16 December, 2017

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Our President Is Intimidated; BASL Needs An Independent Investigation

By Ajith Pathirana

Ajith Pathirana - Secretary BASL

Ajith Pathirana – Secretary BASL

On the 15th of July, 2014 afternoon, Mr. Upul Jayasuriya, the president of the BASL left the court premises at Hulftsdorp and headed towards Fort. Having parked his vehicle at the car park of Cafe 64 at Hotel Galadari, he noticed that he had been followed by a motorcycle bearing registration No. WP UB 4072 with a pillion rider, since he commenced his journey from Hulftsdorp. Thereafter, Mr. Jayasuriya proceeded to an office at Flower Road and the suspicious motor cycle had followed him to his office and remained outside the said office. At this stage the suspicious individuals on the motorcycle had been talking to two persons in a three wheeler bearing No. 207-5314 for approximately two to three hours and left. Mr. Jayasuriya was with a client of his, accompanying him when the said incident occurred. Mr. Jayasuriya has lodged a complaint about this incident at the Cinnamon Garden Police Station.

The Executive Committee of the BASL is extremely concerned about the said incident which appears to pose a threat to the life and safety of the President of the BASL.

The Executive Committee wishes to place on record that this incident occurred just two (2) days after the Executive Committee of the BASL unanimously issued a Statement condemning Circular bearing Ref No. MOD/NGO/MON/4 dated 1st July, 2014 issued by the Director/Registrar of the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organisations under the Ministry of Defence, wherein the Executive Committee warned of growing militarization and authoritarianism in the country. This Statement was published in several newspapers on Sunday and given wide publicity.

The Executive Committee of the BASL demands that the relevant authorities must expeditiously carry out an independent investigation and bring the perpetrators of this incident, which occurred in broad daylight in the heart of the administrative and commercial capital of the country, to justice. The Executive Committee of the BASL notes that the said incident occurred in an area which is monitored by Closed Circuit Television installed by the Sri Lanka Police Department.

*Statement issued by Ajith Pathirana, the secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on behalf of the executive committee 

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    Our President Is Intimidated; BASL Needs An Independent Investigation

    Yes.

    Need Independent investigation.

    Alutgama planned Riots.

    Need independent investigation.

    Release of 13 Rioters and criminals. Need independent investigation.

    JMO, and ministers lie. Need independent investigation.

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      He is not baba to have intimidated. He is the most dangerous criminal to my eye. Not reacting adequately within the executive power own as a the president is the greatest mistake. If he can react accordingly to have his term extendend, but noto to do the due for the sake of the decent kind of people of this country which are the minority… this man is a born criminal. He is the one who created today most dangerous cocktail- coalition in wihhc all the snakes, cobras and everyone have been holding thier safe grounds. Coalitions of this kind can only be more than harm to the nation. That he should grasp as a man even if he seems have no vision similar to that of any previous presidents.

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        What the hell is this ?

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    Can I ask all of you a question please. Are we so helpless that NO ONE has even a little bit of influence to find out who the owner’s of these two vehicles might be- AND PUBLISH IT. If you can publish the registration numbers, the ownership is only one click away!!

    We see articles upon articles about bribes give,bribes taken, lands stolen etc etc etc. Never are the relevant facts like bank accounts, land registry information or names, published.

    Are we going to remain a people who deal with allegations and innuendo only? Because, if that is the case, the racketeers and crooks have nothing to fear.

    And please do not tell me that it is illegal to reveal such info. If the foregoing transaction was illegal in the first instance, subsequent acts have little relevance except to shine a light on them.

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      Upul,

      For your questions to get truthful answers, first there must be an honest government, a functioning state, and an efficient bureaucracy: Then the answers will be one or two clicks away.

      Otherwise it may be one white van away.

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      UPUL,

      “Can I ask all of you a question please. Are we so helpless that NO ONE has even a little bit of influence to find out who the owner’s of these two vehicles might be- AND PUBLISH IT. If you can publish the registration numbers, the ownership is only one click away!!”

      1. Identify the Vehicle

      2. Find who the owners are, and =who used it on that day.

      Thee are tasks for the police. They will not do it.

      So, need a citizens home guard, and make every citizen the home guard, and make them record and if possible take pictures of the culprits, and publish it locally and internationally.

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    The way MR regime moves, retaining the power within the Rajapakse family is the only way to have life with some limited impunity for crimes committed against citizens.

    The country is being transformed in to a jungle rule. From Chief Justice to Lawyers, journalists, minority communities and even Buddhist monks who demand justice to citizens are killed, threatened, hijacked or intimidated.

    The police being silenced and Gnanasara and his gangs are being served by politicians who work for Rajapakse family in return for the impunity against their corruption.

    Our continued inaction for crimes committed let the the cancer spread all over. Now the recovery is come with heavy costs but not sure as to how much and how many!!

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      Renuka De Mel

      “The country is being transformed in to a jungle rule.”

      I would be grateful if you could elaborate on what you understand by jungle rule.

  • 1
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    Lanka Ivarai puththa!

    Long live DS, the rowdy Nation’s Father! Father of all anarchy!

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    I have been saying for some time now…. “we are under a silent military coup”. President Rajapakse is a puppet of the military regime now governing the country.

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    BASL is organization funded by USAID aka CIA.

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      JimSoftly:

      One of the main funders of the IMF and World Bank is the USA and SL had a sizeable funding from both these bodies. Does that mean you, too, have mortgaged your brains? No wonder your mind appears dizzy.

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    I do not know why anyone is wasting public money following a lawyer when he is going from client to client collecting fees.

    The only evidence of this so called major event is what Upul Jayasuriya is saying, a man who is generally not known for truthful ways.

    If these men were spies, they could not have been very good to hang around Flower Road for so long allowing everybody to take a good look at them !Hope Upul Jayasuriya or one of his ever present juniors took a photo of them which would have been so easy. And what about the famous CCTV cameras at Galadari Hotel and the posh Flower Road ?

    It is so sad to observe the once respected Bar association now under the control of whipper snapper types desperate for publicity.The lawyers need leaders who do not use professional bodies for personal political agendas.

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    Sri Lanka should become a Police state.

    Then these scums cannot dance the way they dance.

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      JimSoftly:

      You are a dreaming fool. Gota is in charge of not only the military but also the police and this all happened while you were still sleeping.

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    I am surprised that Ajith Pathirana was not aware of what dangerous stakes he was playing with when he decided to challenge the unquestionable might of our Chakravarti.

    Times must be tough for Chakravarti these days. Before it was the white vans that were sent to deal with errant citizens. Now he is stooping to motorcycles and three wheelers. Times must be really tough.

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    All the members of the BASL are amongst the worst crooks, cheats and liars. They deserve a sound thrashing one by one. I am not at all surprised that the big goat has decided to deal them a couple of blows. They fully deserve every one of them. I hope these blows will force them to fight back in self defense. Sri Lankans have always got to be beaten into doing what must be done because they do not know what has tobe done and when they are told what they must do they cannot even understand what they are being told. It is the same with Ranil.

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      @crazyoldmansl

      “All the members of the BASL are amongst the worst crooks, cheats and liars. They deserve a sound thrashing one by one”.

      Very true; These black suited vultures of Huftsdorp are the worst scum. Like the bird vultures who feed on rotten carrion, these scum live off the misery of poor hapless victims who they fleece every bit of money from and dont deliver. They play dirty games in connivance with their victims lawyers and keep dragging the case on and on so that they can benefit from their victims misery. Hellfire is too good for these buggers.Best thing would be to introduce Sharia Law in the country so that they will be the first to get their heads chopped off for being cheats and crooks. No mercy. A sound thrashing, as you say, is not good enough.

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    Ajith, how can you be so naïve asking your president’s life be protected at the expense of the pride and arrogance of our President and that of the rest of the first family. You must be making a joke like the rest of the law of the land. Bensen

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    Ajith Pathirana

    Amarasiri is quite perfect.

    There must by investigations into

    1. Threatening the life of the BASL president Jayasuriya

    2 The per planned pogrom in Aluthgama on 15& 16th jJune

    3. Senior DIG Gamini Navaratne ordering DIG Iindran to release the 13 criminals arrested for arson, looting, criminal trespass, unlawful assembly

    4. Transferring DIG Indran for refusing to follow an unlawful order

    5. IIGP’s order to the Aluthgama and Beruwala police to protect the BBS and their criminal gangs while looting and arsoniting by declaring a curfew only on the innocent Muslims to keep them inside their homes to carry out the pogrom

    Yes, There should be investigations.. How can you have investigation in jungle laws of this land.i

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