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On The Removal Of Mohan Pieris From The Office Of Chief Justice

By Mangala Samaraweera

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Honorable Speaker, in a statement issued yesterday by Mohan Pieris in the Island, he said “maintaining the dignity and decorum associated with the office of the Chief Justice and ensuring its respectability and propriety is [his] prime concern. As the pinnacle of our judicial administration, it should be safeguarded in its pristine purity; now and for the future – in the need to preserve justice as a wholesome entity.” Like a harlot extolling the virtues of virginity, Mohan Pieris, who brought international disrespect and condemnation to our judicial system by his scandalous appointment two years ago, and his conduct since then, is now shedding tears for the ‘pristine purity’ of the office of the Chief justice.

Two years ago, on the night of Monday 14th January 2013, a large contingent of military personnel occupied the Supreme Court complex, and from the early hours of the following morning, the Supreme Court was cordoned off, and riot squads, barricades and water cannons put in place. All this and more to enable Mohan Pieris to be driven into the courts complex through its “exit” – the most appropriate entry for a fake judge. Outside the court gates, lawyers who had challenged the illegal and immoral eviction of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake lit candles in daylight. It was the beginning of ‘darkness at noon’.

There are reasons both substantive and procedural – which others today have gone into in greater depth – for why Mohan Pieris was not lawfully appointed to the office of Chief Justice. Since he claims to be an expert of ‘unconstitutional processes’ then he is well aware of the degree of unconstitutionality that attended the eviction of the legitimate chief justice from her rightful chair and by which he, escorted by STF and armed guards, took up that seat and functioned there, in an manner equally unconstitutional as his ascension. He is also well aware then of all that he has done to degrade the judiciary, its dignity, independence, objectivity and reputation for over two years.

Mohan Pieris recently stated that separation of powers is a fundamental feature of our Constitution. It is in the spirit of his own words, then that I recommend that someone who was the Legal Adviser to the Cabinet, Chairman of the Seylan Bank, Director of Lanka Logistics (the arms purchasing unit of the Ministry of Defence), Director of Rakna Lanka Security (a security company established by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa), Legal Adviser in the Ministry of Defence, Attorney General, government spokesperson before the UN Human Rights Council to refute allegations of war crimes, and importantly a close and partial ally of the former President should not also hold the post of ‘de facto’ chief justice.

MohanThe ‘dignity’ of the judiciary, which Mohan so nobly talks of, is dependent on its impartiality and objectivity, as well as its independence from the executive and legislature. It also requires that the head of that system commands the respect of the community of lawyers, who in this case have been propelled to be the champions of restitution for the former chief of justice. Under Mohan Pieris’ tenure, this illusory dignity and independence was a cobweb of conflicting interests, and Mohan Pieris was in actuality an appendage of the state apparatus.

The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct – the international gold standard – states that “A judge shall not only be free from inappropriate connections with, and influence by, the executive and legislative branches of government, but must also appear to a reasonable observer to be free therefrom”. Did Mohan Pieris give any thought to the sanctity of his judicial office when, on 14th April last year, he travelled from Colombo to Tangalle, apparently in the company of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to join President Rajapaksa and his immediate family in celebrating the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, and join in feeding milk rice to each other at the auspicious time? Did Mohan Pieris think it was part of his job description to become a member of President Rajapakse’s entourage on an official visit to Italy and the Vatican in September last year? Did Mohan Pieris give any thought to the public perception of the Supreme Court when he begged for a diplomatic appointment from the executive branch of government? Is driving down to the home of a presidential candidate on election night to provide him with legal advice (as he claims he did) part of the duties of a Chief Justice?

I hope the honourable members of Parliament remember that I have made a complaint to the CID based on reliable information that Mr. Mohan Pieris was part of the conspiracy to prevent this government taking office – attempting to impede the one democratic process most crucial to the proper functioning of our society. It is clear, from all that can be seen of this man’s outward actions, transactions and relationships that he has acted in complete violation of the International standards of Judicial Conduct and therefore cannot be expected to command the respect and confidence of the international community, or of any honest Sri Lankan expecting accountability and transparency in a court of law.

Honourable Members will recall the international backlash that attended the removal of the 43rd Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years ago. Statements condemning the move and calling for her reinstatement were made by several Governments, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of the Judiciary, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association and the Bar Associations of several countries. The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, which we currently chair, expressed the “Commonwealth’s profound collective concern” at what “could be perceived to constitute violations of core Commonwealth values and principles”.

45 Judges from all the continents wrote to President Rajapaksa urging him to act immediately to restore the independence of the judiciary by reinstating the legal Chief Justice. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described the removal of the Chief Justice “through a flawed process” as a “gross interference with the independence of the judiciary and a calamitous setback for the rule of law in Sri Lanka.” She questioned how anyone could have any confidence in the independence and impartiality of Mohan Peries when handling allegations of serious human rights violations by the authorities. Cases against his installation as the Chief Justice were ruled on or dismissed by benches appointed by Mohan Pieris – a respondent in the cases himself, an extreme violation of the fundamental principle of natural justice, that ‘no man shall be a judge in his own case’.

And in the two years in which Mohan Peries was in power, credibility continued to wane. He was, after all, the person who informed the UN Committee on Torture that journalist Ekneligoda was comfortably and safely living in a certain country; and when called upon by a court of law to disclose which country that was, replied that “only god knows”. The many victims of Mohan Peries’ tenure include, but are not limited to, PTA prisoner Ganesan Nimalaruban, the Slave Island evictees, who were banished in the name of development and the victims of the Welikada Prison riot.

In a context where a credible judicial system is needed both for domestic healing and to prevent international intervention in what should be a domestic process of reconciliation Mr. Pieris would be a very significant hindrance indeed. It is a notorious fact that his former juniors operated and conducted a legal practice from the Chief Justice’s official residence. It is also a notorious fact that appeals listed in different courts were arbitrarily moved into his own court when a party happened to be a friend or relative. For example, he directed that the Supreme Court case where Asia Asset Finance was the appellant, be heard before a bench of which he was a member, despite being well aware that the Chairman is his brother in law and his wife is on the board of directors and are major shareholders of the company.

It is a notorious fact that in two cases in which supporters of the former government were brought as suspects before magistrates for assaulting opposition supporters during the last presidential election campaign, that Mr. Mohan Pieris called these magistrates and ordered them to grant bail to the suspects. Even the records of the Committee Against Torture, the treaty body of the Convention against Torture, would bear testimony to the fact that Mr. Mohan Peris lied before it and was thereafter called a liar by one its members. This was judicial corruption at its best. Mohan Peries was without dispute at the rotten core of the institutional mechanism that stands accused of committing egregious violations of human rights and crimes against humanity.

Not many of you may be aware that in November 2013, Mohan Pieries attended a conference of Chief Justices of the Asian and Pacific Region, convened by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations, uninvited. The Sri Lankan judiciary had been deliberately excluded in view of the events of January of that year. Neither the UN nor the Turkish judiciary recognized Mohan Peries as the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. Yet he travelled to Istanbul with his wife, demanded that he be accommodated in the conference hotel, attended the conference and participated in the discussions, without being recognized as a participant. On leaving Istanbul, he demanded that his airfare be reimbursed in cash. The Istanbul Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process, which was adopted at that conference, does not bear his name, nor does it recognize Sri Lanka as a participating country. The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct require judges not to do anything that detracts from the dignity of judicial office, however what Mohan Peries has done will detract from the dignity and reputation of our judiciary for many years to come.

As the Minister of Foreign Affairs, it my duty and responsibility to promote and safeguard the interests, integrity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka. One of the principal issues I have been called upon to address upon assuming my office is the ongoing inquiry being conducted under the auspices of the United Nations Human Rights Council into war crimes and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law alleged to have been committed in this country.

If I am to convince the international community that we in Sri Lanka are quite capable of dealing with these matters ourselves, through domestic mechanisms, and that there is no need for our citizens to be brought before international tribunals, I have to be able to claim, honestly and sincerely, that we have in this country a judiciary that is competent, independent and impartial; a judiciary that can rank among the best anywhere in the world. Of course, once we did have such a judiciary; but that was a long time ago.

An international inquiry, initiated last year, is now currently nearing completion. The results of this inquiry could lead to Sri Lankan armed forces and other civilians appearing before an international tribunal, unless tangible steps are swiftly taken to restore judicial credibility. It is the previous administration’s failure to set-up credible domestic mechanisms that has led to our current difficulties. It is the current government’s position that the most effective way of beginning the process of healing between communities and preventing international prosecution, which many feel would be a violation of sovereignty, would be to institute a credible domestic mechanism as soon as possible. The challenge today is to ensure that we are able to effectively enjoy the rights, privileges and benefits of re-entering the community of civilized nations; and ensure that we, as a country, do not suffer economic sanctions, ill-dignity and a tarnished reputation because we fear justice or because we are too short sighted to be able to pursue that justice in a credible manner ourselves.

Because of the many regressions we have made, we have a long way yet to go before we can change perceptions and prove that we as a country can institute a domestic mechanism that is as effective and as just as any proposed international mechanism. We hope that under the new Chief Justice, and the reforms we propose to introduce, that we will be able to raise the judiciary from the depths to which it has sunk to one that conforms to contemporary international standards and the essential requirements of a democratic, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-linguistic state. That is the principal reason for my intervention in this debate.

*Speech made by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today, Monday 2 February 2015 in Parliament

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    Well, if the judge was “fake” what is going to happen to thousands of judgements that occurred under him?

    Hundreds of Axe murderers can then appeal and leave the prison system if the judge sitting at the apex is “fake” isn’t it?

    If you complain about someones “good governance” – you need to maintain a higher standard than them isn’t it?

    The CJ stands as one of the 4-pillars of democracy. When you remove the guy there cannot be any fanfare, signs of vindictiveness etc. In the interests of maintaining the pillars in order this must have been handled more tactfully and with more thought.

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      The govt must appoint a commission to investigate the conduct of Mohan Peiris and in that his judgements too must come under review. The first task was to get rid of the worm and this has happened.

      Presidential power, if used to achieve good governance, must be welcome. The decision to remove Mohan is a wise decision. If he had prolonged, he would have made the Judiciary a place for Yakkas.

      I am so happy the rascal is gone. His passport must be impounded until he sees justice over his imprudent conduct.

      Sri Lanka is a better place to live without him.

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        The whole issue of Law concerning the present constitution, the Supreme Court and it’s CJ is something which comes from the illegal constitution of 1972, which is the fountain head of all the illegality that confronts the entire country now.
        A commission should be set up to go into all that now and the best way to do that is to go in for a pleb-I-spite by the entire electorate of the island following the finding by that commission which should also include UN nominees.

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      Vibhushana

      Come on, guy

      SL judiciary required an emergency radical surgery and that’s what the govt has just delivered.

      Peries – the – unethical, corrupt and unprincipled crook is not even eligible to work as a peon in the Supreme Court!!

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        RP – Mr Peris and majority of the Lawyers / Judges in this country are unethical ,big mouthed,vulgar,corrupt and unprincipled crooks – anybody who had experienced the Legal Courts of this country will vouch for that – however you cannot correct one wrong act with another wrong act – that is also unconstitutional – I am wondering what the international legal Guru’s opinion – on this act

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      Mangala Samaraweera –

      Honda Honda Sellam Elivena Jameta..

      Good Good Games Early at Dawn..

      Video: JVP asks for special commission on Mohan Peiris

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=7sczBiIMXA0&x-yt-ts=1422579428&feature=player_embedded

      The JVP asked in Parliament today (2nd) to appoint a special Presidential Commission to probe the manner Mohan Peiris functioned while occupying the post of Chief Justice.

      The Information Secretary of the JVP Vijitha Herath made this request participating in the debate in Parliament regarding the reappointment of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka and the removal of Mr. Mohan Peiris who acted as the chief justice.

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      Anyone who is GENUINELY concerned about the legality of the verdicts delivered by Mohan Pieries can rest easy cause the Constitution does say the verdicts of even an unlawfully appointed judge still stand. So there is not legal ambiguity there.

      But you know the Rajapaksa harlots still lurking around these forums are not really concerned about the plight of the judiciary, don’t you? They didn’t give a damn all this time; so you have to ask why the sudden concern now. The fact is, they are looking for any kink in the armor of the new government so they can exploit it before the General Election.

      This is a clear sign of their frustration when you see them trying to make a big deal out of non issues; reminiscent of their attempt to make a big deal out of CBK saying “Mr. Prabhakaran”. Well that kite didn’t fly, now did it?

      I cannot lie; I do get a kick out of seeing these low lives struggling like this. But make no mistake, 5.7 millions of these numbnuts are still out there and they can really screw things up if the more sane people were to let down their guard.

      Face it people! Tamils saved your arses this time. If Tamils did a disservice to the country by supporting Prabhakaran they definitely did a huge favor by helping defeat a more dangerous dictator on the 8th of January 2015. I’d say they are even now. If you don’t take grab this chance for reconciliation and succomb to the hate mongering of the Buddhist extremists… well I’d grant that you people are a damn lucky bunch but I don’t think you’ll be that lucky to get a forth chance.

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        We better keep Mr Gota sane nad sound, very soon people will have to brng them back. Least under previous government, they followed due process, Now President arbitrary remove judges.
        Witch hunts, arbitrary and dangerous cooperate tax, vengeful mansion tax,
        I am yet to see anything yaha.
        HAVE POLICE EMPOWERED TO ACT INDEPENDENTLY?
        HOW CAN MPs Become cops?
        Why do you need spineless commissions, when you can empower police and judiciary?

        The only great thing we have in Sri Lanka is it, s private sector,
        Destroy entrepreneurs, there will be a country,

        Idiots, wait till the West come to rescue,
        Even David Cameron is going after Chinese,

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          Did you come down in the last shower?

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      Somewhere in Chapter 15 of our constitution, it says that even if there’s a fault in the appointment of a CJ, their verdicts will not be deemed invalid.

      Also, I agree that a CJ should not be just removed suddenly…but the argument (and a valid one it is) is that Mohan Pieris was never a legal CJ to begin with so nobody is obligated to afford him the privilege of a CJ.

      Mohan Pieris is just another crooked soul that raped our country and sold his soul to the MaRa devil.

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    Facts are detailed by our foreign Minister. Everyone knows these facts for a very, very long time under Rajapakse Government. The Cheap Justice is a disgrace to our country. Sri Lanka never come back to its old glory prior to 1956, if we have to have another Cheap Justice (forget about Chief Justice- CJ). Mohan has to go one way, never to return. He is a begger, must belong to the street.

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    The behaviour of Mohan Peiris is well known to even an ordinary man on the street which he himself knows. By his conduct he has downgraded the judiciary and made the public loose confidence in our judicial system. Our President has taken timely action to reinstall the CJ 43 and appoint a new CJ 44
    On the retirement of CJ 43.

    There are other several complaints against which actions may come through the courts and it is better he starts to face them. The law must apply equally against all offenders irrespective of the position they held.

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    In Nov:2013,Mohan Peiris attended a conference of Chief Justices of the Asian and Pacific Region,convened by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Turkey and the United Nations UNINVITED.

    So,he has GATE CRASHED! Not only that,he has demanded that the Air-Fare be reimbursed in cash! Bad enough that he is a disgrace but worse still he has made SriLanka the laughing stock of the World!

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    It is interesting that a former CJ, Sarath Silva has rejected the reasoning given for removing Mohan Peries. Then again what would he know next to a man who studied fashion at a school in London.

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      what would a school teacher Chamal know being the speaker of the house? GOATa a 7-11 clerk know of being a powerful defense secretary? Namal a unqualified LOWyer know to be an MP, Yoshitha know of leading a Navy rugby team? Chichi know how to lead an Army rugby team for which he was not affiliated? Sajin VAAS a wharf clerk know of being a CEO of a national airline and a Minister of Parliament, who could NOT meet a check for slr 5000.00 issued to an insurance company? Shashendra know of how to become a nilame and get his term extended ? food for thought? oh add Basil what would he know how to be the powerful minister who sold his soul to make illegal money and launder the money to USA?

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    Thank you, Mr Foreign Minister. Well said about de facto Chief Justice Mohan Peiris. During his two years period occupied in the seat of Chief Justice post, this man only brought disgrace, indignity and missary to the judiciary and the legal profession. He acted like a pimp under the Rajapaksa thuggish family and prosituted the judiciary according to their wishes and orders and at the same time advised the minor judiciary to follow rules and behave like kittens. Mohan Peiris is the lowest person and does not posses any qualities you can easily find in the lowest rank people like peons and sanitary labourers in the courts.

    Mr Foreign Minister, it is my wish that the long arm of the law should reach to this man and he should be tried for the crimes he has committed against the judiciary and the general public in this country.

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    It is totally hilarious Isn’t it?.

    Buddhist Faction Leader who looked after the Sinhala Buddhist interests in the Elite, Anglican , Vellala UNP, is in the slammer for producing an email which he received from an inhabitant.

    Most probably from an irate one among the Sinhala Buddhits who are UNP followers.

    Here is our somersaulting bachelor,who has a Master in Fibs ( if there is one ). makes unsubstantiated allegations of the most serious kind against the Chief Justice of the country and get away scot free..

    My Elders tell me that India which is our powerful neighbour and the new mentor of our FM locks up inhabitants for 20 years for Sodomy.

    Wonder what do for slandering the Judiciary…

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      Ah! your from the Sumaney family who gave dead ropes to Mahinda isn’t it so?

    • 0
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      KAS, KAS.

      Do you Have Elders?, May be that Royal Ass trolgist generation???

      May be some buffoons like you?.

      I have never heard of A Chief Justice entering to a Courts from EXIT.
      From Rear side.
      That is usual for the Hyenas like Your Jarapassa Clan and Stooges like you.
      Always They, Jarapassas, Clan, and stooges may be / have used/ using Rear entrances for shear, self Enthusiasm ,
      So, Any how he was the Cheap Justice, and Showed his colours again asking a Bribe From Ranil to Post him to a foreign mission as an ambassador.
      Forget about consensual sodomy with you and your partner, BUT
      What will happened to the Royal Rapists.

      Will they go to Jail for 30 years after the verdict given by YOUR CHEAP JUSTICE.

  • 0
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    Only that Mr Samaweers has to address the crux of matter of Judiciary Independency and Rule of Law has to be honor and respected by
    so-called ‘Good Governances’, which what they promised to People of
    Sri lanka by last Presendintal election 2015 January 8th.

    On liberty and liberation form people ‘bad governances’ by past ruling class you have be more vigilances of Judiciary AND DEMOCRICES GOVERANCIES.

    That what John Stuart Mill said 1859.

    ” The only purpose for which can be rightfully exercise over any member of a CIVILIZED COMMUNITY,AGAINST HIS WILL IS TO PREVENT HARM TO OTHERS”

    This apply for representing a period of modern enough to be very relevant to present thinking.

    What John.S. Mill said that ” Government should not only restrict the freedom of individual where the actions of those individual are likely to harm other citizens. If individual are harming themselves, that is not the business of government. And where an action could be performed either by an individual or by a government, it is in the interest of society that the individual’s freedom should be respected, as society based on liberty and freedom of expression is a strong society than one that allows liberty to become compromised….”

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    “maintaining the dignity and decorum associated with the office of the Chief Justice and ensuring its respectability and propriety is the CJ’s prime concern. As the pinnacle of our judicial administration, it should be safeguarded in its pristine purity; now and for the future – in the need to preserve justice as a wholesome entity.”

    If any one person breached, flouted and contravened such edicts attached to the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka, it is the utterly dishonest Mohan Pieris who did so.

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    Hello< What happened to democracy and fortitude for the better functioning of the country? We are dangerously close to the Dark-Ages of killing and torturing the defeated side, and boiling witches in oil. Rather than disgracing Sri Lanka by barking hard at your enemies because you are so scared you can't flex your newly found ego too easily, new GSL should respect and honor the other side, given the circumstances they were in before you took over so smoothly. Be proud of what is given you now, and move on. If you are so afraid of the defeated side, politically reconcile with them.

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      IT was NOT the ministers or members of parliament who DEFEATED the MR regime, it is WE the PEOPLE. Now you talk about being good to these asses…at least u can voice ur opinion now. could WE have voiced our opinions? hell NO not even APPOINTED minsters of the regime in power were able to…

      People were white vanned, assaulted, journalist and innocent civilians murdered, peoples properties were illegally grabbed, monies of ministry were deposited in personal accounts, while the ministries had accounts existing, buying properties overseas, re-directing aircraft topick up puppies of spouses, depositing monies that were sent for Tsunami victims in PERSONAL ACCOUNTS.. Now we have breathing space..lets enjoy it … there may be minor road bumps, we shall voice our concerns and make the way smoother as time goes by… DO NOT find fault in ANYTHING and EVERYTHING the current govt does.. they are just new give em some time.. MR had 10 odd years to correct his path, but he ABUSED power and made the masses suffer while his cronies and thugs benefitted and became over nigh millionaires if not billionaires…

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    Mohan Peiris’s wife was the Company Secretary of several Companies. Did any of these companies have any matters before Mohan Peris AG and later CJ ?

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    What mangala had failed to understand is that the chief justice Mohan Peiris has given the correct advice to president Rajapaksa to accept the defeat on that day.
    Now that minority people have given sirisena regime to govern, pls inform what the economic plans are for the country. What can Kerry do by coming to Sri lanka?? Stop wasting time we need results…..

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      Kerry would bring opportunities for SL’s to make a decent living and enjoy the benefit of smart work and also hard work.. Yes results would be given sooner than later, what results did we have in the 10 years MR was President? other than the fact going down a slippery slope and making enemies around the Globe..

      Foreign relations is VERY important for a tiny Island like ours… that can benefit our people irrespective of being an slfp-er, unp-er, jvp-er, or any other..

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      Lasanda@,

      so you guys would still be happy to be governed by a man who looted the national treatury to core ? Alone facts as they really are – how they made price reduction within the first 3 weeks since gov is built are not from huge loans taken as your beloved did, but main source has been the wastage cuts.
      And it is factually wrong to say – the ruling govt is due to the minorities if you happened to study the election results properly. Just because of few idiotic politicians incl. former Prez making their waves thoug causing further divisions among the srilanken as onenation – better to focus on the real facts which say each and every MR won electrorates, he has failed to target enhanced numbers compared to the last poll outcome.

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      Just because your brain is limited to hand ful of neurons, you must not loose the same dung as your beloved did at the time, he was welcomeed by the most hallozinated but fooled fans of Hambantota. As some on here clearly point out – election victory could have been in 20 lacks or more if those abosolutely poor people were fed with real data on previous regime. I mean ground realities the way they looted but looted.. not allowing any price reductions but go on to fill up the pockets of MR henchmen… do you ever think that the bugger would come forward and comment on as to why he failed to make those reduction during his office ? No, he would utter something totally differnt as had been idiosyncratic to him – just droping few prevarications – this he had been doing on and on, but intoxications of those aboslulte poor went day in and out blind… these were irrepearable to this day.. unbiased media instituations will need considerable time to reverse all these. Alone the gentle nature of CURRENT incumbent – as my granny would formulate it ” MY3 ge mile gahak wath watinne nehe Rajapakshalage wage” – not a hair of MY3 is comparable to Rajaapkshe – since those Rajapakshe men are born to abuse people. Now with 3 weeks gone since the NEW administration is built, not even a single feedback from Basil Rajaapkshe who left the country immediately after the election was over. Is it the way of any politician of today ? if this was the case in EU zone or USA, they would have forcefully called him back. These Rajapakshes have no morals or ethical values. He the Basil single handedly destroyed the nation must not wait until the current admin request Basil to take part in clearence work.

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    Since when that the CJ is free to provide legal advise to President when not asked at a court of Law. Who the hell is this Lasanda, Who does not know of the proceedings of the courts and judiciary. Some fool (Vibushana) I saw above was taking about four pillars of democracy. In the Political Science we have only three pillars, that is Executive, Legislature and the judiciary. and one goes off, everything tumbles over. If these fools do not know about the basics of political Science, they should better read more before writing.

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    Kerry does not bring opportunities, he brings war and distruction!! Every country he steps on ends in a war zone.

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      You should better be married to Wimal Werawanse before even thinking to add your comments onto this valuable forum. Good luck .. not worth to waste my 2 cents to you anymore.

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      Are you advised by Ma Ra Ya Jarapassa, to enter to the court by REAR entrance?????.

      Why they use Rear Entrances??,

      They can enter Directly from Front Entrances.

      But, what they used to do \Habits,
      now they canot avoid or discard.

      If they are not guilty ?.
      So you also trying to Enter from Rear entrance Like Cheap justice
      Pee risk..

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    Looking back into history we Sri Lankans are used to the rule of Kings and are unable to decide for themselves unless driven like buffaloes! Even if the King dispensed justice with folly the ill advised people never bothered to clarify the truth. Now that there is a free media in the country people are beginning to open their eyes to the destruction done by the previous Regime! The credit must go to the younger generation of the country for saving the country from a bottomless pit created by MR & his Goons! The narrow minded and selfish citizens who wish to curry favor with the previous Regime would praise the vile acts of a single family ruling a country.

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    This sirisena government has two chief justices?? What a mess!

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      Aiyo….. lasanda

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        Aiyo……. Sirisena

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    I am glad that we now have a CJ who will be credible to the International Com unities. We accept the fact that problems with regarding ethnicity happened because of both communities failing to agree. Extremism of LTTE can not be condoned. Many of these problems have a root of colonial rulers adopting the stance of divide and rule. We are all a mixture of different ethnicity. However language and cultural factors tend to divide. We are now facing a change in culture and language. A large section of our people have adopted English as a language and western values as their culture.
    Problems happen because of the North South divide. The developed countries exploit the developing and under developed countries. They impose on us standards that they violated during their development. The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima are just a tip of the iceberg. There war against a section of the Muslims breaks all human rights. The Middle East invests their money in the West while living standards of the poor are tragic.
    In this background we must call for a Commission to see and judge IPKF / government involvement in our country.The JVP government clash where excess at Matale and others on both sides. All problems where discrimination against ethnic groups going back in decades with periodic riots and reasons for such. Lop sided investigations should not take p-lace. The General Fonseka said our soldiers deed their duty to the best human right standards as they were trained to. It is to far in time to trace isolated incidents. Video footage if fraud should be punished including international Journalist. General Fonseka should be Head of a Court Martial to asses these Cases.

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