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Wickramasinghe’s ‘Arrogant’ Supremacy

SC Interpretation, Parliament And Wickramasinghe’s ‘Arrogant’ Supremacy

By Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

Secretary General of the UNP Mr. Tissa Attanayake was quoted in media on a statement made by him this Saturday (05 January) to the effect, the UNP members who represented the select committee refrained from appearing in the Appeal Court as the impeachment motion was a matter that had to be dealt with in Parliament (emphasis added)

He had then said, they urge the government to introduce laws in line with the Commonwealth ‘Latimer House Principles’ on the removal of judges before going ahead with the impeachment motion, as it is the best option for the government, in the wake of the Supreme Court determination which declared that Parliament Standing Orders were not laws. (emphasis added)

Who ever who drafted this statement for Tissa Attanayake, needs to at least have some sense of ‘logic’ in arguing a case. Why go with the SC determination to have “Latimer House Principles” adopted for the conduct of judges, IF you don’t accept the judiciary has a right to interpret what is legal and what is not, about the impeachment ? IF you don’t even want to appear before the judiciary, saying the parliament is ‘supreme’ ?

Why the UNP has to go along with that stupidly confused argument is because, every one in the UNP is gagged and warned not to speak on the impeachment by their almighty leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, while the party was told to follow his disastrous leadership. Wickramasinghe does not talk politics of this impeachment. He avoids questioning why this Rajapaksa regime wants to impeach CJ Bandaranayake, who was a very loyal judge and a CJ to the regime, till Secretary JSC was asked to issue a statement that marked the conflict in public.

But, can Wickramasinghe deny the fact, this fight is only between the President and his regime and the Apex of the Judiciary, the Supreme and the Appeal Courts and has nothing to do with the parliament, except for the fact that it is being used by the Presidency to have a pre decided ruling of their own, against Chief Justice Bandaranayake?

Can Wickramasinghe disagree with the conclusion, this whole tragic episode of the impeachment against CJ Bandaranayake, WILL end after the two day parliamentary debate on the PSC Report takes a vote and the President would be advised on a majority vote to remove Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake from her post as CJ, exactly as he has directed his mouthpieces to do ?

The decision to have the post of Chief Justice vacant, was for sure made even before the 117 MPs were called upon to sign the impeachment motion. How it could be achieved was the only question that begged an answer. From the goon attack on the JSC Secretary Thilakaratne to the handing over of the impeachment motion to the Speaker and even after, the Rajapaksa regime would have been more than happy and comfortable too, if they were able to secure the resignation of Bandaranayake from the CJ’s post, than having to “remove” her from the post. They went into a dilemma when she did not resign from the post with a stout backing from the legal fraternity, though probed by many proxies of the regime and pressured to accede to the regime’s wishes. That was what compelled the Rajapaksa regime to keep pushing the impeachment process to its final conclusion for a vote in parliament and that is why there is now no turning back for both sides. For the regime, they can not waste time either, with “anti impeachment” protests gaining ground as “anti Rajapaksa” protests. They surely must be feeling their own Sinhala, urban middle class base turning angry against them.

This aggravating tug of war for each others stand point, was taken up by those lawyers who fought to save the CJ, more as a battle on a legal platform. That was what brought this debate about what and how the co-existence between the judiciary and the parliament should be. Ranil Wickramasinghe was in no mind to get into this debate as a democratic political leader. He is NOT prepared to accept a parliament that would have to accept judicial independence in par with the legislature. It was therefore his very abstract a-political interpretation of a “Supreme” parliament, the Rajapaksa regime is firmly fixed to.

His claim for parliamentary supremacy over the judiciary, is not valid and pretty much dangerous for a society that is fighting hard to live democratically, coming from a leader who would not allow any collective decision making within his own party. Ranil Wickramasinghe has proved he is NOT a leader who would allow democracy even within his own party, feeling secure now after he screwed the party to elect him leader for 06 years. There was no report of the UNP parliamentary group deliberating on what their position should be on the impeachment and whether the UNP should participate in the PSC. Therefore, Lakshman Kiriella MP and one of the two MPs who sat in the PSC from the Opposition, took it as his right to say he would abide by the notice of the Appeal Court and said so publicly. But Kiriella could not do what he thought and said was the right thing to do, because Wickramasinghe said “NO” and not the party. There was NO discussion within the UNP on that.

His gagging every UNP Parliamentary Member and denying them from taking an independent position on an extremely important and serious national issue, belittles and contradicts his own position that the parliament is supreme. How can this parliament be supreme, IF the remaining UNP MPs from the 60 elected, can not decide collectively what their position should be in parliament on the impeachment ? IF they are arrogantly gagged and they can not democratically decide, it only means they are compelled to forfeit their right to represent their constituency. Therefore what Wickramasinghe wants as a “Supreme” parliament is one that would decide and act the way he wants. His perception of a supreme parliament is not a democratic House that represents the people, though elected by the people.

Therefore what difference if any is there in UPFA members of parliament voting for the impeachment as dictated by President Rajapaksa because his regime now wants a CJ of their choice and the UNP members of parliament being driven to debate the impeachment motion report and legitimise the action of the Rajapaksa regime, because the UNP leader wants a parliament of his choice to decide his way ?

People’s representation is deformed and warped in there, any way. Wickramasinghe should know best that the vote his party received at the 2010 parliamentary elections is not reflected in this parliament any more. He should also know, after the 1978 Constitution with a powerful Executive Presidency, the parliament is now subordinate to that power in every way. It is not a “supreme” parliament now and can not act supreme, independent of that executive power as a legislating body. This parliament is therefore totally alien to what this society wants and expects from an elected parliament.

In such political context, the UNP decision to allow this regime’s 2013 Budget to go through the House unconstitutionally and with their participation, was not a decision taken collectively by the UNP parliamentarians, but one where the UNP leadership compromised with the political necessity of the Rajapaksa regime. Therefore, having participated in the budget debate and voting against it, in making the unconstitutional Budget legitimate and constitutional, Members like Eran Wickramaratne grumbled in public that the Budget is “unconstitutional”.

Such is what Wickramasinghe is scheming and manipulating over the impeachment motion against the CJ. His decision therefore has to be publicly condemned by every citizen and politically challenged at every level of the party organisation, from local government bodies, through provincial councils to party MPs and electoral organisers. The big question for the UNP is, can they win back some democracy for them in the party, before talking of democracy for the people and society. Or else, any regime change would only mean, a change of faces but not politics of arrogant power.

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    Dear Kusal Perera

    Under the clutches of Rajapakse no opposition party/leader can function effectively. If Ranil tries to be smart, Rajapakse will buy a few more UNP MPs to undermine the position of Ranil. We all know how Rajapakse destroyed the UNP.

    No opposition political leader can win any election against this tyrant; he will play all dirty games to win any election – he very well knows he will be in a huge trouble if he loses the next Presidential election.

    That’s why I have been saying we must bring CJSB as an independent candidate to defeat this tyrant. I think she has the charisma to wipe him out. Of course, all political parties must support her. Her objective should be specific: dissolving the parliament; conducting a fair parliamentary election and dismantling the executive presidency.

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      Why worry about Latimer principles and procedures and ethics? If an elected government does not want a dodgy CJ it should be able to get rid of her after all she was appointed by the government in the first place. When she was appointed the opposition cried foul and now she has become a paragon of virtue to them.Look at all the anti government pundits and traitors trying to split hairs with the impeachment issue . Where were these pundits when the JVP and the Tigers were killing thousands of innocent people ? Where were these traitors when the previous government was prepared to hand one third of the country to the Tigers? Mahinda destroyed the terrorists and saved the country now all these pundits and traitors have got the freedom to undermine the government and try to defend a dodgy CJ. I ask the government to sack all these dodgy judges in the Supreme Court and Appeals Court and throw out the dodgy CJ and also kick the back side of the Black Coats as well. Media people give a place to my comments as you give a lot of publicity to the anti government forces.. Sudu Akka signing off with my love to all! Ha ha ha ha ha…..ha ha ha ….Sudu Akka as always!

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    UNP’s hypocritical stand on the “Standing Orders” issue will further ruin its vote base.The leader can not restrict the conscience of all UNP parliamentarians.

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    Kusal,

    Is it also possible that Ranil is laying a very devious and nasty trap for president Rajapakse? It seems the president has walked into it with his eyes wide open! Pay back time probably for the president for stealing Ranil’ s men in parliament. It is also seeking his revenge cunningly for his defeat in 2005 with the purchased support of the mercenary VP. It is battle of wits between two individuals, in which the interests of the country have no place! However, both have lost in the public eye.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Yes, one of the biggest casualties of this impeachment is RW. As i saw in in several sinhala writings at lankanewsweb and by relatively upright people like Elmore P. whatever (false) claims he had as a “thought leader” to borrow a phrase from RW’s beloved conservative movement, his being stripped mercilesly together with any claims for same by acolytes such as the officials in his party.

    So, please don’t waste your efforts on exposing them.

    The issue that you brought up (asking the opposition to boycott the debate denying the veneer of parliamentary democracy) is not an issue any more either with the SC ruling made public on 3rd.

    If you are serious and has any inkling what this regime is upto ( as you should know as a helpless eyewitness to sivaram’s abduction) your energies and focus must be on much more sinister and dark deeds, as this RW is already in the history of dustbin.

    If you read the process correctly, this has gone beyond so called parliamentary and party politics, where ruling regime can virtually do anything to its opponents, political and ethnic.

    Now this is in the realm of the not upholding the constitution, including RW.

    So, I hope your will focus on these new challenges, instead of flogging dead horses.

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      You are so correct . I for one would never castaway vote for Ranil Wickramasingha ever! And all my relatives and friends have so far been brainwashed with the true state of affairs of course never to trust RW he is one day IF ( not happening) elected to office of the executive will be worse than ,Rajapaksa. JRJ was much cleverer than Ranil but he was also very old. Look at the destruction he caused. This man is already older than JRJ physically and, he is diabetic , he is already worse than JRJ. He has , been extreamly vindictive in this CJ fiasco. He is laying no trap .he has put self before country.
      In the CJ fiasco it is about the office and not about Bandaranayake . But this man does not care. Never ever vote for this thick skinned ,shameless man ever again. Fellow Sri Lankans if you want to vote for the UNP do so but, please no manapes for RW or Premadasas. Why are all these self serving people silent?

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    this “as this RW is already in the history of dustbin” should be read “as this RW is already in dustbin of history”

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    Great stuff Kusal – Keep it coming!
    Ranil Wickramasinghe is NOT a democratic politician, he is a moron with delusions of grandeur to think that the parliament of morons, fools, thugs, criminals and geriatrics is supreme. It is NOT so in form or substance, fact or law!
    Ranil also hates and FEARS the people of Lanka who have never voted for him and will not vote for him to be leader. So how can lead the country except from behind”
    Ranil NEVER speaks to the people or try to explain and educate them on the real issues. He thinks that the Lankan people should be kept ignorant and that he is a GENIUS.. My ASS!
    Ranil is an anti-democrat, a dictator on par with Mahinda Rajapakse with whom he most certainly has a tacit agreement to keep the corrupt parliament show going since he feels SUPREME in a parliament of morons.
    Ranil has gagged UNP party members, BUT the question is why do they NOT revolt against him and follow their conscience and DO THE RIGHT THING”
    WHy are Karu, Sajith, Keerawella etc so spineless, so silent on the impeachment and destruction of democracy? Only the JVP is talking about and exposing the Kangaroo court and challenging the MYTH of the supremacy of parliament generated by Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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    It is unfortunate to view that the democracy, in dependency and whole political and administrative structures are spoiled and deteriorated. There is a big responsibility and roll for new and old media to play. This is high time for all media and their actors to inform the people and mobilize them to achieve true democracy and power. Media and actors of them like Kusal should get together to restore Order, Equity and Freedom of the state. We are lucky to have people like Kusal performing well his role to make the people informed and mobilized. But..we need more and more Kusals!!

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    As usual this stupid man is writing pig-shit nonsense! I wonder whether this man has nothing else to do than consuming internet kilobytes showing his worn out face!

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      The stupid man is you who has his head buried deeply in the sand. People like Kusal provide a yeoman service for democracy by educating the masses.

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    Whoever wrote this mud article of broken English for the man in the picture must be a drunkard and this loiterer has put his face into it!

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      You are pathetic. Get a life man!

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      These are the Lasantha fellow employed by RW writing these comments . Do not worry Kusal that man can not write two lines with out making mistakes . way to go Kusal keep it coming

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    I am not sure why the UNP exists as a political “Party”. It appears to act according to the whims and fancies of its leader, Wickremasinghe and as such for reasons known only to himself fails to provide any tangible opposition to the corrupt and anti-democratic actions of the Rajapaksa regime. Is it because Wickremasinghe feels that the UNP will never come back to power as long as he was leader and so is manipulating his position as the leader and enjoy all the perks that come with that position?

    He may also be colluding with the cunning Rajapaksa to exert his authority over his party MPs. It is a terrible shame that at a time of great need for the country under threat from the vile Rajapaksa brothers the opposition is totally standing idle and neglecting its duty as the elected opposition.

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    few years ago i had lot of respect for RW but now its all gone with the wind , RW’s mentality is somewhat similar to MR , that he thinks every one is dumb & deaf , luckily only RW die hard supporters (absolutely dumb )are backing and standing by him for what ever reasons , as far I see these were/are the few colossal blunders committed by this contemporary Don Juvan.

    1) Sidelining and dumping general SF soon after his release from prison (similar to MR’s dumping after the war victory )
    2) Manipulating the whole process to elect himself for 6 long bloody years (similar to 18 th Amendment )
    3)sidelining all the descent(Sujeewa S, Buddika P, Thalatha A, Dayasiri,Rosi et al )
    4)collaborating with all the” eheiyyas ” (John A, Joseph M, Jayawicrama P , Karunasena K , Tissa A et al )
    5) Having under hand dealing with notorious brothers.
    6) Giving the full blessings for the squalid impeachment saga.

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      …. Srilal, the fact of the matter is there is no alternative leader to Ranil and he is still the most popular UNPer among all Sri Lankans, but I don’t think he is popular enough to defeat Rajapakse…

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        I do not know which plannet you are living in

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        Real Peace ,
        This is a myth that continues to circulate among public for both MR and RW

        1) people who are dumb & deaf believe there is no other potential leader to replace MR among 21 million people.

        2) Equally bias & blind RW supporters continue to spread the same falsehood about RW , that no one is to replace RW , hence continue to put up with his autocratic/selfish /self centered dictatorship .

        i’m afraid i don’t see any truth in both assertions , as far as UNP concern the party needs real reforms not pseudo reforms , UNP needs to change it’s constitution favorable to it’s supporters and the country at large not the party leaders whims & fancies.
        to answer your question about replacement , at the moment karu Jayasooriya is a hopeful , i know he has committed so many blunders after blunders ( without any shame he pole vaulted along with 17 other MPs to strengthen MR’s hand , unsuccessfully tried to challenge RW). if one takes karu’s political career , there are not many corruptions , bulling , misappropriation of funds , abusing power associated with him , so far he has been a gentleman and proved that he is not after money or building a dynasty .

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          Srilal
          A pole vaulter cannot become a party leader. UNP is struggling but don’t make it a laughing stock. Karu J is a nice, good and decent man but he had missed the bus. You must remember he led a gang of pole vaulters. He can still do a good service to the nation as a senior minister in a UNP govt. You have mentioned only one (impossible) person, who else can replace Ranil?

          Hope you have read the first comment in this forum.

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    Kusal’s concerns and fears are clear in berating RW in his last line of his article. ‘Or else, any regime change would only mean, a change of faces but not politics of arrogant power’. May I remind Kusal that to cleanse the Mess and Corruption created by the Rajapaksas and his Cohorts, the future leadership of a regime change certainly needs the Powers to put this country back on it’s tracks and establish Law nad Order. This society can be assured that RW will not use the Powers vested for Political Nepotism as the Rajapaksas has done to promote family and friends. Neither will he try to save any from Corruption or wrong doings as done by MR. The Judiciary will have it’s Independence to perform on it’s own merit and so the Legislature. All Public Servants will have to take Responsibility and Perform without favours and fringe benifits. No one need any connections to know any in the system for what is rightfully due to the masses. This is the difference we will see with a Regime Change in this country, although some are sceptical at the moment fearing of losing their importance in the society as VIPs.

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      Dear Gamini,

      I missed your comments all these weeks. And now I feel fine seeing you re there.

      All the best for you in the new year.

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        Thanks for your kind sentiments. Wish you and your family an eventfull 2013.

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    Tissa A is just a toy boy and mouthpiece for Ranil W. He utters whatever he is asked to. So we dont really know what the UNP stance is on this except that whatever they say doesnt matter the least. The whole party is like a log of dead wood.

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    All UNP MPs can follow the leaders order not to speak on the impeachment and belong to the past or ignore his order and belong to the history of the struggle for modern democracy in Sri Lanka. Laxman Kiriella will definitely take a lead role in that struggle.

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    India planted, spoon-fed, trained and sent LTTE to Sri Lanka. It was like a Lion preying on hare-Sri Lanka was so powerless and helpless. However India did not know they were testing their might against one of the best political brains in the world! When JR trapped India into sending its military and hardware into Sri Lanka against the LTTE the same buffaloes who are hiding behind bushes and fake names and throw mud at Ranil in these forums including Kusal the fool the best, they did everything to sabotage the master plan of JR to redeem this country by making India “cutting its own pig meat on its own pig back”; these buffaloes even bombed the parliament against their own life saving escape route! Finally they succeeded in getting the chief buffalo R Premadasa to send back the Indian Army. This is and was the level of political wisdom and uneducatedness of these mutts who are rebuking Ranil now shamelessly looking away from the reality and truth that Ranil is witnessing a web of self-destruction for the regime! After Indian Army left and this country was destroyed by LTTE what did these assholes say-“yes, we now understand that we made a terrible blunder by not understanding JR’s master plan!”? I wonder whether these assholes understand that the killing of Rajiv Gandhi was a direct result of JR’s IPKA initiative and thereafter the destruction of LTTE though reluctantly had to be tolerated by India due to Rajiv’s killing by the LTTE! Even the LTTE themselves have accepted and announced these historical facts whereas these brainless monkeys are jumping up and down as if a thunder bolt has passed through their assholes uttering utter stupid things against Ranil! If anybody takes the pain to read the last statement of Tissa Attanayake it will be clear that the stance of UNP from the beginning to the end is very correct, factual, practical, shrewd and internationally and strategically viable and correct. It was the UNP who surfaced and questioned the CJ’s husband’s deals with the regime, the regime was exposed and cornered and forced to take action against the CJ’s husband, regime already had a grudge against the CJ and they thought of getting the support of UNP to get rid of CJ, the statement of Ranil about the supremacy of parliament pumped adrenalin to the brainless meat-trunks of the regime, they conducted fast forward and overtime featured impeachment trial and there you are-sinking ever so deep into a quagmire of gradual suffocation and death! While you all fuckers were dragging by the leg of Ranil including those maggots within his own party such as Sajith et al this country is now in the verge of constitutional crisis involving breaching of the very constitution by the Executive and the Legislature signifying that the Executive and the Legislature render themselves unfit to hold their official positions and liable for being impeached for contempt of court and contravention of the constitution! This regime cannot only be liquidated by the timid moronic fuckers like those I referred here but there must be an international intervention. And why must the international help this country of fools like Kusal Perera who are writing mud articles in broken English? This is where the seasoned, genuine, gifted and honest professional politicians like Ranil have the ultimate role to play-the establishment of a democratic government that is accepted, respected and assisted by the international community as being worth of adapting to their network of governance where civility and human rights have a place and a role to play. You racists are living in the Stone Age no contribution can be expected from you here!

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      Suranga:
      That was one of the more poorly-disguised defences of RW by one of the puppet-master’s stooges!

      If you think that ANYONE accepts your description of RW and what is going to unfold for Sri Lanka under his dictatorship (if that ever comes to pass!) you must be dreaming. However, given the fact that your motive in writing this nonsense lies elsewhere, does it matter?

      Incidentally, your suggestion that anyone criticizing RW is a racist really takes the cake!

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    Ranil knows this is the furtherst he can achieve in his political career so the selfish bastard is manipulating everything for his survival. Arsehole goes on gondola rides while the country is facing major crisis’ sponsored bybthe govt at that. Asitha’s wife is RW’s brother Shan’s daughter. He used his Ambassodor status to host Ranil & Maithree to a grandeur holiday at the expense of us tax payers. We have to finance these arseholes holidays also. He wil never give up his position. Bastard will have to rot & die. That’s what he is doing to the party rotting & killing it.

    At a time that opposition can unite to fight the govt’s meglomaniac actions the bastard is scuttling his MP’s from taking a challenging position. He is harping on Anura B’s wrong ruling. The donkey can’t realize that 2 wrongs won’t make a right.

    At least now that the Supreme Court has given a judgement he should take the challenge to the govt & respect the verdict of the judiciary. But I know he won’t b’cos he wants to hang on to his position come what may. Selfish bastard should perish.

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      jack [Edited out]

      It seems your pro-Sajith laundry operation and ling-mud assignment at Sirara lie-first media whore has come to a premature death after Ranil being reelected for 6 years and you pathetic maggot has stepped into internet forums to continue where you left your [Edited out]-dribble diatribe! I am not going to waste my time to answer all of your shit-hole nonsense but prove wrong one of your half-witted concocts. You lunatic grate about “Anura B’s wrong ruling”. Know this well [Edited out]r: Anura Bandaranayake gave the decision with much consultation and deliberation not as an opposition MP but as a UNP party parliamentarian. At that time UNP benefited from AB’s decision. If UNP now were to declared that the Judiciary is supreme then one would think Ranil is a man with memory of two weeks like you! And when the UNP forms the next government the courts would intervene and say “look, you can do this, we are the super power and that fact you have expressed and accepted while you were in the opposition in the years 2012/2013”!!! This is the orphaned and metal retarded state of [Edited out] like this [Edited out] “jack(ass)” who are trying to be the kings of this country! I can imagine how the things might have happened during the Kekille King’s days with a retinue of “instructors” like you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The dilemma that is Ranil! He is faced with a huge conflict, owing to the exercise of insane judgments in the past by the Judiciary, (schizophrenically run) which has been the single biggest reason for the demise of the UNP, and the blame solely falling on Ranil W, and the clamoring opposition against the Government being directed at defending this self same judiciary.

    Ranil’s personal rationale of taking it out on legal eagles, and letting them stew in their own shit, is not sitting well with the populace, and his own MP’s. His assertion that Parliament is Supreme now sounds old fashioned, but if he DOES NOT stress that, the Sarath Silva judgment gets credibility.

    Unfortunately an illiterate populace, and even more illiterate media, who will never understand such basics, are bent on splitting hairs about RW’s stance, and blame him for giving the President a free ride in the impeachment process, and many even have the affront to accuse him of conniving with the President in the current impasse, which he finds amusing.

    It is a terrific story for a convoluted spy novel, but we are playing poker with the future of the Country at stake and only one individual understands what it should be for Sri Lanka to regain its rightful place at the top of the world.

    No guesses therefore that RW is scheming for Mahinda to eat his own shit, and he is dumbfounded that his own party is obstructing him in doing so.

    The game is very simple. Do not challenge the Supremacy of the People as represented by a theoretically democratically elected Parliament. The impeachment process will be handled in the way the Constitution permits, and will be passed by the Govt. with the majority and by Friday, the CJ would be fired. As per the current rules. Then all hell brakes loose!!!

    Hey Presto! Who will look a fool dictator and a moron? MR only. That done, and the Judiciary well and truly compromised, all prior judgments of the SC will be challenged. SC will rule against the Govt. and we will discover that the Parliament is incorrectly constituted. All cross-overs will lose their representations and the 18th Amendment declared illegal, and therefore the 17th will automatically be enforceable, with MR effectively being time barred from challenging RW at the next Presidential.

    TIME is of the essence, and TIMING is most critical. RW therefore does not want to raise any eyebrows, and let his detractors sling mud mercilessly decrying all his dictats as dictatorial. Trust me he is the only true democrat we have who wishes, to reintroduce democracy to the political fabric of Sri Lanka, no matter what allegations have been laid as to how he runs the party. Eventually when he is proved correct, the electorate first and then the Party will forgive him for being sly and not explaining his plan, lest the enemy will stifle him from achieving his goal.

    For the moment let us say, that the conflicting points coming out his spokesman like Tissa Attanayake saying, Parliament is Supreme therefore do not challenge it, and get fooled into going through with SC rulings just yet, and then later forcing Latimer House Principles to dictate how a properly constituted court should act and then accepting the ruling of the Supreme Court when properly constituted, is lost on some biased journalists.

    They should not question a system in Sri Lanka that is inherently flawed today, and try to find rationale in a statement made by Tissa Attanayake, but wait for reason to prevail, correct some of the flaws in the system, and then re affirm the true independence of the Legislature from the Judiciary and Executive, where Parliament reigns supreme as a true reflection of the will of the people, something which it is not today in practice, but in theory cannot be legally questioned.

    We will then get back to the simple principle as in all democracies that Parliament can make laws, and the Supreme Court merely interpret the laws, with BOTH bodies independent of the other and not tainted as it now is.

    Unfortunately until we have enough reasonable people to be able to explain simple concepts, we cannot show the general public what it is we wish to achieve. In truth, because they are unable to make that decision, that they elect representatives, and appoint judges through independent processes, both of which is currently non-existent. So give RW credit for attempting to bequeath a legacy of being a true liberal democrat in an increasingly mindless, violent, lawless state of ruffians, hooligans and murderers disguised as Chief Justices, President’s Counsel, Presidents, Ministers and Members of Parliament. He may be the only true patriot we have left, though I do not wish to use that term, as it now refers only to traitors in Sri Lanka.

    Doesn’t anyone realize all words mean the opposite in today’s Sri Lanka. So Kusal when you say “Arrogant Supremacy” you mean “Modest Democrat”

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      Patta Pal:
      Yours is probably the longest piece of totally unrealistic nonsense ever published in CT.

      Or is yet another effort to totally cover up the behaviour of a man whohas become yet another pandankaraya of Rajapaksa’s with a title that claims the opposite?

      There were many people who believed what you claim RW is. However, very few of them have continued to be deceived.

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    Not only by coming to power one can serve his country or
    democracy or punish tyranny.By not being an obstacle to a
    suitable candidate and stepping aside paving the way for
    someone else to carry the flag,one can achieve desired
    result on behalf of the fellow country men.People are in
    the dark about the next generation leadership from both
    Govt and opposition (mainly UNP)sides.Some are trying to
    argue that Ranil is the only choice for clean governance
    and they forget that Ranil is good for nothing and only
    awaiting his turn on a silver plate. Ranil is a faded figure
    doing or incapable of doing nothing to bring back the shine
    even at this crucial time,thus making life easier for culprits.
    Act now or go to sleep Ranil.

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      Whywhy just hold your horses. You and this country will see who this person Ranil Wickremasinghe is, very soon. RW is not a lackey to be listening to advice of every Tom, Dick and Harry who think they are cat’s whiskers and besides RW is a Leader unlike MR. See what has happened to MR by having over 80 Presidential Advisors and also listening to the advice of every other person and the present plight he is in? This is the difference between MR and RW, and why some hate RW as RW does not care for a tuppence for their advice and the Public can see where such advice has led MR to?

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        gamini,

        It is very nice to hear from you after some silence. Our friend patta pal has written a nice comment, very correct. I fully agree with you that people like whywhy are totally groping in the dark. This whole constitutional crisis is an intrigued scheme by Ranil which the ordinary pedestrian and gallery dweller does not understand. There are some perverts too here who are posting misinformation sensing the initiative Ranil has schemed to lead to the establishment of his government. Knowing this they are trying desperately to prevent the people from reaping the benefits of such change in the governance because these shameless ten-centers are paid by the regime and the leg pullers like Sajith to do such dirty work. The regime would go ahead with the impeachment and drag CJ unlawfully from her seat and probably put her and husband in cells on trumped up charges. And Bingo! This the Pandora’s Box Ranil was dangling for them to open! The possibilities, consequences and developments are now being discussed everywhere by the experts! Hold on to your seats belts everybody! We are in for a nose dive! I am very sorry there would be casualties! But can’t help because it is the general stupid masses that ate milk rice and celebrated the war victory while we were expecting humility, sanity, reconciliation, accountability, peace and normalcy! We will all either perish or get out of this very soon provided the judiciary does not stoop to the despot and its influence and repression and the UN and the Commonwealth takes concrete and tangible measures to uphold the universally accepted and agreed values and laws.

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        First of all Gamini,I’m pleased to see you around.Well,
        if you are so sure that we are all going to see Ranil
        stunts just like that,that’s what we are screaming for.
        That’s exactly what we want,”fight or flight.” Ranil
        agreed with me in his speech on the last UNP convention
        by emphasizing the fact that,it’s time to act.What else
        you and people like our friend Silva waiting for?The most
        recent amazement from Ranil is,reported as having said that
        “only a popular uprising can topple this govt.”Come on
        Gamini and Silva,I kept repeating this same thing about six
        months back and we all were fighting over it and now your
        hero admits “yes,high time we act and act faster.” Silva my
        friend,I have been groping in the dark? Gamini,get set,on
        your mark,and where’s your horse?

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          dear whywhy, politics is a game. We too dearly love to see what you say happening. But look at MARA. Does he do anything he says in public? What happened to Mahinda Chinthanaya, Wonder of Asia, the fish that miraculously walked the distance from Jaffna Sea to the dinner table in South? He said he will appoint, announced too to have done so by a stooge, a panel to look into the decision of PSC so that he can be fully satisfied with his “perverted conscience” about it! Did he do it? Instead he had Madawala Madakariya removed as a warning signal to others in his concocted majority in parliament on the consequences if they ever try to go against the familial despotic mania! We all witnessed how MARA brought people and thugs in thousands to violently protest against the lawfully elected and functioning CJ in front of the most hallowed judicial institution in the country-this dog has emitted shit on the goddess of justice! What about the donkeys who are blaring demanding their own death under Divinasuma guillotine? It is against such a backdrop of imbecilic people Ranil has to make decisions and take steps. Moreover, go into all these internet forums and posts and notice the utter uneducated, mislead, immature and populist ideas and demands made by 95% of contributors! Judging by these indicators do you think time is ripe for Ranil to embark on any campaign to get rid of this regime? Wise men do not take decisions by the spur of the moment! Their thought processes are logical, healthy, scientific, pragmatic and above all legal. It is only these third-class uneducated buggers who are writing this rubbish but when there is action that demands their participation they never come out!

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    Ever since we got Independence the Parliament was run by two major powers and they make sure no body else will interfere into their property…..either judiciary or SC or Appeal’s court.

    RW’s priority is not to seek justice for the people or CJ whom should be his first priority to serve people he represent………but to help MR to hold onto parliament powers for the long term financial, political and administrative benefits.

    I am still tryying to find what RW’s annual parliament pay……as Tiran Alles said on the other day in parliament debate that RW is getting Rs: 86 Million Per year. I still don’t know if this true or this amt.is for the whole UNP MP’s as salary……only if anybody could confirm.
    Maybe Mr.Kusal Perera could find out.

    I personally think that Parliament is run like a family business…..and the reason for UNP two PSC members not participating for the Appeal’s court hearing could be part of this deal.

    Ranil’s dream of becomming the next President is just a dream,…….. but with a hefty Rs:86 million as opposition Leader’s annual salary….one cannot say it’s a dream..

    Win or Loose Ranil Wins.

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      Jayantha,

      You sick laundry man, before you find out Ranil’s pay, first reveal how much dollars you are paid by MARA or Sajith! Or rather I think it is only in the range of two three kilos of rotten pig bones per week before what you write is just cat-shit on the rock! Your nonsense is not worth of a reply by me but I take this pain on behalf of the readers! If you ever attended school and have overcome your genetic moronism at least a shade beyond that of the timid kallathoniya in Kelaniya the Mervyn, then read the SC ruling together with the latest statement issued by UNP after Ranil’s arrival after your much highlighted “gondola ride” and find to your dismal surprise inter alia whay Ranil said in Parliament not to send summons to them-because in the very law directly applicable to the legal system in the country there is provision exclusively for the judiciary to hear the allegations when a SC judge is involved in the allegations! You immature and prematurely born people do not even imagine the scope and depth of Ranil’s political exposure and understanding! By the way have you found out what Tiran Hulus fucker has done to all the money he stole from Fonny? Is it that money that is consuming Bill Gate’s kilobytes not?

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        Sorry, because I was writing to this trivial man I did not double check and hence two corrections: 4th line 1st word “because”, last word in the comment “now”

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        Silva,

        First I don’t know if you have any connection to outever famous ex.CJ Sarath N.Silva or Asoka Silva….the two crooks who manupulated our constitution making way for a Bull Dog to buy opposition MPs…and with 18th Amendment to extend Presidency for life time and making loose of Tsunami Thief……So I don’t know if you are part of that class.
        To be honest I am neither MARA or Sagith clan. I am indipendent thinker. Hope you now know me.

        Please Go to the following web sites and see what you hear.

        http://www.derana.lk/index.php?route=programs/programs/programdetails&pid=85&vid=5582&page=2

        Hear what ex CJ Sarath Silva say about Ranil and also MR.
        Hear how gon MARA went ahead with the hedging gamble and lost closer to one Billion US dollars by now(Premium+interest+lawyers fee)…which we tax payers have to pay.

        Also listen to following Video in the web.

        Dear Madam CJ.Shirani Bandaranayke and the Judiciary..

        First I honestly tell you all that PLEASE DO NOT TRUST RANIL WICKREMASINGHE TO HELP YOU TO GET HIS SUPPORT. HE INFACT IS A DOUBLE CHARACTER….OR A POLITICAL CROOK WHO IS EVER SERVING HIS MASTER MR BY GETTING AN ANNUAL SALARY OF 86 MILLION RUPEE (OUR MONEY THROUGH MR) AS A BRIBE.

        THE REASON I TELL IS DUE FOLLOWING REASONS.
        ———————————————————————–
        1) RW not only, did not participate to hear the Appeals court hearing…but also restricted the other two UNP PSC members from attending it.

        Please read and listen to the following VIDEO what Mr. Wickremasinghe said during the SiriKotha UNP party membership drive.

        http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/24804-media-must-apologise-to-unp-ranil.html

        1)Ranil clearly say that finally SC said what HE said was the correct decision…..what his correct decision….
        I want to know what correct decision SC verdict to say what RW said was correct.
        What Appeals court said was that Parliament PSC CJ verdict was unconstitutional and viod……So what is Ranil saying other than Lying.

        2) Also RW says that SC CANNOT TOPPLE MR GOVERNAMENT……..I want to know who said that SC is trying to topple MR govt……It is utter lies…….Both CJ, SC, Appeals court and WE are only looking for justice for CJ with an impartial hearing and not to topple the govt.

        3)RW also say that he is treated like a FOOT BALL WHERE HE BOUNCE WHENEVER HE IS BEEN HIT.

        WE KINDLY TELL MR.RANIL THAT HE IS ALREADY A FOOTBALL WITHOUT AIR. THERE IS NO POINT HIM TO THINK WINNING ELECTIONS WHILE HE IS IN THAT SEAT…..AND MAY BE HE KNOWS IT……But with a Rs: 86 million annual pay…….he don’t mind dreaming to be ever to be the opposition leader.

        4)IF RW and the UNP PSC two members came for the Appeals Court Hearing, it would have sent a strong message to MARA not to play politics with Judiciary and with country’s constitution……

        BUT HE PURPOSLY SKIPPED IT AND ALSO FORCED THE 2 UNPer’s not to attend……following MARA’s advise.

        Now he is shedding crocodile tears telling “Speaker to Intervene”……It is the biggest joke one could hear for the whole life. Whom he try to deceive…..MR Paid Joker. Don’t he know that MR is already a dictator. while RW think of winning election in 2014…….What a Joke.

        RANNIL YOU LET US AND THE WHOLE UNP DOWN AND HUMILIATED. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

        Finally I tell Mr.Wickremasinghe…..Please if you have any bit of self respect left…..don’t go to President’s house to have BLACK COFFEE WITHOUT SUGAR.

        IF YOU WANT I WILL SEND YOU THE BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD….ETHIOPIAN OR COLUMBIAN COFFEE……BUT FOR OUR ONE SAKE AND RESPECT PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM GOING TO PRESIDENT’S HOUSE TO HAVE BLACK COFFEE.

        IF YOU WANT TO MEET PRESIDENT…..MAKE IT IN THE PARLIAMENT.

        PLEASE FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MADAM CJ.BANDARANAYKE.

        Thank you.

        Dear Madam CJ.
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        The coming days are going to be very hard for you, SC, Judiciary and all of us who love you for the justice and we people you stand for.

        But please have a lot of extra courage, patience and Will Power and never GIVE UP….

        With God’s help you will come as a winner…….and I am ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE OUR GOD ALMIGHTY WILL PROTECT YOU AND WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY. JUST LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE AND ACT ON IT.

        REMEMBER HE DIED FOR ALL OF US….AND YOU ARE BEEN PREPARED FOR THIS….AND PLEASE TAKE IT COURAGESLY AND WITH FAITH.

        YOU HAVE ALREADY WON THE BATTLE AND GOING TO STAY IN YOUR SEAT AS LONG AS YOU WANT AND NO ONE CAN CHASE YOU BECAUSE HIS SPITIT IS WITH YOU.

        PLEASE HAVE YOUR FAITH IN HIM….AND WE PRAY FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR PROTECTION.

        GOD BLESS YOU.

        Silva…After reading this Guess yourself what I ment on Ranil.
        He is still a slimy person to me….Choice is yours.

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          Mr. Jayantha, I will need some time to give a complete reply to your long post. However after a glance I see you are not fully conversant with the facts, the line of thinking of Ranil and UNP as a political leader and a party. I am thousands fold confident you have never come across and spoken to someone knowledgeable in the party about these issues or made serious analysis of UNP politics. How and why do you hold these views? I think you are getting most of these things from the media in the country. I don’t think I ever require telling you there is no free media any more in this country from a long time-after Eknaligoda and Lasantha all these timid unprincipled traitors so called “journalists” are fornicating themselves. The collective consciousness of people have been totally conditioned and destroyed by the regime and no wonder you are writing these views believing they are genuine facts. My only request to is to speak to someone in the party who can explain these things to you, watch the television debates where top UNP party leaders feature, undertake more skeptical, penetrating and pragmatic research into the political realities in the country. By looking at the effort you have made in compiling your post I feel you deserve better than sometimes harshly treated by me since I cannot help write the way I write as your comments make me do that. When you say you do not belong to any party then why must you make all this efforts and then face brick bats? Criticizing just for the sake of criticizing will not result in anything other than just frustration and humiliation which I do not think any human subject himself to. If you are so much fervent I think you have to either join some party or form your own party advocating and promoting your new way doing politics. If you intend to play the role of being a critique and a torch carrier then I don’t feel inclined to assume so reading from the content you write trying to send Ranil to the political guillotine. A political critique would write independent articles from a broader and vivisectionist perspective to reveal the hidden facts and guide the society into civilized, moral, ethical, rational and saner territory where they can personify the founding principles of democracy.

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    Look at all the anti government pundits and traitors trying to split hairs with the impeachment issue . Where were these pundits when the JVP and the Tigers were killing thousands of innocent people ? Where were these traitors when the previous government was prepared to hand one third of the country to the Tigers? Mahinda destroyed the terrorists and saved the country now all these pundits and traitors have got the freedom to undermine the government and try to defend a dodgy CJ. I ask the government to sack all these dodgy judges in the Supreme Court and Appeals Court and throw out the dodgy CJ and also kick the back side of the Black Coats as well. Media people give a place to my comments as you give a lot of publicity to the anti government forces.. Sudu Akka signing off with my love to all! Ha ha ha ha ha…..ha ha ha ….Sudu Akka as always!

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      Sudu Akka says,

      “.. Ha ha ha ha ha…..ha ha ha ….Sudu Akka as always!..” emitting a familiar voice heard when walking by the ward of deranged women from “love sickness” in the Angoda mental hospital!

      gamini says,

      “The above symptoms are a clear indication when women reach the stage where Men-Pause and walk away. Nothing can be done to redeem, best allow them to wallow in their fantasies”! which will be the only solution on earth for Sudu Akka (a bitch asshole of which mara parks in senile dick) with the following fitting:

      There is a ripe brinjal grown out of a plant from the seeds mara delivered around the country spending millions of rupees for hype. I would be only too happy to sacrifice it for quenching the “thirst” of Sudu Kukkee! It is multi-purpose and she could cook and eat it or swallow it like mara does to our country!!!!!!

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    The above symptoms are a clear indication when women reach the stage where Men-Pause and walk away. Nothing can be done to redeem, best allow them to wallow in their fantasies.

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    I am very sorry to see what a beautiful country that British Governed and gave us and leaving after Independence.

    Ever since the Hambantota Village Gon Harak started coming to Parliament….the whole country was robbed by those VILLAGE UNEDUCATED UNCULTURED CROOK THUGS.

    IT’S TIME TO KICK THESE HORA GAME HORU THAKKIDIAS OUT. THEY MESSED THE WHOLE COUNTRY, IT’S ECONOMY,INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION,HEALTH,AGRICULTURE, EMPLOYMENT, SOCIETY AND COMMUNITIES.

    NOW THE GOVT. WHILE EXPORTING OUR WOMEN TO MIDDLE EAST……EXPORT MEN TO SOUTH KORREA….AND SEND BOAT PEOPLE TO AUSTRALIA.

    THIS IS THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY AFTER INDEPENDENCT…AND VILLAGE GON HARAK BOORU POLITICIANS RUINED AND STOLE THE COUNTRY UPTO THE BONE.

    IT’S TIME TO HANG THEM IN GALLE FACE GREEN.

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