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Rs 619 Million Public Funds Fraud Case Against De Facto CJ Filed Today

A corruption complaint against De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris has been filed today.

In this case the petitioner challenge the alleged dishonesty and gross misconduct of the de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, (then Attorney General) who had abuse his office to facilitate misappropriation 619 million rupees of public funds by the Colombo Dockyard Ltd.

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

“This is a formal complaint of a criminal offence of Corruption, causing a colossal loss of government revenue of over 619 million rupees, committed by the person now holding the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Mr Mohan Pieris.” says the complainant Nagananda Kodituwakku.

It is alleged that Mohan Pieris as the AG deliberately deceived the Supreme Court and the Director General of Customs (DGC) and withdrew a case (SC/SLA/100/2009 filed against the Colombo Dockyard Ltd by the Director General of Custom on 30st August 2010, against the specific instructions given by the DGC to proceed with the Court action, considering the massive revenue loss incurred by the government. However the AG had defied the DGC’s instructions and withdrawn the case, permitting the Colombo Dockyard Ltd to evade penal sanctions under the Customs Law for wilful misappropriation of public funds collected for disposal of 21 marine crafts (manufactured with tax-free law material) sold unlawfully without the permission of the DGC.

In the complaint Mohan Pieris is accused that he held a conference at the AG’s office attended by the DGC before the case was withdrawn, where he had informed the DGC that he would defend the case. It is further stated that having deliberately acted against the written instructions of the DGC and caused a huge loss of revenue, the AG, in order to cover-up his fraudulent act ‘hand-delivered’ a letter to the DGC on 31st Aug 2010, with a false date printed in it to read as 26th August 2010.

Then on 17th October 2010, Mr Nagananda Kodituwakku had challenged this blatantly fraudulent conduct of AG, Mohan Pieris before the Supreme Court (SCFR/536/2010). However, the supporting of this case had been delayed until the accused Mr Mohan Pieris was appointed to the Office of the Chief Justice on 15th January 2013. Then on 31st January 2013 the accused Mohan Peiris appointed himself to hear his own case and further to a strong objection raised for his hearing his own case would violate the principles of natural justice, hearing has been postponed for the following day (01st Feb 2013).

On 01st February 2013 a 2-judge bench (Eva Wanasundara J, former AG and Sathya Hettige J, former Deputy Solicitor General) were appointed by the accused himself to hear the case. The said bench summarily dismissed the rights application filed by the Customs Officer with no permission afforded to the Petitioner to support his case, which the lawyer states vividly displays that entire justice system under Rajapakse administration was noting but a mockery.

Lawyer Nagananda Kodituwakku urge the Bribery and Corruption Commission to take appropriate measures to impound the passport of the accused Mohan Peiris forthwith as he may abscond as other cheats who had already done so.

We publish below the petition in full;

D J De S Balapatabendi

The Chairman

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption

36, Malalasekara Mawatha

Colombo 7

18th Jan 2015

Complaint on an Offence of Corruption committed by Mohan Pieris former AG and CJ

This is a formal complaint of a criminal offence of Corruption, causing a colossal loss of government revenue of over 619 million rupees, committed by the person now holding the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Mr Mohan Pieris. The relevant information of this of this offence of corruption that attracts the provisions of Section 70 of the Bribery Act is set out below.

Relevant Facts of the Government Revenue fraud

1. On 09th October 2000, the Deputy Superintendant of Custom Mr T R Ratnasiri, whilst serving at the Customs fraud prevention directorate (Preventive Office) received a precise about a major revenue fraud running into 619 million rupees committed by the Colombo Dockyard Ltd (hereinafter referred to as CDL).

2. The investigation conducted into this revenue fraud was completed on 12th October 2001 and it revealed the following.

a.  Colombo Dockyard Ltd had sold 21 marine crafts manufactured with BOI concessions locally, an act of which is prohibited unless authorised by the BOI and Customs. The law requires that any enterprise which intends to sell any finished products manufactured with raw material imported on duty free basis for export trade, should first apply for permission from BOI, followed by Customs authorization and then pay all fiscal levies [Customs duties and other taxes] on the value of the goods so determined by the Customs on a Bill of Entry [Customs Declaration] furnished for Customs purposes as provided by Section 47 of the Customs Ordinance.

b. The CDL had not applied for BOI and Customs permission for the sale of 21 marine crafts.

c. The CDL included the duty component in the sale price of the marine crafts and recovered the total amount of fiscal levies from the buyers namely the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Sri Lanka Navy.

d. The CDL had misappropriated and or cheated the total fiscal levy component recovered from the buyers, amounting to a sum of Rs.619,483,827.00, thereby violating the provisions of Section 50A of the Customs Ordinance.

e. The contravention of the said provision of law attracts a minimum forfeiture of the value of the marine crafts. Further, under Section 129 of the Customs Ordinance, the CDL was also liable to be forfeited and impose a fine of (300%) treble the value of the marine crafts for being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the fiscal levies.

3. Whilst the said Customs investigation was in progress, the CDL, conceding the violations referred to above, deposited a sum of Rs.94, 015,050.00 with Customs on two occasions [25th July 2001 and 15th August 2001]. These funds were to be applied against the final determination of the Customs inquiry and still remain in a special deposit account with Customs.

UNLAWFUL ATTEMPTS MADE TO COVER-UP THE FRAUDmm

  1. The formal Customs inquiry [Case No: P/Misc/93/2000] into this fraud was commenced on 07th February 2002 however it was not dealt with as required by law but came to a standstill due to interference, no action being taken for over two years for no apparent reason
  1. Then on 05th March 2004, purportedly acting in terms of the Tax Amnesty Law [Act No 10 of 2003] the then Director General of Customs (hereinafter referred to as DGC), Mr. Sarath Jayathilake, abusing his office granted an unauthorised amnesty to the CDL and terminated the Customs Inquiry.
  1. Then on 25th of June 2004, the Customs Officer Mr Ratnasiri challenged this illegal tax amnesty before the Court of Appeal [Case No: CA/1397/2004].   Further to this Court action the DGC was forced to withdraw the tax amnesty granted and to give an undertaking to the Court to resume and complete the Customs inquiry ‘as expeditiously as possible’ and accordingly on 09th February 2005 the officer Mr Ratnasiri withdrew the said Court action.

CA/1413/2005 Petitioned by Colombo Dockyard Ltd.

  1. However, this undertaking given to the Court of Appeal was not honoured and the Customs Inquiry was never conducted as per the undertaking, instead the CDL was permitted to challenge the Customs Inquiry before the Court of Appeal (CA/1413/2005) on 29th August 2005.
  1. Then on 27 March 2009 the Court of Appeal issued a Writ of Prohibition against the continuance of the Customs inquiry. This decision was evidently flawed. Therefore DGC made several requests to AG, Mohan Peiris, to Challenge the said order. However, the AG refused to accommodate the DGC’s request. 
  1. Thereafter further to representations made to the then Solicitor General Mr Priyasath Dep by the Customs Officer Mr Ratnasiri and the DGC on 13th May 2009, having found the merits in the representations made, he challenged the Court of Appeal decision in the Supreme Court [SC/SLA/100/2009] on 05th June 2009. 

AG Mohan Peiris refused to proceed with the action filed in Court

10. Even after filing this action before the Supreme Court [SC/SLA/100/2009] the AG Mr Mohan Peiris refused to proceed with the Court action initiated by the Solicitor General Mr. Priyasath Dep. Instead he was determined to withdraw the Court action, permitting the Colombo Dockyard Ltd to evade any penal sanction being imposed on them for wilful defrauding of government revenue.

11. However, the AG, Mohan Peiris was prevented from doing so owing to an aggressive media exposure made by ‘Sunday Leader’ on 06th Sep 2009 against AG Mr Mohan Peiris’s abuse of office of the AG.

12. With this media exposure the AG Mohan Peiris was forced to call for a high level conference at his office 04th Nov 2009. It was attended by the AG, Mr Mohan Peiris the Solicitor General Mr Priyasath Dep, Deputy Solicitor General Mr Sanjay Rajaratnam, the then DGC Mr Sarath Jayathilake, Mr Z A M Jazeel [Director of Customs, Legal Affairs], Mr Peter Goonawardena [OIC, Legal Affairs] and Mr T R Ranasiri, the investigating Officer. At the said meeting, the AG, in explicit terms advised the Customs to proceed with the Customs inquiry against the CDL and informed that he would defend the Customs Department’s right to proceed with the inquiry paving way for the invoking of the penal sanctions [Section 50A and 129] against the CDL and imposing and collecting additional revenue by way of forfeitures for wilful defrauding of government revenue.

13. However it was only an act of deception adopted by the AG Mohan Peiris.   Further to that meeting the AG Mohan Peiris failed to take action on the matter and when several times the case was called in Court for support the AG avoided proceedings with it and asked for further time.

14. Then on 10th May 2010, after having waited for a period of almost one year the AG informed DGC that he would withdraw the case on the next date it was due to be called in for support i.e 30th August 2010.

15. Then, the DGC Mrs Sudharma Karunarathna, on 24th May 2010 took a firm stand against the evasive action of the AG. On 03rd August 2010 referring to the AG Mohan Peiris’s own conflicting stand expressed to the DGC at his chambers on 04th Nov 2009, the DGC informed the AG Mohan Peiris that, considering the colossal revenue loss incurred by the government it would be inappropriate to withdraw the Supreme Court (true copy of the DGC’s reply dated 03rd Aug 2010 is enclosed herewith marked X1).

16. However, AG was determined to act as he pleased, disregarding the written instructions given by the DGC to proceed with case. And on 30th Aug 2010 the AG withdrew the Supreme Court case (SC/SLA/100/2009), against the written instructions of the DGC causing a colossal loss of 619 million rupees of revenue to the Government.

17. Thereafter, having deliberately acted against the written instructions of the DGC and having caused a huge revenue loss, to cover-up his fraudulent AG ‘hand-delivered’ a letter to the DGC on 31st Aug 2010, with a false date printed in it to read as 26th August 2010. The fraudulent letter carried the following paragraph apparently to give an impression that the case was withdrawn with the consent of the DGC, implying that AG pursued the DGC to change her firm stand expressed in her letter dated 03rd Aug 2010.

‘…please be advised that the Petition of Appeal was filed in the ordinary course as a matter of caution only. I am of the considered view that there is no merit in pursuing this appeal and in the circumstances the said appeal would be withdrawn…’

This shameful act was clearly tantamount to a sheer deception on the part of the AG, Mohan Peiris, who was under duty to uphold the Rule of Law and to discharge the functions of the office of the AG faithfully.

18. The Customs date stamp imprinted on the AG’s letter dated 26th Augst 2010, hand delivered to the DGC affirms that the said was received by the DGC on 31st August 2010 (true copy of the said letter sent by the AG to DGC is attached hereto marked X2.

19. Thereafter on 17th October 2010, I challenged this blatantly fraudulent conduct of AG, Mohan Peiris before the Supreme Court (SCFR/536/2010) as per the instructions of the Deputy Superintendant of Customs, Mr T R Ratnasiri.

20. And further to this Court action the DGC Mrs Sudharma Karunaratne was called upon to submit her observation on the Petition filed in Court. The DGC stood firm and with unequivocal terms informed the Court that the AG’s letter sent to her dated 26th August 2010 was in fact delivered at her office only after   withdrawal of the case, an act of clear deception of the Supreme Court and the DGC by the AG Mohan Peiris (copy of her observation marked X3 is enclosed).

21. However, the case filed before the Supreme Court (SCFR/536/2010) was never allowed to be supported by the Attorney General for almost two years until the accused Mr Mohan Peiris was appointed to the Office of the Chief Justice on 15th January 2013.

22. On 31st January 2013 the accused appointed himself to hear his own case, which tantamount a travesty of justice. However, further to a strong objection raised for his hearing his own case that violated the principles of natural justice, it was postponed for the following day (01st Feb 2013).

23. On 01st February 2013 a 2-judge bench (Eva Wanasundara J, former AG and Sathya Hettige J, former Deputy Solicitor General) was appointed by the accused. And the said bench summarily dismissed the rights application of the Petitioner Customs Officer with no permission afforded to support it before the Court, vividly displaying that the entire justice system under Rajapakse administration was noting but a mockery.

Perform the office as required by the Bribery Act

24. I expect you to perform your statutory duty as required by law (the Bribery act) and to initiate a credible investigation into this complaint that refers to a deceitful and fraudulent act committed by the AG Mohan Peiris (now holds the Chief Justice), causing a colossal loss of government revenue running into over 619 million rupees, a punishable criminal offence that falls within provisions of Section 70 of the Bribery Act.

25. You may well aware that most wanted fraudsters and cheats have already left the country after the new administration was established and therefore I urge you to take appropriate measures to impound the passport of the accused Mohan Peiris forthwith.

Nagananda Kodituwakku

Attorney-at-Law (Sri Lanka) & Solicitor (UK)

CC: written communication will be delivered with the documents marked in this complaint

Copies to:

Anti-corruption drive, 100/19, Welikadawatte, Rajagiriya,

Transparency International (Sri Lanka), 183/5, High Level Road, Colombo 6

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Exclusive Affidavit: Justice Shiranee Protecting De Facto Chief Justice, The Case Goes Geneva

Justice Shiranee Secretly Advises Journos, Signature Of The Judge Who Refused To Hear The Case Also In The Judgment

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  • 34
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    Hoorah! Lets nail this Cheap Justice. He is a CROOK.

    • 20
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      Wow! What a country.

      De Facto Cheap Justice is potentially corrupt.

      But, so is Bribery Commission’s Chairman Balapatabendi.

      Now where else on Earth would such a Circus even remotely be possible?

      Cheers!

  • 11
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    RE: Rs 619 Million Public Funds Fraud Case Against De Facto CJ Filed Today

    Then

    Sri Lanka Is A Corrupt Nation What do you expect…Need Emergency Surgery..
    By Easwaran Rutnam

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2013/07/07/sri-lanka-is-a-corrupt-nation/

    Fraud Cases had to be filed EVEN Against Cheof Justices…

    Public sector corruption is still high in Sri Lanka, and by the looks of it we have a long way to go to clear our name.

    According to Transparency International, Sri Lanka is ranked 79 from among 174 countries in the corruption index for last year as compared to 86 the previous year.

    The least corrupt nation is at number one while the worst is at number 174 and based on that Sri Lanka is on the margin between the good and bad.

    Sri Lanka is only one rank better than China, who just so happens to be Sri Lanka’s biggest development assistance partner.

    What the government cannot be proud of however is that countries like Tunisia and Rwanda are better than Sri Lanka when it comes to corruption in the public sector.
    The police are among the corrupt public sector workers in Sri Lanka as they accept bribes when carrying out investigations or are on traffic duty.

    Even the State owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is corrupt and this, in part, caused the increase in electricity tariffs recently.’

    Giving evidence before a Transparency International people’s tribunal last Thursday on whether electricity bills were justified, the People’s Movement Against Increasing Electricity Tariffs representative Saman Rathnapriya said the CEB losses, corruption and wastage were the reason for the recent exponential tariff increase.

    Rathnapriya said he had documents that he would place before the tribunal, which indicated that the Sampur power plant currently under construction would be an inefficient one that would place further burdens on the electricity consumers once the plant was commissioned.

    Rathnapriya charged that the Power Minister at the time John Seneviratne had not been aware of the Sampur Agreement and that Sri Lanka had entered into the agreement with an Indian company without the approval of the CEB board of directors. He said that while the agreement claimed the Sampur plant would run at 40% efficiency the actual efficiency of the plant was 35% resulting in losses of between 2.6 and 4.9 billion rupees.

    One of the most notable cases in public sector corruption came to light when the North Central Province Road Development Authority (NCP RDA) interdicted two of its highest ranking officers and started investigating allegations of massive corruption prior to the Deyata Kirula exhibition in 2012.

    The Transparency International Sri Lanka led Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) had revealed that over 3,000 million rupees had been swindled during the construction and development of roads by the NCP RDA prior to the exhibition.

    The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had launched an investigation following a written complaint by the NCP RDA officials along with the provincial administration.

    NCP RDA also suspended payment of Rs 14, 000 million to the contractors who were allegedly authorized to repair the roads affected by floods during year 2011.
    These acts of fraud had taken place when roads were extended to cover about 410km. More than 30 roads were developed before the Deyata Kirula exhibition. An allocation of Rs 7,500 million had been made for the development of roads during the period 2008 – 2012. It included Rs 2,500 million from the North Central Province Fund, Rs 1,500 million from JICA and Rs 3,500 million from the Asian Development Bank.

    Inspector General of Police, N. K. Ilangakoon had also directed the police to conduct an investigation into this massive corruption after officials of the NCP RDA made the complaint.

    In order to eliminate corruption in the public sector, Transparency International says the CIABOC needs to be given greater independence and empowerment, and have adequate human and infrastructure resources.
    It also said that there are areas of essential legal reforms in enhancing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-Bribery and Corruption based law enforcements.

    Right to information, whistle blower protection and witness protection are some of the key areas Transparency International feels need to be in place as a step to fight corruption.

    Transparency International says all stakeholders must have access to information from State agencies on time and in required detail. Sri Lanka still lacks a robust Right to Information law. Its enactment will be a great inducement to our common vision.

    Transparency International also says corruption is a main factor that prevents investment. A safe equal playing field for investment requires the absence of corruption. Elimination of corruption is possible through effective anti-corruption measures. A primary need is to have an effective whistle blower protection system.

    It also says an equally important aspect of a conducive environment is effective witness protection. In the absence of whistle blower and witness protection, eliminating corruption will not be possible.

  • 24
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    It seems comming colours are not going to be good for Mohan Peiris. It looks like this so-called CJ doing to end up behind bars.

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      Poor Guy……Can’t beat them on the Noble Ideology of the *Heritage*, can they? So they will dig up and twist all known Configurations, so as to demean and discredit them in front of the Masses.

    • 3
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      Debra,this bugger has to be put behind bars.It is a disgrace for a professional to behave like this and he should be given nothing but a jail sentence to deter in future educated people being used by the uneducated for their nefarious purposes.

      He has a lot to answer for including the poor eknaligoda who he claimed was living in a foreign country.This fellow must have been watching and eating a sandwich while that poor fellow’s eyes maybe were gouged out,his testicles crushed,his penis cut off and a hot iron rod rammed up his arse.Is this the way professionals behave.

      Then he sets aside this case where obviously someone made big money when the duty component that dockyard had not paid was added to the sale price,obviously making it easy for dockyard to pay the defence person who ordered the boats that money.We all know who that defence person who has the ultimate authority to do that,not the navy commander who is just a rubber stamp.Mohan is always there arse licking gota.

      Then he goes and tries to influence the president to stage a coup.He was not there just to give advise,but the main guy giving all the ideas to the president.It becomes doubly dangerous for the country when a guy with education and brains start helping those uneducated and low IQ types,that is why i believe they should be the first to be jailed.

      • 0
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        And all this happened around 2001, at the height of the war on terrorism for sale boats to the SL navy!

        Can you imagine the 600 over million rupees going before the DGC and BOI? It would have got lost in the uncordinated system of Lankan bombastic professionals who would have largly preferred to hand 1/3 of the country over to the terrorists, so as to secure their own bloated heirachy.

        Thank God the poor Lankan Youth fighting for their Land and Heritage got that money.

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          ~ correction :
          And all this happened around 2001, at the height of the war on terrorism for sale OF boats to the SL navy!

    • 0
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      Debra

      “It looks like this so-called CJ doing to end up behind bars.”

      Can the current cJ be in the same cell as Medamulana MaRa?

  • 4
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    The question is: can you expect any kind of honest response from the Bribery Commission as it is currently constituted? Isn’t it a matter of the utmost urgency to kick out the crooks that are in that body and reconstitute it with honest people? Bad enough we have Mohan Peiries the crook of crooks as Cheat Justice, are we going to a Bribery Commission comprised of another bunch of criminals looking for justice?

  • 5
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    “Then on 31st January 2013 the accused Mohan Peiris appointed himself to hear his own case and further to a strong objection raised for his hearing his own case would violate the principles of natural justice, hearing has been postponed for the following day (01st Feb 2013).”

    That is hilarious. Though not really considering this is money the poor masses toil to earn.

  • 2
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    High time the CJ Mohan Peiris quits and do justice to the judiciary and the country as a whole. We trust he is concious of the dignity of the position he is holding and relinquish from his duties rgently. The masses will lose faith in the judicial system when so much accusations are made against the senior most judge of the Supreme court..
    He pretends to be a good practising catholic and if so, he cannot fool himself with the Almighty God as well.

  • 3
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    Attention Anura Kumara Dissanayake. Please ensure that MORON Peiris does not run away from the country. Where is Basil Rajapassa, Baggage Boy Sajin Vaas, Mahinda Balusooriya, Geneva Loss Peiris etc. etc. Are we going to see Idi Mahin and his playboy son and a host of other crooks giving the slip. EXPOSE, EXPOSE, EXPOSE before they plan another coup to stage a come back.

  • 0
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    Karma strikes – and how!

  • 4
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    I’m Glad his late mother dearly loved by pupils at St Anthony’s College Wattala Mrs Peiris know to all by as Singing teacher is not with us today see what a sorry site this so called corrupt CJ has become.

  • 2
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    Even a fraudlent Chief Justice is not above the law. We expect members of the SC to be upstanding, honest, and non political. This man has no such qualities, and must be made into an example, if there is sufficient evidence he has been dishonest. He shamelessly went against our own laws, to be made into a Rajapaksa pawn, and deserves what is coming.

  • 3
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    44CJ will have to decide soon.Onetime Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon who majestically presided over the Privy Council was tried by that very same Privy Council on charges of corruption.16/17th centuries?cant remember.Eventually,he spent his last days in Jail.Whilst in Jail he wrote the famous Laws of England!Is History revisiting the Supreme Court?

  • 2
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    And us fools expect the Bribery Commissioner Balapetabendi to do what???

  • 3
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    Can the CJ issue his own arrest warrant.

  • 0
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    Action against the cover up for the fraud being taken up. Whilst the CJ 44 is on the dock for this, we should not forget the fraud itself. That too is important as those who committed this needs to be brought to book.

  • 0
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    Let an impartial court decide whether Mrs, Bandairanaike is still Chief Justice. If so reinstate her,

  • 0
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    raja paraya only appointed people to top jobs are murderous disgusting underworld criminals for his advantage.THIS CRIMNIAL RAJA CROOK IS TELLING HE IS LIKE KING DUTUGAMNU IT IS A INSULT FOR HIM. HE WOULDN’T HAVE EMPLOYED THIS CRIMINAL CROOK EVEN TO WASH HIS TOILETS.

  • 0
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    Reinstate CJ Sirani first before the case come to trial and don’t let him slip away from the country. Watch he will going get admit in the hospital for chest pain like rest of the crooks

  • 1
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    CJ = Convicted and Jailed?

  • 1
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    The Customs man Ratnasiri should be commended for his courageous fight against Mohan Peiris.

  • 0
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    No because of his uncompromising stand in this case involving Mohan Peiris, the Customs officer Ratnasiri was targeted and sent to Siberia in Customs, the abandoned cargo disposal unit.

  • 0
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    Hold the pending case against Chief Justice Bandaranayake, assess the facts. The International rulings, Reinstate her temporary pending finalisation of the case.

  • 3
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    Like MR, Mohan never thought that MR will loose on the grip of this country in his life time. For this, not so much he bet on the MR’s popularity, but his ability to hold on to, whatever it takes. Having had the experience collaborating all these dirty deals who else would better know MR & Co’s ability than Mohan.

    That awful Friday 9th was the result of being caught off-guard. Probably due to over confident the entire team kept on Gota, thinking if Gota sounded the order all four commands would salute. But, our forces, for their credit, show their loyalty only to the commander-in-chief who commands people’s mandate. So it should be.

    But the well learned Mohan’s loyalty goes one step further to absolute loyalty. When DIG, AG and Election Commissioner all stood together, MR’s ship ran aground. Captain made a sudden exit, which was something never expected by peoples like Mohan, Dayan, GLP, Balapendabentti, the feral Daily news editor, the chefs of Rupavakini, ITN. If not they wouldn’t be colluding to the extent they did. Definitely this guy should face the maximum possible punishment that would defer anyone in the future to do things that he did without any hesitation to the rule of law. If a person who ought uphold the principles has violated them, then not only broke the law he also has breached the trust.

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  • 2
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    The Rajapakshes and their cronies acted as if there was no tomorrow . They were so drunk with power and looks like they are all now waking up with massive hangovers !

  • 0
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    The insult and damage caused to Judiciary by this cheat is beyond imagination.

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    “23. On 01st February 2013 a 2-judge bench (Eva Wanasundara J, former AG and Sathya Hettige J, former Deputy Solicitor General) was appointed by the accused. And the said bench summarily dismissed the rights application of the Petitioner Customs Officer with no permission afforded to support it before the Court, vividly displaying that the entire justice system under Rajapakse administration was noting but a mockery”

    Should not the two named above also face separate charges for kniving with the C.J. to distort justice?

  • 0
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    I feel genuinely sorry about some good judges in the lower Courts with exemplary character, who may feel sick of this person who destroyed people’s trust placed in the Judiciary.

  • 0
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    Some District Court and High Court judges have expressed their dismay and are up in arms against this rascal for rediculing the whole judiciary.

  • 0
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    Again a good work by the brave lawyer NK. The bribery commissioner himself has accepted a vehicle as a bribe from a vehicle importer Harsha and it was revealed in Parliament by Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe. I do not think that Mr. Sujeewa Senasinghe would have lied in parliament or spoken without any evidence. What action has now been taken against the present bribery commissioner. It is not fair to allow him to continue in his post as already a complaint against him is to be investigated. I think a new set of officers have to be appointed for the bribery commission as it had been alleged to be politicized during the last regime.

  • 0
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    Filing a case with Balapatabendi is like “horage ammagen pena ahanawa” (catching a thief through the clairvoyant mother) ??
    first investigate the bribery commissioner!

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