20 June, 2019

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No “In Camera” Need An Oral Hearing: Full Text Of The Bar Letter To De Facto CJ

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has today written the letter below to the De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris related to the processes sought to be used to legitimize a potential third term for President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    The JVP has also filed a motion at the Supreme Court requesting the hearings on the subject be held in open court. The ball has started rolling. The govern is also playing its cards by conidering the alternate option if holding the general elections first, as hinted by Nimal Siripala Silva at a press conference.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      All the black coats are hurrying in to court with their own sbmissions. Every ‘thuttu deke perkadoruwa’ has suddenly got something to say about the 18th Amendment and the constitution.

      When these thieves realise that they cant beat Rajapaksa in a democratic election, they are looking for other methods. Common candidates, Execurtive presidency and now the third time.

      When they loose the election they can launch the legal battle! Get ready Upul Jayasuriya.

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        Rubbish Rajapaksa plays foul this obviously is why he wins elections just, like Mugabe! Or else Fonseka would have been in that chair

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    I doubt that His Lordship will consider the opinion of 14,000 attorneys at law of the republic, as more important, rather than the political survival of His Excellency the President, and the survival of His Lordship himself which too depends entirely on the political survival of the president.
    The hurried response demanded of/thrust upon, the Bar Association is indicative of purposeful denial of oral argument in this matter of national importance – especially as two more years are available for the completion of this presidential term.

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      If the fraudulent CJ , does not abide by these rules can any one sue him?

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    With all due respect to you Sir, the letter sent to PACHORIS THE THIEF JUSTICE is like pouring water on to ducks back.
    All the hearing and verdict is already being delivered at TEMPLE TREES.
    All what is going to happen at the Supreme Court is a public eye wash.
    I have said it many times THE MURDEROUS MARA FAMILY HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO CLING ON TO POWER UNTIL DEATH AND THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO ACHIEVE THAT.
    Sorry to say that this letter is too little too late.
    All’s were lost when concerted effort was not forthcoming from the BAR at the illegal thuggish ouster of the sitting Chief Justice by MARA’S THUGS and also the recognition of the THIEF JUSTICE. I think more should have been done by the BAR at that time.
    Now the horse has bolted. No point locking the stable doors now.

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    Letter full of basic English errors. Surely, the head of the bar association could have kept out the howlers?

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      Yeah, I noted these too, although they are of lesser import than the matter at hand, which is to place a firm request to get over this ‘urgent’ nonsense being pushed by the Thief Justice who has once again colluded with King Kong to engineer this imminent act of treachery on the people of this fair land.

      I say shame, shame and shame again to Corruption-in-Thief King Kong, his henchaiyyas, his lickspittles, his Thief Justice, his Accountant-not-Economist CB Governor, his crooked brothers, the crooked members of his family and in-laws; and Vermin and other thugs in thief.

      I note with some pride my left-handed buddy Prasanna Jayawardena has ascended to the position of Deputy President of the BASL…. perhaps he should proof read future submissions from the BASL in order to contain the errors of grammar and syntax that can creep in to hurriedly drafted communications, so as to avoid any minor reputational issues that may arise on this front as the commentator above has picked on.

      I also like to think the BASL is doing a stellar job at working to preserve what remains of the matters of law and order and constitutional integrity in the face of a brutal and singleminded regime bent on growing more layers of its already too thick hide. Bravo to you BASL, and Upul J the President.

      Shame, shame and shame again on the regime. May it be sent packing soon for the sake of the people of Sri Lanka, but hear this RANIL W and other aspirants: DO NOT EVER ALLOW ANY ALTERNATIVE FORM OF CORRUPTION TO CREEP IN TO THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES OF OUR, I REPEAT OUR FAIR LAND.

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      Who worries about this man’s English. Have you not heard the Rajapaksa english?

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    Politically motivated henchmen are directly and indirectly working for their agenda while serving as a exco-members of Bar Association of Sri Lanka.I feel very sorry for their work.Every thing appeared in the press ,politically motivated.I do’t know really any serious thing , exco had done so far,for welfare for Lawyers in our country or law Students during this period.Good luck for them.

    Wijeweera

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    This is a historical moment in the Legal history of this country.Besides,this letter will find its place in the Archives.So, a little more care should have been taken with the Grammar and Syntax.Anyway,what matters is the content.
    RES JUSTICIA will not be applicable though in this case.The Executive Presidency has eroded all that.

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    So our Bar Association Boss needs an Oral…..How cool …

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    These black coats and former CJ Sareth Silva must know why de facto CJ Mohan Peries was brought in through the back door. He will deliver what Mahinda Rajapakse wishes. I haven’t seen what was in the message sent by de facto CJ to the president but you can be 99.99% certain that the president is given a green light to contest 3rd presidential election. That’s how things are done in Sri Lanka and this government has been committing murders and getting away with them.

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