19 November, 2018

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Ranil Says De Facto CJ Pieris Was Ready To Send Rajapaksa Regime Members To Jail

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said during his special statement to the parliament today that de facto Chief Justice Mohan Peris had said he was ready to imprison all members of the Rajapaksa regime.

Ranil Wickramasinghe 1 - colombo telegraphThe PM had stated that reinstating the 43rd Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was carried out in accordance of proper proceedings and had added that when the de-facto CJ was requested to resign from his position respectfully, he had in return expressed his readiness to deliver judgments in favour of the government.

“Therefore, it the government retained Mohan Pieris, he could have sent all of the former government members to jail,” he said when a huge uproar was made by the Opposition during his statement.

However, the uproar escalated when several Opposition MPs including Nimal Siripala de Silva, Wimal Weerawansa and Dinesh Gunwardena repeatedly requested for time for a debate on the legality of reinstating the 43rd CJ, which was in turn refused when the PM informed the parliament that an opportunity for a debate on the topic can only be given after February 5, when the independence day celebrations are concluded.

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    Ranil has now tasted power, won’t let again like the way he held the UNP leadership.
    Is this another dictatorship in the making?

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      Ranil was in power from 2002 to 2004. He left the office after losing the election like a gentlemen. He did not try to stay in power like some other people.

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        Then the executive presidency was with Chandrika, he had no choice.
        Wait and see, he will not leave this time.

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          Ranil is not the president this time also. So if he loses he will go. This time also executive presidency is with Mithree. He is the only man who can be called a gentlemen in politics.

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          Ranil will put the country right before he leaves politics this time. He was not given a fair chance before as he was always under the shadow of either Premadasa as President, and then Chandrika as President and now under Maithri as President, although it is only this time he has been given a free hand to bring in the changes that he wants and planned to bring true benefit to the country. The true fox he is like his uncle JR, he has also been credited for check mating MR by being the chief architect of the SLFP rift, torn asunder to bring down his authoritarian regime. Ranil truly had the last laugh this time on seeing the back of MR, and now that he has got it, he will want to savour it while the good times last. Further, at least we know he will not use his position to get back at MR in any vengeful manner, but he will ultimately achieve it in gentlemanly way. Can you imagine what would have happened if the opposite had happened with Gota waiting to pounce on the opposition members and even letting loose BBS thugs on the minorities for voting against his brother MR? Our country SL would have become a goner. A pariah state.

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            Ranil was not PM under RP, He was PM under DBW.

            Your comment implies that he was PM under RP

            “He was not given a fair chance before as he was always under the shadow of either Premadasa as President, and then Chandrika as President “

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          Oh God no more dictators man. Ranil does’t have a need to rob or hold on to power.

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          He’s already earned the name “gentleman” and he knows
          people call him a gentleman. You think it’s easy for a
          gentleman to become different? Sure he’s there not to
          let another rogue leader to emerge and destroy what
          they achieved.He played the last minute unbelievable
          game to finish off MARA family from the arena.Remember
          the mammoth task that was in front of him!He played the
          card with so much precision at the right time.And those
          who helped him to achieve this, will never allow him
          to lose again for a good enough time to come.But it will
          never be by hook or crook.Sirisena will also look after
          UNP.

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        MW,
        Ranil was forced out of office by CBK taking over many ministries
        when Ranil was abroad.
        He did not leave voluntarily.

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        Ranil did not lose an election and leave in 2004. Ranil was booted out by Chandrika in 2004. They are good mates now. True, Ranil is a gentleman but he is in bad company.

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      Robert – Pls do not judge Ranil by Mahinda’s standards. He is educated,
      knowledgeable and comes from a good stock and good school. He is a gentleman by nature and will never indulge in dictatorial way of governing as he is a great follower of democratic principles. The government is in the hands of decent people including CBK, the chief advisor to the President and people are relieved that this govt.will not tolerate nepotism intimidation,and corruption and all communities will be treated equally and that is for sure.

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        “Ranil comes from a good stock
        Good School”
        Please Classify Mithreepala S’ with your norms of measurement/judgment!!!!!!
        I live in 21st century in a global village.

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          I thoguht that former Sport minister was also from that Royal college ?

          What should have went wrong with Mahindananda then ? I thought you guys talking partially to Royal see it almost everyone who went to that college should have learnt the basics ?

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      what the hell areu bubbling ?

      what steps he took sofar to name him as a dictator – you are just one another irresponsible commentator.

      If not Ranil who could save the nation from a most abusive man like Rajapakshe. If MS was not backed by RW and UNP, who could have engineered the topple of previous regime which looted the nation to no go levels ?

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    If Pieris told that he will support whoever is in power and if the present government agrees to that crab, the value of the sriankan justice system will dive to zero. The responsibility of the court is to prove that the previous government is guilty, not to do the same thing what MR &co did – do not make the justice system a joke. Piris can help to prosecute MR &CO from outside not as CJ. Mithiri have to show Srilankn public and to the international community that they are different from MR & co.

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    This man M Pieris to call himself Chief Justice convicted anybody and everybody. Now to continue to be called CJ he is at the ready to send the previous govt. to jail. What a disgrace.

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    Mr Prime minister, are you sorry a MR stooge , a high court judge who was appointed irregularly, proven to act partially, was forced to step down? Or are you bragging? You must let the justice system deal with the insane acts of dictatorship by the last regime, but without involving slippery snakes like Peris who was cheering a coup allegedly. Come on, surely your government can find ways to prosecute the wrongdoers and bring them to justice in a civil and a cleaner manner. Show the country and the world that you are different from the last regime. Thank you.

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    It is not Mohan Peries but the Rajapaksa rotters that are responsible for this whole scandalous episode. MP is but a stupid shuttlecock in an illegal, unconstitutional and crafty scheme of the Rajapaksas implemented with the connivance of over 150 members (jokers) in parliament.

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    Send those politicos to jail. We do not want these corrupted morons to run Scott free.

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      So do you think it is an easy task to jail those leaders (I mean sharks). Keeping in mind regardelss of the grand size of the high profile abuses, MR has been voted by 5.7 millions across the country. That means this country – half of the people stay blind folded thanks to the media men who are the 4th force of the nation. Media has a greater impact guiding a nation. To the very same manner, North koreaan leader has on and on keeping control his nation. So did Gadfi until he was dead found on a drain. Mugabe and the like are also not far form them. This is the reason why even if highly abusers are set free – even lawful bodies would find not easy in gettin them arrested within a short period of time. This will have to take some more time – while unbiased media spread the ground realiteis through their channels to the very same masses that were caught by Rajapakses for the last few years.
      Say, do you think, even a word is not in air about the move of Basil Rajapkshe with all the opposition today becoming clear the damage his mediation has created…. not even many would criticise him even today. That is unfortunately srilanka – that Rajapakshe turned durin the last few years. FOr him…. cuddling babies and giving no conessions to them simple while hearted politicians woudl see it totally the opposite of it.

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        This is exactly what people should get.

        Half of the active citizens of this country are proxy fradulent leaders – That is the reason why the voted MR last time.

        Or they never thought the gravity of frauds being carried out by Rajapakshe with his siblings.

        This kind of abuses would have no space in European countries, but our people are stupid by their nature. I mean the majority poor peOPLE.
        And those men in power were pretending to be buddhist, but behaved totally the other way around.

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    why blame M.Peiris for getting ready to support the govt. and delivering favourable judgements? he learned this approach from big and small thondamans who paved the way for this shameless approach. one is politics and the other is treachery. previous regime deserves this kind of treachery for appointing people through backdoor.this is kind of CJ we had in our midst. another miracle of asia.
    -sundara

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      Alone the birth of CJ-MP by appointing him for the most resppectful (atleast once upon a time in the country) position is the MOST provable evidence – that the former president is corrupted above any leaders the world has. So, how can we expect from him a fair judgement.

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    Nobody knows if what Ranil saying is true or false. But is ungentlemanly, canny, petty behavior and damaging politics of releasing what was discusses in the closed door as negotiation. Once, the Negotiation is finished, then only pertaining details are released. Ranil’s statement of rush to hurt Mokan Peiris is showing Ranil’s side’s fallow in that negotiation. This might indicate that Asath Salley might have carried threating statements from Ranil to Mokan Peiris as he claimed earlier. That is how only one can reconcile that Mokan Peiris saying that “They threatened me” and Ranil claims that “he was prepared to do anything we would ask him to do”.

    There is no truth in “Mokan Peiris was fired because he was prepared anything the new Royal Government wanted to do against the Old Royal Government”. That would be the tallest tale any comedy politician might be telling to listing Modaya Crowd. There was a true reason in rushing to getting rid of Mokan peiris. For that they brought a show piece called Shiranee Bandaranake. Even she who gave an unqualified support to 18A is not suitable for the new project that coming along the way. She has a black mark of spoiling her name on Devineguma. She was given a promise that if she cooperate on the new “Judicial Coup”, she would be excused on the cases filed against her by the Old Royal Goverment”. She bent to this blackmailing. So, the truth is it is that Sripavan who is the easiest to push around, without any systems visible outside as he is a Tamil, not SB or MP.

    Here the true reason or the big project that is coming down as per Dhariska Bastian “But suddenly, presumably because Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne made a premature revelation or some sections of the defeated administration were applying some pressure on the Chief Justice to remain in office, Pieris stood his ground. He appointed a dubious spokesman to issue statements on his behalf, insisting that he had not resigned from office. There were concerns in some sections of the Government that Pieris was also being asked to remain where he was for a specific reasons. Speculation is rife that an election petition could be filed, which requires hearing by five judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice. As corruption scandals engulf sections of the previous regime, concerns were also running high that a Pieris led Supreme Court could scuttle judicial processes to hold ex-regime officials accountable.”

    So for what one saw was not the real witch hunting of the New Royal Goverment. It is yet to come.

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      It was more foolish of Mohan Peiris to negotiate with Ranil, than Ranil exposing the truth of such a proposal to the general public. Thus far, Ranil has maintained a clean slate and there is no reason to question his integrity on what he has stated here. Whereas the same cannot be said of this installed ‘CJ’ who has shown his true colors and his weakness to be instinctively subservient to whoever is in power, never mind who or what party he/she represents, whilst everyone and everything else becomes insignificant or of secondary issue to him.

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        Would it have been too expensive to send a letter of request to resign by mail or delivery? It that why Assath Sally went and met him?

        “It was more foolish of Mohan Peiris to negotiate with Ranil” Well that is a kindergarten lesson. Didn’t we see that many UNPyers and other interested parties tried years to negotiate with Ranil to make him step down from top chair and fooled themselves? It is crytals clear statement “negotiating with Ranil, with other thinks he did, was the foolishness of Mokan Peiris. Who needs a lesson like this?

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    Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran is lost as usual.

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    Not sure about the SLMC and the TNA but his dude can make the Elite & the Anglicans believe that Pigs have Wings…

    BTW, Is Peiris an Anglican !!!!

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      Sumane – maybe your alter-ego MPala will know the answer to your ‘racial/religious’ questions, so look inward.

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      Owl worshiper.

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    Mohan Pieris was seen at Temple Trees during the wee hours of January 9,2015. What was he, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, doing at the temple trees on the night of the election? When asked to explain his presence he said he was there to offer legal advice. But that job is for the Attorney General and not for a Chief Justice. Apparently, he was his worst enemy. The entire bar considered him a usurper of the throne.

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    ranil – if you have acted honourably why are you trying to justify the ousting of CJ ? this is the typical of justifications used by MR regime for all foul deeds. v. disappointed in the new government

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    Ranil Wickramasinghe shouldn’t have promised an ambassador post to a person who is holding the government for ransom. What a spineless leader he is? Finally, because of the agitation of lawyers and the public the government bowed down and sacked the CJ. President and Rajitha also have to behave as spineless creatures since they too have skeletons in their closets.

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    Refusal of a debate on the legality of the reappointment of former CJ constitutes yahapalanaya which wasn’t there during MR time.

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    Just like his minions, RW has come to make allegations, which he thinks we should accept as the truth. Just like his minions he provides not a wisp of evidence. This is what politics has descended to after the election.

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    Most well educated people and scholars know that Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe is a Gentleman with many human qualities and principles.

    Compare to Mahinda Rajapaksa Mr. Ranil Wickramasighe is great gentleman.

    He is not a ROBBER.

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      Just not being a ROBBER is not good enough. We need a human being having a spine to take firm decisions without favouring his or her mates.

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    I don’t believe it! Ranil is lying! In their talks together, Ranil would have hinted at it, hoping that MP would fall into the trap. MP himself might have considered it a little bit, but then honor-of-country kicked in, and he said NO to Ranil.

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      There are approx 5.8 million gullible folks in SL who could be sold ANYTHING from the war to raping the wealth for the benefit of the masses… and we are in the top ten in literacy in the world… how cool ?
      I have a bridge for sale in NY..would you wanna buy? IF RW lied in parliament, he could be taken to task for lying under oath.. then again all previous regime SHOPPERS lied from all ends… MP was ILLEGALLY PLANTED, so THERE IS NO reason he should be LEGALLY uprooted… all he needed was a kick in the butt… As per RW’s statement the LOSER was pleading not to be kicked and he would send the ex regime’s politicians to jail..LMAO…

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      what a great mind reader.Phew.

      BTW has peiris denied it? clairvoyant ramona should know.

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      Mohan Pieris to have put honor of the country first !Ramona Fernando, are you a joker?

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      And morons like you would dodge aside Pohan Meiris considering him to be a chivalrous underpin of the former regime.

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    Ranil must be the biggest Bullshit Artist of the Elite after Ganas gave us Democracy…

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    Who are those who believed Ranil.W.’.. is with Gentlemen and human qualities and principles..’

    Over the course of a decade Ranil W…. OF UNP that held countless POWERS that meeting around political agenda table in his way, certain educated persons completely unaware of how he is doing so undermine democratic values and own principle of rule of law.
    Why were UNP-Ranil behind to this?
    1 dailies or solving problems in favor of UNP remain power
    2 the unlimited power for UNP,EVEN PARTY IN MINORITY IN PARLIMENT.
    3 integrating authoritarian rule and surrender values of traditional
    democracy.
    4 short experiments in parliamentary democracy.
    5 postmortems of democracy by UNP-RANIL.W…

    Complicating matter of democracy and rule of law is that last 25 days frequently neither discard ‘rule of law’ by UNP leadership nor its team members of UNP no known true cost democracy.

    However certain efforts to impose limits has been backfire in Parliament .

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    Ranil is the one and only man can bring the country up from the damage caused by Rajapaksha regime. Now the previous Rajapaksha henchmen want to come up with Rajapaksha again to protect themselves for the corruption charges leveled against them.They are fearing for the legal proceedings. If anybody supporting Rajapaksha even after the recent exposes of his frauds and corruptions, they were too in that corrupt team. See the public behavior of CJ Mohan Peries. He is publicly putting a deal that if he is retained in position, he will give the judgment as the government wish. What is the credibility of this man? Where is the neutrality of legal system? Now imagine the truthfulness of the past judgments he had given. He was acting like MR’d puppet. I strongly believe that the people will select Ranil as a Prime minister to the house again in the forthcoming general election.

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      ” There’s such a thing as an invaluable person, but no such thing as an indispensable one. “

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        Rambo,
        But there are such-and-such things called as:

        Essential person
        Necessary person
        All-important person
        Utmost important person
        Fruit of the essence person
        Vital person
        Must-have person
        Crucial person
        Key person
        Needed person
        Required person
        Requisite person
        Imperative person

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    Let us be fair. Presume that RW has given the leadership to somebody and left UNP. Believe me, MR would have wont the presidential election since there wouldn’t have been such understanding and working together. He played very sensibly from the date of election announcement.

    I think he is much more knowledgeable and vice which you can expect from anybody in this parliament.

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    After common man’s Pope , Francis gave us the first Saint ( although he was of Foreign Origin ) our indigenous Roman Catholic , who held third most important job in the Sinhala Buddhist country, gets the chop .

    No termination letter, no redundancy pay, and not even a thank you for two years of serious legal work,

    To Add insult to the injury, the Govt sends one Mr Assath Sally who has a militant history, to warn the Catholic CJ that things can get nasty if the CJ does not obey.

    ( Is Assath Sally the new substitute for the normal Parliamentary procedure which was used to terminate the services of the ex CJ?.)

    Now this supposed to be squeaky clean custodian and caretaker of the Elite Anglican and Vellala come up with a silly porky to justify the execution.

    My Elders who are not up to speed with the dialect wants to know from the Elite, what is going to happen to the Court Rulings which this CJ has delivered from the Bench?.

    Number two..Has Potta Naufer made any appeals to the High Court?.

    Number Three If the BASL blokes don’t get any favours from the High Court Judges in future. will they hold protests and organize marches to parliament?.

    Will Ranil the PM, spin stories to justify the removal of any Judges who do not bend over to BASL Boss who is a hard core UNP card carrying member?.

    The new CJ wouldn’t have to worry I guess, because he has the backing of the Vellalas and the Diaspora…

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      KAS, you still cannot separate the wheat from the chaff. If not Azath Sally it could have been anyone else, may be even one of his (CJ’s) own, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo. But it would make no difference if he could not get it, or for a better word, grasp the message that was being incessantly hammered out to him loud and clear – resign and go in a dignified manner. But he stood his ground in defiance against those sane voices and decided to stay on and face any challenges thrown at him. There is absolutely sweet nothing that anyone can do to Azath Sally, as he would have the blessings of those in power to be the ‘fall guy’ and try some intimidating tactics to show him (CJ) who was in control of the situation. So just enjoy the fun and don’t get ‘so hot under the collar’ about it.

      Everything else in your cranky retort is baseless as it is irrelevant, objectionable, immaterial and incompetent to the issue at hand. Further, it even borders on racism. The fact remains you are trapped in your daily grind of old style thinking and will take you a while to check your racist tendencies. You need to see the world in a wholly different perspective. So until then it looks like we will have to live with your dallits, vellalas and the diasporas.

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      Third most important job in the country? I wonder who held the first and second? MR & GR? MR decided, GR delivered and MP found an umbrella clause in the book to legalize the chop. Was that the way things were done? The recipe for mis-governance and elimination of all their adversaries that challenged them in any way or form.

      Enough has been exposed for us to understand what rewards MP had reaped himself out of illegal and nefarious business and shady deals. He was even ready to send his former No: 1 and No: 2 to jail, so lomg as he could keep his high pedestal.

      Yes The Holy Father found a local saint at last, and at the same time he found local Devils. His arrival seem to rhyme with Lord Buddhas’ arrival to Lanka to exorcise all the Devils and to despatch them off to Uthuru Kuru Divayina. MP’s chosen UKD was Brazil, but thankfully Brazilians narrowly escaped the risk of another master criminal coming to reside there.

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    If the appointment of Mohan Peiris could be deemed null and void because of the procedural flaw that resulted from the failure to observe the Constitutional requirement of making a formal request to the President to act on the impeachment motion duly passed by the Parliament, none can fault President Sirisena for making an official intimation to CJ 43 Shirani Bandaranayake to continue in office. Given the circumstances where MP had become unacceptable as the CJ due to his own unethical conduct, the detection of this procedural flaw should be looked on as a godsend. It is an irony that it is the very same Parliamentarians who either supported or condoned the despicable manner in which CJ Shirani was hounded out of office who are now claiming that the ‘removal’ of MP is illegal and it is an act of injustice. How convoluted their sense of Justice is!

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    If they can do this with iron fist hand, without any voting or 2/3 majority, what is holding them to take care of Tamils, problem?

    Just the reason of it was not postulated to people in the past election manifesto?

    I think it is too dangerous to UNP and SLP stay together. This is going to do more damage than Old King’s tenure. Election has to come quick.

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    I am an ex Sri Lankan,retired and living in Canada.I visit my motherland on and off to visit friends and relatives and I also read the news there regularly online.
    I find it peculiar to note some of the statements the defacto chief justice has purpoted to have made that he could have done on his own.
    When it comes to the supreme court is it not a collective majority that makes a judgement valid?
    I also note that more often than not the decisions of the supreme court are unanimous without any dissent.
    Is it because the other sitting judges are often coersed by the CJ.This was the case not only with the present defacto judge but with some of his predecessors.
    I would request some response to these questions preferabil from the legal circles.Thank you.

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    Ranil can say whatever he wants now. But the fact remains that he has undermined the supremacy of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Shirani Bandaranaike was removed as Chief Justice according to the provisions of the Sri Lankan Constitution. Full stop. She cannot have been now reinstated by a letter written by a puppet President.

    Parliament is its own authority in interpreting its own procedures. There is no authority above Parliament under any Westminister type of government. That is the case not just in Sri Lanka, but in UK, Australia, and Canada.

    When UNP objected to the passing the resolution against Shirani Bandaranaike, the Speaker gave a ruling that the resolution had been correctly brought in terms of the constitutional provisions and was in order. No one can now question that ruling. That is final and no one not even the Supreme Court or the President have the right or authority to question that decision.

    Ranil by agreeing to puppet President Sirisena’s interpretation that the resolution to remove Shirani Bandaranaike was null void has undermined the authority of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Puppet Prsident Sirisena, being the executive, cannot interpret the law or procedure of Parlaiment or for that matter even interpret any legislation passed by the Parliament. The only authority to interpret any law, be it an enacted law or the basic law like the Constitution is the court and in the case of constitutional matters, it is the Supreme Court. Any lawyer should know that. What is suprising is that those lawyers who now control the Bar Association of Sri Lanka have themselves been behind this tragic comedy.

    Mohan Peiris may have given judgements in favour of the government. He may have been present at the time when the former President was allegedly planning a coup. If these are valid reasons, the right step for puppet Sirisena and Ranil was to remove Mohan Peiris according to the constiutional provisions for the removal of the Chief Justice in the same way Shirani Bandaranaike was removed by the then government. Even Ranil could not have called for the Parliament to have a re-look at the Parliamentary procedures adopted in passing that resoluion against Shirani Bandaranaike because nowhere in the world a future Parliament will look to the correctness of a procedure adopted by a Parliament of the past. A Speaker’s ruling whether made in the past or in the present cannot be challenged even by the entire Parliament at any time, be it at the time that ruling was made or thereafter in the future.

    What we are seeing today is the erosion of any semblance of rule of law. Now the actions of puppet President Sirisena and his Prime Minister Ranil have become the law. This is the Sri Lanka that all those good governance people wanted to change.

    So much for puppet President Sirisena’s Yahapalanaya.

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    The BASL sought an opinion from Prof:Suri Ratnapala[Prof:Public Law in an Australian University] regarding the Third Term. MARA SOUGHT THE OPINION of the Supreme Court headed by Mohan Pieris. Several Snr: Presidents counsels also made written submissions.MP did not permit a hearing in open-court,and proceeded to rule in favour of MR.It was rumoured then that the other SC Judges were forced to place their Signatures on the document.Anyway, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise;If not for this MARA would have continued for a further TWO years! The Astrologer and Mohan Pieris are simply GREAT! Bombay looking Chicago going!

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    NAGA.

    Check your fundamentals!

    IN the first place Mohan peiris was appointed after a flawed Impeachment Process,of the 43rd CJ. Agreed? Any fool will know that to follow the established process of removing a CJ will amount to saying that MP was lawfully appointed! I would suggest that you read how Sir Francis Bacon The Lord Chancellor[Presides over the Privy Council] was removed.

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      Plato, the impeachment of the 43rd CJ was perfectly in order. Speaker of the day ruled that the motion presented to Parliament for the removal of Shirani Bandaranaike was in order. No one, not even the present Supreme Court can question the then Speaker’s order. Parliament is supreme and no one not even the Supreme Court can look into the correctness or otherwise of the procedure adopted by the Parliament.

      You better understand this fundamental principle of supremacy of parliament in a parliamentary democracy under the Westminister type of government we find in former British colonies like Sri Lanka.

      Therefore, puppet President Sirisena, being the executive, had no right to determine the validity or otherwise of an act of the Sri Lankan Parliament. The three arms of the government, namely, executive,legislature and judiciary are required to function independently under the the separation of powers doctrine.

      If for argument sake we accept that the appointment of Mohan Peiris as CJ was incorrect or illegal, then all the cases in which he sat on judgement would now become null and void. That would be the major impact of this stupid decision made by this puppet President of Sri Lanka. He swallowed the rope given by the politicized executive body of the Sri Lanka Bar Association, some members of which acted like thugs on the day impeached former CJ was installed illegally as CJ after she received a copy of an illegal order from puppet President Sirisena removing Mohan Peiris as CJ. Mohan Peiris could only be removed from office only after an address of Parliament approved by a majority of MPS as per the constitutional procedures for the the removal of judges of the supreme court.

      Ranil and Sirisena knew very well that this was not possible in the present SL Parliament which has a majority of opposition SLFP members. That, perhaps, was the reason why the “junior fox” Ranil was forced to negotiate with Mohan Peris to get him to resign,and failed in his attempt.

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    Ranil after so many years of political wilderness, almost lost leadership of UNP because of his spineless acts, last time had the opportunity he gave LTTE free hand to massacre Sinhala people. He has now come into power holding the sari tail of CMB, coat tail of MS and making utterances he cannot validate. For god sake be a man with back bone make decisions that benefit the country, not cheap crap political points.

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    Does the Bar Association consists of uneducated folk? Do we not go and hire a lawyer to fight our rights or defend our rights in courts? We accept that educated people such as Doctors, Lawyers,Engineers & Accountants are needed to solve our problems. But what about the Parliament ….. Are there enough qualified people to get a majority to decide an important factor to the country? Important as approving a Chief Justice to the country. If the majority of the parliament is from the Gov side and you are under the watchful eye of the Executive President with files in his hand you sure will say “Yes Sir” for any thing to be passed. I feel that all appointments should be done not through the Parliament and only by a selected professional group assigned to their professional.

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