14 December, 2017

Blog

Pictures: Sharing Benefit Of The Protest Against Chief Justice

By Colombo Telegraph

A trusted Colombo Telegraph reader has sent the pictures and the descriptions below;

These are few pictures we could capture of the protesters who came to protest against the Chief Justice on 04.12.2012 near the Colombo Courts.

Picture No 1 where you can see a young man in a red shirt and a white hat, he was distributing to the other so called protesters I believe Rs. 500/- each after the protest you can still see 500 rupee notes in his hand. he also has what looks like a rubber band which he would have used to keep the money bundle in place. In his left trouser pocket there seems to be a  half a bottle of liquor. He leaves behind two women, one in a blue and white top and the other wearing a red top who are counting the money.

 

 

Picture No’s 2 – 4 these pictures depict the aforesaid two women still counting and/or sorting out their share of the benefit of the protest.

Picture No 5 when you zoom the picture to the right side corner of the frame there is a man with a beard and wearing sun glasses with a list. When we saw him for the first time he was with the man in Picture no 1 and he was marking the list when the other was distributing the money.

Related posts;

Hulftsdorp Today: GSL Transported Hundreds Of Thugs, Chief Justice Followed A Different Route

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 0
    0

    These are the riff raff who will do anything for money. Govt is adept at organising this type of protest. Also police and army types in civils.

    • 0
      0

      Colombo please post pictures of the protest by Civil society and the lawyers against the which hunt on the CJ. It is irresponsible to only have pictures those who support the clowns of the Sri Lanka parliament!

      • 0
        0

        During JRJ’s time when the houses of Judges were stonned we all condemned. Now the ones who shouted most are the very people who are harassing the CJ today and the main character who was leading the Mother’s Front, for the missing, fighting for Human Rights then is the Biggest Violater of the Rights of all and the person responsible for many a dissapearance. How ironic?

        • 0
          0

          It’s not ironic Gamini,just signs of “Miracles”.Putting to practice,
          best use of democracy.At the UN,for the vote in favor,UK wanted a
          promise from Abbas that They don’t go to ICC against Israel.You see
          how situations are changing in world politics.

    • 0
      0

      May well be possible that these poor people have been given some money for their take part (as it is the case with Phase I clinical trials tests).

    • 0
      0

      Sri Lanka is not a democracy. Imagine the degree of corruption of leaders organizing this kind fake protest. It is by using this kind of 3rd class corrupt practices MR managed to win the Presidential election.

      • 0
        0

        Can you give us one example of a real democracy where the rule of law is respected?

  • 0
    0

    Time to make use of the big commissions made through contracts.

  • 0
    0

    Next time the Sri Lanka Spring movement needs to say “Lajjai” in front of the parliament about the morally and intellectually bankrupt and corrupt politicians and parliamentarians.
    Sri Lanka’s politicians who sit in the Oya are for the most part, with a few exceptions, a bunch of uneducated morons, who know nothing about good governance, democracy, checks and balances..
    It is indeed a joke that these money politicians who suck up to the corrupt King of Crime and military dictator Mahinda Rajapassa and his odious family, think that they can run a Kangaroo Court citing “parliamentary privileges”.
    The legislature and executive of Lanka are a disgrace to the people of the country in whom soverignty rests and the people’s movement is building to protest the wretched power intoxicated Rajapassa family of uneducated looters of public wealth.

  • 0
    0

    If this is the pattern and modus operandi of the likes of Basil etc.
    one would not be surprised that they would do it elsewhere too – Internationally. The Commissions “earned” is playing its part.

  • 0
    0

    This jara nation can always be manipulative.

    How can they say – Jara mathiniyani ? This reminds me immediately it was broadcasted that Ltters were millitarily defeated, so these very same people from CMBO to rural villages started their kinds of carol dances by going to the streets…. :(

    They were kept away from the state media how avalanche of innocient notherners were buried in the north. And how these very same people how they ate KIRIBATH…. actually, they should better eat MALABATH.. instead..

    I would be glad to see, right thinking would go to street and protest against the CJ^s impeachment. Protests of the general public have always shown their power against the abusive govt.

    Recent arab nations^s protest show how powerful they can be.

  • 0
    0

    These foolish SriLankans do not know right from wrong all they care is money, same way Mahinda won his elections by intimidating, scaring, assaulting all dissent, let us see how far this regime goes.

  • 0
    0

    Poor uneducated masses are the easy target of the current regime to show how they love ruler^s governance. If these people are fed with facts and figures – these would have changed to the opposite easily.

    • 0
      0

      Hardly, in fact they will go for the money instead, since money talks, while facts dont. The majority of average Sri Lankan mentality is that money comes first over anything else. Poverty and illiteracy are the main cause. The government would like to keep it that way, so that they can maintain their grip on the rest of the country and its rich resources, using these goons. Corruption starts from the country’s leader itself, then through his brothers, family members, close relations down to the grass root level through various facades, bogus organizations and the likes. To win by hook or by crook, come what may, are some of the election slogans they sing. They know that anyone and everyone can be bought over for money, and money is their main weapon, much more effective than guns and bullets. Even former CJ fell for it, the opposition leader, bogus men like Modawansa, are all singing their praises for their supper. It will take at least another two generations to be born, before we can reap the benefits to put our house (country) right, and that too with a disciplined approach, which includes proper education, teaching good ethics and moral values, respect for those in authority, placing country first and then followed by race, religion and community, etc. Unfortunately, this will not happen in any near future scenario, since the damage already done by our existing political appointees is beyond redemption.

      • 0
        0

        We have to find strategies to help opening the mindsets of these masses. Their mindsets seem to be closed as nothing can change them. They are not illiterate as you describe – lanken belong to high literacy rates among the entire developing countries. So even if they are literate – as you say their attitudes towards easy money or being unable to think beyond what is being tel or broad casted by state media, narrow thinking mindedness and memory loss charactor are what is becoming easy for the rulers of current kind to target them easily. It is said that you cant lie repeatedly to the same folk – but to me, it seems, you can continue lying to the lanken folks,- they would not show any changes in their mind sets. Media and the professionals together with any citizen who would respect the rule of law can lead in finding better mechanisms help these stupid folks to rethink PROPERLY.

  • 0
    0

    People learn to do any thing for money due to “Leaders” examples.Big people make the best out of the dealings etc. etc.

  • 0
    0

    I was watching the news carefully. The difference in the quality and the class of protesters were so stark ,I am certain every body recognized it. One lot was learned and the lot was Mervin Silva and a hoard of coolies

    • 0
      0

      It is one man one vote. people in suits and ties are bigger crooks that the man in a sarong today. you know what they say in England “North of Birmingaham. NEVER TRUST A WELL DRESSED MAN.
      Respectability” the Chief Justicie Hugh Norman Gregory Fernandofather of Chief Justice Mark Fernando, “should not be judge by someone’s ability to read the time”.
      he also told a man in a tie who lied in the witness box that a tie did not make him less of a liar.

  • 0
    0

    Politicians are killing the nation!!!

    Who can protect the country from these evils ??? Triple Gem , God or Allah..???

    • 0
      0

      Chuti,

      people have to learn to think broadly and support anyone that will help them to reach a change of the rule. So long, these people stay indifferent nothing can happen. THEY WILL FURTHER BE ABUSED BY MAHADANAMUTTHA AND GOLAYOS that are now branded as the most corrupted and abusive in lanken history.

    • 0
      0

      Maybe a couple of “Somaramas” like in the fifties!!!!???

  • 0
    0

    Waht kind of democracy is MR is talking?

  • 0
    0

    What they are distributing among the hired pro-government protesters must be chicken feed compared to what is lying in their Swiss bank accounts. But I don’t think our corrupt politicians are that liberal with their ill- gotten wealth. They must be getting the drug barons to fund this kind of protests. After all, the drug barons enjoying political patronage can afford to fund hundreds of protests like this and still feel that they are not losers! Ah! I forgot that there are drug barons among politicians too!

  • 0
    0

    Why should not we give something to help our own people who came to protest in our support? The UNP started this and they were called ‘buthgottas’. Why shouldn’t this Government do the same?

    • 0
      0

      What a wonderful world!

      • 0
        0

        why why be an idiot? Can’t why grasp my writing style. No learned caught into imposter’s trap. Observe the specific emblem allocated for each commentator on the right of your comment before responding otherwise the trickster would take you for an asshole. He will laugh at you for taking you for a ride all the way.
        Leela

        • 0
          0

          Why are you behaving a star idiot?I commented on Leela and in a very
          fitting style.It’s for Leela and not for the badge you are wearing.
          You watch your emblem and I’ll keep you busy with what you say.Your
          reply is, to my “what a wonderful world”, and I don’t know why you
          should panic to a single and simple trouble free line while what you
          said should be directed at my other post.Dozens of Leelas will be
          one and only one Leela for me.

    • 0
      0

      Well done Leela!At last, at last you speak from your mouth this time ha ha ha.Whatever UNP did,you also can do and must do,like further consolidating UNP economic plans as well but just playing a different music and also must end up like UNP did with its election result.Ha ha ha
      sharpen your ears guys,this is LEELA’S TODAY SPECIAL.

    • 0
      0

      “BUTHGOTTAS” – Buth packet or a rice packet is the food we normally give to anyone during lunch time or dinner time. If we don’t give a packet of food, we fall to the category of dogs which is Leela’s. If we invite someone, we have to treat accordingly. This is human behaviour but not that of dogs and bitches. Distribution of money to the protesters is a BRIBE. This is the difference. Just because the UNP killed Rohana Wijeweera, Mahinda cannot kill Somawansa or just because Dudley gave free rice to the Sri Lankans, can Mahinda follow that – NO, he will even LOOT that.

  • 0
    0

    The Sri Lankans of yore, the majority had a house with a minimum of two rooms to live in. This enabled the family to maintain family values and uphold respect no matter being poor, living in a wattle and daub, cadjan thatched house, not necessarily the land belonging to them as earlier any property owner allowed so. Then with Socialism taking root in the ’50s, laws were brought to enable such individuals to claim rights for such land and Land owners became vary of allowing someone else to build such houses in one’s land. About the same time the social scenario was changing, where the farmers in the village were looking for employment in the city, as a job with salary was more appealing than being a success in farming which depended on the vagaries of weather. About this time the only place that churned employment in number, was the Port in Colombo. First the Port had for it’s cadre of Labour, constructed houses down Bloemendhal Road and for the Executive staff houses being provided in the ‘Hill House Garden’. Adjacent to the Labourer’s Quarters were vast stretches of semi marsh land. The work force was mainly from down South and a few from the rest of the country. Once a year for the Sinhala New Year these Labour visited their villages with presents for the family and each time they returned there was an addition or two to the family, bringing in a relative a cousin or a nephew. After a while these individuals being cramped in the houses provided, started to errect just a room a tenement in the vacant land. There being no State obstruction, their families also moved into reside in the one roomed shanty. This happened in the late ’40s. After Independence, Shanties started mushroom by the thousand in the Colombo North area and spread to the rest of the other Urban Cities as well. Every conceivable place was used by the Public to put up Shanties as the Poor were a privilaged lot to break all laws. In addition Humbugs in Yellow robes collard properties around aged old Bo-Trees in the city for Temples. Both Temples and Shanties thrived for the vote of these people occupying State land. The Politicians of the day which ever Party appeased these people with stand pipe water and electricity to these new Shanties. They even were enumerated and a house hold number issued for recognition of Vote. Thereafter most Shanties have received electricity and water separately, whereas a peoper land owner constructing a house is subject to various rules and regulations and are denied water and electricity without the C.O.C.

    The families living in these Shanties had no privacy for the parents and the children, all being huddled together. There was easy money from various errands, from menial jobs, to drug peddling to vice. Illicit Liquor was freely available. Living in this one room shanty, there was free sex for all. Son did not know who the mother was and the Father did not know who the daughter was. It is here the Country gave birth to this ‘SHANTY CULTURE’ that has overtaken our once peacefull civil society as some coming from such background have even become the President of this Country and the rest are constantly brushing shoulders with the Learned and the Elite, because they have become rich playing Politics. So folks this is the current society we live in.

    • 0
      0

      I am from Kotahena and know that as there is no work in the South the people all came to Hettiyawatte and constructed shanties. That was the way it was. Colombo was the only place where development was visible because that was what the Bandaranaikes/Senanayakes and Jayawardena wanted.
      I know that people were more respectable and there was no really serious crime in Kotahena although the area had a bad reputation. Today’s youth will do anything including kill someone for Rs 20,000 and protest for Rs 500. We are getting as bad as the UK and the US.

  • 0
    0

    As reported in FT
    The protestors were being mobilised by a UPFA Colombo Municipal Councillor and directed at Parliament Road by Minister Mervyn Silva. The Minister was heard telling the crowds to chant that Parliament was supreme. Some lawyers also circulated images of some anti-CJ protestors allegedly being handed out cash before being loaded back into vans.
    Addressing media near the protestors, Silva said that some judges were using diaspora funds to ruin the country and continue what Prabhakaran started from Hulftsdorp. “She said that if the charges against her are proved she would step down. They have been proved, now please go,” Silva said.

    So we see the kudu mafia of the Govt in action

  • 0
    0

    UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara, who spoke during the committee stage debate, charged that these slum dwellers had been brought to Jayanthipura Junction to stage this protest from the Peliyagoda area. The UNP MP also charged that lunch was served to these protesters from the parliamentary canteen under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Agriculture.

    “The Peliyagoda Mayor nicknamed Kane mile has brought these people,” he said.

  • 0
    0

    CJ and her faction of the judiciary seems the mother of all attempts to change regime,following Fonseka, Greese Yakkas,and Uni Dons.

    90% of inhabitants are rural people, 90 % of that 90 are battlers who are tasting a bit of prosperity and freedom after a lony long period of marginalization and poverty .

    Rajapaksa starting the Economic recovery of the nation from the village up,is wecome by this great majority.

    They realise that this is the only chance to help the nation to break away from the third world tag.

    Rajapaksa being able to do this with non Western money is hurting the West and their cronies among the inhabitants.

    Didn’t the Elitists including the Hulsdorf dudes join the slum dwellers ,not long after May 2009 in an attempt to roll Rajapaksa?.

    • 0
      0

      Sumnasekera,
      Is the nation really recovering?
      Cannot you see the massive budget deficit,massive loss making state enterprises,more than 200 MR relatives in positions for which they are not fit,the massive 27% of the budget for the armed forces most of whom should have beeb demobbed slowly after the war ended,the thousands of desperate housewives who brave employment in the middle east knowing that some of them wont be paid,some will return with nothing,some will return in coffins & some not return at all.
      Meanwhile,the 6% for education is denied.

    • 0
      0

      You appear to be a Rajapassa kiss ass man? Go fly a kite.

  • 0
    0

    Most of these Govt protesters were transported in buses. This shows that the Govt lives in fear.

  • 0
    0

    What happened to the Jaffna Library? This is a protest. That was when a whole culture was destroyed. Can you comparethe two? If poverty is staring at the door people tend to take what they get and do what they are told.

  • 0
    0

    Viewers very clearly heard on TV news telecast how canine Mervin ordering his henchmen to take care of the protesters who were being brought to Colombo.(Not sure if it worked)

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.