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On Supreme Court Order Of 1st January 2013: Interpreting Article 107(3) Of The Constitution

By Nihal Sri Ameresekere

Nihal Sri Ameresekere

5th January 2013

Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa

Speaker of Parliament

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Jayewardenepura

Kotte.

Dear Hon. Speaker,

Supreme Court Order of 1st January 2013

interpreting Article 107(3) of the Constitution

I write further to my Letter of 5th December 2012 forwarding my Affidavit of the same date, inter-alia, vis-à-vis, the cover-up by some of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the charges I had made against the conduct and actions of the Chief Justice and their disqualification as a consequence thereof to hear matters pertaining to the Chief Justice. My said Letter of 5th December 2012 was before the hearing on 13th and 14th December 2012 on the aforementioned ‘interpretation’ by the Supreme Court.

Your Honour, with the concurrence of the Leaders of all Political Parties in Parliament, issued a Ruling on 9th October 2012, on the contravention of the mandatory provisions of Article 121 of the Constitution in a Special Determination made by the Chief Justice on a Bill. In the said Ruling, Your Honour, inter-alia, ruled that the Supreme Court was requested to give earnest consideration to re-visit the said Special Determination, and that it was necessary, as well, to rectify a bona-fide error made by the Supreme Court.

In such circumstances, with notice to Your Honour, I filed Petition dated 18th October 2012 under and in terms of Article 132(3) of the Constitution for a review and re-examination of a Special Determination made, without jurisdiction, ultra-vires the expressly mandated deeming provisions in Article 123(3) of the Constitution. I also adduced facts in extenso of improprieties and/or misconduct and/or judicial bias disqualifying the Chief Justice. Some of the matters in my Petition coincidently had become grounds for charges in the Impeachment Motion against the Chief Justice, entertained by Your Honour on 1st November 2012.

In addition, by the said Special Determination made by the Chief Justice, Article 157 of the Constitution, which affords protection to  foreign investments in terms of international treaties passed by the Parliament of Sri Lanka with a 2/3rd majority, and thereby having the force of law in Sri Lanka, was over-written by the Chief Justice, in perversely determining, that such foreign investments could be acquired by the State in the public interest, whereas Article 157 of the Constitution specifically stipulates that it was only possible in the interest of national security. The Supreme Court had no constitutional right or capacity to have so amended the Constitution of the Republic.

I was appalled that, relying on Your Honour’s aforesaid Ruling, my aforesaid Application made under Article 132(3) of the Constitution, which had to be considered solely by the Chief Justice, and not by any other Justice, had however in contravention of Article 132(3) had been considered by the Listing Judge, Justice K. Sripavan. I myself, together with one member of my Office, went to the Supreme Court Registry on 20th November 2012, and personally verified the correctness of the following Minutes from the original Case Record. (Emphasis added)

Hon. K. Sripavan, J

AAL for the Petitioner files Motion dated 18.10.2012 with:

  1. Petition and Schedules “X”, “Y” & “Z”
  2. Documents
  3. Affidavit
  4. Special Affidavit in support of the facts contained in “X”

AAL further moves Your Lordship’s Court be pleased that this Application be taken for Hearing on 16th, 19th & 20th November 2012, for a review and re-examination of Determination made on 24.10.2011. Submitted for Your Lordship’s directions please.

DRSC

19.10.2012

Hon. Chief Justice

The Petitioner by Motion dated 18.10.2012 seeks to review and re-examine the Special Determination dated 24.10.2011. In terms of paragraph 9(h) of the Petition, Hon. Speaker has certified the Bill on 11.11.2011. Upon certification being endorsed, the Bill becomes law and in terms of Article 80(3), the validity of such Act shall not be called in question thereafter upon any ground whatsoever.

This Article (Art 80 (3)) must be interpreted according to its true purpose and intent as disclosed by the phraseology in its natural signification.

If a party perceives “judicial bias & disqualification” against a member of the Bench, such party should have raised objections at the time the Bill was taken up for hearing. If no Objection is taken at the former stage, that party cannot thereafter complain of the matter disclose, as giving rise to a real danger of bias. Any frivolous objection taken after a long period of time without a firm foundation would not only impede the due administration of justice, but also undermines the work of Court.

In view of the foregoing, I do not see any legal basis to entertain the Motion dated 18.10.2012. The Motion may be rejected in limine.

Sgd. Sripavan, J

                                                                                                                22.10.2012

Hon. Amaratunga, J, Hon. Ratnayake, PC, J, Hon. Ekanayake, J.

I agree with the Observations of Hon. Sripavan, J. The Bill in question was considered by this Court on 24.10.2011 and the certificate by the Hon. Speaker had taken place on 11.11.2011. In terms of Article 80(3) of the Constitution the validly of such an Act shall not be questioned on any ground whatsoever.

No Objection was raised on any one of the three Judges who heard the matter on 24.10.2011.

For the aforementioned reasons the Motion dated 18.10.2012 should be rejected in limine.

Pls. consider the said Motion and tender your observations/concurrence.

Sgd. Chief Justice

                                                                                                                23.10.2012

Hon. The Chief Justice

I agree with the observation of Your Ladyship and Hon. Sripavan J, set out above. Since there is no legal basis to entertain the Motion dated 18.10.2012, it should be rejected in limine. The Registrar of the Supreme Court should be directed not to entertain any further Motions/ Applications / Petitions in respect of this matter.

Sgd. Amaratunga, J

                                                                                                                24.10.2012.

Hon. The Chief Justice

I agree with the observations and recommendations of Your Ladyship, Hon. Amaratunga J, and Hon. Sripavan, J.

Sgd. P.A. Ratnayake, J

                                                                                                                25.10.2012

Hon. The Chief Justice

I agree with the observations and directions embodied in Your Ladyship’s Order 23/10/2012, Hon. Justice Amaratunga’s Order dated 24/10/2012, Hon. Justice Sripavan’s Order dated 22/10/2012 and Hon. Justice P.A. Ratnayake’s Order dated 25/10/2012.

                                                                                                                Sgd. Ekanayake, J

7.11.2012

My said Petition and the Minutes made thereon had been called for by the Parliamentary Select Committee on 4th December 2012, as recorded in Column 1 on page 1437 of the Report of the said Committee, prior to the Chief Justice and her Lawyers leaving the proceedings of the Committee in the afternoon of 6th December 2012 – vide Column 2 on page 1505 of the said Report.

From the aforesaid Supreme Court Minutes it would be noted that Justice K. Sripavan had deemed as ‘frivolous’ the charges I had made against the Chief Justice, also stating they were made belatedly, whereas I had submitted similar charges, as far back as 9th February 2012, before a Supreme Court Bench presided by Justice N.G. Amaratunga, who refused to accept the same, minuting as follows:

“All papers submitted by the Petitioner in supporting this application to assist the Bench is returned to the Petitioner and those papers shall not form a part of record in this case.

The record consists only of the Petition and the amended petition filed by the Petitioner and no other material is to be considered as a part of the record.”

As evidenced by the Minutes of Justice K. Sripavan he had precluded my Application being heard. He had proceeded to interpret Article 80(3) of the Constitution, regardless of Your Honour’s Ruling made previously on 9th October 2012. He had done so sitting alone in his Chambers, whereas  interpretation of the Constitution, which is a matter of general and public importance, in terms of Articles 129 and 132 have to be by a Bench of 5 or more Judges of the Supreme Court, as had been the practice.

A 3 Judge Bench presided by Justices N.G. Amaratunga issued Notice on the Respondents on 25th November 2011 in a Fundamental Rights Application I had made impugning the Special Determination of 24th October 2011 made by the Chief Justice, without jurisdiction and ultra-vires Article 123 (3) of the Constitution, and the hearing into which was manipulatively ‘scuttled’ by the Chief Justice, in the face of averments made against her, and I believe also due to ‘extraneous’ reasons.

Whilst having minuted that my aforesaid Application made in the public interest on a matter of general and public importance ‘not only impeded the due administration of justice, but also undermines the work of Court’, the calamity created with several litigations concerning the personal interest of the Chief Justice and the expeditious hearing thereof had apparently been of no concern to Justice K. Sripavan.

The Chief Justice had endorsed the Minutes of Justice K. Sripavan, and so had Justices N.G. Amaratunga, P.A. Rathnayake and Chandra Ekanayake, whereby the said Justices had prejudicially prejudged the charges made against the Chief Justice, even without having heard me, and thus they stood disqualified from hearing any matter that concerned the Chief Justice.

The matter of interpretation of Article 107(3) of the Constitution had been referred to the Supreme Court by the Court of Appeal in terms of Article 125 of the Constitution, on which the aforementioned Order dated 1st January 2013 of the Supreme Court was delivered through the Court of Appeal on 3rd January 2013. The said reference had been made arising from 7 Writ Applications made against the impeachment of the Chief Justice, making the Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed by Your Honour, as Respondents.

Since the aforesaid Writ Applications concerned the impeachment of the Chief Justice, the Chief Justice and the other aforementioned Justices were disqualified from having dealt with the said matter in the Supreme Court. Nevertheless a Bench comprising Justices N.G. Amaratugna, K. Sripavan and Priyasath Dep, presumably nominated by the Chief Justice, had made the aforementioned Order interpreting Article 107(3) of the Constitution.

It is of significance that at paragraph 2 of page 5 of the aforementioned Supreme Court Order of 1st January 2013 it recorded thus – ‘The Court specifically inquired from all parties including those who sought to intervene whether anyone has any objection to this Bench hearing this references, but there was no objection by any party, including those who sought intervention’. The parties before Court were unaware of the aforesaid disqualification, and in any case, such disqualification could not be so cured, but stood.

Though it was a 27 page Order, the crux of the Order are in the last paragraph on page 23 going on to page 24, and paragraph 2 on page 26 viz:

“In a State ruled by a Constitution based on the rule of Law, no court, tribunal or other body (by whatever name it is called) has authority to make a finding or a decision affecting the rights of a person unless such court, tribunal or body has the power conferred on it by law to make such finding or decision. Such legal power can be conferred on such court, tribunal or body only by an Act of Parliament which is “law” and not by Standing Orders which are not law but are rules made for the regulation of the orderly conduct and the affairs of the Parliament. The Standing Orders are not law within the meaning of Article 170 of the Constitution which defines what is meant by “law” “

“In view of the reasons we have set out above we answer the question referred to us, as set out at the beginning of this Order, as follows:”

“It is mandatory under Article 107(3) of the Constitution for the Parliament to provide by law the matters relating to the forum before which the allegations are to be proved, the mode of proof. Burden of proof and the standard of proof of any alleged misbehaviour or incapacity and the Judge’s right to appear and to be heard in person or by representative in addition to matters relating to the investigation of the alleged misbehaviour or incapacity” (Emphasis added)

For easy reference of Your Honour, set out below are Articles 4(c) and 107(3) of the Constitution, and the Interpretation Article 170 of the Constitution defining ‘law’ to mean any Act of Parliament. (Emphasis added)

“4.  The Sovereignty of the People shall be exercised and enjoyed in the following manner :-

(c)   the judicial power of the People shall be exercised by Parliament through courts, tribunals and institutions created and established, or recognized, by the Constitution, or created and established by law, except in regard to matters relating to the privileges, immunities and powers of Parliament and of its Members wherein the judicial power of the People may be exercised directly by Parliament according to law; ”

“107.  (3)   Parliament shall by law or by Standing Orders provide for all matters relating to the presentation of such an address, including the procedure for the passing of such resolution, the investigation and proof of the alleged misbehavior or incapacity and the right of such Judge to appear and to be heard in person or by representative.”

“170. In the Constitution –

“law” means any Act of Parliament and any law enacted by any legislature at any time prior to the commencement of the Constitution and includes an Order in Council;

By the foregoing interpretation by the 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, the said Bench had expunged and/or suspended from the Constitution the words ‘or by Standing Orders’, which the Supreme Court had no constitutional authority or fiat  to do,  nor even the Parliament. This is a prohibition in terms of Article 75 of the Constitution, as per the Special Determination in October 2002 made by a 7 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on the aborted 19th Amendment to the Constitution viz: Article 75 (Emphasis added)

“75.     Parliament shall have power to make, laws, including laws having retrospective effect and repealing or amending any provision of the Constitution, or adding any provision to the Constitution :

Provided that Parliament shall not make any law

(a)   suspending the operation of the Constitution or any part thereof, or

(b)   repealing the Constitution as a whole unless such law also enacts a new Constitution to replace it ”

Furthermore, as to how it is ‘mandatoryunder Article 107(3) of the Constitution for the Parliament to provide by ‘law’ …..,  as interpreted by the said 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, defies the independence of the Legislature, which cannot be mandated except by the Constitution or by the People at a Referendum, whereas the Constitution has specifically stipulated the words by law or by Standing Orders.

Such interpretation had been made stipulating as ‘mandatory’ one limb of the Constitution, whilst ignoring the other optional limb, on the contrary my aforesaid Application made on 18th October 2012 on the matter of the Supreme Court having acted without jurisdiction, ultra-vires Article 123(3) of the Constitution had not even been heard, but suppressed as revealed by the aforesaid Supreme Court Minutes made by the Supreme Court.

Your Honour’s attention is specifically drawn to Article 140 of the Constitution, which empowers the Court of Appeal to issue Writs. (Emphasis added)

“140. Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the Court of Appeal shall have full power and authority to inspect examine the records of any Court of First Instance or tribunal or other institution, and grant and issue, according to law, orders in the nature of writs of certiorari, prohibition, procedendo, mandamus and quo warranto against the judge of any Court of First Instance or tribunal or other institution or any other person:

Provided that Parliament may by law provide that in any such category of cases as may be specified in such law, the jurisdiction conferred on the Court of Appeal by the preceding provisions of this Article shall be exercised by the Supreme Court and not by the Court of Appeal ”

In  the context of the aforesaid interpretation by the 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on a reference on a matter, arising out of Writ Applications against Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed by Your Honour, attention is drawn to the words ‘according to law’ in Article 140 of the Constitution. There is no Act of Parliament enacted empowering the Court of Appeal to issue Writs, which the 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court had curiously failed to take cognisance of.

In such circumstances, the Court of Appeal over the years had adopted the application of the Common Law in UK for the issuance of Writs in Sri Lanka. Is such Court of Appeal ‘decided practice’ thus deemed to be ‘superior’, than even the Standing Orders made by Parliament as stipulated in the Constitution ? Under the Common Law of UK, no Writs or Orders, whatsoever are issued against the House of Commons, its Committees or the Speaker. Hence, the same should apply in Sri Lanka in the circumstances of adopting the Common Law of UK.

In the Writ Application filed by the Chief Justice, Notices had been issued on Your Honour and the Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee by the Court of Appeal, citing the case of Mark Antony Lyster Bracegirdle 39 NLR 193 @ 205, which is on an issuance of a Writ against the then Governor, who was exercising executive power, and not against the Parliament i.e. the House of Commons of UK. The Court of Appeal has failed to recognise the difference between the executive and the legislature.

Cited below are Articles 129 and 132 of the Constitution. (Emphasis added)

“129.  (1)   If at any time it appears to the President of the Republic that a question of law or fact has arisen or is likely to arise which is of such nature and of such public importance that it is expedient to obtain the opinion of the Supreme Court upon it, he may refer that question to that Court for consideration and the Court may, after such hearing as it thinks fit, within the period specified in such reference or within such time as may be extended by the President, report to the President its opinion thereon.

(2)     Where the Speaker refers to the Supreme Court for inquiry and report all or any of the allegation or allegations, as the case may be, contained in any such resolution as is referred to in Article 38 (2) (a), the Supreme Court shall in accordance with Article 38 (2) (d) inquire into such allegation or allegations and shall report its determination to the Speaker within two months of the date of reference.

(3)   Such opinion, determination and report shall be expressed after consideration by at least five Judges of the Supreme Court, of whom, unless he otherwise directs, the Chief Justice shall be one.

(4)   Every proceeding under paragraph (1) of this Article shall be held in private unless the Court for special reasons otherwise directs. “

“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. ”

It would be noted that as per Article 129, an Opinion on a Law requested by the President of the Republic has to be after consideration by at least 5 Judges of the Supreme Court. The Constitution is the supreme law of the country, and hence a Bench of 5 or more Judges of the Supreme Court should make constitutional interpretations, and not a Bench of 3 Judges, and in any case 2 of whom stood disqualified from hearing such matter; and thus and thereby the said interpretation is questionable, and its standing would be in issue; moreso in the context of being in relation to Writ Applications against the Hon. Speaker and Members of a Parliamentary Select Committee, as dealt with hereinbefore in reference to Article 140 of the Constitution.

Yours respectfully,

Nihal Sri Ameresekere

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    Damn Good Article for the “Daily News”. The looters will send someone with a bag containing Rs. Million and push it towards you whilst discussing the subject.

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    Politically motivated idiotic statements. Man, these opinions were not requested by President. Of course, in court proceedings, decided practice of court of appeal is definitely superior to standing order. Standing orders have no validity outside the boaders of parliament. What law this idiot is speaking?

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    I think CR wears sandles. Good luck.

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    It was reported that he has got a contract for Rs. 8 million from Mahinda to write a mud slinging book on CJ.

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    This guy belongs to the same tribe as Chandraprema. Should make a good Legal advisor to the “Daily Noise”. All shameless Slipper suckers of the regime feasting on crumbs.

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      Both are like Thomson and Thompson

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    This is amazing stuff. In his endless efforts to write all he can think into one “letter” as things the powers that be likes him to insert into at this juncture, he starts with unsolicited interpretation of the constitution ( as he seems to have the ruler’s ear he might offer himself to help save govt. cost of running supreme courts to interpret constitution and may be earn forex by doing that for other “friendly” countries as well) and goes onto delve into the claim that writ orders have been issued with only based on English common law etc; and the supreme court judges are individually biased against him and ignorant as they take no cognizance of legal facts. I feel sorry for his grandkids (if there are any) for the ramblings they have to put up with, or do they know better to tell him off?

    BASL and others who go after some sillier individuals (Daily News editor) for contempt of court, is this enough for hauling this man over “legal” coals and do you have the courage to do that?

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    Mr. Ameresekera, you are referring to Article 129 which is centred around the opinion of the Supreme Courts if THE PRESIDENT or THE SPEAKER wish to obtain the opinion. Here it is not that case. Neither the President nor the Speaker referred this to the Supreme Courts and this was a case filed by the Hon. Chief Justice. I am just an ordinary citizen. I may be wrong but if I am correct, you should be charged for “Contempt of Courts” as you are trying to mislead the public by writing rigmaroles and also trying to go above the Supreme Courts Judges. You have highlighted/emphasised/underlined 5 JUDGES for this purpose to prove to the general public that there were only 3 judges so the verdict is null and void. I apologise if I am wrong and if not, we need a clarification from you. We have also heard that you have received a huge amount to write about the CJ. Is it true? Could you also please elaborate on the disqualifications of the two judges.

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      Mr. Amerasekera, I am still waiting for a reply from you. I don’t know why some authors of books and articles keep quiet when questions are posed. If a lengthy rigmarole could be written, why not answer to three simple questions. PSC wanted the CJ to answer to 1,000 odd pages within 24 hours! One Leela/Villager/…. has replied and her version is not acceptable to me unless you have given him/her power-of-Attorney. Thanks in advance.

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    This man Amarasekea is a very close buddy of the shameful Sarath N Silva and he is on a mission here from the Dictator to tarnish the lady CJ at any cost.

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    What is this endless meaningless nonsense rigmarole? I think he is showing early symptoms of 8M-rupee basilized-encephalitis as against mararized-whitevandrome! Two days ago I saw this mutt stuttering and uttering nonsense peeping out his ugly bear face from TV! I thought he had caught mad-cow disease or chikungunya!

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    Mr.Amarasekara, there was time that i had a lot respect for you, especially when the Sunday Leader questioned your bona fides.Now I am sure that the Sunday leader was correct.I thought that, according to the 1972 and 1978 constitutions the Courts had no right to Review Legislation after it had been accepted by the President.If I am wrong, why do you not challenge the bigger picture.”CAN AN MP ELECTED ON PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION CROSS OVER? HOW DID SARATH N DE SILVA NOW CONSIDERED A FOOL, FREAK AND A LIAR ALLOW THE CROSS OVER”.This had been the problem that had placed all citizens in jeopardy.Once the legislation had been accepted the right to seek a review is with the President not fools like you trying to settle your private grudges against others, judges or whomever.Why do you not challenge the re-appointment of P.B.Jayasundera on the grounds that when he sought a reversal of the Court’s order, he never pleaded that he was innocent and that the bench that found him guilty was biased? You were quoted on Thursday by another senile fool to the effect that you refused the leadership of Transparency International.You refused because you could not make some money out of it, it had been said. Is that correct?
    In the long run let us thank you for having raked this controversy. Get this legislation cancelled, then the people can go to courts and seek the reversal of Sarath Silva’s judgements especially that allowed MPs to cross over. You used to lecture at the Institute and repeated the same hackneyed notes year in and year out.carry on you joker

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    Come on guys don’t waste your time reading and debating on this crap , he is nothing but a “depath naya ” .

    Instead of reading this utter nonsense, I would rather recommend reading ” Udurawana jokes ” , at least humor & laughter can help cleansing and purifying blood in your system.
    [Edited out]

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    The ruling by the Supreme Court clearly states that their determination is being made under Article 125 of the Constitution, which reads as follows. So the question is who or what gave this prolific writer “sole and exclusive” jurisdiction over constitutional interpretation? And why is he talking about interpretations referred by the President and Speaker when the ruling was in reference to individual writ applications by petitioners? Sounds like someone is trying hard to give the Government some straws to grasp at.

    Constitutional jurisdiction in the interpretation of the Constitution.
    125.
    (1) The Supreme Court shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any question relating to the interpretation of the Constitution, and accordingly, whenever any such question arises in the course of any proceedings in any other court or tribunal or other institution empowered by law to administer justice or to exercise judicial or quasi-judicial functions, such question shall forthwith be referred to the Supreme Court for determination. The Supreme Court may direct that further proceedings be stayed pending the determination of such question.

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    NO ONE IS ABOVE LAW.

    ALL PARLIAMENTARIANS PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO PARLIAMENT TOOK OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO OBEY THE LAW WHICH IS SUPREME. IF THEY DEFY THIS LAW IN ANYWAY THEN EACH ONE OF THEM IS OF CONTEMPT OF COURT AND ARE LIABLE FOR ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT.

    THEY COULD BE SERVED WITH A WRIT BY ANY CITIZEN AND IMPRISONED UNTIL “SINE DIE” (FOR A DAY OR FOREVER).

    LOCK UP ALL THESE IDIOTS AND THROW AWAY THE KEYS OR SEND IN THE S T F AND BLOW THEM ALL OFF. WE COULD DO WITHOUT THEM BUT NOT WITHOUT LAW AND ORDER.

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    Ronney,
    Mr Amrasekara’s is referring to speakers ruling where the Supreme Court was requested by the speaker ‘to give earnest consideration to re-visit the said Special Determination, and that it was necessary, as well, to rectify a bona-fide error made by the Supreme Court.’ So it is coming under Articles 129 and 132 of the Constitution.

    Perhaps that is why Mr Amarasekara has made his application under Article 132(3) of the Constitution referring to speakers request. I do not know about you, but for me what Mr. Amarasekara says is obvious. Those who can miss ‘or by Standing Orders’ can miss anything. What can we expect from judges who has become like MPs.
    Leela

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      Is Leela and the Villager is one? Seems so from the content.

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      Leela and Villager, What supremacy can we expect from MPs who are sold at the highest bid in the parliament? Anura Kumara Dissanayake MP has said this way the Peliyagoda Fish Market is supreme where fish are sold at the highest bid (sorry about irrelevant facts here). Amarasekera is also supreme as he has been sold at 8 million to write a mud slugging book against CJ. This is the level of integrity of people….

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    Ha ha ha…. You the maggot Leela fucker in the attire of amuda villager!!! How many more ugly and moronic faces do you have? How many shoddy forms you may take you are still an amuda-clad loin-clothed nincompoop villager have no education whatsoever yet trying to show fake erudition here in the forums! Rest assured [Edited out] , your case would one day be heard not by judges but astray dogs passing muck on the court premises!

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    I see many screwed up minds writting in.

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    Who is this man? he writes long boring articles which makes no sense at all.

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    107. (3) Parliament shall by law or by Standing Orders provide for all matters relating to the presentation of such an address, including the procedure for the passing of such resolution, the investigation and proof of the alleged misbehavior or incapacity and the right of such Judge to appear and to be heard in person or by representative.”

    This particular issue is covered by the ruling of the Supreme Court made on 1st January 2013 in interpreting the constitution which is the sole right of the Supreme Court.

    “In a State ruled by a Constitution based on the rule of law, no court, tribunal or other body (by whatever name it is called) has authority to make a finding or a decision affecting the rights of a person unless such Court, tribunal or body has the power conferred on it by law to make such finding or decision. Such legal power can be conferred on such court, tribunal or body only by an Act of Parliament which is ‘law’ and not by Standing Orders which are not law but are rules made for the regulation of the orderly conduct and affairs of the Parliament. The Standing Orders are not law within the meaning of Article 170 of the Constitution which defines what is meant by ‘law’. The power to make a valid finding, after the investigation contemplated in Article 107 (3), can be conferred on a court, tribunal or body or only by law and by law alone.”

    Hence this ‘limb’ which is not law is not considered by the court of appeal. N de A goes though great pains to prove the guilt of CJ using all the rules of the book. Also bear in mind that his background is financial not law. He tries to prove himself more learned in constitutional law than the judges of the SC and CA.

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    All the comments are vicious and angry reactions by those who not like the exposure of the truth. Truth hurts is well demonstrated by these comments. Ameresekere’s statements are not not controverted with any substance and reason, but insults are thrown at him. This only proves that what he has stated is the real correct position. He has been a lone crusader having the courage to have acted on many issues in the public interest. Judges cannot be above the law and I’m glad he has exposed the rotten manipulations in the highest levels of the judiciary, who are expected to sit in judgment over others. These abusive insulting comments should only encourage you Ameresekere. More strength to your elbow. Keep up the goodwork.

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      Lone crusader, what nonesense.he wanted money, that is how GLP fixed him

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        For kind attention of Capucine
        Re – your comment above. GLP did not fix this gentleman, it had been the other way around. Please read the Book ‘Settlement of a Fraud’ by him for you to know the real facts – the revelations in the Book are indeed shocking !

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    Mr. Nihal Sri Ameresekere should have been heard by the Supreme Court on his Application, without the Supreme Court having ducked hearing his Application. This is not correct procedure and he should have been heard. It is clear that the Supreme Court has desperately tried to cover up the charges made against the Chief Justice by Mr. Nihal Sri Ameresekere. Now the matter is becoming worse by this Complaint to the Hon. Speaker. Even a Supreme Court Judge gave evidence against the Chief Justice at the Parliamentary Select Committee, which only gives credence to charges made by Mr. Nihal Sri Ameresekere against the Chief Justice, which had been disclosed in his last two Articles in the Colombo Telegraph.

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    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
    http://colombotelegraph.com/comments-policy/

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    This gentleman is an Associate Member of the US Bar Association and also a Certified Fraud Examiner of US. He has published 12 research Books on Fraud and Corruption and the Rule of Law. These Books are available on all leading global Book Stores, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AuthorHouse, WH Smith, Book Depository, Alibris, AbeBooks, etc…. Google for his name to see the range of Books authored by him. I have read all 12 Books. They explode with truths and facts, supported by Documents. This gentleman is truly knowledgeable and full of guts. I have the highest admiration for him.

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