25 September, 2020

Blog

Impeachment: Canada Has An Obligation To Hold GoSL To Account At The Highest Level – Bob Rae

By Colombo Telegraph

Canadian Liberal Party Leader Bob Rae yesterday expressed concern over the impeachment process against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Banadaranayake.

Bob Rae

According to the media release issued by Rae,  he has also asked the Canadian Foreign Ministry to raise the issue with the Common Wealth Secretary General and the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, which has the mandate to disciplining violations of the association’s basic  principles

“As a member of the Commonwealth and the designated host of the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Sri Lanka has a duty to uphold democracy and the rule of law. As they have failed to do so, Canada has an obligation to hold its government to account at the highest level.”

“As recently raised by the Canadian Bar Association, the lack of due process and open attack on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law are deeply troubling. They are part of a continuing deterioration of democracy in Sri Lanka and directly violate the Commonwealth’s fundamental values.”

Read the full statement here

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 0
    0

    Hon. Bob Rae,

    We are far ahead in upholding democracy. Sri Lankans are now Demo-crazy.

    • 0
      0

      WELL SAID MATE.

  • 0
    0

    Bob who ???

    Is he contesting Scarborough or Brampton?

    • 0
      0

      Does it matter which electorate he is contesting? The truth of the matter is he has the guts to fight lawlessness. That is honorable.

    • 0
      0

      K. A. Sumanaskera: (If that’s your name):
      Scarborough-Rouge River is represented by an intelligent and savvy young woman from the NDP, of Tamil origin. That hurts, doesn’t it, you racist…

      Bob Rae who happens to have been the Premier of the most populous province in Canada is, even if one might not agree with his current Liberal Party affiliations, one of the most decent and honourable politicians in North America. The likes of you, Sumanasekera, subservient to Sri Lanka’s monstrous regime, are not fit to shine his shoes!

  • 0
    0

    President Mahinda Rajapakse, the President of Sri Lanka is the biggest crook in world’s history.

    Ever since robbing Tsunami Donation Fund and bribing Tiger leader VP, buying opposition MP’s, bribing Buddhist Monks, Bribing China for illegal and fake contracts and with Black Money Commission he started his illicit Political Business.

    Ever since that day, Country was pilfered including robbing all the elections upto robbing the ancient Kings Swords, coins, rings and Battons from Museum…..and there is nothing left in the country except starving and unemployed population.

    In future our children will have to go to China Museum to see those lost items as MARA pak….…ya has sold and gifted them to China.

    MARA export our poor women to Middle East who are been killed there to earn Foreign Exchange to buy Lamborginies to his children.

    This is how he runs the country.

    All should get together and stop this Hambantota Para Bast…..d from stealing our country.

    Fuc….ng bast….d. Son of a Bi…….ch.

    • 0
      0

      100% True. Civilized world should wake up !!!. And, Harper can now confirm the CW boycott.

  • 0
    0

    Baby Face Basil (Mr.10%) is the Biggest Thief Like Big brother MARA.

    MARA stole TSUNAMI fund. Bssil stole DIVINEGUMA 85Billion Rupee fund.

    Basil lied to the whole world saying there were ONE MILLION TOURISTS CAME TO SRI LANKA LAST YEAR.

    I went to Airport six times last two weeks…..but saw only a hand full of tourists (not more than 40 per flight) landing from planes at the Katunayake airport.

    TO GET ONE MILLION TOURISTS PER YEAR….YOU NEED 12 FULL PLANE LOADS (2,600) OF TOURISTS SHOULD LAND IN SRI LANKA EVERY DAY…..365 DAYS PER YEAR.

    Therefore Big Alibaba (Basil) like his Big Brother Lied and duped the whole world by telling a BIG LIE THAT SRI LANKA RECEIVED ONE MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR.

    Please somebody check Last year (2012) Cabin List and check the arrivals of Tourists to our country.

    I also don’t agree with a Million Tourists last year.

    Now Basil (100%) plans to steal Divineguma 85 Billion Rupees.

    IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH BASIL RAKAPAKSE FOR LYING TO SRI LANKA AND THE WORLD FOR LYING ON ONE MILLION TOURISTS ARRIVAL IN 2012.

  • 0
    0

    Bob Rae should be asked to come to Katunayake airport and stage his protest. He has spent a night there before.

    The man is a con artist of the first order, helping the Tigers.
    He can go to hell.

    • 0
      0

      Bob Rae has been going to Sri Lanka for years and was closely associated with the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka. Even when he was out of politics he was actively involved in various parts of the world to establish democracy in those countries. Sri Lanka was one such country. The worst thing Sri Lankan Government did was to send him away. Just imagine if the US Government stops the President and MPs of SL at the New York airport! If any one can boast about Bob Rae’s ordeal at the airport, then they are blind to the reality that is taking place in Sri Lanka…Well I am not sure we can anymore call the country SRI Lanka, may be its time to drop SRI from the name or call it Raja Lanka.

  • 0
    0

    Why not the UK, the head of the Commonwealth takes a firm stand on this matter and convey its concerns to the Rajapakse administration against the undermining of the civil liberties of the people of Sri Lanka.

  • 0
    0

    Hon. Bob Rae,

    The various activists and established organizations in the world like UN have been very clumsy and slow-moving in dealing with matters of urgency in various parts of the world. As a result the humanity has been very unfortunate to witness massive scale human rights violations, destruction, corruption, injustice and suffering which are more easily and readily spread across the entire globe than the moral, just and correct. And this trend in the long run affect and contaminate the whole world. When you consider the general decline in every department of life and human existence in the world from the previous world order this is very evident-we are now facing stratospheric scale disasters both in consciousness and environmentally-the nuclear, biochemical, global warming, virulent whether etc. have heavily been contributed by man.

    This Rajapaksha despotic regime too has been heavily contributing to these negative and dangerous trends in the world and it is the responsibility of all true humanity, civilization and environment loving people to take immediate and drastic measures to liquidate this menace and despotic madness.

  • 0
    0

    Canada is a well respected member of the International Community. It shoul use its clout to help us in this time of dire need. Canada can express and canvass its views amongst the CHOG to cancel the tamasha to be held in Hambantota.

  • 0
    0

    Not long ago the Rajapakses subjected Bob Rae to humiliation when he was “chased away” from the Katunayake airport. There was absolutely no earthly reason to turn this senior Canadian political leader away. That it was done in the only international airport gifted to us by the people and Govt of Canada and located in a thoroughfare aptly named the Sri Lanka-Canadian Friendship Road did not come into consideration at all by a regime not known particularly for rational thinking. 2 years ago when I spent some weeks in Canada I met him when
    Michael Ignatieff was campaigning in the General Elections for PM. A friend living in Markham, where the Linberal Party Bus had brought the leaders, took me along for the meeting at Farmers Market. He supported and was personally known to the local Liberal Candidate and former MP – Luis Temelkovski. I told Rae many Lankans did not agree with the crude treatment he got in Colombo and the poker-faced guy told me the Govt has not expressed regrets so far. Rae is presently in the frontline of the Canadian political leadership and packs consdierable muscle. I might add when the incident took place I mentioned in another blog this undiplomatic action by the Lankan authorities will not end there.

    Senguttuvan

  • 0
    0

    President Mahinda Rajapakse Four Brothers and Company Unlimited, in Sri Lanka achieved the final goal with celebrating their dictatorship with fire crackers, and serving kiribath and banana while chasing Chief Justice from Judiciary.

    today confirmed that they are the absolute owners of Sri Lanka.

    By taking in charge of 100% of the country’s budget, it’s economy,Foreign trade, it’s day to day life, it’s administration, International Affairs and Defence and security and police, taking over all the Ministries under their wings and creating a club of family looters and goons Rajapakse and unlimited Company, today proved to the world that they can do anything in Sri Lanka ………whenever…..whereever…….to whomever…..and ………whichever …..way they want.

    Itn’t this called ABSOLUTE DICTATORSHIP………

    THE ONE POEPLE TRUSTED TO SERVE PEOPLE NOW TURNED THAT TRUST AGAINST THEM.

    EVER SINCE OUR FATHERS FOUGHT FOR OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITISH WHO DID ENORMOUS DEVELOPMENT AND GAVE EVERYTHING FREE TO US……THIS IS WHAT OUR OWN SINHALA POLITICIANS ARE DOING TO US………SHAME TO SAY A SRI LANKAN.

  • 0
    0

    Who is to hold Canada accountable for de-listing MEK (an Iranian terrorist movement), LTTE fund raising activities that went unabated for so long? While Bob Rae is so concerned about rule of law, did he care tuppence about LTTE network in Canada and the deaths and destruction the money raised was causing in Sri Lanka? Bob Rae is nothing but a hypocrite.

    Mr. ISS:

    You are trying to white wash these politicians because they do your bidding. It has nothing to do with rule of law.

    Sri Lankan government has more than enough reasons to ban not just Bob Rae but all Canadian politicians from entering this country given their support for LTTE fronts. Had this country allowed al-Qaeda and its supporters to raise money and organize at will, or allowed Quebec to run a parallel government in exile, the way Canada has done with LTTE, Bob Rae would be singing a very different song…

    • 0
      0

      Navin

      “allowed Quebec to run a parallel government in exile,”

      Quebec does not need to run a parallel government in exile since the province regularly allow its citizens to vote on referendum. The people have the freedom to vote for or against secession. Every ten years people have voted against secession.

      You told us you have some knowledge of history. I suppose its the wrong kind of history. You have great potential to be stand up comedian, unleash your potential.

      • 0
        0

        While Canada allowed Québec to have a referendum, they also told Québec that they would have to use their own currency should they become independent. Contrary to proclamations by leaders of Québec, no Canadian political leader outside Quebec had shown interest in a partnership agreement with an independent Quebec” (see “Canadian and World Politics”).

        When you have that kind of leverage, who needs to worry about separatists when having a referendum? Even still, Stephen Harper has shown no interest in holding another referendum for Québec.

        • 0
          0

          Navin:
          You are not only a racist, you are an extremely ill-informed and stupid one.

          Why would Stephen Harper who is AGAINST Quebec separating, want a referendum there. It is the Government of Quebec that has that authority and the current Parti Quebecois government has CHOSEN not to hold a referendum in the immediate future.

          You think you can get away with your unadulterated lies about the Canadian Constitution as “proof” of the nonsense you “contribute” to this discussion? Think again, buster!

        • 0
          0

          Navin,you are saying that since the canadians told quebec to have their own currency if they separate in your own words”When you have that kind of leverage, who needs to worry about separatists when having a referendum? “.

          So why don’t you do the same and have a referendum in the north srilanka and tell them if they separate they should not have the sri lankan rupee as the currency of eelam.

          Singapore separated from malaysia and are doing quite well with only 700sq.km and the singapore dollar,so maybe eelam also may be able to manage with 15000 sq,km and the eelam rupee.

  • 0
    0

    Navin, good Sir, railing the Canadian political leadership from here is like the proverbial dog here barking at the Moon. Surely you know Canada, one of the largest and wealthiest countries in the world is governed strictly according to the law, has more influence internationally than a once-respected country taken over illegally by a set of generational chandiyas – whose forte is thievery and murder. She has done more to list the LTTE negatively where necessary than political leaders here who have their finances in the Toronto jewellery and Real Estate markets – under proxies, naturally. The Canadian authorities are fully aware of this and will come out of the details, when and if necessary. You may be aware some of Gaddaffis stolen billions were also invested in this rich and safe financial market on the information provided during investment time.

    As Bicycle Hora D.R. Nanayakkara used to say “apey size-eka api denagannata oney” (we must know our position) It is the lack of it that is causing most of our problems.

    Senguttuvan

    • 0
      0

      Mr. ISS:

      Are you telling me that had we allowed that hypocrite in a suit to travel this country, Canada would have taken more interest in curbing fund raising activities of LTTE or acknowledge the reconstruction and development activities carried out by GoSL in North and East?

      Sadly, the answer is No. Given the money paid by Canadian Tamils to likes of Bob Rae and the size of their vote base, Canada would be doing what it is doing now regardless. Hence I believe the decision to send him back was the right thing to do.

      I acknowledge Canada’s economic, political clout and respect for rights of **their citizens**.

      However, can you show me how they respect the rights of Sinhala people or Iranian people to the same extent when they allow elements that engage in terrorist activities to organize and raise money on their soil??? The truth is Canadian respect for rights of foreign citizens depend on what is in it for them!

      You say, Canada is so committed to curbing LTTE activities. What is a better indicator of their “commitment” than the amount of money that was raised there?

      What do you say about recent de-listing of MEK? Would a country with so much respect for law and human rights and what not engage in such blatant thuggery?

    • 0
      0

      Come on Mr Sengutuan,

      Srilankan Jewellery is markatable only in Scarborough and Brompton.

      The ex pat population there are 80 % Tamil and under the LTTE all along.

      You think they would have allowed the Govt politicians to invest in Jewellery Shops?.

      LTTE burned the Buddhist Temple in Brompton.

      You think they would have spared GOSL Politicians Real Estate Agencies?

      Unless these pollies have something to do with the LTTE.

      When you have in your possesion such sensational information, why wait for Bob Ray and PM Harper?.

      • 0
        0

        HEH!! TWISTED HEAD WITH BITTER PILL IN THE MOOUTH. AS ALWAYS VENOM SQUIRTING FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE LIKE WISE IDIIOTS.

      • 0
        0

        Navin:
        To quote you, “However, can you show me how they respect the rights of Sinhala people or Iranian people to the same extent when they allow elements that engage in terrorist activities to organize and raise money on their soil??? The truth is Canadian respect for rights of foreign citizens depend on what is in it for them!”
        I suppose the government before whom you fawn displayed its respect for the “rights of Sinhala people” when it clasped to its bosom a man who slaughtered 600 (Sinhala) policemen, making him a DEPUTY LEADER of their party. Similarly, they have, I suppose, displayed affection for that constituency (“Sinhala citizens”) by providing VIP treatment to a man commonly known as “KP” who was the Minister of Finance and primary arms-procurer for the most deadly terrorist force in the world which was (guess what?) practicing its skills in Sri Lanka!

        Why don’t you shut up and stop getting into deeper and deeper do-do?

        • 0
          0

          Simple, dont go to them countries for anything or buy anything western; Just b in your imaginary pure-land, typical 3rd world excuse.

  • 0
    0

    Sri Lanka Parliament already become a Toddy Tavern and a Donkey auction joint. The more Donkey barks the higher the price fetch by the Big Boss pay to cross over from the opposition parties……like Grade eight school drop out Gonwanse who knows only to Bark with no sense.

    Toddy Tavern cum Donkey auction joint is more busy after getting Monthly pay and with Bribe as santhosam.

    Toddy Tavern Philosophy is That more one barks like Gon Wansa, higher the Bosses Santhosam.

    Parliament…..Sri Lanka’s popular Donkey and Toddy Tavern Joint.

  • 0
    0

    Bob Rae Sir, there are some fraudsters of MR in Toronto. Why not expose them. This is the best way to expose MR as to how he operates in foreign countries.

  • 0
    0

    Please watch the following web to see how ex.CJ Sarath N.Silva who Duped and manupulated Law to reduce ex.President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s term by one year after she helped him appointed as CJ, and also how he manupulated LAW for MARA to get away from impeaching for Tsunami Robbery.

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2013/01/the-silva-factor-what-went-wrong.html

    Also invariably the writer say how Sarath Silva shiponed Rs: 15 Million from Tsunami donation scandal as santhosam for job well done.

    Please watch the following interview ex.CJ Sarath Silva had with Derana TV, while talk about President Rajapakse’s Tsunami Scandle….and the Hedging deal which President Rajapakse is the Instigator of that gamble and who should bare US One Billion Loss on that deal……and what a smart (Crook) person the President is.

    http://www.derana.lk/index.php?route=programs/programs/programdetails&pid=85&vid=5582&page=2

    This is the reason Why President now feel shy to ask for International Help for the current Flood Victims due to the guilt of Tsunami Robbery.

    Therefore the only people who suffer now are those people who lost everything from floods, while some have not got any relief from Govt. upto now…..and not the MARA National Patriotic LOOTERS.

    While making Poor and the middle class even Poorer and without providing them with Jobs, MARA is sending them to Middle East as Slave Labor to bring in Foreign exchange and with that foreign exchange MARA crook is Importing BMW’s, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martins, SUV’s and Lamborginis to give away to his sons, family members, supporters, buddhist preletes, both his and opposition MP’s to lure them to him, Reporters,Party Lawyers and Judges, Party goons, Forces, Police and security Personnel and general Public who support him to stay in power.

    This is the way Fuc….ing MARA rule the country.

    It is time to send MARA Mot…..er Fuc……er to Middle east to bring in Foreign Exchange……..and ask IMF, WB and other Institutes to stop giving Loans to MARA Crook.

  • 0
    0

    Mr Sumanasekera appears to know less about Brampton than I do. There are only a few Tamils there. It is a pre-dominantly Punjabi area, recognising which the Indian Govt has moved their Consular office there. Usually the area returns around 3 Federal MPs. PM Stephen Walker, 2 years ago even named a street after actor Raj Kapoor there. While Tamils, those without relatives, first come to the lesser expensive Apartment blocks in Scarborough they move out – with their own fortunes rising – to nearby areas like Markham with the passage of time.

    It might come as a surprise to you the investment I mentioned, reportedly, is made with LTTE-connected interests in Canada. This cannot surprise you as the Rajapakses stole power on a surreptitous
    deal with the LTTE stabbing over 6 lakhs of Tamils in their backs.

    The attack on the Buddhist temple in Toronto and Sinhala Restaurant is something all Tamils should feel shamed about. It is the work of the marginalised extremists in the diaspora signalling they are still alive representing none but themselves.

    Senguttuvan

  • 0
    0

    Mr Rae is a very decent Canadian politician. Sadly some of these commentators are thoroughly confused and have very little knowledge about the Canadian political system. They will never be able to understand a true Democracy and The Rule Of Law which Canada experiences. Mr Rae wants to share those values as a concerned public servant. I am sure he wants Sri Lankans to have the same freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.

  • 0
    0

    Correction – Canadian PM is Stephen Harper

    Senguttuvan

  • 0
    0

    Throw the juntas out of the commonwealth

    They should be ok with that as their every other phrase is; ‘foreign-conspiracy’, ‘western-conspiracy’, ‘Indian-conspiracy’……..

  • 0
    0

    Canadian politician:
    “Canada has an obligation to hold [Sri Lanka’s] government to account at the highest level.”

    When did Sri Lanka become a province of Canada? I’ve obviously missed an important world event.

  • 0
    0

    The LTTE mouthpiece is at it again, urging others to learn from Canadian words and not deeds, while in Canada the indigenous people are deprived of their rights. One such leader has been on a fast for some days now.

  • 0
    0

    How dare the Commonwealth host its CHOGM in Sri Lanka. Does this organization stand for anything? It is the responsibility of every civilized member nation to stop this travesty which legitimizes a tyrant.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.