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PCoI On Political Victimization Worse Than Any Kangaroo Court, Govt ‘Absolutely Shameless’: Sumanthiran

Launching a blistering attack on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on Political Victimization, Jaffna District Lawmaker M.A. Sumanthiran said the Commission had been led by a “disgraced” member of the judiciary and blatantly interfered with the judiciary.

“This Commission is worse than any kangaroo court,” the TNA MP said, in a 26 minute speech during an adjournment motion on the PCoI on Political Victimization, accusing the Upali Abeyratne commission of interfering in hallowed procedural safeguards in Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system.

Sri Lanka had laws to prosecute those who seek to interfere in the due administration of justice, the member of Parliament who is also a President’s Counsel explained. The law was called the “Inter-medddlers with Suitors” he said.

“These three commissioners to the extent that they have extended the mandate given by the very warrant that appointed them, blatantly have inter-meddled with suits in this country. They have interfered with what the Attorney General does in this country.

The Commission had also made demeaning remarks about a magistrate in its report, in the complaint made by Pillaiyan, Sumanthiran said. That magistrate currently serves on the High Court, he added.

“How dare this commission, as I said (led by) a disgraced judicial officer about whom the whole country knows, make such statements against a functioning judge? Who gave him the right to do that? Not even the warrant by which he was appointed gave him the right to make pronouncements against judges like this. Judges are not public officers as defined in the constitution. MPs are not public officers as defined in the constitution. Clearly outside the remit that is given to this commission, they have gone and made these recommendations,” he charged.

In the absence of authority to strip citizens of their civic rights, the PCoI has also recommended, unprecedentedly, that the President appoint a Special Commission of Inquiry to perform that task.

“This is a hell of a how-do-you-do. Pardon my language. But it is a hell of a how-do-you-do,” Sumanthiran charged. “That you don’t have the authority to do it, and so you are telling the President because we don’t have the right to do it, appoint another commission – a puppet commission – just to do what we would have liked to do.”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he said, had gone ahead and appointed just such a commission.

The Commission has recommended MPs be stripped of their civic rights on the basis that they were members of an Anti-Corruption Committee and such committees were not referred to in the constitution. By that token, the TNA MPs said, the Covid Task Force headed by Gen. Shavendra Silva was also unconstitutional and based on the argument made by the PCoI on Political Victimization, both the Army Chief and the President should be deprived of their civic rights.

“When one reads through this report one cannot give it any credibility. More than the fact that it has exceeded its mandate, even where it purports to act within its mandate, it has gone against the judiciary of this country, rule of law and has sought to make a mockery of the system of justice in this country,” the Jaffna District MP said.

See full speech here:

Full transcript of M.A. Sumanthiran’s Speech in Parliament on April 21, 2021.

Thank you, Deputy Chairman of Committees for the opportunity to speak on this Adjournment Debate on the report that has been presented by the Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization. Right at the outset, I must say that when appointing members to committees such as this, customarily the President of the Republic says and I am reading from the Gazette Notification on which these three commissioners were appointed dated 9th January 2020.

It says “Now Therefore I Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, reposing great trust and confidence in your prudence, ability and fidelity do in pursuance of the provisions of Section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act appoint you and so on…

He has confidence in their prudence, ability and fidelity. Then you look at the names of the three persons who were appointed, you wonder why he chose those persons. A disgraced member of the judiciary who was interdicted for misconduct, sent on compulsory transfer. About whom books have been written and published – the famous book, Unfinished Struggle by Victor Ivan.

Former IGP Chandra Fernando had the Supreme Court impose fines before he retired. These are the persons the President considered – and when one looks at the report and the way in which they have functioned, we understand why such persons were handpicked by the President to do this hatchet job. They have done this every well, the job that was given to them to do.

Firstly they were given a task of receiving complaints from public officers, employees of public corps, members of armed services and police. Over and above such complaints, they have entertained complaints from various other persons who do not belong to any of these categories.

This appointment – the original mandate was later expanded to include the CID also, seriously undermining the criminal justice system that we have in our country going back over 100 years. There is a particular system by which the CJ system works. The AG as the chief law officer of the state is given recognition both in the CPC now in the constitution as well by virtue of the appointment which seeks to make him independent by various judgments of the courts – which recognized the prosecutorial discretion of the Attorney General. It is the Attorney General and the Attorney General alone who exercises that independent function and is reposed with that prosecutorial discretion.

In our system an accused person is presumed innocent and afforded all rights, even the right to remain silent, make a dock statement to avoid cross examination, he is given the choice of jury – three times he can reject the panel of jurors without giving any reasons. The whole system is designed to ensure that even if 100 criminals walk free, an innocent person should not be found guilty. That is the system and the system functions in that way because the judiciary functions.

Beyond the fact that the Attorney General – an independent officer decides to indict somebody – it goes before a Magistrate’s Court or a High Court. Then you are afforded the opp of two appeals. Ordinarily there are two appeals. If it was a Trial-at-Bar only one appeal but before five judges of the Supreme Court.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka referred to two of those cases so I don’t want to refer to that, but mention that all of those accused persons have had the opportunity of being defended before the trial court and had the opportunity to appeal against their conviction and sentence.

When such is the system that we have, we have this Commission interfering in this hallowed procedural safeguards. In fact there is a statute called the Inter-Meddlers with Suitors in our statute books. If anybody interferes in the due administration of justice, that person can be brought before court, indicted and found guilty and be sentenced. These three commissioners to the extent that they have extended the mandate given by the very warrant that appointed them, blatantly have inter-meddled with suits in this country. Have interfered with what the Attorney General does in this country.

The Commission of inquiry acts have been abused in this country repeatedly. Most famously in the case of the former Prime Minister, first woman prime minister of the world, Sirimavo Bandaranaike who was found guilty by a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Jayewardene and deprived of her civic rights. How that happened is worthy of mentioning in this because of some of the recommendations made by this commission. Mind you this is a Commission of Inquiry and not a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

This Commission has no right to recommend the depriving of civic rights of anybody. The Act does not give them that right. But they make that recommendation. When Mrs Bandaranaike was deprived of her civic rights, all the people seated on that side….

[Interruption: Mahindananda Aluthgamage]

Mrs Bandaranaike was charged with allegations of abuse and misuse of power and corruption and then the Court of Appeal granted her a Writ of Prohibition against that Commission. Retrospectively an amendment was brought to the Act so that the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry could find her guilty. A bill was brought before Parliament and she was found guilty and expelled from Parliament in 1980. The day after her expulsion, two sudden amendments were brought to the Parliamentary Elections Act preventing any person who is disqualified by a Resolution from participating during the period of disability during a parliamentary or presidential election. Such was the witch hunt against Mrs Bandaranaike – and this Act was used.

Those in the front rows of the Government today know very well what a Draconian law this is, and how it was used against their own party leader.

They have now chosen to do it in a much worse manner than even President Jayewardene did. Here is an ordinary Commission of Inquiry, not a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry, consisting of members of dubious distinction making recommendations to deprive civic liberties of opposition members of parliament.

If you look at the Act, the Act does not empower the making of recommendations against members of Parliament. It is only against Public Officers, and by an amendment later, Public Institutions, local councils etc. So very clearly gone out of their mandate and given this report.

Because of a lack of time I will quickly refer to some examples, but before I do that I will make a disclosure under Clause 19 of the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament, because I am personally interested in the matter. I know MPs speak about all their personal matters without making this disclosure, but knowing that this is the rule, I will make a proper disclosure.

There is a person called Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan now an honourable member of this House. He is called Pillaiyan. There is a complaint this Pillaiyan has made that he was wrongfully accused and arrested, some evidence had been fabricated against him, and two of the co-accused made confessions against him and therefore he was deprived of his liberty for five years.

Now in that case, that confession was made before a magistrate, not to a police officer like what you normally do in a PTA case. Torture a person, extract a confession and a ASP signs below saying this was voluntarily given before me. No, this was made in the Magistrate’s chambers. It was admitted as valid evidence before the High Court at the trial. And the accused person Pillaiyan appealed to the Court of Appeal and the court of appeal held that the confession was not validly received. So he had his right. Right or wrong,the Court of Appeal threw out the confession.

Thereafter the Attorney General felt, now without this confession there was not enough material to continue with the prosecution so the AG entered what we call nolle prosequi (Latin phrase meaning “will no longer prosecute”) and released Pillaiyan. That happened in the ordinary course of judicial proceedings. Right or wrong, he was able to be released in the ordinary way. But what happened before this Commission?

In this Commission, he has made complaints against four persons, and the first is myself. MP Sumanthiran and three police officers. But when you read the report on this, there is nothing about me at all. Absolutely nothing. Even about the police officers, they actually took him to the magistrate. The confession was made before the magistrate. But there is a recommendation that you must prosecute those police officers and myself for fabricating evidence.

Now I have no knowledge of any of these matters. Neither does the report say that I had anything to do with this. Merely because Pillaiyan has mentioned me as a person against whom he is making a complaint, there is a recommendation that I be prosecuted for fabricating evidence. In saying that, very serious allegations are made against the magistrate. Demeaning things have been said about the Magistrate. That magistrate is now a functioning High Court judge.

How dare this commission, as I said a disgraced judicial officer about whom the whole country knows, make such statements against a functioning judge? Who gave him the right to do that? Not even the warrant by which he was appointed gave him the right to make pronouncements against judges like this. Judges are not public officers as defined in the constitution. MPs are not public officers as defined in the constitution. Clearly outside the remit that is given to this commission, they have gone and made these recommendations. Very funnily, the recommendation is that the Attorney General must discontinue the prosecution. At the end it says, the President must give him a pardon So they have covered all sides. Just in case the Attorney General doesn’t withdraw it and he is found guilty, now grant him a pardon.

This is just one example of the way in which this Commission has gone about doing what they have been told to do. In respect of civic rights since they (the Commission) does not have the authority to make that recommendation, they make a recommendation that the President must appoint a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry which must make this recommendation that they (the PCoI on political victimization) would have liked to make. This is a hell of a how-do-you-do. Pardon my language. But it is a hell of a how-do-you-do. That you don’t have the authority to do it, and so you are telling the President because we don’t have the right to do it, appoint another commission – a puppet commission – just to do what we would have liked to do.

And the President goes ahead and appoints a commission such as that.

There are issues here with regard to a matter in which some police officers were found guilty of torture and murder in the Chunnakam police station. There were two appeals against that. There was a finding of guilt in the High Court, an appeal in the Court of Appeal and an appeal in the Supreme Court. Both appeals were dismissed. Those three police officers were found guilty of torture and murder. They were convicted under the Convention against Torture Act.

Now there is a recommendation (in this report) that those persons must be released. Now what does this Commission think it is? There is a functioning judiciary. The Attorney General wrote to this Commission and said do not interfere in my functions. Don’t summon members of the AG’s Department before this Commission. You have no right to do that. When two senior officers went before this commission and wanted to support the letter sent by the Hon. Attorney General, they were refused permission.

This is worse than any kangaroo court that you can imagine. And the Government, without any shame, is presenting this report to this House and even moving an Adjournment Motion wanting to implement its recommendations. Absolutely without shame. That is why, when they wanted to move the resolution, I said let them move it. How do you justify this?

The seconder of the motion who spoke for almost an hour today, complained about another commission in which he was not afforded the right to cross examine witnesses. In this commission, not only the right to cross examine, we have not even noticed. With regard to Pillaiyan’s complaint which I have talked about, I was not even noticed. I was noticed in about four or five matters in which I was told I am a respondent. I went before ethos commission and said if you have named me as a respondent give me the material on which you decided that I must be termed a respondent. The Chairman of the Commission said ‘yes yes you have all the right, we will give it to you.’ I said give it to me in the language I understand. ‘Yes yes yes you are entitled to translation we will give it to you.’ I didn’t get anything.

I raised a question of privilege here because the day I attended Parliament, when I went back home, I had a notice sitting at my house saying come before the Commission at 2PM that day. I saw it at 5PM. I immediately wrote to the commission. Every summons I have, I have responded. I have sent it by fax. I have intimated to the Commission why I was unable to attend. Twice I have attended. I intimated to the Commission that I was attending Parliament that day and I got the notice only at 5PM on that day. Despite that, after having got my letter, four days after getting my letter, the Commission Chairman makes a statement to the Press, saying ‘these these these MPs’ are evading the Commission. Now on that I have raised a matter of privilege, and the Hon. Speaker has referred it to the Privileges COmmittee. I hope the Committee will make the right decision in this regard.

What the Chairman told the press -“former MPs Mangala Samaraweera, Patali Champika Ranawaka and several others were named as persons evading the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to Probe Political Victimization. Chairman of the PCOI Retired SC Judge Justice Upali Abyeratne instructed to name those individuals, together with MPs Rauff Hakeem, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran, R. Sampanthan, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and former MP Malik Samarawickrema for failing to comply with notice to appear before the PCOI.”

Now with regard to this Anti-Corruption Committee or whatever this Commission refers to, I had no knowledge of any such committee. We were never members of any such committee. We were never notified by the cabinet or anyone that we were appointed to any such committee. We did not attend meetings of any such committee. But even otherwise, how does that become a matter on which such recommendations can be made?

Now there is a Covid Task Force appointed by the President. Previously after the tsunami there was a task force. Various task forces were appointed by executive fiat. Can somebody say that because the constitution does not refer to such committees, that it was unconstitutional? If that is the case, the committee now headed by Gen. Shavendra Silva is unconstitutional and he must be deprived of his civic rights, and so must the president who appointed him to that committee.

When one reads through this report, one cannot give it any credibility. More than the fact that it has exceeded its mandate, even where it purports to act within its mandate, it has gone against the judiciary of this country, rule of law and has sought to make a mockery of the system of justice in this country. Thank you.

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    What a drama. The real mastermind behind this devious plan is GLP who comes up with such sham commission
    What we have now is such people appointed by Rajapksas staging such sham as and when needed. Whether treasury, AG, judiciary, covid management, vaccination, pharmaceutical regulation, port city management, food quality you name it its Rajapasas hand picked crooks who are calling the shots. Coming back quite a few SLPP members are advising against such move knowing , it will be the final nail. They have expressed their concern to MR Where as Gota is on.his own , full of resentment, will not heed and when angry blurts out YES I killed them, threatens on camera/ conference calls thinks of settling scores all in all running government as in war.

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      Is Summathiran now working for Patali?

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    There is currently a new Rajapaksas trend if any parliamentarian express such concerns in house he is mandated next day to visit CID and give the same statement with hours of lengthy explanation. My suggestion is for the members to release their statements to CID and get their / Gota approval before presenting in house. Who said we are not Myanmar. Aung is in house arrest where as in Lanka opposition will be deprived of civic rights.

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      What a drama. The real mastermind behind this devious plan is GLP who comes up with such sham commission
      What we have now is such people appointed by Rajapksas staging such sham as and when needed. Whether treasury, AG, judiciary, covid management, vaccination, pharmaceutical regulation, port city management, food quality you name it its Rajapasas hand picked crooks who are calling the shots. Coming back quite a few SLPP members are advising against such move knowing , it will be the final nail. They have expressed their concern to MR Where as Gota is on.his own , full of resentment, will not heed and when angry blurts out YES I killed them, threatens on camera/ conference calls thinks of settling scores all in all running government as in war.

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        Sumanthiran said that he will quit politics if there will be no new constitution, but despite that he is continuing. Is this not “Absolutely Shameless.”
        Sumanthiran was placed fourth in the counting of votes, but he was elected surprisingly and is in parliament. Is this not “Absolutely Shameless”

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “Is this not “Absolutely Shameless”

          What do you want Sumanthiran to do?
          Perhaps are you urging him to commit suicide in VP/LTTE tradition?
          Remember VP didn’t commit suicide.

          Douglas on the other hand has publicly stated that there was no point in living if he couldn’t find solution to problems being faced by Tamil Speaking Tamils. His campaign Slogan “Federal Rule in the Centre, Autonomy in the provinces”. Has he made any significant changes to constitution since he started supporting Premadasa in the early 1990s?

          Now he is promising to go to sea if a solution is not found for illegal fishing conflict. What he is implying is the Ranavirus are not capable of dealing with Indian Fisher folks, he believes he could single handedly deal with them. By the way you should call his bluff.

          Had you listened to Sumanthiran’s debate carefully, you would have learned how seriously and systematically the clan undermining democratic rights of the people and making a mockery of the country’s judiciary.

          It is well and good for you people to live abroad and criticize those few people (despite imminent threat to their life) who with their rare legal knowledge prepared to take on the developing fascist state and the operators.

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            Do not bring in Devananda to cover up Sumanthiran. What Devananda is doing overtly for which he had received support from a section of Tamils, Sumanthiran is doing covertly while under a party supposed to win rights of Tamils. Speaking in parliament or giving press releases is not going to get anything for Tamils. They are just self promotion exercises. Sumanthiran is a lackey of Ranil Wickremasinghe and is doing things according to his personal agenda and not for benefit of Tamils. If you want to take on the developing fascist state, you have to come on to the streets like in Hong Kong or Myanmar, and not to hide within the walls of parliament. Problem is none of these fellows are prepared for it, and are hoodwinking the people. You only want the money of Tamils abroad and not their right to criticize the crooked politicians.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              Your credentials as a staunch believer in the Rights of Tamils is not in doubt. But, emotional outbursts and constant criticism of those in the field is counterproductive.
              .
              Having our problem solved is not as easy as you would want us to believe. I differ with you about Sumanthiran. If his best is not good enough it is our fate.
              .
              I listened to an interview Sumanthiran gave to a Tamil Medium.
              ‘My mother is not happy with me being in politics with all these ill-feelings against me. I have promised her that once I obtain a sort of a relief for the Tamils, I will quit politics.’ I felt that it was from his heart.
              .
              We suspect anyone and everyone. What more have we done. Let Sumanthiran do his job.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam “Do not bring in Devananda to cover up Sumanthiran. “
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              what the f are you talking about. Its and insult to Sumanthiran and exposes your little mind
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                R
                I agree with you, but would appreciate if you do with polite language.

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          Can you find replacement for Sumanthiran.
          Do you have sufficient legal knowledge to deal with what Sumanthiran and few others are dealing with in the parliament? If you are confident why don’t you take up the issue wherever you are and deal with it.

          Any time, any one can be stripped of their civic rights, on the orders of Kamal, Shanvendra and Gota, without any reason or evidence. Do you now understand the gravity of the problem?

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            It appears Tamils have VP in one form or another.

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      We are slowly becoming a police state. There is a wanna be dictator in power and he with his band of criminals are eroding our laws and the Constitution, hoping no one notices. There are bad times ahead for the people of this country. The Rajapaksas have been a curse on this land, and now they have sold us out to a nasty country like China.
      Mandarin lessons anyone?

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        Dear Ashan:
        An incompetent psychopath like Gotabaya Rajapaksa had no business standing in the presidential election but for the mere goal of self-preservation and immunity from prosecution for his and his family’s past crimes.

        He is on a roll with his goal! Overtly and shamelessly, because there are immoral millions who can be influenced with messages pandering to hate and greed. Also many criminals and corrupted characters in the system to serve Gotabaya and reap the benefits.

        I think it is very logical to think that the Rajapaksas have been long in bed with the deep state just as much as it is clear that a deep state has been in the DNA of independent SriLanka.

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    I guess this is what Lankans mean by one country, one law, one government one family , one man HITLER.You got what you deserve.

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    I propose a new name for Lanka. COMMISDION LANKA .Every day we have new commission appointed by Rajalaksas. They in turn will recommend how to run government
    All deals are commission based
    All.politician will continue to receive their commission not salary.

  • 27
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    Why is it that real lawyers belong to one particular community, whereas the others are like those mini-skirted Pettah ladies, performing any required service for a fee?

    • 27
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      “the others are like those mini-skirted Pettah ladies, performing any required service for a fee?”
      Like Upali Abeyratna in fact.

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        old codger: “Like Upali Abeyratne in fact”. Why only Upali Abeyratne? What about the other TWO? Weren’t they “mini-skirted”? I found those TWO in “Bikini”. In Sihala the term is “AMUDE” (Span thloth).

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        OC
        A miniskirt is no declaration of career. Most professionals are properly dressed nowadays.
        If it is such declaration, most foreign female tourists must be in the profession referred to.
        *
        How many ‘real lawyers’ are there in the said community? My observations when I spent 40 mornings in court for a case which was heard only on 5 days and the rest only to know the next date, do not persuade me to accept your claim. In that court among a few score of lawyers only two impressed me as layers who knew their business.
        *
        Like another highly reputed profession Law too thrives on the misery of the client.

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          SJ,
          Maybe I should have said “non-white miniskirted ladies.
          In any case, it’s clear that you don’t have as much Pettah know-how as I do!

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            OC
            I plead ignorance.

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        You know your PM and the minister of sports too are supposed to hold a law degree. So are they Pettah type too. If they are Pettah type is Basil the broker and GR the mussel?

  • 20
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    This week in U.S 1) Bipartisan senate passed anti Asian hate crimes bill after a spate of violence initiated by Trump against them. 2) U.S courts found the cop who murdered Floyd, guilty of murder and man slaughter charges. 3) U.S Dept of Justice has opened a extensive inquiry on Minneapolis police department to look into their practices confronting minorities. 4) There is slew of activities among civic activist who are accessing documents through RTI to look into all unethical, illegal activities during Trump term , including financial, campaign, vaccination, interference in independent bodies, immigration, appointments, pardons – – – . In Lanka we have commissions appointed to look into this week’s behavior of parliamentary members , see what kind of language they used to address each other, how many have credentials in chilly powder throwing – – -. Commission to look into port city commission , Commission to look into adulterated food import. Commission for political grievance (not for public that will be village court yard meetings), commission to look into Covid spread, vaccine drive, One retard is busy planning to regularize pageant shows. , does anyone of you need any commission for electricity bills, gas /water supply , let your government know.

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    Mr. Sumanthiran. This is the Srilankan tragedy. We have too many preachers like you but do not believe in what you preach.

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      I know of a certain client whom Mr. Sumanthiran represented in a court case where Mr. Sumanthiran could be found guilty of the very same act he is critical of by Upali Abeyaratne.

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    Sri Lanka’s national issues must be decided by Sri Lankans, not others.

    Please leave Sri Lanka’s national issues to Sri Lankans. They can. For others, thank you but no thank you.

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      GATAM,
      You are right. Are you saying China get out of Sri Lanka? Are you saying Gota and Basil to get out of Sri Lanka?

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        Yes along with many others who have states of their own elsewhere where their language is spoken, their religion is practiced and their songs are made. ;)

  • 21
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    Jadam, do you want a commission for your proposals , I think Rajapaksas can manage to get one for you ??????

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      Chew, no need. That’s how SL operates since 4 February 1948.

  • 20
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    Hats off to Mr Sumanthiran who is a gem of a parliamentarian.
    Thanks for doing your duty with integrity and honesty.

  • 12
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    The cases which are to be thrown out were filed when the present Chief Justice was the AG, it was he who filed these cases after CID and Police investigated and found strong evidence. Now this act will give a slap right across the face of the Chief Justice. If the former attorney General who is now the Chief Justice has acted illegally, as stated by this bill, how can the Rajapakse Family Government still keep him as the Chief Justice? Very confusing! Law and Order Sri Lankan Rajapakse Family style. Sawbagya Dakma manifesto blatently violated!

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    I was at the “Kadamandiya”, (my usual visit in the evening,) where a cross-section of the village folks (both men & women) meet before retiring to have dinner. Many of them have seen the days “Parliamentary Debate” (video clips) on this “Presidential Commission” report aired over various News Channels. The words (mostly uttered) remembered by them were “PISSU PUSA”, ‘KEKIILE”. They turned to me for an explanation of these “References” which I briefed them to my ability. After all my efforts to explain, “Podiappuhami” in a loud voice retorted and said “Vesige Puththu Ape Salliwalata Kelina Hati” (How these sons of bitches pilfer our money) John Singho was more “Vulgar” “Mun Okkama Peliyata Thiyala P………..Ona” (I refrain from saying it in Sihala) All of them must be lined up and f……k) Seelawathie was of more descent “Mun Vadala Theiyenne Belliyoda” (Are they born to bitches) They have heard the name “Pilleyan” and “Sumanthiram” and asked why those names are mentioned. I explained the circumstances. “Pilleyan! Ape Booruwanta Rana Viruvek Ne (Pilleyan is a War Hero to our Donkeys) said Sunimal. “Sumanthiram Demalek Unath Niyama Mhaththuru (Sumanthiram, even a Tamil, a real gentleman) said Abileenu. By this time, the situation was getting tense and vociferous. I slipped through the crowd as it was time for dinner.

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      My dear Simon aiya..
      .
      I coul dnot agree with you more. SO how come these men and women would ever understand JVP and their opinions ?

      I think LAJJAYWA gene of the SINHALAYAs is fully mutated. So that nothing could work. That Jonsten fernando, Weli horas and pass horas should all be hung by their balls… not forgettin gthe biggest nasal voice aka boralu goda sinhayas moronic son.

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        Dear LL: Thanks. I have been insisting that “JVP” must take the “NPP” (National People Power) to the village. Now all the Three MPs in Parliament are NPP. You know why I am of this opinion. This “NPP” must be established as a “New Alternative”; but for reasons unknown, this is not done. Only once, I saw Ms. Amarasuriya appeared in a TV discussion in answering a question by the Media, she said: “I cannot speak for JVP. I am in Parliament from the NPP”. In that TV show, she was the most liked and impressive who talked to the point in a well-mannered way. If the JVP is not prepared to “OFFER” that “NEW ALTERNATIVE” (NPP) with a NEW BAND of candidates, now itself, JVP will be a “Pus Wedilla”

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          Simon,
          You are spot on. But do you think that the average mind set would respect impressive who talk to the point in a well manner way ? Who reelected, ” pass hora, cattle hora, tsunami hora, chain hora, rapists, criminals, criminals supporters, money launderers, avengarde supporters, and and..as the lawmakers.?
          :
          As for me, srilanken politics is almost like garbage dumps in WANATHAMULLA.. there you have all kind of living beings that are on a struggle to keep the garbage in that place… srilanka is a paradise of this planet, if you would consider its natural beauty.
          .
          There is a saying known to you and me – ” Yakage haetiyata wimanaya goda naegenne”; (palace is made going by the nature of the devils.). THose SEELAWATHIEs, APUUBABAS, BABANGIDAS and their young generations would take longer that we think, to realize the basics of SRILANKEN politics. They would at once be ready to promote ” PUSHAPA KUMARA aka Raththaran” or the like me than Manusha Nanayakaras or Harin Fernandos. :

          I think bitch*s sons born to Medamulana cave could think it better immediately after the long held CIVIL war is over. But they only focused on their pocket filling tactics and power intoxications. I have not the slightest respect to Mahinda Rajapkshes, he should be accoutable for all teh mess the people face in the country today. His last breath would not be easier for sure.

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    so called pissu poosa commission has become pissu balla as per the report they have released.becuse of one pissu poosa the two members also have become pissu ballas.MORE THAN THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AGAINST SOME OF THEM the pissu poosa is trying to find fault IT IS JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN SRILANAKA UNDER PRESSURE INCLUDING JUDGES AND ATTORNEY GENERAL.TOTAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM SHOULD JOINTLY OPPOSE THE MOVE OF PISSU BAALA REPORT.

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    Great! Upali Abeyratne and his sidekicks on the PCoI have made, yet again, Srilanka a Land Like No other……
    We need to import a Kangaroo from down under as a Bday present to young Upali; Great Chap.

    Many years ago whilst on Holiday, I was perusing that book by Victor Ivan [Podi Athula] at the Lake House Book Shop – Liberty Plaza when the author himself walked in. He told me a few saucy stories about Upali A. when he was a member of the Minor Judiciary coupled with EX.CJ. Sarath. N .Silva. He told me that he could not have possibly included that part of it in the Book, as he ran the risk of Libel.

    Even Caesars Wife must be above suspicion!

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    I am not impressed by Sumanthiran’s ideology, but he has shown character that most of his party colleagues have rarely shown.
    Sumanthiran has repeatedly shown character by standing up for the victim in these difficult times– something that his Tamil detractors will at best lightly dismiss or use to accuse him of trying to please the Sinhalese.

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      SJ types:

      “I am not impressed by Sumanthiran’s ideology”

      What sort of ideology do you expect from Sumanthiran which would impress you? You are another Tamil you can only reject a person without pinpointing exactly what you reject or what would impress you.

      It would be much easier to swing a stick without aiming at any specific target.
      If you want Sumanthiran to impress you with his ideology, just spell it out what will satisfy you. Let him read your typing and your specific ideology and comment on it.

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