23 June, 2021

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Inside Story: Ranil, AG’s Dept Buckled Gota’s Case

Serious concerns have been raised with regard to the conduct of the Attorney Generals’ department which resulted in Gotabaya Rajapaksa being granted a wide ranging interim relief, preventing his arrest from ‘any state officer’.

PM Ranil Wickramasinghe,Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa | File photo

PM Ranil Wickramasinghe,Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa | File photo

The case is set for objections by the state on July 17th and the next hearing is set for October 6th. However, no date has been given for counter objections by the Petitioner Rajapaksa. Under usual circumstances “final determination” of a Fundamental Rights Petition takes a minimum of two years due to procedural lags in the system.

Earlier the Colombo Telegraph reported that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was instrumental in preventing the arrest of Rajapaksa.

The actions of the AG’s department looked blatantly politicised during the regime of ‘de-politicisation’ and good governance, with the premier and the AG’s department acting hand in glove in order to protect the political interests of the latter.

The bench hearing the Petition seemed to have been ‘fixed’ with Sarath De Abrew whose conduct had been continuously questioned to the extent that there were no cases assigned to him for a long period while he was a Judge of the Court of Appeal, was a member of the bench.

Both Abrew and Eva Wanasundera the former Attorney General have been staunch supporters of the previous regime, with the only seemingly neutral judge Buwaneka Aluwihare opting to recuse himself from the bench.

Manouevirng the benches of the higher courts is a widespread practice among practitioners in Hulftsdorp, with instructing Attorneys and the registry of the higher courts playing a ‘behind the scenes’ role in ensuring that a case is called before a preferred bench, the Colombo Telegraph learns.

Furthermore, two out of the three lawyers, Romesh De Silva PC and Sugath Caldera have been avowed supporters of the United National Party.

Ali Sabry PC the former Lawyer of Rajapaksa was junior to De Silva during the hearing.

The Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Deputy Solicitor General Arjun Obeysekara, willfully did not address the issue of interim relief and instead completely ignored the interim relief prayed for by the Petitioner.

Obeysekara had addressed the court on the legality of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), while the interim relief prayed for was “prevent his arrest” encompassing much more than what the Petition and De Silva supported yesterday.

The Colombo Tepegraph learns that while De Silva was addressing issues on the legality of the FCID and on the innocence of Rajapaksa with regard to the Lanka Hospitals share transaction, MiG Deal among others, Obeysekara failed to respond to any of them.

The Colombo Telegraph earlier reported that the Interpol had informed the Lankan authorities that a Company which came into the spotlight after the MiG Deal was highlighted did not infact exists.

Colombo Telegraph learns that none of them were brought to the attention of court, while the Petitioners only relied on material available through the media, including articles published by the Colombo Telegraph.

“The Lawyer for the Attorney Generals didnt event touch on the magnitude of what was being asked. He didnt even ask court to confine it to “arrest by the FCID”. Instead he spoke of the legality of the FCID, when the entire country knew that he was seeking an interim order to prevent his arrest” an observer told us.

The Colombo Telegraph also learns that despite having being given the file pertaining to the case days prior to yesterdays hearing, the Lawyer had not been able to distance the IGP from the statements made by Rajitha Senaratne.

De Silva had told court that the National Executive Council had ordered the arrest of Rajapaksa in February citing an article in the Dinamina newspaper.

“The National Executive Council completely denied what the Dinamina had reported on the very next day. It was flashed across every newspaper. Not a word of this denial was spoken about by the AG’s. Instead all that was said was that they cannot take responsibility for the statements made by the Minister, which is nonsense. The denial by all members of the NEA especially that of Anura Kumara Dissanayake should have been brought before court” our source said.

The fact that Rajapaksa had not been arrested four months since the publication of the article, is enough evidence against the assertion that Senaratne’s statement will influence the investigators.

The Colombo Telegraph learns, that the basis of the Petition was that Rajapaksa would at all times make himself available for questioning, and that he would not influence the investigations in any way.

Rajapaksa had asked for the interim order preventing his arrest, based on the above two facts.

However, the Colombo Telegraph and every other institute and institution in the country and globally is aware that the entire state machinery is still run by lackeys of the Rajapaksas.

“This man has been accused of whitevanning. 13 Navy persons have been arrested as of now with regard to abductions. The AG’s department had access to all this information. Isn’t it laughable to think that he cant influence investigations when the many of those being investigated are still filled with those who Rajapaksa appointed?. Couldn’t they have brought this to the notice of court, at least for the sake of argument?” we were asked.

Earlier Navy persons attached to the East were arrested for abducting youth on the orders of Rajapaksa, while Minister Mervyn Silva went on record and and complained to the Criminal Investigations Department regarding Rajapaksas involvement.

The Colombo Telegraph was told that none of the above were brought to the notice of court and instead the Attorney Generals department argued only on the legality of the gazette establishing the FCID and the procedure of arrest of a person.

The wide ranging order necessarily means that Rajapaksa could not be arrested by any arm of the state for any complaint and is not confined to investigations carried out by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division.

A very high ranking source from the AG’s department speaking on anonymity due to personal reasons, told the Colombo Telegraph that the actions of the department in the case is a clear indication of the extent of politicisation of the department under the new ‘good governance’ regime. The source said that DSG Obyesekara had been reluctant in undertaking the case for reasons best known to him but was compelled to by the powers that be.

An observer said that the people who voted for this government and those who didn’t are not calling for the arrest of the former Defence Secretary and instead is fully supporting of the move to implement the law as it should be. But there is serious concern regarding how ‘these well mannered gentlemen pawn their integrity’.

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  • 8
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    A fine piece.

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      “Fine article” indeed!

      The filth here is in gross “contempt of court”, in propagating wild conspiracy theories about the conduct of a fundamental rights case in the Supreme Court.

      This is based on some partisan legal hack’s crook “opinion” of what went on and bear no resemblance to the truth.

      By the way, why are all FCID arrest cases going to Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court. Is that because a henchman of the regime is presiding as magistrate there?

      Do some investigation Kurukulasuriya.

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        I have a few questions:

        1. Was RW hand in glove (cahoots)with the Attorney General’s department to politicize it or did this government inherit a highly politicized department that was directly under MR and has had no time to sweep it clean?

        2. LankaeNews has an interesting story on this issue. It accuses the two judges who postponed the hearing of meeting MR and GR at Stone N Strings in the company of Tiran Alles. Can the veracity of this be verified. If there is reasonable grounds for doubt, how will this impinge on the case?

        3. Why did the CJ permit two judges to hear this FR application after the third judge withdrew, contrary to what the constitution clearly lays down ( please see my comment below)?

        4. Why should not the CJ ‘ of his own motion’ (as per the constitution), considering the circumstances, constitute a bench of five judges to hear this FR application and review the decision of the two judges to postpone the case to October’15?

        Dr.RN

        Dr.RN

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          What better could one expect from “good governance” appe aanduwa style?

          They claim they can conduct impartial war crimes investigations! My foot.

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      AG or police or government can appeal against this interim order if they think that judges favored GOTA .I believe strongly because both these judges were appointed by MR to the Supreme Court. These are not normal appointments on merit but favored and corrupted appointments.

  • 16
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    The political system and judiciary in Sri Lanka is so screwed-up you will have to dismantle the whole thing and rebuild it if your to make any sense of it.

    “The bench hearing the Petition seemed to have been ‘fixed’ with Sarath De Abrew whose conduct had been continuously questioned to the extent that there were no cases assigned to him for a long period while he was a Judge of the Court of Appeal, was a member of the bench.

    Both Abrew and Eva Wanasundera the former Attorney General have been staunch supporters of the previous regime, with the only seemingly neutral judge Buwaneka Aluwihare opting to recuse himself from the bench.”

    If openly we are agreeing that the judges have their own agenda in deciding cases: where is their professionalism?

    Its not enough justice to be done it has to be see to be done too, otherwise people lose trust in the system.

  • 10
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    Kudos to Colombo Telegraph for the in-depth investigative efforts. Ranil has to be taught a lesson at the upcoming parliamentary elections. If the UNP is to survive the oncoming wave, a younger charismatic leader has to take the reigns of the UNP if not the death bell is fast approaching to see its demise. What a wonderful opportunity to rebuild the party and the crook Ranil is spooling the whole pot. It is time My3 wakes up and throw any arrangement he has with Ranil out the window to deliver the expected yahapalanaya to its core. With Ranil in it is going to be tainted.

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    The fact that this bench of the Supreme Court has set the next hearing for 6th Oct,2015 is of concern. The government should immediately appeal for a hearing by a full bench. Further, it is also nothing but right that all the allegations against Gotabaya Rajapakse be probed and he be intensively questioned, in the intervening period.

    Arrests however should be made when warranted and the lower courts have to authorise this on being presented with a reasonable case. This is already happening in other instances. Why did the SC place a road block prempting due process?

    Further, while the failure of the AGs department implied in this report appear valid , those against the Prime Minister are not clear. Did the PM influence matters, in view of possible fallout from GRs arrest? If so, it is matter for serious concern. GR requires quick vindication, if he is innocent as he claims and the public have to know the truth quickly, before the legal process loses its new found promise in their eyes.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Narendran

      What a hypocrite you are! You were one of those overseas based Tamils led by Dr Nadesan who went to meet Mahinda and his brothers shortly after the defeat of LTTE at Mullivaikal. One report said when others remained mostly tentative in their support to the Mahinda govenment you were very effusive in your support for Mahinda and his brothers, in particular Gota. Did you ever question the integrity of Gota when you were supporting him and other Mahinda brothers?

      You now call for an immediate appeal for hearing by a full bench in relation to Gota’s FR case. Do you know the rules relating to the appointment of a full bench of the Supreme Court? Is there any history of the Sri Lankan Supreme Court appointing a full bench to hear a fundamental rights case? Don’t be stupid man and do not write like a pundit over a subject matter if you are not conversant with that subject. You should better stick to whatever you have learnt that qualified you to put the Dr designation before your name

      You say that arrest should be made when warranted and you are questioning why the Supreme Court did place a road block preempting due process. What a load of rubbish you have written! Arrest has to be made according to the law and certainly not for the purposes of questioning unless it is a very serious offence like murder and then too when a prima facie case could be made out. If every tom dick and harry could be arrested for the drop of hat then there will be no rule of law. Narendran, do you in the first place understand the meaning of rule law?

      The Sri Lankan Supreme Court after many years has now got a Chief Justice who had risen to the position purely because of his rank as a senior judge of the highest court. You asked the question whether the PM did influence matters. If the PM could influence matters then he would have got the verdict he wished for in relation to the 19th amendment. Critising a judgement based on a person’s interpretation of the law is one thing but saying that the PM had influenced the SC’s verdict amounts to contempt of court. Be careful when you write about decisions of the Supreme Court. You can be hauled before the SC for contempt of court for what you have written here.

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        Naga,

        The question that needs answering is whether a full bench of the SC can be requested by the government to hear the case again. I am told this is possible.

        Dr. RN

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          This is what a google search on the Supreme Court revealed:

          “Sitting of the Supreme Court.

          132. (1) The several jurisdictions of the Supreme Court shall be ordinarily exercised at Colombo unless the Chief Justice otherwise directs.

          (2) The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court may be exercised in different matters at the same time by the several Judges of that Court sitting apart :

          Provided that its jurisdiction shall, subject to the provisions of the Constitution, be ordinarily exercised at all times by not less than three Judges of the Court sitting together as the Supreme Court.

          (3) The Chief Justice may-

          (i) of his own motion ; or

          (ii) at the request of two or more Judges hearing any matter; or

          (iii) on the application of a party to any appeal, proceeding or matter if the question involved is in the opinion of the Chief Justice one of general and public importance, direct that such appeal, proceeding or matter be heard by a Bench comprising five or more Judges of the Supreme Court.

          (4) The judgment of the Supreme Court shall, when it is not an unanimous decision, be the decision of the majority.”

          http://www.priu.gov.lk/Cons/1978Constitution/Chapter_16_Amd.html

          Dr.RN

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            Narendran

            You need not have laboured much over the question of full bench of SC.

            Your mentioned in your comments that “The government should immediately appeal for a hearing by a full bench.”

            Whether the decision made by the Supreme Court in a case brought before it is made by a three judges bench or a bench of five or more judges (generally referred to as “full bench”)that judgement of the SC is a final judgment. There is no question of appeal to a judgment of the Supreme Court because that is the apex court in Sri Lanka. If a decision is finally given in the fundamental rights case filed by Gota, government cannot appeal that decision because it would be a final decision of the Supreme Court.

            Under the doctrine of precedent, there is no difference between a decision given by a three judges bench and a decision given by a five judges bench of the SL Supreme Court. They are both treated as equal under the doctrine of precedent. However, that decision will not bind a future decision of the Supreme Court in another case with similar facts. This is because both decisions are by a court in the same hierarchy. There is only persuasive value to a decision of a full court bench of the Supreme Court.

            It is usual for the Sri Lankan Supreme Court to appoint three judges to hear a fundamental rights application. I have not heard of SC appointing five or more judges to hear a fundamental rights application though as you rightly pointed there is provision in the consitution for the Chief Justice to appoint five or more judges in any matter before it. But, appointing a full bench is at the discretion of the Chief Justice. It should be noted here that in Gota’s application, Chief Justice did not make any decision to appoint a bench of five or more judges. There was no such request from any party to the case or from the judges. Nor did the Chief Justice form an opinion on his own that the case is of such general or public importance that it has to be heard by a bench consisting of five or more judges.

            Prime Minister was named as one of the respondents and his counsel did not ask for a five judges bench to hear Gota’s application.

            As the leave to proceed has been granted and the SC has made interim orders and fixed further hearings for a date in October, I do not think that there is now any possibility of the case being heard by a bench consisting of five or more judges. In any case, it would not make any differece as it would be a final decision. But the problem will come when the two judges, who are now hearing the case with the withdrawal of the third judge from the case, cannot agree on a final decision. In that case there will be a one to one decision which would necessitate a re-hearing by either again by a three judges bench or a bench of five or more judges if the Chief Justice so decides to constitute a full bench.

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        Naga,

        “You can be hauled before the SC for contempt of court for what you have written here.”

        I don’t intend to haul Dr before the SC but would like to know how to haul others before the SC for contempt of a SC interim ruling. How to let the SC know of ongoing contempt of a ruling when the police doesn’t care a s#it.

  • 16
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    We as people who voted for this regime is very sad looking at the way that judiciary is conducting it affairs against Gota.There must be some mechanism to obtain justice against these corrupt judges who are hell bent on preserving the system introduced by despot Rajapaksha.Gota has to be brought to justice by this government some or other before people loose their faith.

  • 22
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    This Gota dog should be taken by a white van.

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      Only a ‘paraya’ dog will understand another dog, Dailymirror.elkea and the band of ‘like’ of his shit!

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    Most Sinhalese people are sceptical about Ranil being a sympathiser of the minorities rather than the Sinhalese-Bhuddist majority.
    But by protecting people like Gota that assumption seems wrong.

    Is Ranil also a bigot like those in the Mara clan? I wonder. But one thing is clear, Ranil is no fool, that is for sure. Is it possible that general public are unable to understand this man properly?

    I am inclined to think that one way or another Ranil is trying to do what is right. We may not always agree with his decisions especially When he helps someone who is not Sinhalese, we accuse him of being a sell out or a fool. Now in this case he is accused of assisting someone who is a hardened sinhalese racist. It doesn’t add up!

    In the past he was accused of being too soft on the LTTE, yet he is known to be the architect of the rift between Prabakaran and Karuna, which was the turning point in the downfall of the LTTE.

    Could it be that he is saving Gota because there is not enough substantial evidence to lock Gota away for good? Which could be quite a cleaver ploy because with people like Gota one has to be very precise when dealing him a blow. Otherwise it would be a costly mistake.

    I am not worried. Ranil seems like a necessary stabilizing factor in a chaotic system.

  • 15
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    Oh man!! This is so frustrating. Justice delayed is justice denied.

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    Ranil is increasingly getting to be the greatest impediment to Maithri’s avowed Yahapalanaya.

    I wonder if he is even aware what problems he is causing for Maithri, as (for one) he seems so arrogantly indifferent to the mess he has created with regard to his buddy Mahendran and the CB scam? And now this (and previous) allegation(s) with regard to the protection he affords the Rajapakses. And could one be blamed for wondering “why”?!!

    Maithri should put him in his place in no uncertain terms and leave no room for ambiguity as far as his view of Yahapalanaya is concerned.

  • 7
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    The world is watching this “shape” and there will be a price to pay.

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    Nevertheless charges can be framed and case filed. Gota will have to stand in the dock.

    Even if arrested he would have ended up in the Merchants Ward.

    Please press the charges so that the country will know what he has been up to.

  • 12
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    In my view it is best to refer the matter to the Commonwealth Judicial Committee – Very smart Mr. Prime Minister !

  • 8
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    RANIL has not learnt a lesson after so long in the opposition,name called as serial loser etc.You made a mess out CB issue,now another one.I agree that you a big liability to the party,country the people.I think only person who is capable is ANURA KUMARA THISSANSYAKE and please elect them in the next election.Remember ,you are not directly elected ,who came thro.back door.You will be shown that way too.If you have any common sense please act lawfully,

  • 6
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    “A very high ranking source from the AG’s department, told the Colombo Telegraph that the actions of the department in the case is a clear indication of the extent of politicization of the department under the new ‘good governance’ regime”.

    It appears that the current regime is playing games with the conscience of the voters. They are protecting corrupt people for FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL REASONS, while projecting a different image to the public.

    On the one hand, some are arrested on frivolous grounds when there are much more serious offences against them. Ultimately, after the next election, these people will contest these charges in courts and get away scot-free.

    Minister Senaratne’s comments yesterday that he was offered a huge bribe to be silent on an investigation shows the extent of underhand financial dealings occur among present rulers to influence these investigations.

    On the other hand, it is to the advantage of the UNP to promote the MR faction so that the destabilization of the SLFP would continue to their advantage.

    The interim relief granted to GR and the politicization of the AG’s department is a another step in this process. PM’s statement that his hands are tied on this matter is a preemptive strike to wash his hands from the obvious blame.

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    If one can find a bold YAHAPALANAYA lawyer who would appear in front of the supreme court and demand a 7 bench to review this interim order and also accuse the government and the AG for connivance, this interim order may be reversed. This will need someone who is directly affected by any of GOTA’s actions to be the petitioner. Let us see whether we still fear Gota and the other Rajapaksas or trust in the CJ and judiciary. If the petition is presented properly, the CJ will find it hard to appoint a 7 member bench as his integrity would be put to the test. If it is rejected, we can forget about Yahapalanaya. There are too many scandals already for us to become suicidal. The central bank, the presidents’s son in law, Basils luxury stay at the merchants ward, Vaas Gunawardene’s possible release and Gota’s escape from arrest are scandals that will not go away.

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    How on earth one can call a person “Gentleman” when he / she pawn the integrity ? to someone or something.My view is if teh govt sees any doubt in the institutions that are related to these investigations those institutions should be disinfected first.

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    All because the old men that supported to MR thuggish activities remain though MY3 and new cabinet were appointed. These men would never allow to turn the previous abusive structures into fair ones because they are all currpted. This is the ground reality. Prez MY3 and RW make every genuine effort but so solong IGP and othere are replaced nothing would allow to fall on proper tracks. Until then those men cry for their Raja will paint the picture in favour of them. That man former SPORTS minister repeat that he belongs to a family that his generations owned over 100 acres etc should be proved with his collected sums during the last two terms of MR abused. I think current regime needs to adequately inform the nation the ground realities of the facing problem while going to go against corrupted bunch.
    This nation is also not clear how not to be corrupted. That is the other greater problem. How they themselve see it towards GOOD GOVERNANCE and their queistions make it very clear people in general ( majority of the nation) have absolutely no idea what is proper and good governance. They are rotten by MR culture that the man sowed in the society while giving the upper hand to his crime friendly members. Anyway, my respect towards MY3 and RW and their genuine efforts grows rapidly. All gods must stay on the side of MY3 and RW to restore good mechanisms saving this nation. Rajapakshes should be marginalized from the sights of people, since they are highly corrupted from their principles on.. no priinciples other than living with criminals giving upper hand to them.

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    gota has hit out at the FCID itself calling it an illegal organisation.A verdict has to be given either by our courts or the commonwealth as to its legality before gota can be arrested by the police on the investigations done by the FCID.If it is illegal then its investigations are not valid.If its investigations are not valid then police can’t arrest gota based on a illegal organisation.Therein seems to lie the problem.Wonder what about the others arrested.Now they also can file FR petitions and get out of remand as what applies to gota has to apply to them too.Until the FCID’d legality issue is cleared up,the arrests should be made based on the institutions that were functioning before the creation of the FCID.Then Gota can be arrested with an application to the supreme court that the arrest has nothing to do with the FCID.

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    There are seem to be too many smart patriotic intertwined in this whole affair that resulted the pendulum swung the way it did. But then, it is our judiciary and we learnt to respect it even if it were in recent past fostered by Mohan with the advice of people like GLP and etc.

    The timing seems to upset the UN as well as its next sitting in September was to discuss the in road made by the new GoSL with respect to war crimes. Now this case sets a precedent that each crook will use the same avenue seeking relieve through the SC. Some purging needs to be done if people’s mandate to be implemented to the full.

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    Arrest is imminent. Fear and paranoia is because he cannot evade his arrest. Nothing was buckled. Everything has happened as it should have happened. FCID is the rightful authority. No dispute.

    Sleepless nights for the few involved. Give more bribes, and that would make the FCID work much easier.

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    RW is doing his second grave mistake…….

    When he was the PM ….it is he has stopped the arrest of MR with evidence in a murder..

    Now he is helping DOGGABAYA ..all his cronies will go to court and get stay orders then watch TV at home…

    Cheers

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    Ranil is not a sympathiser. He is seen to be a road block to his advantage for implementing Yahapalanaya.

    GET RID OF HIM AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY

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    The concerns of any citizen interested in “Yahapalanya” or good governance is as follows because of the hue and cry of bad governance raised against the government before the elections of Jan 8.

    (1) Quick identification thieving and/or corrupt practises.
    (2) Unearth solid evidence against culprits without delay
    (3) Prosecute and punish the miscreants without undue postponements in Courts.

    The above process seems to be scuttled. Unfortunately a substantial population seem to think now that this fuss of corruption is a farce and that is amunition for the vanquished. It appears to some that while protecting the inner sanctum of the “Jarapassa” family, some by the way crowd is remanded into custody. Even then in double quick time they spend their remand time in the Merchant’s ward or some hospital of comfort.

    If now the Prime Minister is at the center of a controversy that he is covering up the alleged sinners then his own shouting that he has setup the mechanism to catch thieves looses credibility. With that many who had die hard feelings against the “Jarapassa” family get the feeling of being let down. THIS TREND MUST BE ARRESTED.

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    The worst crime Gota did was imprisoning hundreds of citizens merely on allegations made by army and police personnel, as the “enforcer” of the obnoxious Prevention of Terrorism Act.
    Thus, he functioned as judge, jury and executioner. For this alone he should be jailed for causing misery to those arrested and their relatives who had no judicial remedy for the arrests.
    The many hundreds arrested, are now labelled “political prisoners”.
    A political prisoner is one who criticised or opposed a government – thus these were not political prisoners.

    His financial improprieties causing loss of billions to the nation is another story – it is for these that he fears arrest.
    The attorney general appears to have made submissions ignoring these.
    It appears that the judges need six months to decide on the legality of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division – a state appointed special entity for crime investigation.
    This is strange, to say the least.

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    In my view it is best to refer the matter Central Bank Bond Issue also to the Commonwealth Judicial Committee – Very smart Mr. Prime Minister !

    It appears that the current regime is playing games with the conscience of the voters. They are protecting corrupt people for FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL REASONS, while projecting a different image to the public…… Correct. Need the Rajapakshes back to obtain funds from the AIIB (China’s alternative to IMF) to commence development.

    Minister Senaratne’s comments yesterday that he was offered a huge bribe to be silent on an investigation … DO WE BELIEVE IN THIS JOKER.

    Ranil is comfortable being the Leader of the Opposition for life as he may be aware only the Rajapakshe can get the money for development.There is no body capable with Intl charisma.

    SRI LANKA HAS REACHED A PLACE WHICH IS BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

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    What ever MR & CO do, there demise is fixed by the amount of Karma. They can not escape from that and no human can help to stop their end. Even if God excuse them, the dead sprits will follow them – you can not make a mistake and say sorry – still you have to pay for your karma. Watch Mahabaratham.

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      Senthil, pl do not be so UNGREATFUL TO THE GIANT WHO LIBERATED SIRI LANKA FROM THE EVIL<MURDERERS,TAMIL-LTTE WHO KILLED SINHAESE INNOCENTPESENTS,CHILDREN,MUSLIMS AT WORSHIP,BUDDHISTS AT ANUIRADHAPURA,BUS LORD OF YOUNG BUDDHISTS PRIESTS,Etc Etc!!!
      Where the hell WERE U AT THOSE TIMES MAN???
      WHOGOT AROUND 300,000 TAMILS WHO WERE TRAPPED UNDER LTTE KEEPING THEM AS PRISONERS TO SAFEGUARD THE MURDERERS LTTE????
      PL UNDERSTAND,FOR WHAT MR/GR/TRIFORCES AND COMPANY DID ON MAY 19th ALL BE SAFEGURDED BY THE THRIVIDHA RATHNAYA,BY ALL DEITIES-GODS AND THE KARMA WILL BEFALL ON ALL WHO ARE ACCUSING & INSULTING RAJAPAKSES!!!

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    For quite sometime now justice goes by favour here. It depends on who
    you are and what your immediate network of connections are. Remember the big judge who “dropped in at Cargills on the way home.”
    The “you scratch my back and I yours” is very much alive. It won’t be long before a bunch of lawyers get hold of this judgement and call for the wholesale release of thieves like Johnny – the Ethanol Czar from Kurunegala – and the whole bunch which the FCID had painstakingly rounded up. The dispensation of justice, to a large extent, is now
    a thriving business with Brokers and the lot making a killing with
    the rank of crooked lawyers and pliable judicial officers increasing.

    Horikadey

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    You can come across Crooked lawyers in the past as well. A well known joke about GG Ponnumbalam – he is a talented lawyer most of the time he argue for the criminal not for the affected person to show his colours. In a rape cast he asked the victim to insert a needle through a shaky needle he was holding to proof that the rape happened with the will of the victim – such a cruel person. Runil can be in the good books of MR & CO and resist Singhalese and might pass the blame on UN and international investigation – who knows, only the uppervala knows.

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    Ranil has done it again. When it became
    clear to Maithripala Sirisena that Ranil
    had colluded with the Attorney General
    backboneless pseudo nationalist Yuvaanjan
    Wijeyatilleke to save Gotabaya. He has
    given AG instructions NOT TO arrest anyone
    without his permission. Maithri now knows
    this.

    Today, after he was embarrassed, Ranil has
    got published news reports in the Colombo
    media scolding Gotabaya. That is to save
    face from Sirisena. He is a devious manipulator
    and a cunning rascal who cannot hide his true
    character. This is the Backdoor Prime Minister’
    of Sri Lanka.

    Why should anyone vote for him?

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    Thank you CT FOR THIS expose!

    ……However,the Colombo Telegraph and every other Institute and Institution in the country and Globally is aware that the entire state Machinery is still run by lackeys of the Rajapakses…….

    Spot on CT.
    However,this state of affairs is due to the Lackadaisical approach of Governance,by the Government.
    Gota must be having the last laugh!

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