18 September, 2020

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PSC Not Considered Whether The Charges Were Proved Or Not, Premajayantha’s Claim Is Clear Evidence – LfD

By Colombo Telegraph

“The statement made by Minister Susil Premajayantha who served as a member of the PSC, that proving charges against the CJ is not a crucial factor at the probe as it was not a legal process, is amusing and goes to vindicate the stand taken up by the lawyers appearing for the CJ, the opposition members of the PSC, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and those who stand for democracy, rule of law and independence of the judiciary, that the whole inquiry by the PSC was a sham.  Standing order 78A(7) specifically states that a resolution to be presented to the President for removal of a judge shall be on the ground of proved misbehavior or incapacity. There should be a finding of guilt to proceed further and Article 107 of the Constitution is clear that a judge can be removed only for proved misbehavior or incapacity.” says the Lawyers for Democracy.

Susil Premajayantha

the Lawyers for Democracy today said; “From the Ministers’ statement it is clear that the PSC has not considered the most important aspect of the whole inquiry, that is, whether the charges were proved or not.  It is obvious from this statement that the PSC has acted on its opinion and not on a determination of guilt.  After this admission by a senior member of the PSC it is not possible to uphold that the inquiry was a judicial inquiry into the charges against the CJ.”

Lawyers for Democracy calls upon the Speaker to terminate these proceedings against the CJ even at this late stage.

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    Susil does not know if he is blowing or sucking! When he as a Senior Minister does not want to obey a request by the Judiciary (not appearing before the Judiciary as per the request of the courts) he and his colleagues are creating a precedence that court orders need not be followed. Tomorrow another member of the Parliament will refuse to appear before court as a witness or a accused when requested by the courts, at that point what would happen? The precedence the present Speaker is quoting is from Anura Bandaranaike, so following the same foot steps another member of the Parliament is going to present the refusal by Susil and his gang to appear before the courts as an excuse.

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      The Sri Lanka Parliament is full of uneducated morons like Susil and thugs like Mervin Silva and thieves like Basil Rajapakse and his brothers, so how can anyone claim that it is supreme and unaccountable to the Judiciary?

      Anura Bandaranayake was also a half-educated fat clown who followed Ranil Wickramasinghe’s orders.
      Ranil Wickramasinghe and Mahind Rajapakse who are power mad have perpetuated the myth that parliament is supreme because they are stinking politicians who are de-frauding the people and turning the country into a dictatorship with a facade of democracy.

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    Minister Susil Premajayantha’s statement shows what a set of nincompoops we have sent to that “august assembly”. By the way is he also one of the politicians who benefited from the exemption from sitting the entrance exam to enter the Law College granted by a previous regime?

    By the way, CT, may I take this opportunity to thank the TNA and the JVP for their announcement that their party members of the PSC will appear before the Court of Appeal tomorrow in response to the notice served and also request UNP’s Lakshman Kirielle to appear in courts defying the party decision. We all know that John Amaratunga just like his Master Ranil Wickemesinghe is a MR lackey parading in the UNP garb!

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      Very correct.

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    Dear Susil Premajayantha,
    Your whole life you do all laundry work for your bosses. Fist you did it for Chandrika. Now you do it for Mahinda. Can you please explain how you get money to build up a Railway avenue house? When you become a minister you lived in a small house at Delkada. Even you are not a practicing lawyer. Then how did you earn this money?

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      Don’t insult this multi award wining genius minister Thushara , of course he earned all that money like all of us , it’s called sheer hard work !

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      The Minister should answer this query.

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    ITS NO SECRET THAT HE MADE MONEY EVEN ON SCHOOL ADMISSIONS.A MUSLIM GEM MERCHANT IN BERUWALA OPENLY TELLS ALL TODAY THAT HE PAID 5 LAKHS TO THIS FELLOW FROM NO WHERE WHO IS NOW THE SECRETARY OF THE MALA DANAEYA.
    HIS DAUGHTERS WEDDING WAS AT THE HILTON HOTEL WHERE THEY CHARGE 5OOO/ PER INVITEE.Explain from where did you get the money.
    substandard petrol and so on

    BALAPATABENDI WHERE ARE YOU.

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      The Minister should file a reply.

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      I too have to agree that this man Premajayantha cannot be lily white because a strong supporter of this government and a close friend of mine told me a few years back that he too had paid this man’s secretary three or five lacks to get his child admitted to DS. Then again, even among judges, how many of them can we honestly say that they are not in to this type of jarawa deals? Yet, they keep on judging our cases every day. That’s life.

      Even so, we sincerely expect our Chief Justice to be lily white. So, the question here is: 1) whether the CJ has misbehaved and 2) If she did, should she head the judges. Any impartial observer could see that from the word go; the entire impeachment has taken the cause of a political line. And the CJ had capitalized it to her maximum advantage.

      Though her attorneys replied to PSC on her charges, she had not acted in accordance with Standing Orders: According to SO 78A(5), unlike in the court cases, the onus of disproving the charges falls on the judge and when the CJ withdrew or ran away from the PSC she gave up that right. And the PSC was satisfied that she had misbehaved. Public must have reached their own verdict for they have heard enough about the entire drama by now.

      Everyone knows that pleading by CJ herself to ‘her’ Appeal Court to set aside PSC finding will not change the impeachment process. CJ will go and vanish in to thin air. But such acts give false hope to Rajapakse haters. They visualize an Egypt here. Some desperados even hope for a Syria. And NGO schemers may proceed with their plans to sponsor ‘Haultsdorf spring’. These destructive forces must be stopped. That’s why I am in the opinion that this impeachment has to be concluded quickly asap.
      Leela

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    Even CEO or MD in a private Cormpany is sacked or suspended by the Board if he /she is suspected of dodgy deals.

    They certainly are not allowed to keep their hands in the Till until proven guilty.

    Where do we get these Dumb Asses Lawyers?.

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    Don’t blame ‘innocent’ Premajayantha how he made fortunes. People associated him still remember this man wandering at the Delkanda pola. Please asked his wife. She knows things better and who financed their son’s expenses for his higher education in Leicester.Thanks Stanley Tilakaratna this man had a chance to hang on to Chandra’s ‘saripita’. Simply this man has completely forgotten his past.

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    This man used to make funeral orations is now one of the key memebers of the govt. He doesnt know the basics of law or human rights. How come he sits in judgement over the CJ of the Supreme Court of this country.
    Now he has stated the true position of the PSC, that it was a circus to please the big boss.

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    There is a clause ‘proved misbehaviour’. Has that been proved. It is for that reason the CJ’s lawyers demanded that principles of Natural Justice be observed in proceeding this case. Susil should have known that the interpretation of a Statute ultimately rests with the courts, and not with any arms of governmental organs. In my view, if the lawyer members of the PSC failed to give their presence, they should be disenrolled. When the courts lifts the vail of the legislators to find out the ulterior motive behind the impeachment of the CJ, the question of Parliamentary Privileges or the Standing Orders become subject to the scrutiny of Judicial Review.

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    The whole country is run by MARA, GOTA, BARA AND CHAMA RAJAPAKSE ENTERPRISES INC…….The rest of the Parliament is occupied by PIN PADI VANDIBATTAYAS.

    UNP RW is the biggest opposition Pay earner with RW getting Rs:86 million annual salary (as per Tiran Alles parliament speech)….with other benefits that we don’t know. Ranil was neve ever recommended by his uncle JRJ to get into politics. May be JR knew about Ranil’s ineficency(Longest looser and longest opposition leader). Also Ranil may be educated and knows about the economy and world issues. But he simply does not have the charisma, the Guts the nag the inner confidence, the perseverence to be a true leader towards the Party, towards the voters, towards the country and the world. I am telling this with confidence. Look at the mirror yourself. Mirror won’t tell lies.

    I am a strong UNPer and also my Generation. But I will say JR at the age of 80 yrs showed more spirited, than present day Ranil. RW IS SIMPLY A WALKING DEAD.

    It’s time for Ranil to leave politics Gracefully before kicked out with Disgrace.
    After all RW do not have any children to take care or give inheritence.
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    Therefore it’s good time 2013 early January for Ranil to say Good bye to Politics and Give to a YOUNG BLOOD WITHOUT DELAY.

    As citizens we want want to know “WHO APPROVES THIS HUGE PAYROLL AND PERKS”…..and the current MP’s salaries and perks given by the Treasury Department. This is a must and if CT could work on it will be great.

    THEREFORE PARLIAMENT WHICH SAY (uttthareethara) SUPREME, IS THE BIGGEST THIEVE’S DEN IN THE COUNTRY. IT IS COMPRISED WITH SOME LOWEST EDUCATED DONKEYS IN THE WORLD…..COMPRISED WITH GRADE 8 DROP OUTS, THUGS,THIEVES, CROOKS, COMMISSION KAKKAS, EVER FAMOUS PARTY JUMPERS, PANDAM KARAYAS ETC.

    Therefore NO WONDER RW WANTS HIS PARLIAMENT CLUB MEMBERSHIP TO BE SUPREME……..TO KEEP HIS HUGE PAYROLL (86 Million year) WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE WORK TO THE COUNTRY OR CITIZEN. WHAT CAN YOU CALL THIS OTHER THAN PIN PADI, SUMMA PEOPLE’S MONEY EARNING RESPECTABLE BEGGERS.

    What qualification Anura Bandaranaike…..who was a Grade 10 dropout…..with no Law knowledge, jumping from one party to another and from one Parliament portfolio to another …..Know about LAW to interpret CONSTITUTION…….another parliament MUT…who is RANIL’S MENTOR.

    WHAT WE CITIZEN NEED ONLY A TRANSPARENT, UNBIASED, OPEN AND JUST HEARING…..NOT A CROOKS KANGAROO COURT HEARING.

    WE ARE THANKFUL FOR TNA, AND JVP FOR THEIR SUPPORT FOR US, CITIZEN’S JUSTICE BY APPEARING IN APPEAL’S COURT TOMORROW. AND WE WILL SUPPORT YOU IN FUTURE. NOW WE KNOW WHO REPRESENT TRUE CITIZEN’S DEMOCRAZY,NEEDS AND RIGHTS.

    ALSO JUDICIARY SHOULD BRING LAWSUIT FOR ALL THE PARLIAMENT CROOKS WHO EARNED ILLICIT MONEY…..ROBBING COUNTRY AND OUR MONEY.

    ALSO I HERD GOVT. GOONS PLAN TO DISRUPT TOMORROW’S HEARING…..SO MAKE EARLY PLANS TO STOP THEM…AND IF YOU COULD BROADCAST ON LIVE TV/ RADIO IS HELPFUT.

    WE CITIZEN ARE WITH YOU JUDICIARY AND YOU HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE MESS THAT PREVIOUS JUDICIARY, AND EX. CJ’S SARATH AND ASOKA SILVA WHO BROUGHT DISGRACE ON JUDICIARY.

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU CJ,JUDICIARY,APPEAL’S COURT, JVP, TNA, GEN. SARATH FONSEKA AND CITIZEN.PLEASE BUILD BRIDGES WITH WEST AND EAST. DON’T ISOLATE THEM LIKE MARA.

    ALSO JUDICIARY AND CITIZEN SHOULD KEEP A CLOSE CONNECTION WITH BOTH WESTERN AND EASTERN COUNTRIES WHO HELPED US IN THE PAST AND WILL HELP US IN FUTURE ALSO WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHE…..WHICH GOSL SYSTEMATICALLY TRYING TO DISTANCE AND ISOLATE THEM TO KEEP HOLD ONTO DICTATORIAL REGIME.

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    Hon’ble Minister Premajayantha,why don’t you reply to these allegations? SAhould we waste time talking about the Bribery and Corruption Commission? Another `independent’ commission appointed by the king! One of the commissioners is functioning as a spokesman for the regime. They catch small fry like PCs, Police sergeants and school Principals who don’t hobnob with the government politician in the area or don’t share the loot with the latter. Do you think that this `independent commission’ will ever prosecute a Minister?

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      saman – hon minister? are you mad? Rogue of a minister

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        i have one question Mr Premajayantha , did you really win the last general election ???????????

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    How much this minister fellow earned from ” covering up the hedging deal”
    and, “Adulterated Petrol”

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    Susil Premajayantha made the controversial remarks as a politician and not as a lawyer. He has forgotten what he studied at the Law College at Hultsdorf as he is now a graduate of the University of Low Studies at Diyawannawa.

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    THE APPEAL COURT’S UNANIMOUS VERDICT ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    (1) ARREST WARRANTS TO ALL ABSENTEES.

    (2) P S C VERDICT NULL AND VOID.

    (3) CHIEF JUSTICE TO BE GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL IN AN INDEPENDENT COURT.

    (4) ALL WITNESSES TO BE PRODUCED FOR CROSS EXAMINATION.

    (5) IF THIS DECISION BY THE APPEAL COURT IS NOT ADHERED TO BY
    THE P S C THEN THE COURT WILL LOCK THEM ALL UP FOR CONTEMPT OF
    COURT.

    THERE IS A SAYING, “HUNG PARLIAMENT” WELL, THIS IS IT.

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    Colombo Telegraph,
    I have read your comment policy. Most of the comments appear here are violating policy nos. 1,3,4,5,6 and 8. As the moderator, it is CT’s duty to have an intelligent debate (as CT advocates).Most of the comments are off topic, with vengence and hatered, insulting,and generally one sided. That shows only one and singular aspect of your site, called “bias”.

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    Mey Ratey Minussu Karanneme Pissu !!

    Should this be sung like an “ANTHEM”?

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    Susil,I feel very sorry about you.Most of these comment I think written by people around you.What a shame, real democracy is that.Now you can listen to voters comments.CJ is wrong? What about you and rest of your Members.All are in the same boat.Read your horoscope again.Karapuwa Vamaranna wela wageyi.

    Kumar

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    I hope that I have the freedom of expression on your site.Now I see the post, but still under “moderation”. However,Maestro’s comment @ 12:06 pm has gone through “moderation” and displayed publicly.Seems you are not only biased, having double standerds too.

    @No Law , this is nothing to with double standers, when you fist time use this kind of name – No Law – it goes to spam, we don’t check spam always, we check them time to time. – CT

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    Contributor Jayantha:

    BUDGET HEADING AS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION MAY BE 86 MILLION. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT RW’S ANNUAL SALARY IS 86 MILLION. JUST BECAUSE TIRAN ALLES SAID THIS, IT IS NOT THE GOSPEL TRUTH. SINCE IT WAS ALLES’ FIRST SPEECH IN THE PARLIAMENT HE HAD TO IMPRESS OTHER MEMBERS. HOW MANY MP’S GIVE ALL SORTS OF WRONG INFORMATION IN THEIR SPEECHES IN THE PARLIAMENT.
    BUDGET HEADING FOR THE PRESIDENT RUNS TO BILLIONS, DOES NOT MEAN HIS ANNUAL SALARY IS THAT. LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AN INSTITUTION HAS TO RUN AN OFFICE IN THE PARLIAMENT AND OUT SIDE, WITH STAFF AND COORDINATE ALL AFFAIRS RELATED TO THAT OFFICE. SO DON’T THINK THAT THAT IS HIS SALARY.

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