic should have gone wrong or not ?

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            what is the stumbling block not realnews being reported in the country srilal ?

            Now it si believe, much more freedom for expression is given I think, but I have not seen any senders made genuine efforts to interview and gather most valuble informatonf rom those idiots directly why ?

            A) MR has not yet been interviewed at length why ?

            B) GR; BR or others havebeen interviewed at length about the allegations levelled at them why ?

            So how do we know whatis the truth if the alleged men would not reveal them to the society ?

            Like living in DARK OR NOT ?

            I am from Europe, but I woudl love to read more about the truths of the incidents/allegations/if grabed billions why and how etc…

            Please srilal help me here..

            Thanks
            Sama

            • 5
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              “”So how do we know whatis the truth if the alleged men would not reveal them to the society ?”2

              You never know the truth because its only an illusion.
              when hungry you feel the truth

              father of present day quotes.
              Truth is the Daughter of Time but not Authority.-F. Bacon.

              Authority is the Truth.
              French aren’t ashamed of having a young keep being exposed while (or kiss show affection in public.
              A Brit would naturally resign when exposed- culture which bonds- is a vast subject.
              Sinhalese lovers sat under the umbrella by Galle Face while Tamil hid under the palm trees.

      • 3
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        Gifting culture abusing people s fund ended up people being offered even Sewing machines free in the election campaigns. Even Silredi were offered to some, whose money have those been ?

        Ask Rajaakshes to return all these sums please to relieve us the poor of poor not even having drinking water enough for the day.

    • 9
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      Nobody would deny MR to have abused Judges that way – knowing how he gifted Laptops to the journos. Hiru and Derana were applading as other and sent the message across the nation – repeatedly depicting the act as act of wondres of a beloved president.
      However, former presidential secretary Weeratunga should have been well aware of the issues. Weeratunga is caught by today not being able to defend him from anything – the man and his whereabouts are not spread by anyone for MR good. Not even Hiru or Derana have guts to share anything about him.

    • 8
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      Ben Hurling

      Where are you?

      • 9
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        Lion=LOMO-;
        LOMO- Lights Out, Missionary Only.

        See the sea? long time Ben no sea.
        Bittara rakena Ben come on Old Hen.

        (please don’t jump to pushing anyone right up the gum tree as you are as if on ecstasy- voor voom)

      • 2
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        Surely not whitevanned :)

        Since we the folks have stopped it happening anymore.

        Jaya wewa.

      • 8
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        I am busy investigating all 74 corrupt Judges.

        Those 74 are far worse scum than the defeated Mr. King Wannabe from Hambanota. Worse because the innocent public was lead to believe they were delivering Justice, while being totally corrupt themselves.

        Investigate them! Lock them up! Throw away the keys into deep blue Indian Ocean!

        Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          “Investigate them! Lock them up! Throw away the keys into deep blue Indian Ocean!”

          Be realistic.

          Are we talking about “pie in the sky” or “pigs can fly” or both?

          The establishment is at its best when it blatantly practice ” You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”.

          It has worked in the past, it is working at the present will work in the future.

          However, I must state I am an optimist.

        • 6
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          Bittara rakena Ben come on Old Hen.
          (don’t hate the enemy and don’t love the one you guard.-wisdom)

          Counting the dead during the rule of `monster rajatuma ge koss atta`.

          Tread softly because head-up-ass’s linguist native tread on my dreams.

          Humans can integrate truth but they cannot know it.

          We feel when hungry and that is the truth. don’t think you miss the fun of listening and seeing.

          No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what?
          Faith of a nation has no honour; it has no word to keep. …

          ******************** J Super star.
          do you care for the other??
          He’s a man
          He’s just a man
          and I’ve had so many
          fans of ruggerites before
          In very many ways
          He’s just one more
          should I bring over from the dead
          should I scream and shout
          should I speak of heaven
          Let my feelings out?
          I never thought I’d come to this
          what’s it all about?
          Don’t you think it’s rather funny?
          I should be in this position?
          I’m the one
          who’s always been
          so calm so cool
          No lover’s fool
          Running every show
          He scares me so
          I never thought I’d come to this
          What’s it all about?
          Yet
          If he said he was world cup stuff
          I’d be lost
          I’d be frightened
          I couldn’t cope
          Just couldn’t cope
          I’d turn my head
          I’d back away
          I wouldn’t want to know
          He scares me so
          Do we want him so
          Do you love him so

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          Ben Hurling,
          “”I am busy investigating all 74 corrupt Judges. “”

          See the Sea? long time Ben no Sea.

          LOMO- Lights Out, Missionary Only.’
          Keep Senses Emotions Active- Money makes the world spin not ideology.

          Gonnu Lanka Kuddu Lanka NOMO counting 74, 74, &4 Shin Fang Foe.??

          Sinhalese (74%); yuè (Moon) Only 8 out of 74 major Chinese cities meet air quality standards China hopes to cut down its coal usage to 25percent of the existing levels by 2022 and cut down on carbon emissions significantly by 2030.

          JUDGMENT The Privy Council- SirMao got rid of security of citizen Influence of Nasser Non Aligned movement.

          https://www.jcpc.uk/cases/docs/jcpc-2012-0058-press-summary.pdf

          This appeal centres on the existence and scope of a criminal offence known as scandalising the court. Mr Dhooharika was a journalist and the editor-in-chief of a French language weekly newspaper published in Mauritius called Samedi Plus. He published a number of articles relating to hearings in chambers before the Chief Justice in the case of Paradise Rentals Co Ltd v Barclays Leasing Co Ltd.

          JUDGMENT The Privy Council unanimously allows Mr Dhooharika’s appeal. Lord Clarke gives the judgment of the Board. REASONS FOR THE JUDGMENT…..

          Judicial Independence: Some Recent Problems By Geoffrey Robertson QC*

          It argues that much closer attention must be paid to protecting judicial independence, and suggests ways of naming and shaming the ‘lickspittle’ judge who bends to the will of the executive – in particular, by abolishing insult and ‘scandalisation’ laws that can be used against their critics.

          The independence of the judiciary should be precious in every democracy, as the mainstay of the rule of law. But its importance is not publicly appreciated, and there are many countries in the world where it is simply a sham. This may be observed from the impossibly high conviction rates in Russia and former Soviet states, and is blatant from the ease with which the government in Sri Lanka used its parliamentary majority to impeach a chief justice in reprisal for a conscientious decision that displeased it. The real problem, in countries where judges are nominally independent, is to remove practices and procedures that conduce to knee-jerk support of the state, ranging from political appointments and recruitment from government service to renewable contracts and lucrative state roles on offer in retirement.

          Let us not forget that one of the worst examples of political interference – Dr Mahathir’s dismissal of Sallah Abbas and two other distinguished appellate judges, because he feared they might decide the United Malays National Organisation case against his governing party – was justified by the claim that the judge was ‘guilty’ of misbehaviour by defending judicial independence in a university lecture. It is actually the duty of every judge to speak out – in a judgment, a lecture, a book launch or even a broadcast to the nation – whenever they have reason to believe that judicial independence is under threat.

          Devotion to the rule of law in those circumstances calls for great courage, and so too does the duty to defy the state when it has become wedded to a wrongful action. Reprisal can come from a government incited mob (in Zimbabwe, magistrates who have acquitted Mugabe critics have had their houses burned down) or a public dismissal from office (the fate of Shirani Bandaranayake) or, more commonly and sinisterly, secret threats not to renew judicial contracts or to post the judge to an obscure court or simply to dismiss or overlook for promotion those jurists considered by politicians in power to be ‘unreliable’. It is in recognition of the valour of those of our estimable colleagues who risk their careers, and sometimes even their lives, to defy the state, the army and the drug barons in order to uphold the rule of law, that we should condemn those who betray their calling and pervert justice in obeisance to the powerful. T
          They should be made international legal pariahs while that lesser breed of loyalist lawyers, who cannot bring themselves to strike down unconstitutional laws or to reject requests by state prosecutors that violate human rights, should be named and shamed. If this amounts to contempt of court, it is because the courts where such judges operate are truly contemptible.

    • 14
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      It is not surprise that Mahinda Rajapakse did all this. Under his regime or governance, he used the Bribe, Threat & Murder as core principles.
      Not only jusices but also parliamentarians, civil servants and Military personals he bought using one of those principles. Not only locally but also internationally to buy many prominant people he used these principles successfully during his period. He never thought the kingdom he created through these tactics will fall away very soon. We should thank to those people who dared to face his threats and get rid him out of the power to save this nation from a ruthless dictator.

      • 0
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        Well put

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        Sri Lanka (Ceylon)(DEATH OF JUSTICE TO CITIZEN- HUMAN RELATIONS ABOLISHED)
        THERE IS NO GOD BUT All_aha.

        Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, abolished appeals to the Privy Council in 1972, on becoming a republic. Previously, the Privy Council had ruled in Ibralebbe v The Queen[37] that it remained the highest court of appeal in Ceylon notwithstanding the country’s independence as a Dominion in 1948.

        HOW DO You MEND A BROKEN HEART??
        read in pdf. Taught Law is Tough Law- Prof Maitland.
        – (for outlaws)
        The Legal System of Ceylon in Its Historical Setting
        By Tambyah Nadaraja= Cantab and Ceylon

        http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp36tav

    • 2
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      Tomorrow we will learn how the very same people s president gifted GMO at their seats and abusive work being done by them being servile to MR men even today. General Medical Organisation has been criticised by every 2nd to this date for their unethical and heartless reactions time to time.

    • 1
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      What will be revealing next ?

      a) To please sons, he let murders killings occur

      b) To please sons and their men, he allows night car races even in the premises of tooth temple, there just ignoring the call of Malwathuchaptor theros

      c) If rose up against, UNP MPs were attacked brutally – remember ? MR was behind the thugs but justifying the reasons – the victimized got corrnered

      d) Now with all surfacing, what else could come next ?

      e) Dissapearances, broad day physical attacks, Missings, and Murders were simple to his andhis kith and kin, but still keeping punnaku eating masses close to him – that is also a talent – those villagers say even today

      f) These have been provable activities of MR and his men in the post war srilanka.

    • 3
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      I think doctoral theses should be called for collecting data to find the all bits about Rajapakshe men.

      What went wrong them to fall to the level is the question ?

      If anyone – public or pvt sector would abuse others funds allocated for various good things, there, as sane ones would rethink twice. That is what I learnt from my duties over the years. But these men – being politicians, to arbitorily abuse the funds collected from and for own people this way should be punishable.

      We heard the manner they abuse funds for silredi or other gifts that were distributed shortly before the election.

      We saw all these through TV screens – there, they had not the least shame – should already be aware whose funds that had been.
      Today not even records are availabe to see, how much – but spent…. pleasing their henchmen – going beyong all ethics and morals -I really dont know
      what they thought of…

      HOw much stupid you should have been – if any one with a healthy brain would have done something, is aware, he will be questioned for all what he did – these men to have neglected them are a puzzle to all actually.

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      All these happened with people being made intoxicated by war victory. So called victory went many into ectasse. MR ate the cake not sharing with real heros, but people to stay that blind while the leader to allow any kind of all high abuses -is not comprehesible to anyone with a brain actually. Even today the very same media men continues the job for him.

      REALLY LIKE THE ACTIVITIES IN ZIMBABWE WITH THAT of the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe being the head of state of Zimbabwe, elected by popular majority vote.

      By passing that 18 Amendment he thought to abuse power for the rest of his life.. has stll been doing the job not giving up at all…. what a greedi man he has been.

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    So looks like we need international Judges and lawyers for sure…

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      Mr Silva, I totally agree with your comment.

      With such disgracefully unprofessional practices afoot during the times of our deposed Dictator, the impartiality of our Judiciary is brought into serious question. THIS IS THE SINGLE-MOST REASON why we need International Judges to sit on many crucial cases, as espoused by the UN.

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      But none of local media men bring the kind of direct discussions so that the nation are finally made aware of the gravity of the harms deliberately done by former men – why ?

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    The cosa nostra were also famous for donating hampers to important people including judges. MR the mafia boss followed on their footsteps. How low our judicial system went down to. Even today the corruption manifests in the lifting of travel restrictions on Yoshitha and GOTA. On what capacity is GOTA being a participant at the defence seminar in China. As a speaker, weapons buyer, a weapons seller or as a politician keeping his knowledge base up to date expecting to return to his lucrative defence secretary position at a later date. As far as I have read no journalist asked GOTA why he has to be a representative at a defence seminar.

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      This our culture that MR uttered at CHOGM,when Cameron visited Jaffna.

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    What’s the threshold to file charges against this despicable man. What does he have to do to be called upon to be accountable. Will any of the judges who accepted these gifts come forward and apolagise for their conduct?

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    If the judges did not complain, then it amounts to BRIBERY!! Senerath should be prosecuted under ‘Yahapalanaya’ and if it does not happen it becomes a Subha Anagathayak! Prosecution of judges is going to be a nightmar

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    financial stability of Judges , ensures independence of the judiciary!

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      j

      “financial stability of Judges, ensures independence of the judiciary!”

      Come on, needs can be satisfied, greed not unlimited greed.

      The next step towards their financial stability is to provide each of them with luxury Learjet.

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    Disgraceful !

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    Executive branch was buying the Judicial branch. Where was the separation of power? Could someone publish the list of 74 judges’ names?

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      Shawn

      One fell or jumped over the balcony. So it should read “one down and 73 to go” !

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      Yes CT, publish the names of the 74 unjudicial [Edited out].

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    Guess who got the biggest hamper?

    The clown who is currently so called minister of Justice who shares the Jarapassa name – Wijedasa Rajapasa!

    NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE in the Miracle of Modayas!

  • 8
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    he judges others by his standards.he knows the human weaknesses well.

    what is the difference between giving money or something that can be converted to money or needs money to be purchased.The law has to be changed and all gifts ,hampers,trips,laptops etc should be classified as bribes and anyone holding office and accepting these will be considered as accepting inducements or bribes.All over the world this has become a big loophole and exploited fully.

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    Sometimes no alternative, refusal may have landed them into serious problems.
    Fear would have compelled them to accept it. Only a very few can stand upright. some of them were empty bags which cannot stand upright.

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      Quite right. One of those empty bags was Thabrew. I cannot fathom out how a person like Mohan Peiris could stoop down to the lowest level. He could have earned a packet at the Bar as a criminal Lawyer.
      No charges will ever be brought against MARA. In fact, when he was resting in one of the cottages in Nuwaraeliye built by Wasantha Jayasuriya and one of his sons,(former Glendower owner & former owner of Golden Mile, Mount Lavinia) Dudley Sirisena had come and almost pleaded with him to come and stay at his Hotel “Araliya.”

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        [Edited out]

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      A W Abdulkany

      “Sometimes no alternative, refusal may have landed them into serious problems.”

      Therefore let us appoint Duminda, Wele Suda, Namal, MR, Gota, to the highest courts of this land.

      “Only a very few can stand upright. some of them were empty bags which cannot stand upright.”

      If they didn’t have the stomach to stand up for justice, they should have resigned from their noble profession and taken up mugging …. and needn’t to suffer from highest ethical standards, courage,Integrity, …

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      Take my Hamper. If not you may vanish in a white van!

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    Please publish the names of those (it says 74) judges for the sake of protecting the dignity of fearless, honest, unblemished,hardworking,efficient, and independent judges in Sr Sri Lanka judiciary.
    Because there are judges in that caliber who administer justice even if the heavens fall. For those, this is a very sad, unreasonable and unfortunate state of afairs and also a grave injustice when the whole of the judiciary is blocked in this manner. So for the sake of protecting the judiciary please reveal the names. And they must be punished after prosecution irrespective of their class, of course if they are found guilty.
    Thank you.

    S.S.S.

    • 9
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      YES, let the good and noble be known in SL and across the seas. They need to be honoured by all the citizenry, in this land where the media hype the rogue. Thank you CT for this article.

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    The guy peculiar ways of handling same thing in different ways. In the case of journalists, he killed Lasantha in broad daylight. He made Prageeth Eknaligoda to disappear without a trace. He hammered poor fragile Poddala Jayantha unmercifully breaking his his legs, ribs etc. and dumped him on the wayside. He did not spare Tennekoon’s wife even. When it came to Rajpal Abeynayake his approach was different. First he got some SLFP lawyers to hammer the poor fellow at the Press Club, when he wrote in his Editorials as well as in other columns LakbimaNews to say categorically that Mahinda is the team man of Mervyn Silva in his narcotic trade. Mathata Thita was a fake. In fact Rajpal challenged anyone to deny the fact. Both Mervyn & Mahinda kept quiet.The it happened. He called Rajpal to Temple Trees and offered him the post of the Editor in Chief of the Daily News with lot of perks. The poor fellow perhaps in his drunken spree accpted. and was there till Jan.8 2015. Ultimately LakbimaNews also could not proceed.

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    1. The independence of the judiciary shall be guaranteed by the State and enshrined in the Constitution or the law of the country. It is the duty of all governmental and other institutions to respect and observe the independence of the judiciary.

    2. The judiciary shall decide matters before them impartially, on the basis of facts and in accordance with the law, without any restrictions, improper influences, inducements, pressures, threats or interference s, direct or indirect, from any quarter or for any reason.
    (FORMER REGIME BROKE ALL LAWS OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY FROM ARALIYA GAHA MANDIRAYA)

    3. The judiciary shall have jurisdiction over all issues of a judicial nature and shall have exclusive authority to decide whether an issue submitted for its decision is within its competence as defined by law.

    4. There shall not be any inappropriate or unwarranted interference with the judicial process, nor shall judicial decisions by the courts be subject to revision. This principle is without prejudice to judicial review or to mitigation or commutation by competent authorities of sentences imposed by the judiciary, in accordance with the law.

    5. Everyone shall have the right to be tried by ordinary courts or tribunals using established legal procedures. Tribunals that do not use the duly established procedures of the legal process shall not be created to displace the jurisdiction belonging to the ordinary courts or judicial tribunals.

    6. The principle of the independence of the judiciary entitles and requires the judiciary to ensure that judicial proceedings are conducted fairly and that the rights of the parties are respected.

    7. It is the duty of each Member State to provide adequate resources to enable the judiciary to properly perform its functions.

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    UNP Heavy , Minister Ajith Perera said the Supreme Court judges were only “heart broken:..when they gave their judgement on the Coal Heist at the Yahapalana Power Ministry.

    Other than that the Coal deal is squeaky clean ..

    Did the Hampers make them heart broken?…

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      Sumerasekatra, great logic: two wrongs make it right?? You cant justify the former government by pointing current government also made the same mistake.

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    Hampers to judges. .now pampers to MARA and to baby crazy queen. .hahahaaaah.

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    So then what happens to ALI BABA..and ROgue brothers of him ?

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    No wonder MaRa & Bros plus Joint Oppostion are angry with Wiggie because hamper hook did not work on him.

    I like our friend Amarasiri’s three cheers, Expose! Expose!& Expose !

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    Bungs placed at 75 places to ensure that he gets a favorable verdict if (and when) the big rogue ends up in a Court. I thought the man was claiming abject poverty and still living on the State; where does he get the money to fund 75-hampers. What was in them? Gold ingots from the bullion robbery a few years ago?

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    Surely the fact the judges took the bribes is the problem?
    The Sunday times journalist said to be only ones turned down laptop bribes along with interest free car loans?
    Even African despots would be embarrassed at this uneducated strategy of Mahinda?

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      fool its part of honest services as per culture- your Wattalapam, their kiribath and the other Puli Soru. native puli padde.

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    Superb Comment Shantha.

    He can Tag Previous Regime along with Robert Mugabe, Gaddafi, Idi Amin, PolPot, Suharto, Marcos.

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    If this story is true the cream of public office, the judges could compromise themselves , by accepting gifts, We then ought to see the Mervin Silvas and Weerawanses in a lighter vein, i suppose.

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    It is a reflection on the Sri Lankan justice system under the Rajapaksas and the the multitude of crimes committed by them with the patronage of the corrupt judges during their time. Bensen

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    As Srilal said, this is “Avrdudu Chaarithra”. Why this report is “Silent” about a much bigger “Hamper” supposed to have been given to some Judges viz. Gift of Land from Katharagama? Did anyone hear of that?. Perhaps such details would come up in Parliament.

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    ‘Judges cannot afford to be timorous souls. They cannot remain impotent incapable and sterile in the face of injustice’ – Lord Justice Denning.

    But this is what people of Sri Lanka experience under MR regime.

    I leave to readers to decide the state of the Judiciary today.

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    We all know the state of the judiciary system in SL today. It is pathetic, and it has to change sooner than later. If that is not going to happen we need to have foreign judges to take up the high profile cases to eradicate the improper behaviour of our judges.

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    This conniving politician has used the same tactics with leading Buddhist monks. The practice was first started by another dirty politico; JRJ. He once brought three Mercedes Benz to offer three High Profile Buddhist monks. One of those monks refused such offerings, and the fellow(JRJ) was livid.

    You all know how JRJ spent his final days, so do you guys/gals think this part-time Buddhist MR will be rewarded with a happy ending in this life. Be compassionate to them, most likely people like him are blinded by privileges and absolute power.

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    I guess Justice Warawewa did not get a hamper as he was the dissenting judge in the Sarath the field marshall case and neither did he get a extention to stay on.

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    Truly a disgrace on our justice system.These judges should be found and sacked for accepting a gift.

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    Please expose the names of these 74 judges who are supposed to have accepted these hampers.

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