1 December, 2020

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Releasing CJ’s Financial Statements Not Only Unethical But Also Illegal – Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

By Colombo Telegraph

President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and President’s Counsel Wijayadasa Rajapakse, told The Island Financial Review yesterday (13) that the release of the accounts and financial statements of the Chief Justice to not only the Parliament Select Committee probing the matter, but to the media as well, was not only unethical but also illegal.

Chief Justice shares a light moment with Wijedasa Rajapakshe, at the annual concert of the children of the BASL members. Dr. Bandaranayake was the Chief Guest at the event organized by the BASL (Pic by Dhammika Salwathura/ Island)

According to the Island  Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe also said that no personal financial information could be released unless there is a direction from a Competent Court or by the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue.

He also said that it was illegal to release her financial statements which was in the domain of the 117 MPs who were signatories to the Impeachment Motion and long before it entered the Parliamentary Select Committee proceedings, the newspaper reported. “Whether the PSC also has the powers of a Court is also in question and that is being debated now,” he added.

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    This NDB bank is full of such patriotic types who have their own laws and rules but no brains. I have an account there which I dont operate. There is a very small balance. But they keep sending me a letter every year about money laundering asking me to sign a declaration for the pittance in my account.

    The real money launderers are getting away with blue murder.Why dont they disclose the accounts of people like Koparage Vermin and Modawanse.

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      So true .You have to think twice about banking with state banks. Obviously these brainless, present day , govt goons have access to, and power over these institutions.
      Another thing I am confused about is when all this is going on around us Wijedasa Rajapaksa has a humongous role to play as Bar Association Chaairman. UNP should have combined this with the murders , robberies , disappearances and the CJ ‘s issue and mobilized the people , on the non existence of the rule of law in the country.
      Instead of which, Pissa Attanayake and RW are questioning Wijedasa Rajapaksa on his duties as BAr Association Chairman? I think these two deciplinary action maniacs have to be boycotted.
      PLEASE FELLOW SRI LANKANS SWITCH CHANNELLS WHEN YOU SEE THESE FOOLS. THEY HAVE NOTHING ,OF ANY IMPORTANCE TO SAY ANY WAY. OTHER THAN TAKING DECIPLINARY ACTION.

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    People should BOYCOTT THIS BANK AND IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW THIER FUNDS TO TEACH THEM A LESSON AND SET A EXAMPLE TO OTHER BANKS SO THEY WONT DO THE SAME TO THEIR CLIENTS !!!

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    If it is OK for the banks to release the details of private bank accounts to so called authorities, is it not OK for the Swiss banks to release the details of bank accounts held by these “authorities” in their banks, for a more valid reason: the monies these “authorities” have deposited are ill-gotten wealth- public funds embezzled while waxing eloquent about the need of patriotism and the teachings of Buddhism!

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    The bank has clearly violated the Banking Principles, there are no two words about the matter. If the PSC wanted the details, they should have first stuck to Law and Order as a body appointed to mete out Justice. But when they take short cuts and flout the Law, how can the Public accept their Report as valid? Then there is a Radio Programme in the morning, where this Hadu Samarasinghe, another MR bootlicker who lambastes the CJ and the Judiciary in the most disparaging manner. I wonder why so far the Authorities have not hauled him to Courts and charged him for Contempt of Court?

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    At the time the NDB bank details became public knowledge the PSC had not been formed. The details were given to the people who drafted the impeachment motion. One can only suspect the hand of the Central Bank in this as they have access to bank records.Why is NDB covering up for the Central bank ? The Chairman of NDB Hemaka Amarasuriya is the brother in law of GL Pieris who drafted the impeachment motion.

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    We the people expect ‘Nadukara Hamuduruwo’ to be exemplary. ‘Nadukara Hamuduruwo’ cannot be like rouge politicians for she is appointed for life. If the CJ has nothing to hide, why worry about her bank accounts coming to limelight. Mr. Wijedasa PC highlighting CJ’s bank accounts coming to light as unethical and illegal is beside the point.

    Now that the accounts are out, Wijedasa and co should tell us how the money mentioned therein got there in the first place and why that bank account wasn’t declared in CJ’s asset declarations. That’s what people are interested to know, and not whether or not directions from a Court or Inland Revenue was obtained. Mr Wijedasa can investigate and charge whistle blowers like in the case of Assange when they come to power.

    The PSC has proceeded and the CJ was found guilty for three serious but straight forward charges. So, instead of accusing whistle blowers and beating round the mulberry bush, CJ sponsors like Mr. Wijedasa should have come up with facts to prove her innocence.
    Leela

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      This moda Leela can definitely has the same blood lien she can never see right from wrong

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        Moda Simiyong

        It is easy for you to say but do you give me money? No. Idi Mahin does. So pls shut up.

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          Ok that says it all. Sorry. But remember feeding your children with stolen money , will make your children have brains like, you know who’s ? These children will have to rob qualifications and plunder the resources of the country

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        FYI Moda Leela is a “dicky” not a “pussy”.

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      LEELA had got the Interest free CAR LOAN. that is why he has a different opinion.

      Even IF the CJ had done wrong, govt can not break the laws, if exists and should act ethically.

      I don’t think publishing some one’s financial records is ethical or legal.

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        The bank statements are there for real. The way it was obtained doesn’t make it ineligible to be produced as evidence against the CJ. That’s the crux of the matter. She cannot fool people. She must show why she had not included the bank account that she had transacted 33 million rupees per month in her financial statements.

        You lot may not have the brains but we villages have seen black coats buying time whenever court cases go against their clients. That’s exactly what CJ’s lawyers did here.

        We shouldn’t let her get away lying.

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    BANKS DIVULGING DETAILS OF BANK ACCOUNTS IS UNETHICAL AND ILLEGAL UNLESS
    ON A COURT ORDER.

    THERE WAS A FULL PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT TRANSFERRING MONEY WITHOUT ANY
    EXCHANGE CONTROL RESTRICTIONS.

    I AM AT THE SAME TIME AWARE THAT THE CENTRAL BANK IS ASKING FOR DETAILS OF MONEY TRANSFERS BY TAMILS AND MUSLIMS.WHY ONLY TAMILS AND MUSLIMS?????

    ARE WE CREATING A 1956/1983 SCENARIO!!!!!!

    I WOULD APPRECIATE VERY MUCH IF SOMEONE COULD ENLIGHTEN ME ABOUT THIS.

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    Ayman Sinhala beggars have no money and those who have have them elsewhere.

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      WHY THE RAJAPAKSES? ARE THEY NOT SINHALA? NOT BEGGARS BUT BUGGERS!!!!

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    I think after this the NDB Bank will have to close down as we will all pull out our monies.Cannot be trusted. The present CEO is weak. This is what happens when the previous educated, honest CEO’s leaves the bank.

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    sir its correct bank cant expose financial matters then how mangala samaraweeras credit card matterexpose by bank of ceylon and genaral ratwattes bank safe expose by h.n.b this things happen under unp gov i want a answer

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    For the ordinary peasant how the bank statements are obtained is immaterial.What is in it is only material for Punchiappuhamy and when he sees millions going in and out while he is toiling with his plough and praying for weather gods not indebting him even further and drive him to suicide,then all his sympathy for the ‘Nona’ and her predicament will disappear in double quick time.The governments well oiled propaganda machinery must be working overtime and if the CJ does not counter attack with charges of her own on other people’s bank accounts and assets then it will be too late for her.She should now open the can of worms and Punchiappuhamy may swing back towards her when he sees that her assets are nothing compared to the ones held by those who are representing him in parliament,especially if he sees some swiss bank accounts.Intense pressure should be brought on the swiss banks and also our stockexchange to disclose these assets.

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