14 June, 2021

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Ranjan Sentenced To 4-Year Rigorous Imprisonment For Contempt Of Court: Full Text Of The SC Rule

The Supreme Court has today sentenced parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to four years rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court.

To read the Supreme Court rule click here

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    No provision for appeal.
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    Long live “Yahapalana” legacy.

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      When murderers and rapists are pardoned and released , AG refusing to continue with Pillayan case. The guy who abused the courts most Ape Man Ganasara is pardoned and freed, Duminda will be freed soon to take back his seat in house , RR is sentenced for contempt of low and ordor that too RI. The real Sir.cular Rule is now in progress. Enjoy

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        Contempt of court is the accusaton on RR to be a prisoner for 4 years. But those who are in power should be prisoned for 100 years considering the size of high crimes they deliberately committed.
        :
        Immediately, their return, Rajapakshes rascals, reduced the tax for 1 kg of Sugar by 49.75 rupees. ( 49.75/50 x 100 = 99.5%) .
        .
        Annual consumption of Sugar for SRILANKA: 550 000 tonnes.

        The profit those MITHURU Gotabaya earned – 550 000 x 49750 = 27 362 500 000 SL rupees
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        27.4 billions in Rupees.
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        ONLY 10 Billions would be the amount to allow 21.5 millions of SRILANKENS to be VACCINATED.
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        The rest could be used for the upliftment of the POOR OF THE POOR ( assuming only 5 million would be total number of the destitute, 5 x 5000 = 2,.5 billions only would be spent for them for a month…

        so with the rest of 17 billions ( the state could give 5000 grant to for a period of 6 months)

        People wake up …. RAJAAKSHES WOULD LOOT THE STATE AGAIN ::: EVEN GOING BEYOND MR s govt…
        Nobody questions, becasue they BTICHES sons are thugs and facists… and their media men controlls almost everything in that country today.

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      Ms SCP, Long time no see. We were worried of not having read from you. Some speulations were there, you may have died in the pits itself (medamulana pits).
      .
      U the kind of bps will definitely get killed in the days to come.

      Nandasena s days are numbered. This happens , stupid people would let multi killers be leaders of this country. Divine forces will take them one by one. MR shows his weaknesses these days, … drains are being made ready to the very same manner to welcome them.. as we saw them in Tripoli in the last phase of Gadafi and his family s fate.

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      We have now know without a doubt who was behind the murders of large number of journalists, politicians including Lasantha. AG is now under the order of defence secretary Nandasena.

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      Ranjan is right. He proved that courts and srlanken judges are govt lackeys. This was not the case in previous govt, however, immediately CRIMINALs took the office, almost everything in this country became UPSIDE down.

      This verdict will create lot more new crisis in the days to come. Ranjan has not committed crimes, but Gota, Namal, Mahinda, Basil and all are equally more criminal.

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      SCP,

      What goes around comes around. You just wait another 3 years and all Rajapaksas will get the return.

      In the religion of the monk who killed SWORD-B (what might be that messed up religion?) it is called ditta dhamma.

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      This short SL film based on a true story shows how corrupt and disgusting Sinhala Buddhist courts are. These B judges have raped women inside their chambers!
      (Of course B monks rape young B monks inside B temples. Read the latest of it that happened last week in Hanwalla that ended withe live cremation of a chief B monk.)

      In the language of Buddhists. No English captions. But you get the story. Banned by CBK and MR but made it to youtube later. Silence in the court.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvHKL34Fwk&t=3s

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      The high criminal that should be put in a jail became leaders in this country while RR or the like being imprisoned because the kind of men are the stumbling blocks in their mlechcha politics.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuepDZo2rX8
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      People stay mum as they are not different injected MICE in lab experiements. All because people are scared of being caught by WHITE van or the like most known mechamisms being applied by barbarians again.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh9EvcoJVwM

      See how this pingutharaya makes every effort to bury what RR was trying to show.
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      Sangayas dont care even CHILD MONKS being caught by AIDS.
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      These PINGUTHTHARAYAs have no hearts. Basta

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      These men promoted PANIYA… and now it has been proved not to have an effect.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1C2_JNGUWM

      Chamuditha should have gone through a CROSS surgery to come back with the other way around. These men work for DERANA TV has no whatsoever respect and dignity. They promoted DHAMMIKA paniya, now the very same MEDIA men shamelessly bring info against Paniya.

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    He was over stepped and foolishly kept the recording himself ,and betrayed the officials.

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    What else can yo expect when you call out a kangaroo court.

    “Ramanayake had claimed that the majority of judges in the country issue biased rulings and that they are corrupt.”
    Honestly how many of you think the above is false?

    “Retired Air Force Officer Sunil Perera and Venerable Magalkande Sudatta Thera later filed two petitions with the Supreme Court alleging that such defamatory comments can shatter public confidence and provide a warped image of the judiciary to the people of Sri Lanka.”

    the complain comes from two groups of fraudsters. they should be really concerned in exposing the courts.

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      Burt,
      If what RR says is true, an investigation should be carried out on verdicts given by racist Vigneshwaran.

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        So why not do it without talking about it?

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        EE,
        if you are not a MEEHARAKEK, you would repeat the kind of questions. Please talk to school going children, they could show you the way- there are limits of STUPIDITY, but you the kind of BPs to not to notice them in this life is the curse for entire nation.
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        Get back to your CAGE and enjoy your bones. Thanks

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          LM,
          Because I am a Meeharaka I asked this question:
          Did you have a Demala man as your neighbor?
          You dong key did not answer my question

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            EE,
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            We srilankens be them SINALA TAMILS or any other origin, we are all the same

            Man, please go back to MONTISORI: why should we spread hatreds against own folks. DNA studies have proven that we are all mixed…. we the sinhalayas have no special genes that promote racism, but MADEMUNALNA rascals made you think so… in order them to grab power and loot from where they stoped last. .
            :
            The greater difference you and me is YOU ARE A PROVED RACIST where as I am a human being who treat everyone equally.

            So long you guys would be the majority in SL, the ramifications would be what we experience today. Nothing is achieved even if GG rulers were draged away.

            Nandasena former PETROL SHED assistant has fallen even deeper than HITAN HUTAN who paved the way buggers becoming the the leaders representing us today.

            UNHRC over to you, please come with your actions, that is LONG due.

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      Public confidence on the Judiciary has been shattered not by the utterance of Ramanayake but by the Judiciary it self by long laws delays and the disregard for the litigants welfare..

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    “Attorney General’s Dept on Monday informed the Batticaloa High Court that it will not be pursuing the criminal case against S. Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, a MP and former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province. The case pertains to the assassination of TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham at St .Mary’s Cathedral”

    LOL

    But 4 years for calling out a corrupt system.

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    This is such disgusting thing to do. Ranjan might not have conducted himself properly in certain circumstances and he might have led his passion for the cause get the better if him. But compared to the rapists, murderers, dig dealers all being set free and given seats in parliament because they’re connected to the ruling family is nothing.
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    Ranjan should be freed. Immediately. People should not stand idly by while these extremist sinhala buddhists bend the law to punish those who oppose them.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYz-7DLqmQ8

      If RR to be imprisoned, all those who are now in politics should have long been jailed.

      -This includes – GR, MR, GR, NR, YR and Wimal Buruwanse, Jonsten Fernando and many others. The list would not stop.

      These JUDGES are pro-Rajapkashe men. Unfortunately, people cut their neck by their own. Media mafia men should be punished by people let alone today.

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    Is there any way the Judges could be judged?. If so by whom and how.? Please clarify.
    The article which appeared in the Sunday Times of 19/5/ 19 under the caption “Efficiency and efficacy in administration of Justice important for public confidence: CJ.”
    Apparently, this speech by the Chef Justice throws some light on the State of the Judiciary, as understood by a layman.

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      KV
      If it is any consolation I will repeat an anecdote apparently relating to a court of law in India.
      A litigant protested to a judge about what he thought was an unfair verdict. The judge responded “Son, this is a Court of Law not a Court of Justice”.
      The Tamil term for Court of Law is misleading I guess.

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    Judges make decisions. Even these decisions can be human errors. But at some point the quality of the judgement can changes from wrong to wrongful. At this point the judgement is no more a human error but an intended wrongful judgement. Ranjan’s judgement does it fall into wrong or wrongful judgement or even a correct judgement?
    If its a wrongful judgement that too from the Supreme Court, then there is no further appeal process hence only action available is the informal criticism by lawyers, academics, religious leaders and members of the civil society. Although this has no power of authority but provides a platform not only for Sri Lankans but also to the international community to display the standard of Judiciary in Sri Lanka and also would give an opportunity to ensure such wrongful decisions are not given in the future.
    In my opinion what Ranjan said was not a contempt of court but a fact even a child in Sri Lanka would say. Classic examples – the same lawyers who were acting for the accused when they become judges they sit on the bench deciding on the same case; former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva coming out in public and asking the pardon from the people for a wrongful judgement he gave in Mahinda’s Tsunami Fund robbery case etc

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      Dear B1, .
      I am in full agreement with you. You are dead right having said „ In my opinion what Ranjan said was not a contempt of court but a fact even a child in Sri Lanka would say.“

      HOW TO DEFINE CONTEMPT OF COURT ?
      https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=325
      contempt of court

      There are essentially two types of contempt:

      a) being rude, disrespectful to the judge or other attorneys or causing a disturbance in the courtroom, particularly after being warned by the judge;
      – LOOKING AT THE MANNER HOW THEY GOT EXONERATED NUMERSOU MEN INCL UDAYANGA WEERATHUNGA- ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO DISREPECT SRILANKEN JUDGES AS A WHOLE.
      JUDGES ACT IN FAVOUR OF RAJAKAPSKHE REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT OF PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THE CASES: THIS IS MORE A REALITY IN SRILANKA TODAY THAN DURING GOOD GOVERNANANCE RULE
      b) willful failure to obey an order of the court. This latter can include failure to pay child support or alimony. The court’s power to punish for contempt (called “citing” one for contempt) includes fines and/or jail time (called “imposing sanctions”). Incarceration is generally just a threat and if imposed, usually brief. Since the judge has discretion to control the courtroom, contempt citations are generally not appealable unless the amount of fine or jail time is excessive.

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        Leelagemalli,

        Further to my earlier comment and yours, I would like to add the following:

        The charges against Ranjan is that he called the Judges corrupt. Which means the case is against Ranjan and the Judges. Hence, its the duty of the Judges to prove in court that they are not corrupt. But this did not happen. No Judge proved that Judges are not corrupt. So how can this be a contempt of court?

        “Naduth Hamuduruwange Baduth Hamuduruwange”! WRONGFUL JUDGEMENT.

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          B1,
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          thank you.
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          “Naduth Hamuduruwange Baduth Hamuduruwange”! WRONGFUL JUDGEMENT

          Ranjan’s verdict will send them home sooner than later.
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          Let s wait and see patiently, I have no doubt that truths will succeed.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1iJfoLe7fc

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    Ranjan is very unfortunate that his sentencing date came right when the devil has been reawakened by Harin’s lashing in Parliament. The devil is now out to get everyone who pisses him off.

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      But there are lawyers/other professionals that would fight against injustics. I think they will act accordingly.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBLUs7r8J6I
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      How can educated lawyers/judges be always in favour of criminal politicians ?

      UNHRC over to you, this is the reason why we always repeated that SRILANKEN COURTS ARE BIASED.

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      Ranjan’s and Pilliyan’s case are both related and political to send a message to the county that X has the power to send anyone to Prison using the kangaroo system and release any murderer , pedophile or drug dealers.

      The above is understood but who should take the blame . We all know who elected this president and government .

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    Very often we find that contempt for certain things, whether they are living things, material things, or abstract things, is entirely justified.

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      What about contempt of Justice and Litigants by the Judiciary.?

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      CM
      The question here concerns contempt of court.
      SB Dissanayake was, and Ranil W made a deal with CBK about letting a very senior judge off the hook in return for pardoning SBD. Ranil honoured his words, but CBK did not and SBD served his term.
      It is risky if not reckless to make derogatory statements about the judiciary. Even questioning a judgment can be construed as contempt of court.
      * Read the news story:
      https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-contempt-of-court-attorney-general-7049560/
      “Kunal Kamra, a stand-up comedian, will face contempt of court charges for his tweets following the Supreme Court’s decision to grant interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami. “
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      In our context, the issue is not the verdict itself, but the uneven way in which a verdict is treated by a head of state to serve political purposes.

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    Time is coming to get rid of Rajapkse family rule for ever. They have proven that they are thugs, thieves, corrupt and influence legal process.

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    Good .

    Thus hakaraya needs to learn a lesson .

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      Why should not your mafia men learn the lesson for their high crimes incl multi murders?
      GR,MR and all of them and their perpetrations are all public secret but it s treated with elephant is in the room nobody notices. That tattooed man, the complainant in Robes should also be a high criminal. Anyways these are known to the people. But people behave like the deaf.😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    These contempt of court punishments are way too high.
    In Ranjan’s case maximum four weeks would be sufficient.
    When Gnanasara hamuduruwo got SIX years of RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT for his rowdy behaviour in court yard I felt too bad.
    Then he was fully pardoned which was the other extreme.
    What should have been done was to cut down the period from six years to something like six months.
    OBVIOUSLY PUNISHMENT MUST BE IN PROPORTION TO THE GRAVITY OF THE MISDEED.

    Soma

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      SOMA,
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      I usually dont respect your comments to CT, but here I am in full agreement with you.
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      Besides, as said above COURTS misleads in SL – they dont treat all equally. I dont need to bring any examples but these information is public secret.

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        Leelagemalli
        Let me clarify a little bit further.
        I don’t blame the judges.
        They interpret the law based on the arguments presented by prosecution and defence and prescribe the medicine in the book BLIND FOLDED.
        You and poor Ranjan seem to harbour a wrong notion.
        That judges are 95% corrupt.
        No. Only 5% of the judges are corrupt.
        It is our prosecution which is 95% corrupt. They get the call from the higher-ups or accept a bribe and prepare the case in such a way that it will be lost. Judges are helpless.
        As for the level of punishment it is the responsibility of the legal fraternity as a whole to amend them from time to time. Again judges are helpless, thought at times you feel that they don’t exercise any discretion left in their hands.

        Soma

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          I have no doubt not only 95% judges bearing SINHALA genome together with lawyers are highly corrupted. THey are called ” crows”. They would do anything and everything so long they are well paid. They are like the decaying worms in a Kunukanda. I have no doubt, divine retribution will work on RR’s imprisonment. As you added, if he is wrong, not long than 6 months imprisonment would have been more than enough. I dont live in that HELL, but this sends a message across the country that only highly corrupted men and women would have more chance among the uncorrupted or less corrupted in the country, which is now cited as number one country to have been caught by CHINESE debt trap.

          Actually we dont need to argue on this, because it is like elphant is in the room, nobody notices…. people are made eternal stupid by MEDIA mafia governed in ths country.

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            leelagemalli
            I am sorry.

            Soma

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              SOMA,
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              Please be bit more precise –
              :
              “I am sorry “
              .
              ???????????????????????????

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    Feel sorry for Ranjan,should be pardoned by the President. I have little respect for our judiciary, they allow cases to go on endlessly. He should spend his time in the hospital.

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      Not by alugosuwa president , but by people.
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      This president would not continue that long.
      Those who thought that it is trend of the world, looking at the manner, Trump went on amok since his day one, … are today dead silent regarding ” double impeachment of clown Trump making him bump”.

      It took him that long years to be HUMAN, looking at the manner, how his speech sounds after being caught impeachment for the second time.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbv4nScXM2A

      TV anchors make it clear today, Trump should have been speaking this way, few years back now.
      :
      Law and order would work well in USA, but in SRIALNKA it is not, becuase JUDGES and courts highly corrupted as our BROTHER RR made it very clear.

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    Hiruni was right. She said Ranil, to prove he is honest, putting the open minded politicians’ lives in jeopardy. He is accused in Batalanada. But Old King & Chandrika saved him. Dulanchali was accused, but Old King said saved her; as a return in kind, he wanted his children save from murder crime accusation. Thajudeen case was not invested and Muslim Ministers, including Chitanta Justice Minister, in Yahapalanaya got along with that. Rishard was on the Rapist Navy heli and directing attack on Mannar Court. The case was put on hold by Old Royals, to handle Rishard. After every evidences submitted, the Rapist army men were let go by the Sinhala Jury Only Court, in Tamil MP Raviraj murder case. He draw his gun on Marrikar while women and children watching in horror. Pillaiyan said Old King hired him as hit man to murder New King; now he is an MP direct from Prison cell. 4 SC justices recued them from Mig case. The crooks are saving each other from both aisles. A convicted murderer was brought from prison and made minister. If these not judicial corruption, hen what is it?
    Today Sinhala Jury only Justice in SinhaLE Lankawe stamped its teeth on Innocent Buddhist Sinhalese Ranjan.

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    Ranjan Ramanayake is a foolish man who went around saying this one is a rogue, that one is a rogue without providing any evidence that can be shown in a court.

    Telephone recordings don’t prove anything, they only embarrass.Ranjan is no investigator, only a fool out of his depth.

    This is typical Sinhalese “gon” talk, something Sri Lankans will get an A for ! ( Their only A !)

    On the other hand, the courts also have shown they are very much a part of this empty system, there is no proportionality or justice when they punish a fool for just talking.

    A general statement like ” courts are corrupt or lawyers are corrupt” is just hot air. When the supreme court of a country reacts so strongly to such a statement , we feel that civilization is now coming to an end.

    Courts are maintained with tax payer money and should be slow to punish its critics. Many of our judgements get reversed in appeal. In this case there is no appeal ! Is that justice ?

    A day will soon come when parliament also will punish its critics. Then the government, the police , the army will punish their critics.

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    Perera Vs The King
    In the said case Perera being a Member of the House of Representative of Ceylon paid a visit to theRemand Prison in Colomboand made the following observation in the Prison Visitors‟ Book. “Visited Remand Prison in the company of Jailor Wijewardena. Premises clean. Adequate library facilities required. The present practice of appeals of Remand prisoners being heard in their absence is not healthy. When represented by Counsel or otherwise the prisoner should be present at proceedings. In my opinion not more than one prisoner should be in a cell (7×9) approximately
    The statement is incorrect and is a contempt of the Court. Issue a rule on Perera returnable on Tuesday the 25th. I shall sit specially on that day.”
    The Privy Council in appeal set aside the conviction and the sentence and held as follows. “Finally his criticism was honest criticism on a matter of public importance. When these and no other are the circumstances that attend the action complained of there cannot be Contempt of Court.”
    Cam somebody tell me that, if Privy Council appeal is possible in this case, what would be their decision?

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    The words “corrupt” or “money” cannot be interpreted that a libel statement by Ranjan-illegally made of any illegal action on any Judges. If the court defines the money as bribe, and corrupted as criminals, then it can lead to a serious consequence in future. Those words tell what Ranjan made was an opinion, not interested to make statement under oath. There cannot be a case against a person who had avoided using word to implicate that judges are taking bribes so they are criminals. It is common opinion in Lankawe the 800,000 cases are pending because the fault of lawyers and judges. Sumanthiran PC argued that the SC had no business to investigate this contempt case as it is not investigable. The explanation given was contempt of CoA & SC can be investigated. Ranjan’s opinion included 95% of the judges so are including the Supreme Court justices, but they only a tiny percentage of all judges. The Court must give the benefit of doubt to respondent. Apex Court lacks preciseness in its statements Apparently Ranjan didn’t say that and it is obvious he did not intended to drag Supreme Court Justices- who are always s referred as justices. BASL, which convulsed to knap Ranjan, in few months will regret for their mistake for failing him to save.

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    This is a very sad verdict to be shoved down the throats of all Srilankans. They have found the Messenger guilty instead of rectifying an inherent grievous aberration within the Justice System of Srilanka. As a representative of the people we must be full of gratitude to Hon. Mr. Ranjan Ramanayke to have made a bold remark without any fear or reservation as I can stand up high and vouch that what the gentleman said is perfectly true. There is definite obvious defect in the dispensation of justice in the country because it allows sharks to swim away happily but only netting the tiny sprats.

    I am a plaint of a daylight robbery because the local Police refused to bring criminal charges against the criminals because it was under their siege. Overcoming insurmountable hurdles, at the conclusion of the trial the factual evidence of the case got faithfully recorded in the court documents like it would be in a recording by a security CCTV camera in perfect clarity how the bank heist took place.

    The DC judge was bribed to accept the defense counter claim even though it was a treasonable act. This judge was forced to resign not connected with this case but other acts of similar nature and kept secret.

    The Chief Justice with vested interests prevailed on the two high court judges to confirm the DC Order.

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      This got left out from above:
      The Application to the SC was denied by the SC Bench reconstituted to favour the defense party by replacing the three highly respected judges first assigned to hear the case.

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      This happenes when majority would not see it right.
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      Let s be honest, what have they achieved for the benefit of the masses within the first year of President s term ?
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      Nothing right ? Even school going children would agree with us, since no further proofs would be necessary.
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      What brought to them ?

      Numerous
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      1) GR was alleged high criminal – actually going by the size of moutains of evidence – even ones with bird s brains would have to agree – not once several dozens of crimes that are GROUPed as high crimes. Alone having paid state funds for their parents#s monument should be charged , even if he paid them later…… but srilanken courts were not impartial in terms of the court verdicts. As hanzard reports would prove, the defending lawyer, todays country s minsiter of justice make inconsistent remarks in two sessions – first had been that he defended 34 casess filed against Nandasena Rajakshes, … then again the very sam eminister shamelessed added it was 4 courts cases only.
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      2) Udayanga WEERATHUNGA- Gotabaya s cousin was MOST KNOWN man, whose arrest was announced by INTERPOLE. until current govt came into being. Charges are UW to have robbed out 7 -14 million of US dollars in MIG deal – these were tax payers funds.

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    Like his uncle Vijaya, Ranjan played the hero, the modern Robin Hood, in movies. Like Vijaya, he attempted to transfer the role to politics.
    *
    Years ago, before he entered politics, Ranjan was the lone crusader for the rights of our abused housemaids in the Middle East. He visited the ME on their behalf and even rescued a few.
    *
    Ranjan needed a mentor. Without one, he blundered, such as recording confidential conversations and boasting about them.
    *
    Ranjan remains very popular among ordinary people. They will be loyal to him.

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      No worries Sarath, Loads of good he has mastered, would work on his release sooner than later.
      I see the light at the end of the tunnel on his release. I have no doubt, drans would be welcome Rajapakshes sooner than later, We perfectly know the verdict is based on REVENGEFUL acts of current govt. This was not overlooked in arbitory case such as of FM Sarath fonseka. Today, if media would work on promotion of PRO-SUPPRESSION, this country would nothave any chance to achieve anything.

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    Part2.
    Actually the entire judiciary of Srilanka is in dire need of an urgent complete overhaul. The ears of the Ministers of Justice, Attorney Generals and the Chief Justices are plugged by the criminal Mafia. In addition the judiciary is covering up a murder. The complaints to the CID, OCPD, Police Commission, Presidential Bribery Commission, the Bribery Commission and The Ombudsman say they are powerless to interfere with Court matters. Judicial Service Commission informed me after waiting for 8 months to go find a lawyer. But all the lawyers I solicited tell me there is no legal provision to appeal. A country stands on three legs. When the third leg crumbles wither is the country??

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    This is typical doublespeak. Sri Lanka’s justice system has become a mechanism for enabling individuals – who have high connections, political influence, or money to offer bribes – to commit crimes and go scot free. It also enables the victimisation of those who dare to lock horns with the powers that be in pursuit of justice. The entire criminal justice system – police, legal profession, JMO, judiciary, and prison – is open for games and deals as long as you have the necessary influence and money. Witnesses can be influenced, terrorized or eliminated. Evidence can be destroyed or fabricated. Those wielding power can intimidate the police officers, the prosecution and the judges. Cover-ups and obstruction of justice are not uncommon. Legal loopholes can always be found to deny justice to the victims of crime. At the same time even innocent people can be brought before the courts on false charges and fabricated evidence and wrongfully convicted. Or, while waiting for trial they can get killed in remand prison.
    .
    So who is guilty of contempt of court? Aren’t the personnel involved at various levels of this system of (miscarriage of) justice guilty of contempt? Or is it the person who has a sense of civic duty and exercises his democratic right to criticise this massive failure of justice guilty of contempt of court?

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    I write with great pain to see that judges in Sri Lanka are people with no integrity in their judicial arbitrations. There is no need to send RR for this long. They should have given 6 months maximum of accepted an apology instead.

    There is no head or tail in this concept of contempt of court and an absurd jurisdictional power which should be considered archaic and outdated in the modern world.

    If you want to go by the underlying principle that remarks regarding judiciary undermines public confidence, there are other more important institutions that should be protected too, not only the judiciary.

    Pathetic judges and more pathetic judgement. Need to carve out a mechanism to get RR out soon, but not beg the executive Nandasena.

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      I think that there must be a loud public out cry by all the people in unanimity demanding to rescind this absurd sentence although it may not be palatable to the judges but what he said is the gospel truth. The Justice means establishment of the truth, only the truth and nothing but truth. My own personal encounter with them confirms that they are vultures in black coats.

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    Since the new Minister of Justice Ali Sabry took over as Minister the legal system and the Judiciary has reached the bottom. The situation was never so bad ever in the history of Sri Lanka.

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