24 November, 2020

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MS To Avoid De Facto CJ And Swear In Today Before A Senior SC Judge

Victor of the Presidential poll, Maithripala Sirisena is due to swear-in this evening before senior Supreme Court Judge J. Sripavan and not de-facto CJ Mohan Pieris.

Article 32 (1) of the Constitution states that President elect should be sworn in before the CJ or a Supreme Court judge.

The swearing-in ceremony is planned to be held at the Independence Square.

 

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  • 28
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    That is a big call, but not surprising. It is a clear signal for him to pull the pin, voluntarily, paving a way forward for the President to nominate back the Honorable Madam as promised to the voters.

    • 2
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      That will make an election win scored through an election tigges with British help totally “illegal”.

      More nails in the coffin from day 1!

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      But, does Maithree has any credibility here?? He was among those who impeached Shirani out, right?

      • 10
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        May be true, but he was in a panel headed by a parachuted de facto CJ, if I remember correct was he not in another panel headed by the late Justice Sriskandaraja which quashed the decision of the Parliamentary Slect Committee on appeal?

        The remarkable point here is Justice Sripavan is from the minority community and this gesture of of the President elect speaks a lot for the future.

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          I am surprised that anyone talking about the ethnicity of Judge Siripavan. He has a good track record in his career. No controversies. He even gave judgements that may not please the hardliners of his own ethnicity, so to say. If MS chooses him to take oaths, I think the choice is good because Judge Siripavan has done his job well and fit enough to administer the oath of office of the President of Sri Lanka.

          WE WANT JUDGES WHO CAN JUDGE BEYOND THEIR POSSIBLE PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS.

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        Good point Rohan.

        • 6
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          And what is this point you speak of? These are the sour loosers coming back to see if they can score some points by finding something to criticize. What he did for a dictator who left his team with no other option is precisely why he left and became the common candidate. It is time for Mohan Peiris to submit his resignation and go gracefully like his boss. The writing is on the wall take the hint and depart.

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      “Victor of the Presidential poll, Maithripala Sirisena is due to swear-in this evening before senior Supreme Court Judge J. Sripavan and not de-facto CJ Mohan Pieris.”

      Excellent.

      There is No need to swear in in Front of a FAKE CJ Hudge like Mohan Penis.

      Time to remove the Fakes…

  • 35
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    This is the honourable thing to do… the shameful Cheap Justice who was blessed to have attended two of Lanka’s greatest schools was ultimately the victim of his own arrogance, conceit and woeful lack of ethics. A better man would have refused to accept the positions, offered to him by Lanka’s master crook, the Medamulana Village Idiot.

    IT IS A SHAMEFUL BLOT ON LANKA’S JUDICIAL HISTORY TO HAVE THIS IMPOSTER LORD IT OVER LANKA’S HIGHEST COURT.

    He should be removed from the position by the same parliamentary select committee that removed his predecessor, forthwith.
    AMEN.

    • 6
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      2nd tier Lawyer Mohan Peiris will be remembered from now on in the judicial-political history of the country in the same disgraceful and dubious manner in which the Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling is seen by his country, the world and history. Mohan Peiris is a good example we have in the country, even among those called highly educated persons, a few prepared to sell their soul for a pot of porridge – regardless. At times like this, one must recall and respect those senior lawyers who were approached by the Rajapakses but had the honour and conviction to refuse the high office.

      As to Shirani B as CJ again, this will be a poor choice. She too humiliated the high office to which she was thrust by political interests. She did not hesitate to connive and play ball to further her personal greed and that of her nondescript spouse. The judicial stables must be washed and cleaned once and for all.

      Backlash

  • 24
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    Until new CJ is appointed – Swear In Today Before A Senior SC Judge is a great sign for reverse of rule of law and order. I have no doubt MS-Ranil-CBK coalition priorize the law and order above everything. THis was the reason why at least some fractions of the nation voted for the newly built coalition. We the srilankens should be given equal rights in all areas. Thanks for Tamil and muslim communties – we got rid of the MAKARA -dragon of the nation this way. ::
    Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******Jayawewa*******
    Let s hope the best for future of the island nation.

  • 0
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    It will not be surprising if Sarath N Silva is brought back into the political fold – as Minister of Justice, even with all his short-comings, to lead the Country in as a shrine of Democracy. Any support?

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      No THANK YOU

    • 2
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      I go with you… He realized his mistake and apologized conditionally, IF KP Pillayan and Karuna COULD be given a pardon why not a Learned Judge ? He is of better use to society than all those three put together… SO I would pardon Sarath…

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      SILVA should be leashed & kept in the kennel sine die

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      Punchinilame – The ideal person for this position is TNA Stalwart
      Mr. Sumanthiran, a person who speaks all three languages fluently
      and argues cases in Sinhala in Sri Lankan courts. He is a leading
      lawyer and popularly known in the judiciary circles and a Royalist.
      He was removed from a panel of lawyers , if you remember, from a case lodged by Sunday leader, where GOTA faced difficulties in answering him and the case was settled out side court as he was on the verge of winning the case for Sunday Leader. This can be possible only if TNA agrees to take positions in the new cabinet.
      I hope the President will not give into pressure from CBK and appoint
      Mrs. Sriyani Bandaranayake, her relative or Mr.Sarath N Silva as both have sided the Govts in power and faulted in their judgements and the people are aware of it and their credibility at stake but of cause,
      her dues should be settled by the govt. and pension and any other rights she lost should be restored to her

  • 0
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    Is it the right thing? Is it not better to,
    take a the oaths in front of the formerly appointed chief justice, Later if he is bad, Follow the due procedure? Impeach him? Bring laws to investigate? Send him home!

    This is an election win, Not a revolution?

    I thought we are planning a maithree palanayak not a Vikurthi Palanayak? What would lord Buddha say?

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      may be JUST an election win… but how did Mohan become cheap justice? by his unethical selfish moves… now he has to face the situation… this is what happens when one throws a ball onto a wall, it comes back as much harder….little did he realize that he would see the light of this day dawn on him…. and his MASTER.

      Karma is a b**** they say…. how true…

  • 6
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    Mohan Peiris should he resign on his own? If he is a professional he should . The SL judiciary is one which I admired until this joker started liking the boot of the deposed King.

    • 5
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      My3 and Ranil will not appoint another boot licker as
      the chief justice.Another man to avoid is Dayan.

  • 5
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    Mohan Peiris was an advisor to MR and also chairman of Seylan Bank when he was appointed CJ. Where in the world can one expect justice from this fellow. He is a stooge of MR. Pres- Elect Sirisena has taken the right decision to be sworn before another Supreme Court Judge. De facto Mohan P should then resign and the new President should appoint an acting CJ until the next move is done legally.

  • 11
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    Nivad Cabral just resigned… more stooges would be resigning not by choice but by the fear of the LONG arm of law choking them by the neck…. Has the airport doors been closed as yet? where are Gota, Basil, Modawansa, SB Dissanayake, Johnston Fernando, oh yes Tissa Attanayaka, he has the last laugh on MR, took all the money and MR lost…NOW the new Admin has to take all that money from Tissa, coz it RIGHTLY BELONGS TO THE CITIZENS of this nation… was NOT MR’s inheritance from his dad. take away the hummer from johnston..all those luxury cars to be auctioned and the money handed back to teh central bank… NOW THAT CABRAL isnt there no more…its safe..

    • 0
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      P B Jayasundera too should resign.
      He has a conviction for fraud.

  • 3
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    The new president was elected on the unproven corruption charges against the outgoing President,Well now it’s a
    golden opportunity for the new govt to prove the allegations and to punish them where necessary.

  • 1
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    Mohan Pieris is a boru show man with a false accent. But good at fooling those in power.

  • 2
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    The CJ should immediately quit and do some justice to the judiciary and the religion he belongs to. His most important verdicts affecting the public should be re called and reviewed and justice done.

  • 1
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    Being a R.C. Will the C.J.resign immediately and make a sincere confession to a priest?

  • 1
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    If he has at least a little bit of self respect , high time for him to leave.

  • 2
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    Agree totally with Backlash’s comments above.
    Please don’t bring the previous CJ SB again.
    She was also a stooge and fell out of favour..
    “Live by the sword die by the sword”
    Time to bring in change to this all important post.

    • 1
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      I would suggest that Justice K. Siripavan is made CJ. Is Maithree brave enough to do this?

      • 1
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        Paul- Agree with you on your suggestion that Justice Sri Pavan
        should be appointed as C.J., if he is qualified for the position and this gesture should please the Tamils who took a grave risk by voting for the opposition Candidate H.E. Sirisena, If Mr.MR
        won, it would have been hell for them for another six years. MR
        himself stated after the election results announced that Tamils
        voted him out, calling them as his enemies, which means that he wants to continue with his political career,spreading racism and create disharmony between the majority and the minorities and we will be back to square one if he or member of his family comes
        back to power, again.

        The govt should see that they do not appoint another political
        stooge of theirs as judiciary should be allowed to function on its own without any interference from the govt. as practised in
        India and many other countries like USA, Canada and the EU. The
        two names floating around are not acceptable to the people tho’
        they have high connections. There should be transparency and the govt should move forward.

  • 1
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    Whatever it is please remove him from Law College. He and his faithful pet Shiranee Tilakawardana are ruining it and making the students lives miserable.

    • 0
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      It is a serious request. The duo have spoiled the Legal system of today, and not to be let to spoil the future.

  • 0
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    Nothing honorable about the “MADAM”. She was a Mahinda stooge before they fell out.

    Give us a new CJ not the “MADAM”.

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