20 September, 2020

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Pieris Take On His Removal Is Like A ‘Harlot Extolling Virtues Of Virginity: Mangala

Mangala Samaraweera says that former de-facto Chief Justice Mohan Peiris’ concern on ‘maintaining the dignity and decorum associated with the office of the Chief Justice’ is similar to a ‘harlot extolling the virtues of virginity’.

Mangala Samaraweera - External Affairs Minister

Mangala Samaraweera – External Affairs Minister

The External Affairs Minister made this statement today in the Parliament, in reference to the statement Peiris had issued to the media concerning his removal as the CJ. The Minister has further stated that upon bringing international disrespect and condemnation to the judicial system of Sri Lanka through his scandalous appointment two years ago, it is ironic that he should now shed tears for the pristine purity of the CJ’s office.

In his statement before the parliament, Minister Samaraweera has further stated that since Peiris has criticized the way in which he was removed from the office of the CJ, describing it as an ‘unconstitutional process’ then Peiris should similarly be well aware of the degree of unconstitutionality of the eviction of the legitimate CJ whose seat he took up and functioned.

The Minister has also posed the following questions in response to the statement issued by Peiris:

– Did Mohan Pieris give any thought to the sanctity of his judicial office when, on 14th 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 Rajapaksa’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?

Furthermore in his statement Minister Samaraweera has noted that allowing the unconstitutional appointment of Peiris and permitting him to remain as the CJ would have been a significant hindrance, in a context where a credible judicial system is needed both for domestic healing and to prevent international intervention.

To read the full the statement click here

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    Funny coming from this guy, a fashion designer turned FM.

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      Mangala Samaraweera,

      RE: Pieris Take On His Removal Is Like A ‘Harlot Extolling Virtues Of Virginity: Mangala

      Interesting.

      Even Harlots would like to be virgins again. Sorry, you hymem is gone!

      Former “Chief” Justice, Mohan Peris would like to be credible again. Sorry, you hymem is gone!

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        He has to act fast to get a re-structural virginity surgery done in Bangkok ASAP..

        nicely done Mangala.. you just put him down and stepped on his face… dont let him touch ur shoes, for he is NOT fit to even clean off the dust in ur shoes… He was such a boot licker and an ass kisser..sadly tho educated… also comes to mind Rajpal, DJ and Malinda

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        Come on, CT

        Bring on Magala’s speech on Video, we cannot wait to watch it!!

    • 15
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      India’s Modi was a tea boy!America’s Reagan was an actor!
      Sirimavo,a housewife!

      • 14
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        Accused drug dealers and gangsters were ministers and you had no problem but now you have a problem with a fashion designer?

        Punches below the belt went out of fashion after the 8th of Jan. Most probably you dint get the memo.

      • 4
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        Premadasa a lavariya seller, Hema an ice-cream parlour worker, Chandrika a bandit queen and speaker Chamal a security guard.

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      Yes indeed – how come he became such…. anyway, what kind of educational backgroudn has Msamaraweera got ?

    • 14
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      The fashion designer to date has done a better job than GL and Vaas put together.

    • 11
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      The fashion designer is a competent and sensible foreign minister compared to the nincompoops Rajapaksa had. Within weeks of being appointed Mangala has re establishes the standing of the government and the country in the eyes of the world. You are simply jealous that you lost your corrupt and criminal dictator buddy Jarapassa.

    • 7
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      Isn’t it funny that the current speaker of parliament also a RAJAPAKSA was only a school teacher? how about Gota a 7=11 clerk/till operator? Basil ? Namal a student who rode on his fathers popularity to become a MP? Yoshita to captain the navy Rugby team and to rob a scholarship from a worthy naval officer? Chichi to captain the Army team while not serving the army? Sajin to be CEO of Sri-Lankan? Shashendra to be Nilame whose term was extended? and a lot more….

    • 1
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      See what the fashion designer has achieved in days what GL and Vass could not achieve for months.

      “Fisheries State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said the European Union’s ban on the export of fisheries products from Sri Lanka had been suspended for six months.”

  • 27
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    The damage done to the Judiciary by this person is immense and it would take years to heal it.

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    I don’t like the part about the harlot. Again denigration of women. Mangala least of all to talk of virginity and harlots. The term harlot is derogatory and is not used now. This term is from the Victorian era. How dare he?

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      He doesn’t know anything about Harlots unless they are male harlots who do not have to talk about virginity but anal purity.

      • 4
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        I hear Banjuala [Edited out] jayasekara and Raj de pal are circling around Mangala, wonder about their [Edited out]

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      I agree Visakha,

      Mangala Samaraweera like most men in Sri Lanka needs education. Most men in Sri Lanka are yet to wake up to the modern times. In every facet of life we Sri Lankans are incapable of change. We are still taught Mahanama myths as truth in schools and daham pasalas. How on earth can we expect Mangala to know that the term ‘harlot’ is derogatory.

  • 14
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    Politicians need to go through mandatory Gender –sensitivity training

    “‘Harlot extolling the virtues of virginity’”

    This would have been a slip of the tongue. I am also not obsessed with politically correctness. I am not holding it against him, either. But I must say that the Minster should not have used such metaphors. Virginity is a social construction oppressive to women. It is a, sexist, patriarchal and heteronomative concept that has no place in a civilized world. The term harlot is a derogatory word use to stigmatize sex workers, and the term often applied to female sex workers.

    In other, instances I also have heard other politicians are saying “he behaved like a women”. This again is a patriarchal notion that enforces the inferior and subordinate position of women. I am not sure these politicians even realize how sexist they are. All these terms are about men’s control over women’s bodies.

    So the parliament should make gender sensitivity training mandatory for all politicians. This would save them from future national and international embarrassment. Perhaps, just to make a point, the minister should make an apology for his use of term virginity. So that the politicians would be saved of future embarrassment, especially in the international arena.

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      Hey Jude,
      Most commentators couldn’t see the “wood for the trees ” in this article ,It’s heartening to know at least one person did.
      Sadly , when it comes to gender issues and treatment of women in this country we are still light years away.

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      Well said Jude

      Gender insensitivity is not the failing of Mangala alone. Sri Lankans are utterly inadequate when it comes to awareness about race relations, religious sensitivities, homosexuality, gender bias and so on and assume some of their crude jokes are universally appreciated. We Sri Lankans have a long way to go towards achieving a true egalitarian society. Perhaps with the kind of pitiable leadership that we continue to have and being incessantly bombarded with arcane daham pasala schooling we never will.

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      On a lighter note….

      Virginity is a MAJOR issue over a MINOR tissue… ESPECIALLY IN ASIA

      Virginity is also a lack of opportunity…

      God created ADAM and EVE, NOT ADAM and STEVE nor EVE and EVA…

      • 0
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        “God created ADAM and EVE, NOT ADAM and STEVE nor EVE and EVA…”

        Hey, Snowden Assange, didn’t you know that Sodom and Gomorrah, are mentioned in the Bible?
        Who created them if God did not?

  • 1
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    Did anybody ever arrested Mangala for paying to influence an election result? It was considered internationally graceful deed? Is that why the IC started to get involve? Is’t that what, according to Sinhal Intellectuals, destroyed the whole country.

  • 3
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    FM Mangala s in the parliamentary debate on defacto CJ states some relevant and interesting points which basically points that ex CJ has a personality disorder-psychopathy,sociopathy.I think a forensic psychologist’s help is warrented.

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    Who is more qualified to to extoll the virtues of Virginity than our bachelor FM…

    How fitting it is to denigrate a Catholic, a distinguished one for that matter, by quoting from Paul’s Book of Christianity.

    BTW, Is the ex CJ married?…

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      shaaaaa how nice to see K A Sumanasekera the staunch so called Buddhist defending old boy Mohan P

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      “BTW, Is the ex CJ married?…”

      Why! are you looking for a date? :)

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        Hey Bert,

        May be he refused a date with your mate….

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          My mate was not concerned whether CJ was married or not.

          You don’t need to get offended, whatever tickles your fancy. Fod loves you anyway. I am sure CJ will love you too.

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      Mohan Peiris, distinguished?

      I am cracking up uncontrollably!

  • 3
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    Some Harlot;
    Some Virginity.

  • 0
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    Sounds so very American : Women’s rights to be upheld above all else. Therefore, for the rights of the disadvantaged majority, a few venial sins gives rise to greater security for the Greater Good.

  • 5
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    Well Said Mr Samaraweera. The usual negative commentators not withstanding. Robert R you miserable sour looser. Did you have your head up your rear end all these years when uneducated thugs murders and drug dealers ran the show. Oh and suddenly women’s rights champions have emerged. You must have been busy when foreign and local girls were raped their boy friends murdered. You jokers make me ROFLMAO. Mr Samaraweera is an experienced FM having served as FM before. What he does in his personal life is nobodies business.

  • 5
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    The new government is about to enforce a code of ethics. Visaka, BBS rep and Jude Fernando should make representation to the drafting committee to ensure that prohibition of this type of sexist remarks is included in the code of ethics. Some civil society groups are in the process of making representation regarding this matter. In the last parliament we heard such remarks from Minsters Allahapperuma and Welgama.

  • 4
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    Wait until the fashion designer shows his true colors.

    He will get the EU ban on sighing sorted out and even the GSP+ may be resolved.

    Be patient.

    What did GL and Sajin do for 10 years?

  • 2
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    Hell hath no fury than a scorned woman,
    Few weeks before election, was not this guy entertaining MR at his home!
    One has to be careful of two tunged serpents.

    Can someone tell me the educational qualifications of Sirisena?

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      Sirisena has a diploma in agriculture ATLEAST, what does Basil, Sajin Vaas, Johnston Fernando, Wimal Weere ( when asked how much is 2 divided by 2 he said ZERO) Ratharang the chain snatcher, Gota the 7-11 cashier, Karuna, Pillayan have? these are just some.. many in the previous regime hadnt passed the O/L or AL’s either…

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    A REMINDER FOR THOSE WHO THINK MANGALA IS SO GOOD AND CLEAN…a news article from 2005

    Ports Authority pays for elevator for Mangala’s mother – “I won’t take it home”
    by Namini Wijedasa

    Ports and Civil Aviation Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday admitted that he had used government funds to mount an elevator in his double-storey official residence, but said defiantly that he wasn’t planning to take it home with him.

    He also denied newspaper reports that it had cost ten million rupees to install. “It was a Korean lift and cost less than three million rupees,” he told the Sunday Island. “It was chosen through a tender process and was the cheapest of three models.”

    According to reports, Samaraweera (who has often proved himself very generous with government money) had installed the convienience for the benefit of his ailing mother, who found it difficult to go up one floor via the stairs. Asked whether there wasn’t a ground floor room to be found for his mother, Samaraweera claimed: “It’s wasn’t put there only for mother… it’s for my mother and all other mothers after mine.”

    It wasn’t immediately clear whether Samaraweera believed that all other ministers after him would also bring their ailing mothers to this official residence and, therefore, find an elevator to be essential.

    Elaborating, Samaraweera said it was his practice to upgrade even the offices he uses. “I have just redone my office,” he said, cheekily. “I’m sure the Ravaya and Sunday Leader newspapers will have a supplement on that.”

    Asked whether it was the right time to spend scarce money on installing elevators, Samaraweera said: “Why not? It’s not a huge expense. And since it seems like the government will go on for another forty years, I may use it when I grow old.”

    Samaraweera also contended that the lift was not a waste because it had been mounted in the official abode (located at Bauddhaloka Mawatha) and not his personal residence. “It’s not something I will be taking home with me, when I leave,” he said.

    Ravaya reports that the elevator had been bought from Access International and that it had cost 3.5 million rupees from the Ports Authority’s petty cash. The steel structure required to mount it had cost around 5 million rupees and had been constructed by the Ports Authority’s engineering division, Ravaya says.

    Ports Authority engineers, electricians, vehicles and other resources had been deployed to execute the operation. The newspaper also writes that the lift is suited for use in a building with a minimum of six stories and major modifications have had to be made in order to fix it at Samaraweera’s official residence.

    In the early post-independence years, Central Bank Governor N. U. Jayawardena was sacked from his post by Sir John Kotelwala, one of the reasons being that he had used state funds to install a lift in his official residence for the benefit of his wife.

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    Silver lines at last. Haven’t heard a politician making a speech with such openness for a long time. Mangala for his full credit always call a spade a spade. More importantly, having assumed the FM role, he who is in a good position to understand how low the standing of SL among the IC has gone down to as a sovereign nation, and how damaging MR’s tenure was, for a country considered one of the friendly nations. His intervention in this debate must have been the result of his anguish and frustration. He should have put some spins to what he has been facing dealing with UN, but he was very open to admit that he has a huge job to convince the UN that we have a credible judiciary take on the investigation that MR promised to Ban Hi Moon saying he will ensure the accountability.

    For our versatile Mohan, you will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, sir. Your effort in setting a new standard for pristine purity of judiciary and maintaining a separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive as thin as you perceived was unheard of before, and will not be ever. Your position is a sacred one, and the affected ones are coming to supreme court as a last resort seeking justice, and there they see you as the almighty, the god. Do you honestly believe that you deserve their respect?. Do not tell us you were under pressure. You wont be forgiven for the sins that you committed, you betray a nation and its people.

  • 5
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    Politician and prostitute having a conversation.

    Politician ” i am a politician and i never lie”

    Prostitute ” i am a prostitute and i am a virgin”

    Sam.

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    Try to keep it classy Mangala. Try to use gentlemanly language ok?

  • 0
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    Is he talking about female of male virginity?

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    Snowden Edward Asange : What about the current President? What qualifications does he have?

  • 1
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    Why this man? has to refer to a vagina for everything,even when he doen’t need one!

  • 1
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    What a sad day for Sri Lanka. who voted this horror? let us all weep – this is what elitists wanted for public office? cry my country, cry now.

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    Mr. Minister!

    Thank you for the excellent write-up, BTW didn’t it strike you that you can make a meaningful difference rather than throwing shit on the wall and expecting something to stick like most Politian’s do!

    Mr. Minister as you know Sri Lankan politics have well known gays & lesbians as politicians… its a known fact. If you are the brave soldier that you are trying to promote why don’t you speak to your influential political friends and others of the LGBT community and come out of the closet. Take a stand and give a voice to this community who are hiding from fear & shame which should be not the case. Don’t they deserve the right to be equal and live in dignity!

    You will be looked up as a true hero and will go down in history for standing up for what’s right and giving a voice to the LGBT community.

    “Get up stand up stand up for your right” – Bob Marley

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