18 January, 2019

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Rajapaksa-Sirisena Alliance Undermines Constitutional Council: CC Refuses To Consider Sirisena’s New Nominations On SC Appointments

A fresh crisis is brewing with President Maithripala Sirisena opening up new battle lines with the Constitutional Council over the appointment of judges.

President Sirisena

Colombo Telegraph exclusively reported that President Sirisena, in a bid to manipulate the judiciary, has refrained from appointing Justice Gamini Amarasekara and S.Thurairajah as Supreme Court judges despite the CC recommending their names.

Without appointing the two judges with unblemished track records, the President has referred two other names, K.K. Wickremesinghe and Deepali Wijesundara, to the CC for approval to be appointed as the Supreme Court judges.

Meanwhile, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the newly-appointed Opposition Leader also attended the Constitutional Council meeting yesterday and supported the President’s move to nominate two new names to the Supreme Court, undermining the authority of the Constitutional Council.

However, the large majority of Constitutional Council members declined to consider the President’s nominations and decided to stick to their guns. As a result, the Constitutional Council’s previous decision on the appointments of the two judges remain unchanged.

Political observers, however, believe that the President’s resistance to the Constitutional Council will give rise to a new crisis in the days to come. They also believe that the President’s actions to undermine the Constitutional Council’s decisions are likely to be challenged in the apex court in January.

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  • 20
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    What should be the punishment to the person who took oath to protect the Constitution and then for personal reasons violated the Constitution?

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      Buddhist,

      Impeachment, removal from office and imprisonment. It is crime against the society he took oaths to protect .
      This crime is pure treachery.

    • 13
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      It is now read that SRILANKA#S Botox baby, most known MAFIA BOSS-Mahinda Rajapakshe was unware of him becoming FAKE PM of the FAKE govt SIRISENA-MR and his crooks architected by 26 Oct 2018.

      Botox Baby’s ludicrous statements are public secret, nevetheless Punnakku eating folks still march behind him comparably to the manner North Korea’s Kim Jong’s folks are compelled to stand behind them.
      Lanken MEDIA not second to that of North koreans and their acts were in fact not overlooked to any one with a little brain during the recent 52-day black period of lanken politics.

      But their ill men, repeatedly made consecutive statements that they had been discussing about the FAKE govt for a long period.
      One bedhind the naive and ridiculous acts being planned to live up their political propensities almost costed US the nation billions and our long known image, maintained by our past leaders.
      Today, alone the HEALTH ministry to have lost that much that the ministry would need to iron out within next 2 years.
      Why lankens in general get caught easily by tricks being played by IDIOTS of SIRISENA nature. From the begining on, I knew that nothing would work them to keep the ill-built govt, since it was made on BLATANT LIES and against the constitution.
      President is even stupidier to make statements today, that he was not alone, but his advisers were there to study it before going to dissolve the parliament.
      All in all, this president has already damage almost everything but still in power for some reason. That, he feel that people are even stupidier whatever he and his bunch would do would not go their heads.

    • 12
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      As long as the MaRa lives and breaths oxygen, the bastardy actions will be unstoppable. Let us all curse the MaRa Sira Union and seek heavenly help for their early demise from this earth. The dirty badtards are already close the grave. But, these barbarians and their tribal blood never allows to them to be righteous and to cool down to oxigenate their already cramped disfunctional testicles through which their thinking processes work and not from the already shut down brain.

      Early death of MaRa will be a God sent blessing and once the bugger is dead and his body facing upward in the state of lying in the coffin will bring the most Cherished moment in life for millions of human beings bringing long evedue smiles on their faces. Most of the victims and their families will celebrate the death of MaRa like the death of other cruel leaders in the history of mankind. After his death, the Govigama Mafia propped SLPP (Slimy Lunatic Pariah’s Party) will also die with him. The third force of the Mafia will be gone forever. The other two Mafias UNP and SLFP will try further to bring more chaos into the lives of people of Sri Lanka with new evil projects like what Sira does now. Changing of the govt by coupe.

      • 7
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        Radical Ideas: Slimy Lunatic Pariah Party describes that body of persons PERFECTLY! You have great Insight!

      • 0
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        R i.
        Rubbish. The name of the game is politics; not a game for the faint-hearted.MR is very good at it.

    • 9
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      Sirisena -Rajakshe brutalities within that BLACK 52 days (26Oct- 18 Dec 2018?)
      1. They grabbed the power going by a conspiracy on the 26th Oct 2018
      All the lawyers thought it was constitutional. That oxford educated GL peris as usual misled the group
      So called BUDDHIST CLERGY was behind Rajapakshe being biased to him all along – this was in fact not overlooked by masses in the country
      2. They even went an extra mile not respecting the greater misake they made, to allow buying opposition MPs on big sums of dollar millions (1-2 million of dollars each), president prorogued the Parliament.
      3. Speaker and LEGITIMATE PM Ranil W repatedly reuqested to reconvene the parliament. President just ignored it and summersalted between Rajakashe goons and Ranil and Speaker’ s legal requested. Just agreed to reconvene the parliament on the 5th Nov, but no gazette notifications were issued by Prez office
      4. Audio and Videos about BUYING of MPs came to light one behind the other. THere president himself was part of the phone contact deals. But lanken Press did nothing in terms of sending the message the across that it was illegal to behave the way president, former President Rajakshe had been upto, in contrary LOCAL black media incl. SLTV; ITN and printed media danced to the tune of the Rajakshe rascals AND their illegal plan to be promoted
      5. In between those who stand against anti-Rajakshe politics and held public rallies one behind the other
      6. By 9th Nov, they President and his men failed to buy all the necessary MPs to their side in order to prove simple majority in the parliament. So there was no other option than unanimously go for dissolving the parliament. That he did with effect from the night of 9th Nov

      Tob contd

    • 8
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      7. Rajakshe ‘s Naivity grew up exceedingly as he thought it was his turn to show his posterior to SIIRSENA and his acts being against to [edited out] however officially until 26th Oct 2018. So greedy and usually power hallozinated Rajapakshe his salves who have been dependent on his excreta all along to TAKE THE MEMBER SHIP OF SLPP (pohottuwa) – this was telecasted by SLTV and other channels and printed media as if Rajakshes materialized becoming the leader of SLPP, but leaving Bandaranayakes party SRILANKA FREEDOM PARTY SLFP – latter was a SLAP on SIRISENAs head.
      8. But defeated Sirisena did not utter a single word on it, but stayed stubborn thinking all the steps taken by his stupid presidency is right in accordance to his lawyers
      9. In between not just 1 Dozen but more than that stood against the UNCONSTITUTIONAL DISSOLUTION of parliament and went to JUDICIARY filing cases agianst the abusive deed
      10. on the 13 Nov 2018 – the GREAT day of lanken HISTORY OF JUSTICE- Supreme court suspended the DISSOLUTION of PARLIAMENT
      11. Here, the notification of reconvene of parliament was not yet cancelled. So, fortunately. speaker could go for reconvene the parliament. There they the Ranil led groups got passed a NCM against Rajayakshe. That was based on VOICE votes. And President rejected to accept passed NCM by a majority of parliamentarians such as 120 or more.
      To be contd

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      12. On 14 Nov 2018 – Speaker repeated the NCM since President was not ready to consider the previous NCM. There entire world could see how BRUTAL Rajayakshe men behaved in the parliament – also having used CHILLI POWDER against the speaker and his guard men and several OPPOSITION MPs. Speaker’s seat was wet by pouring water from bottles on the command of RAJAKAPSHE AND HIS SON. All these were recorded in the videos and entire world was speechless. But Rajaksahes continued to fool the nation by spreading that Speakers acts were not acceptable. All those vandalized the parliament on that were Raapakshe LOYALISTS that have numerous court investigations. Most of them had been about to finalize as the GOVT was looted by Rajkashe-Sirisena or Sirisena Rajapashe conspiracy on 26th Oc.
      13. All these were circulated by LOCAL media, as if it was legally allowed: That was how lanken media stood by Rajkaashe broad day light crime promotion.Lanken media are believed to have been run by UNDEGROUND fraudulent networks that are close to Rajakshe black money producers. So these black men (Derana, Hiru TV and several printed Press institutions) would do painting the picture in favour of Rajaakshes, but let the poor people being abused brutally.

      To be contd

    • 0
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      B,
      Surely Patholaya is entitled to voice his opinion and canvass the Constitution Council. This is only a subjective exercise; nothing is written in stone

  • 14
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    Mara is trying every the tricks in the book to use spineless Sira, but its not working according to plans , its time to get a big ring on his willy for better luck.

    • 9
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      Yes, they have no shame to tell the very same nation today, that was just application only made to take the membership of SLPP, though entire folks not restrict to lanka, but in the world were informed that Rajakshe and his brutal supporters calling themselves as ” joint opposition” permamently left Bandaranayaka’s party Srilanka Freedom Party.

      However, to that time, all the drums were played not hearing to anyone, boldly assuming their FAKE govt would last forever . They the looters thought as if it was according to them constitutional and WOULD NOT collapase as a glass wall would snap into tiny pieces.
      But Ranil and all that studied CONSTITUTIONAL paragraphs well, not wantiing necessarily to be lawyers were glass clear the steps taken by Sirisena regarding the appointment of MR as PM was a fake. I wonder why Rajapakshe lawyers were blind folded …. even that GLP as a professor should be warned having misled the nation.

      People are caught by these idiots and their idiotic acts.

  • 5
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    Decency and statesmanship is not for everybody. Sampanthar sat on the Opposition Leader Chair for last three years. He never behaved as one. He always voted for Yahapalanaya 10% GDP defense budgets without questioning it. It was the JVP and Joint Comedy Club has been functioning as opposition. CC has opposition leader as one and one of his appointee as another one, two to function as members. Two times Sampanthar functioned as member in that. He appointed two times members to it. He did not appoint any Tamils or Muslims in that. He understood the member needed to balance the caucus politically has to be from the real opposition. Then only politically neutral CC can be formed.

    So his appointments are:
    1) A well-known, Sinhalese well respecting SLFPyer John Seneviratne. 2015- 2018
    2) Politically less aggressive but functioned as speaker, Old Elder Brother Prince 2018- to date.
    If one wants to be a crooked kings and rowdy patriots, then they can be like that also.

  • 7
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    Prez My3 seems to live in a world of illusions. He is unaware that the Presidential powers enjoyed by his predecessors are no more as further confirmed by recent SC decision. The final outcome would definitely be disastrous for him if he continues to behave like this.

  • 1
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    What is constitutional to challenge the president?

    He is more powerful than constitutional council so presidents decision will stand.

  • 11
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    President should be impeached ASAP . He interferes in all sectors.. He want to show his authority. It will not take. he should remember the fate of SWARD and Premadasa

  • 2
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    Ongoing new holy alliance of UNP of RW+CBK, TNA of Sumantarain of LTTE ideologist, MC of New form of ISIS political road map in Island-wide by Islamism and JVP of ruthless southern terrorist has not reflected majority people’s consent in Constitutional Council….Parliament
    I do want to reorder of CC membership promptly to be reflected mind set of wish of vast majority of Islanders. .. Sri Lankan.
    The right to represtanative of majority conscious of Democracy that order of the people majority voice has been suppressed by CC…. back by UNP, TNA and JVP as well as CIA and RAW of secret services inside our soil.
    The CC lost credibility of that “rule of law” and its mandate of 2015 January 8th has expire that Right to selected Judges of SC and AC has lost legitimacy once and for all.
    In my view that present composition of Constitutional Council has no legal authority nominated SC and AC judges. The MS of President mandate remain valid until next Presenditial elections.
    I do agreed that MS has objection of proposed SC and AC judges are vital interest of Rule of Law and Judiciary system of an Island.
    Indeed legal order ongoing mal- functions to Judges to be redress by President proposed new Judges are suitable for Imparlitity and Independent to be maintain courts of law in our land of Lanka . That is new crisis solution of relatively and temporary of bring back by President working on behalf of vast majority People of Nation democracy . There is no any other way to win over the confidence of vast number of people into the legal order of country has lost last Judgment. last lost confidence of Judges of Sri Lankan higher courts . We want new wave of bring back rule of Law in Island by given an opportunity to People to exercise universal franchised by quickly .We are in process of re-order of democracy and its judiciary.

    • 10
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      Mister Ranjith: You need do some studying on the role of the Constitutional Council. Its role is its mandate and does not and cannot change because political winds change directions.

    • 2
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      Ranjith will be happy if MR as top judge and GR, WW, UG, GA, GAG, EG, AD, MS, SW and GC as CC members so they can appoint the HC judges. With these great people Lanka will prosper with the support of China, Myanmar, Cambodia

  • 10
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    Like the other madman Trump, Sillysena wants to pack the Supreme Court. But, he will be gone soon.

  • 8
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    Srilankans should learn to appoint people with some education and itergrity to high positions .Village bumpkins atr not suitable

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    Lack of agreement among political parties and new proposal has made the constitutional drafting process continuously difficult while efforts to find solutions to quarrelsome issues continued, parties have not been able to settle constitution related issues and produce a draft version of the constitution, propping new problems. Consequences of unauthorized transactions Regulations public entities The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do From Oct 26 will it accountable to parliament.

  • 0
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    Comment by Guwansadu Janaka from Matara……..!
    There is no mandate for UNP to run govt. except that USA, UK and Indian Embassies pressure on that to President change road map of democracy foundation > But from hegemonies agenda of fulfill mission of super-power in Indian Ocean that wanted & seeking USA military and Navel base in Trincomalee Port
    Well democracy that replace by USA Navel base in our soil?.

    That how is USA + Indian democracy works on by slogan “CC of democracy” that comes from TNA JVP and UNP new alliance of holy mission bless by Ranil Wicaks christen Democracy of UNP.
    While The day of Christmas is day of UNP of RW and CBKs new political maneuvering against right to exercise of the universal franchised by People of all Sri Lankans.
    These political lumpen of UNP+JVP+TNA has created new platform for indefinite postpone General and other elections by UNP leadership. and other as well. Meanwhile under UNP minority is principle form of democracy by terms dictated by house Speaker of Karunatrana Jaysooriya.
    The Parliament CC are camouflaged of TNA, JVP, and UNP that covered operation by CIA and RAW.
    Its reflected nothing hipcorcies of politics of New lumpen of UNP that RW+CBK leadership.

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      Ranjith Gunawaradana (and the Editors of CT)

      The single most important contribution you can make in your attempts to contribute to this discussion is to supply every potential reader and CT with a dictionary of the language you are writing your comments.
      CT keeps telling contributors in Sinhala that “the language of this forum is English.” However, it is MORE IMPORTANT that it stops publishing stuff like RJ’s which can be described as absolute and complete gobbledegook.
      I make the above comments in all seriousness and, like most of your readers, would be most obliged if you would stop publishing material that is completely incomprehensible.

  • 4
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    You have to strike a tokka with a sledgehammer to make him comply. Otherwise he will not understand what is legal & not legal. Problem of small mind set

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    Siribiris

    Who is this Ranjit fellow-must be another fake, as fake as his name. He calls himself Gunawaradena. Either he cannot spell his own name or has assumed it. My dear chappie Ranjit, learn some English before you take to writing. Cannot understand most of what you say.
    Would it not be better if you stop wasting space and our time with your rigmarole.

  • 1
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    Get rid of the His Excellency bugger immediately. Impeach him! Impeach him!

  • 1
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    this fool will bring a great disaster to our country.

  • 0
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    Every time the appaya gets his way because he knows the PM has no back bone what so ever. This is the Wickremesinghe curse. I don’t know for how long the country can keep suffering this gutless wonder.

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