19 September, 2020

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‘Justice Minister’ Ali Sabry Spells End Of The Road For Victims In Sri Lanka

The appointment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s personal defence lawyer as the Cabinet minister of justice could be the final blow for victims of gross human rights violations who have been struggling for justice for over a decade .

Mohamed Ali Sabry with Gotabaya Rajapaksa | File photo

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is at the very least a person of interest in several key cases involving the attacks on journalists Keith Noyahr, Upali Tennakoon and the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge in 2009.

A suspect arrested in connection with Prageeth Ekneligoda’s abduction and suspected murder has also provided a confession before a magistrate that the journalist had been abducted on the orders of then Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

In each of these cases and multiple cases of corruption filed against the current President, Ali Sabry PC has represented Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan courts. Most of these cases, including the grave human rights abuses such as disappearances, extra-judicial murder and alleged atrocities committed during the final phase of the war, remain unresolved. As Justice Minister the president’s personal lawyer will now have unprecedented access to the investigation files, investigating officers and will oversee prosecutors at the Attorney General’s Department.
The regime has already launched vicious political witch-hunts against detectives investigating grave human rights violations in order to discredit the probes and taint the officials leading them.

The current CID Director SSP Prasanna Alwis stands accused of covering up Lasantha Wickrematunge’s murder while he was heading the Terrorist Investigation Department. Cases against SLPP National List MP Tiran Alles, Gotabaya Rajapaksa acolyte and Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and other regime loyalists have been effectively abandoned after President Rajapaksa took office in 2019, in what is a criminal waste of public funds and resources to investigate their crimes.

In 2015 Sri Lanka warded off calls for international jurisdiction to prosecute grave human rights violations by claiming that Sri Lanka’s judiciary was both competent and independent enough to handle the cases domestically.

Ali Sabry’s appointment blatantly erodes credibility in the Sri Lankan judiciary, its state prosecution arm and law enforcement and opens the Government of Sri Lanka up to international jurisdiction to redress grave human rights abuses committed against its own citizens because hope for justice domestically has conclusively ended.

The blatant erosion of credibility of the Sri Lankan judiciary, state prosecutors and investigators by Ali Sabry’s appointment opens the Government of Sri Lanka up to international jurisdiction since the hope for justice for victims in Sri Lanka

On the issue of the propriety of the appointment of Ali Sabry, PC as Minister of Justice as he had appeared for the present President in several cases, a senior lawyer stated, on condition of anonymity, that it was up to the Minister to prove his critics wrong by his deeds. “Ali Sabry has been the Deputy President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the whole legal profession will be watching how he performs as Minister of Justice. He surely knows what has been said for and against him. He would be expected, like many of his respected predecessors, not to interfere with the judiciary and the Attorney-General’s Department. However, one or two of his predecessors have been known to be otherwise. So, it is up to Ali Sabry— he could be in either category. But the legal profession would expect him to be in the former category and not the latter. Sabry is young and would someday have to come back to Hulftsdorp. When Felix Dias Bandaranaike came back to the Bar after his defeat in 1977, he was treated like a plague. Felix’s example is certainly not the example that Sabry should follow,” the senior president’s counsel noted in an interview with Colombo Telegraph.

Tamil National Alliance Jaffna District MP M.A. Sumanthiran expressed dismay that President’s Counsel Ali Sabry had announced soon after taking oaths as minister of Justice that the Government would repeal the 19th Amendment to the constitution, the reform that clipped presidential powers and restored independent institutions. “I want to tell my friend Ali Sabry that this is a totally anti-democratic act” the TNA Spokesman said.

Sumanthiran also warned the Government that it should stop short of using its two thirds power in Parliament to enact constitutional provisions that go against democracy. “It’s true that the Government has two thirds majority in Parliament. But when J.R. Jayewardene had a five-sixths majority in Parliament and used that power to enact a constitution that went against democracy, it was all of you in this Government that opposed it. In fact those protests were led by current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa,” Sumanthiran recalled during a meeting in the Northern Province on the weekend. (By Chinthika De Silva)

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    The Rajapaksas appointing their family lawyer as the country’s Justice Minister is a monumental injustice to the victims of state crime, and a gross violation of the human rights of all citizens. And it’s a glaring conflict of interest. Either, Gota doesn’t care or he is stupid.

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      What is the true meaning of justice?

      the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice. the moral principle determining just conduct.

      Does ALI SABRY`S profile bring any of the above ?

      He was the lawyer who stood by GOTABAYA for all of his high criminal cases and relieved him over the last 4 years. Even if the court cases are not completely heard, but alleged criminal became the leaders. If this bitch s son studied law to going by its paragraphs he would not have supported a killer of GR nature. Not a single murder but how many ? All these are public secret right ?
      No, even my 16 year old NEPHEW would go on questioning me why a personal lawyer become the country’s minister of justice if people sought something unique under the leadership of GOTABAYA, who is not a tranditional politician but a high criminal and got twisted even srilanken courts for his case investigations ?

      Was it morally right if former US president appointed his ASSISTANT, Monika Luwinsky as the minister of women affairs in that country ?

      People, thinking is a hard work, if anyone would not see it, this country would definitely be a SOMALIA in 6 months.

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        What about the other ministries introdused by so called WISE leader ?
        who seems to know where the line lies ?

        Women affairs to a MALE?
        Miriskudu man who threw chillipower at most powerful SPEAKER in that parliament – is a minister for cane furniture of something ?

        That Apawithara Wanniarachchi – as the minister of HEALTH though all stood against the criminal woman in the proper handling of the HEALTH ministry over the last few months at the time COVID was at its heights.

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        XXXXX
        What about the other ministries introdused by so called WISE leader ?
        who seems to know where the line lies ?

        Women affairs to a MALE?
        Miriskudu man who threw chillipower at most powerful SPEAKER in that parliament – is a minister for cane furniture of something ?

        That Apawithara Wanniarachchi – as the minister of HEALTH though all stood against the criminal woman in the proper handling of the HEALTH ministry over the last few months at the time COVID was at its heights.

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          Mr. leela ge …..,
          .
          Yep…..
          .
          And still WE govern YOU.

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            SCP,
            .
            How blind you should be ?

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        Well man, what over 2600 years the terrifying Colonists or Chola invaders could not do, you think will happen in 6 months?? Lot of so called wise men warned us, Buddhists, of Arab Springs over a period of decade now but we showed them of our own Spring by a 2/3 majority which was unimaginable to them.

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          The Chola empire lasted just a few centuries, the decline was faster than the rise. As the Buddha says, nothing is permanent, not even a 2/3 majority.
          *
          Sinhalese rivals to the throne used mercenaries from South India to settle scores (Velakkara forces).
          Then you know how the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the English were ‘used’.
          *
          Any majority achieves nothing unless things are thought through with a long term perspective.
          JRJ has a 5/6 majority, and see where we got to with that!.

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        I cannot say about Lewinsky, but top judicial appointments i n the US are overtly political.
        That is the way in the US.
        In 1960, John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general soon after election as President.
        Let us therefore use better models to compare.

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          Mr: SJ,

          You may be right, but that Kennedy’s times were decades ago. Now we are in 2020.
          :
          How can this ALI SABRY bury the JAMAL-KHASHOGI style-srilanken murder of that rugbyplayer (Wasim Thadjudeen) under the carpet as is the case sofar ? I guess ALI SABRY is muslim and he belongs to srilanken muslim community. Or may be GENETICALLY modified by Rajapakshes for their sake.

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            LM
            Are things any better now under the star spangled banner? If at all things are much worse.
            What has the US really done about the man who ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s murder? Business as usual!
            I do not know about Ali Sabry to analyse him. It will be good for us to avoid getting too personal.

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            Dear LM,
            .
            Have you nothing to say about the manipulation described in Jeevan Hoole’s latest article?
            .
            I hope that you will work out, objectively, why there is that “cheating” there. It is within the rules, we know, but don’t we have to change them when they allow such distortion?

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              Dear Mr SM,

              I have already added my thoughts. But these days, I ve taken aback for some reasons. I dont have the same energies I had before. I pray for your and the goodies, but I dont like much srilanken people as had been before. They committed harakiri not knowing the size of the danger. Now another 5 years to go for a real change. Can we ever keep hopes for a better srilanka ?

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      Ajay,
      -‘Either, Gota doesn’t care or he is stupid.’ is a little short of accuracy. In science, ‘Either, Gota doesn’t care or he is stupid, or both’, is total accuracy.

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      He does not care and he is stupid. He makes up for it with cunning and arrogance.

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        N&A
        Let us assume that GR is stupid.
        Then what does that say about all those who got foxed by him in the past few moths?
        Hyper-stupid?

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        Ashan,
        how can we expect him to be a neutral person ? He himself as one coming from muslim community does not seem much care abou ttheir own community.

        The kind of guys are plenty in Pakistan. I am very sorry for SRILANKEN muslims. The kind of traitors should be punished by stoning as is the case in Middle East countries.

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      Please listen to the video below.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-fWygVeP58

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    I think I like Ali Sabry a lot already,

    These NGO kakkas and the CT zeros like leelas bitch and rj1952 can not go have a hear attack.

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      a14455 –
      Thrilled to note that you are mentally, physically and in all your pores affected by mere.?
      WHY.?
      #
      As Ali is a tip cut can have a fleet of 7 wives in his harem why don’t you pass one of your beloved’s of either gender to him to hero-worship the sad sickening demented power crazy megalomaniac?
      #
      Is that not a great idea from the para demala brain of RJ1952.

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        rj1952
        I disagree with this appointment of appointing GR’s family lawyer as our Minister of Justice. It is total conflict of interest, and wrong. Also I disagree with your language. If you write this way, there’s no difference between you and Rajapakse clan. It is not right to drag Sabry’s ethnicity or religious background. That’s low level, like what Rajapakse thugs do. We have to be above them morally. If not we and they are the same.

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          Mr Guruge,
          Point accepted.
          Thanks.+

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            Which point? It matters.

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      a14455 / August 17, 2020

      What else you think is not right ? Go back to the cage and lick your bones. YOu the kind of ilk are the curse to god punished srilanka.

      We talk high about becoming SINGAPORE, but the minister of JUSTICE to be a highly biased lawyer, not only ALLAH, but all other divine forces would get together to punish this bitch s son in the days to come .We believe in true buddhism as LORD buddha taught it, not mix it up with srilanken BUDDHGAMA which has become the criminals to get bred easily as of today.

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      a14455
      Thank you. This is what we were waiting for you approval of AS. Now that you have given, we are happy to accept him as the new justice minister. What next ?. We can start white vanning and no one will do anything to us. Come on boys round up all those who say anything bad about our God and Leader GOTA.

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    This is a very interesting situation. Extremist Tamils like TNA don’t like him. Extremist Buddhist Clergy don’t like him. Human Activists don’t like him. General public like him. Government like him. GR likes him. I think his job is none of the above mentioned in the article. He will help GR to change the constitution. Then other things will be looked after automatically. If anyone acted as per Government directives, they will be protected by law. So security forces will be relieved from the blame as they responded to Government call. If any crime happened outside war theatre, they will be prosecuted under normal law. Again, accept my interpretation that the law of land is designed to protect innocent to be sent to jail rather than sending wrong doers to jail. Just check the percentage of innocent people sent to jail vs. wrong doers sent. Law cannot catch all criminal doers. Proven guilty without doubts is a difficult task.

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    Interesting to know that M.A. Sumanthiran has expressed ‘dismay’ at the repeal of the 19th Amendment, saying it is a totally anti-democratic act.
    /
    Is this the same thief of democracy who is alleged to have stolen the Manape position of Mrs. Raviraj, and is now facing legal action by her?
    /
    Is its the same thief who went to the supreme court to force the president to recall the last parliament instead of holding fresh parliamentary elections?
    /
    Is it the same constitutional ‘expert’ who didn’t know that the constitution gives no power to the president to recall a lapsed parliament?
    /
    He should learn that the era of holding governments led by backbone-less Ranil are over and most importantly, the Jaffna Tamils have exercised their democratic right to reject this Colombo upstart chasing the gravy train of privileges.
    /
    Woe unto this thief.

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      MS
      “Is this the same thief of democracy etc.”
      What is your evidence except some totally unfounded charges.
      Do not use allegations by interested parties as evidence of guilt and use it to cjharacter assassinate anyone.
      It will be more decent and honest to meet the arguments of Sumanthiran.

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    Only time will determine the outcome of the present Rulers policies towards social and economic justice.

    Pity the country whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them.
    Pity the country whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
    Pity the country that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
    Pity the country that knows no other language but it’s own and no other culture but it’s own.
    Pity the country whose breath is money and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
    Pity the country — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away.
    Shed some tears to the resplendent Island

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      HussainFahmy ,
      Pity the country that was ruined by Tamil terrorist barbarians and Muslim terrorist barbarians.

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    Set a thief to catch a thief they and it ideally fits The Rajapuka’s and their fellow criminal gang members who in another 3 days will be polluting the parliament by leaving a nasty odour.
    #1.
    There are 150 rouges and when one add’s the Kalla kallathoni war crim president it is a mecca of a haven for undesirable characters.
    Law and justice have flown out of the window and it has become Alibaba Mahindan RAJAPUKA who was born to catholic parents baptised in a catholic church and to win the votes of the Yakko’s accepted the non-religion philosophy.
    #2.
    Hopefully, the freedom-loving decent world’s big wigs will finally have junthu in their balls to blacklist the beggar colony.
    #3.

    what will be the plight of those similar to me who have courage , fearless to the core yokels if we were had to live in this sad shitty sorry hell in a hole?
    Any answers.?

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    a14455 –
    Thrilled to note that you are mentally, physically and in all your pores affected by mere.?
    WHY.?
    #
    As Ali is a tip cut can have a fleet of 7 wives in his harem why don’t you pass one of your beloved’s of either gender to him to hero-worship the sad sickening demented power crazy megalomaniac?
    #
    Is that not a great idea from the para demala brain of RJ1952.

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    Ajay, Gota doesn’t give a damn. He earlier appointed his travel agent in LA as Chairman of Civil Aviation, if I recall correctly.

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    Dear CT

    Thank you for the “democratic analysis” of the said appointment. As a Nation we need to put on records/punish all the crime that was committed on the people of Jaffna by the “Ratha Pottu Mafia from 1970-1977-1981”. Democracy nor Strong Government (does not matter who formed the government) will never have any human rights meaning until this is done and submitted to the Hague/UN/Sri Lankans.

    In addition we also need to account all the support/blunder by the foreign “Nationals” belongs to various Asian countries and ask the respective governments to respond to the people of Jaffna/SL accordingly. We never done such a low life act on others children need to be explained to the world by the appointed Hon Minister. Justice for all…one for all and all for one.

    This will form the foundation for the war crimes/peace and reconciliation we have been talking about with ‘no’ head or tail for a long time.

    No point in keep on voting/getting the vote counts correct until the above is submitted to the people as the Victims yet to be compensated for the crimes/criminals yet to be put away etc.

    Yes we need International Tribunals to be set up for this purpose in Jaffna should the GOSL unable to make headways on this soonest.

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    I wonder if the loyal, legal & constitutional expert, GL, was considered too senile for the post of Justice Minister or even considered at all for this dynamic new Govt.? Anyway, there is fresh blood, enthusiastically waiting to rewrite the constitution & with a 2/3 majority, there is nothing to stop a new military based constitution with ‘President for life’ provision happening. I am sure there will be a lot of inspiration from Putin who has already done it successfully. Only a revolution as in Syria or back stabbed like Mugabe can bring down GR but with the military, which could be taking over most aspects of governance, from Judiciary (kangaroo courts?) to controlling road traffic if necessary to ensure military precision, any revolt will be clamped down before it even starts but I am not sure if the prince in waiting Namal will be kicking his heels about for his turn once he comes of age.

    As for the current allegations of GR, I am sure we will be reminded of the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ adage, so why waste time on that elusive evidence & let a war hero & patriot who has returned from domicile abroad & saved the country from terrorism & a pandemic, do it again, this time from economic disaster?

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    Why was Gota selected to be President, by the Rajapakse family – to save themselves for all Legal offences on
    the card?. It has been well achieved. The future of their Politics will go on undisturbed and Basil has set
    the programme for it. Let’s just watch (& of course, comment as much as we wish). At least this has been
    permitted to the SB intellectuals.

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      punchinilame: Of all the comments, your comment stands out as most credible and the obvious for the “Rajapakse & Co. Inc” to capture power. Well said and Thank You.

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    Dear Hon Minister

    Please ensure “democracy” is explained specially to the particular “Tamil parties and their supporters” that they are allowed to cohabit, exercise freedom , democracy within the current context of the law. Killing others, demonising others, slander, political killings and physical harm is not tolerated by the fellow Lankans anymore.

    Should anyone play devils advocacy, play god with a fellow mans life over and beyond the law of the land ensure the full force of the law enforcement will decend on them in millisecons and set example so such daring acts will never take place. Should this be allowed again as in the past where GOSL never took care of the Jaffna people when the terror the “Ratha Pottu Mafia” committed open stage acts of hatred..we the “innocent” will be forced to protect ourselves taking the law into our own hands…to counter this scenario of lawlessness and disorder that I hope the Hon Minister will summon all the elected and translate their duties and responsibilities as the members of Parliament/Municipalities on a regular basis and broadcast to the nation and the world please.

    Should the elected fail this and fail all other duties and responsibilities according to their Job Specifications to serve their constituents the respective constituents be able to sue the elected the law should read please.

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    Hon Minister

    For the aspect of serving the people by the elected we can not have Language/Religions attached to the respective party is by default undemocratic.

    Kindly work to remove the Race/Language/Religions and make this illegal to form such parties in SL please. The MP’s surgeries should have a CCTV by law/appointments/correspondence all should be regulated/recorded/tracked such accountability can be discussed by various Task Forces/Committees/Courts who will investigate irregularities accordingly in the future please. This is the fundamental to the democracy where MP’s are regulated as we all to familiar with the elected thugs just like in Sicily running their own enclaves in 1970-1977-1981 in Jaffna without the world ever bother to note. It is difficult for the SL public to visualise this as they have only known LTTE (victims themselves) all their life not the Inner Circle/Evil that orchestrated/created this “Audacious Normality” unchallenged under the name of Tamil a language that belongs to us all.

    The Investigation should be titled the “Ratha Pottu Mafia killing fields in Jaffna 1977-1977-1981”

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      Correct your Honour

      Investigation of “Ratha Pottu Mafia Killing Fields in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981 under the supervision of the elected and the unelected God Fathers and the dysfuctional GOSL at that time to deliver justice to Jaffna man and woman”

      If we did this we would saved all the. misery and be a leading Nation in the world where all the regional children will be working in SL for the regional development scope of the Indian Continent.

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    The personal lawyer got a minister to post How about the personal doctor Will he\ a health ministry post how about the Cook at home will he get the Chairman post in Hotel industry The judiciary of Sri Lanka is in a pathetic state. Mor HR violations are able to occur.it is high time the UN brings in an economic ban on th country. Laet the voters who voted Mhaind dynasty to power get a taste of it

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      Kuviyam,
      If there is an economic ban on Sri Lanka, an economic ban on Demalu in Yapanaya who are the descendants of Dravida slaves will follow.

      “it is high time the UN brings in an economic ban on th country”.

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        Eagle Eye, Ultra BP,

        You the kind of men are curse to sinhala race. I have never seen a person who deliberately attack own nation the way you have been upto. Enough is enough !.
        why on earth you write in English and just in order to insult the minority SRILANKENS u abuse term ” Demalu”? When would you grow up ? After being buried your coffin or …. you never learned it in the course of your 8 or more decades of life span ?

        I would not hurt any human beings but when I see our SInhala BPs repeatedly attack their minority communities, I could go mad. It is just I have a large number of Tamil and Muslim friends from my Pera days on. I have also come to know good muslims from North Africa going back to my student days.

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    I don’t know how Ali Sabre became a PC lawyer, or even who pushed him through the Law College. Ali has not won any big case for King or Royals. All his cases for Royals were, by what we came to know until up to now, managed by Ranil. That was reason for coup (End 2018, after coming back from India, Ranil was feeling tired of saving Royals from their cases). That is why Ahimsha sought NGOs’ help to take her case to US. She even wrote a letter, of which a copy is in CT, censuring Ranil’s Nariya games in the murder cases of Royals. Ali is an ardent advocate of Hakeem Doctrine. He publicly warned to Muslims that if they don’t vote for Royals, they know what to expect from Royal’s government. These kings (Sinhala Intellectuals & Maha Viyaths) are nude. Children are looking at them and laughing. They don’t feel shame because adult are praising their new cloth, nudity. Whatever it is, “Ali is the Justice Minister” (in the path of Rauff Hakeem). Treat him so as one in that way or face the justice of him. This is the era of Buddhist’s Hitlerism!

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    Honourable Minister

    I am num struck that none of TNA lawyers who have taken oath just as yourself under the same constitution/bar council have not to date asked for the above investigations themselves to date???

    We have given the benefit of the doubt to the new generation of the TNA MP’s who may not have the blood I their hands but how they can pay allegence to a political concept without demanding a free and fair investigation on behalf of all those wo were killed under their predecessors want, their actions before, during and after the events all be scrutinised and the families compensated for etc???

    What is even more evil would be the audacious nature in which GOSL would even dare to negotiate enclaves/landmass be controlled/administered by the same under devolutions??? without such investigations and followup feasibility study work evaluating the risk attached to a secular community who will be residing in Jaffna is beyond belief????

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    The miserable administrative blunder that took place in the NPC speaks for the things to come??? this will be a crime against humanity should the GOSL can not take control of the space and treat the aspirations of the Jaffna people just as the rest of the country and bring law and order in Jaffna will be an unforgivable crime??

    Please also explain to Jaffna people the purpose of an Indian Embassy in their space please?? This has to be explained to the Nation in the parliament as we need total control of our National space without any hindrance to our way of life as one Nation. I can understand if we have an Indian embassy in the upcountry as there are some plausible reasons and make sense??

    Combination of both the Tamil Nadu and TNA is what caused all the injustices in our Nation in the first place??? going back to the pending investigations mentioned above. Would this then explain why TNA doing what they are doing that is not to care for the Jaffna Man and Woman livelihood INSTED serving some other masters outside the National boundaries???? We want to know my Honour.

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    As a lawyer Ali Subri has every right to defend a murderer and fraudster. But knowing very well about the man’s history, if AS is a respectable person he shouldn’t have joined that man’s company.

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    Honourable Minister

    As part of the above investigations please ask any TULF/ITAK/FP MP’s from North and East (1970-1977-1981) during those said killing their actions prior/during after the each killings please…..prior to the judicial event all should be summoned to the Judicial Committee hearings and should answer officials and the “public” together. This should be live broadcast to the Nation and the World. An International Panel of experts should be invited specially from the Nations where the rest live where they can go and do their homework as too who is living in their Nations who can assist the investigations please.

    A party representative should be summoned to answer all the diseased politicians activities too.

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    Honourable Minister

    Please investigate how many Sri Lankan refugees in India FROM DAY ONE, How many of them were granted asylum/Permanent residency and Citizenship as per their wishes/expectations of the refugees following the International Norms for the past 40 years please.

    Please also ask the international Panel following the investigations and hearing to go back and establish how many of those refugees they have treated with dignity are those from Sri Lanka and others from other Nations who ended up as citizens claiming to be the Sri Lankans refugees please.

    If we are looking for a Nationhood then is about we behave like a Nation and after this others know what they can and can not do with our children.

    You ask any Nations such as India, Malaysia and Singapore etc if they would ever allow any other Nations in the world to do that to them…kidnapping them, arming them, brainwashing them and send back to destroy a Nationhood. Ask the same if they ever had elected MP’s ask their children to go around and kill their own, allow them to be stolen under their watch for their destruction of the Nation?? please check and inform the Sri Lankans what they can and can not expect from their elected MP’s please.

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    Dear Honourable Minister

    Please investigate the “Tamil Arachi Conference” held in Jaffna in 70’s. Have all the Tamil Nadu speakers who attended the conference extradited to SL for the trails for bypassing the Sri Lankan law and oder and procedures, humiliating the elected Mayor of Jaffna and our Law enforment in the process.

    Have the FP responsible for organising this “Insulting to Tamil” event put on trail on behalf of the Tamils of Sri Lanka please.

    Ask India to explain how they allowed their citizens to do this in another mans Country and release papers related to the public with regard to Government to Government exchange on this event following the aftermath please. There were lives lost in this event, Nations pride and dignity lost in this event too.

    Can we all do this in India as we please ?? and how would the Indians feel about this has to be explained to the Sri Lankans as a matter of urgency please.

    Sri Lanka is not a playing field for China or India or anyone else for that matter your Honour. We are a Sovereign Nation fell pray to something unprepared and we will overcome that soon.

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    Ali Sabry (GR’s token Muslim) cannot play the wizard and make these serious charges go away with a “poof”…..the ex Defense Minister will always have the blood of these victims on his hands, he will forever have this dark cloud of suspicion over his head, and this will be his tarnished legacy, even if he keeps the streets shining like mirrors.
    At least his voters do not care about, and pretend not see, that blood dripping from his hands.

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    Ali’s appointment is a master stroke from the president that value people’s talent regardless of religion or ethnicity .
    Hooligans that destroy the country can howl until moon gone.

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    Dear Honourable Minister

    We congratulate you on your amazing appointment as a Minister of Justice at a very critical time in our Nations History.

    We also congratulate our GOSL for making such an appropriate selection reflecting our diversity of the land and is a huge milestone/statement over and beyond the Hon Ministers own merit a journey of critical importance serving the people of SL.

    Thank you

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    Honourable Minister,
    Does your appointment mean that the information and evidence on wrong doings, compiled by the your predecessor, Mrs. Atukorale, will bring in charges against the wrong doers? It is no secret that this information exist and was prevented from going forward in to prosecutions by influential Yahapalanaya politicians to include very high office holders. Or, is it going to be ‘you scratch my back, I will scratch yours’ ?

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    p.s. Interestingly, the then Canadian PM Pierre Elliot Trudeau, quoted, ‘I scratch your back if you scratch mine, if not, I will scratch your face’…..

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    I remember Ali Sabri on TV holding up a US passport with a red stamp with the word “CANCEL” on it, claiming that it was Gota’s US passport which had been cancelled. On the one hand, no English-speaking country would have a stamp that says CANCEL rather than CANCELLED. On the other, it was several months later that the US had Gota’s name on a list of those who had relinquished their US citizenship. What does this say about Ali Sabri’s integrity or indeed his reliability in upholding “justice” ?

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