26 May, 2019

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No Tears For Departed Attorney Generals

By Basil Fernando

C.R. De Silva

Why I have no tears for departed Attorney Generals:

Do we feel sorry for ones extinguishing the light

Leaving everything in the dark?

Is there any crime worse than

Killing the soul of a nation?

Is not justice the soul of the nation?

 

Subverting justice was raised
To an art.
Molding the young to lie
Without compunction.
Teaching the abductors and murderers
In uniform to lie under oath
And crafting them false affidavits
To subvert the writ of habeas corpus.
Cynically putting into wastepaper baskets
Thousands and thousands of letters
Written by mothers in tears.

Eloquently lying in august international forums,
Defending the indefensible.
All this for a post or a promotion,
For the proverbial 30 pieces of silver.
Turning upside down
The house of justice.

 

No, I have no tears

For departed Attorney Generals.

They killed the soul of my nation.

We are all dead now

Roaming in a justice-less nation.

Tears are for the citizens, the living

And those yet to come,

To the desolate nation.

No, I have no tears for departed Attorney Generals.

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    Basil you stimking creep, you (edited out)

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    Basil,

    I remember from UTHR reports that C. R.de Silva prevented the perpetrators of Welikada prison massacre from being prosecuted. Also remember his role in thwarting the IIGEP investigations.

    By the way, shouldn’t it be ‘Attorneys General,’ not ‘Attorney Generals?’

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    Basil, I am with you on this. I won’t even bother whether his soul rests, what more to talk of “rest in peace”. When Sunila Abeyasekara passed away, I never offered even a single word of condolence. To me, SHE is still LIVING. Against this measure, the late AG, as penned by Basil “For the proverbial 30 pieces of silver”. What Sunila has left is a legacy but what the late AG has left is a disgrace.

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      Jansee:
      What’s wrong with you? Suggesting that this piece of s..t had a “soul?”

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    Attorney Generals of sri lanka are a privileged class of lawyers.
    If they utter enough untruths in international fora,they are rewarded by posts in the supreme court,including that of Chief Justice.

    Is there anything more immoral than such behaviour by people who have taken oath to uphold the law and implement justice?

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    Aimless Human Rights Commission at it again. (Vindictiveness from this ex-clergy at its best)
    Now wait for KPJ to follow the pied piper.

    Its [Edited out]quality on show………..Slavish for [Edited out]

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      Hi thondamanaru
      when were you released from the shit hole of Gota?
      Your sister is doing a great service to the army in the North. We are grateful to your mother as well even though she is old but doing a fine job keeping the soldiers happy. The family is in for a gold award after CGOGM in November.

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    to, basil et all…. ‘ let the first one with no sin cast the first stone ‘. we are all guilty .. the ones who voted us into this misery and the one who are just sitting and watching.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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      There are enough in this society who can cast stones who have not sinned that would cover this AG with the stones thrown.

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      ilyasfazly:

      It all depends from what angle you see this “sin”. If I sleep with someone and certain societies culture and norms observes it as a sin, then it is a sin, but there are these “extraordinary sins”, one would be abusing a trusted position, a trust placed upon by society, and this AG perversely sits in this category.

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        jansee.. sleeping with someone out of bounds is not the only sin which one should see my comment… see it in the context of any sin…. and then maybe you will find my comment fair. best wishes !

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    One who holds the post of Attorney General functions as ‘amicus curiae’ a friend of the Court. In reality these buggers as Sarath Silva, Bulla, Mohan P and the present Palitha Fernando are the ‘foes of Court’ full filling the agendas of corrupt Political leaders for their personal gain. May they Rot in Hell and never rest in peace.

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      please add to the list ” Shrani B” too.

      levi

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      agreed. and also lets’ add the dis-honourables who are messing our lives and ruining the country… my case point in this matter was… all criticism should have been leveled when he was alive.. any lets’ find fine.

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    Lets get back to the rule of the land.. Gama Law, you F8$k around in our area, we will do with you what we have to do.. Lets keep it simple..

    All these Acts, Section 32, paragraph 3.2 fu*king 3 is made for these low life snakes to slip around the truth of things.. If you really think about it there’s not much to think about the “LAW”.. Question is “Did you intentionally f*&k up this guy for monetary, power or personal gain of any type?” Then… Guilty you son of a bitch.. Who cares if you “followed the rules”.. RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN UP…

    Law needs to go back to the heart and what was the intention, regardless of section 66.6 f*&king 6!!!! That is the real law… Government was never created for us, so to these lawyers, Attorney Generals and the stinking pigs (But I do admit there a lot of good people in these places with no where to turn..)

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    He was a competent lawyer and a good man. He also stood straight and did not compromise by todays standards.
    May he rest in peace.

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    STOP POINTING THE FINGER AT OTHERS AND POINT IT AT YOURSELFVLES.EVERYONE HS TO DHARE TO BLAME FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SL,SOME MORE THAN OTHERS.

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      When you run a banana republic, it is hard to miss the arrows targeted at you.

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    This man helped to protect murderers in the Welikade massacre of Tamils. Hope he rots in hell.

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    Bulla was a well respected Rugby captain of Royal College and “decent lawyer, until Mahinda Rajapaksa corrupted him, I am genuinely distressed at the comments in this thread.

    They must be true and may this be a lesson to all others who have hopped on the Rajpaksa band wagon…even when you die people have nothing good to say about you.

    You are only as good as your last sale….only remembered for you last actions and deeds.

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      Don Quixote:
      It is not so much people “changing” as circumstances bringing out who they REALLY are. The conduct of “Bulla” de Silva speaks more eloquently than anything else of who he was, at his core. History is littered with people like him unfortunately. The good news is, though, that there are still (a few?) people around who have consciences and continue to exhibit them!

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    I don’t know who Mr Basil Fernando is, most probably He is a very nice intelligent human being.It is amazing to see his lack of knowledge,wisdom and understanding in regard to legal systems, knowledge systems and the very word justice.

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      Ruwan:

      And what kind of justice are you referring to?

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        Yes, you may have no tears for the author of L.L.R.C report and to the person who refused the post of CJ after CJ43 . but it appears you have lot of tears for the departed Prabakaran and his bunch of criminals.

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          My tears for Prabhakaran is overflowing – bottles are insufficient to hold them, please bring a large tank if you personally think that it is enough.

          Surely you don’t consider the author of LLRC a god, do you? My assessment was based on all what I know or read about him from official sources. Just like the “eminent” GL Peiris, how sad these people start dancing to the tunes of their political masters and in the process lose even their self-respect.

          Since you are telling us that he refused the CJ’s position, you man enlighten us why he refused?

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      Ruwan
      Absoultely correct .It is quite disgusting to read the muck that some of the CT readers throw at thoroughly respectable people. Anyway , he has left a legacy that will prevail long after the riff raff who write trash have crawled back into their cess pits.

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    Ruwan,
    Why can’t you see the contradiction between the first sentence and the second sentence you have written? You say, you do not know Basil and then you say ,Basil’s lack of understanding of ,Legal system etc is amazing. How do you know that? Instead of using pretentious language, why don’t you say, what you think of the poem. Or are you incapable of comprehending a poem? As for me, I think it is good poem.

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    Basil Fernando, You have a chritien faith. But you had lot of tears for LTTE-Prabakoron. Educated People are not getting angry. Because you are a 3rd class reporter. [Edited out].

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      Nala Thambi:

      OMG, did Basil really do that – I mean the “lot of tears for LTTE-Prabakoron”? Where can I check on this?

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    Quote – Demon Silva :”when were you released from the shit hole of Gota?
    Your sister is doing a great service to the army in the North. We are grateful to your mother as well even though she is old but doing a fine job keeping the soldiers happy. The family is in for a gold award after CGOGM in November.”

    Se to what low levels you have gone.They say one never straighten a pig’s tail. That is the reflecting of your calibre.
    Its not your fault. Your mum made herself that cheap to create a demon silva.

    Unfortunate that CT tolerate such low bred scuns in this columns.

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