23 October, 2018

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SC Judges Abrew And Marasinghe To Be Impeached – Political Judges To Be Punished

The government of Sri Lanka has decided to impeach two Supreme Court judges namely Rohini Marasinghe and Sarath De Abrew sources close to Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe told Colombo Telegraph.

Justice Rohini Marasinghe

Justice Rohini Marasinghe

According to the sources the government had concluded investigations into judge Rohini Marasinghe and especially her husband who was operating a legal consultancy that had direct links to the cases that was presided by his wife and her work concerned.

Judge Sarath De Abrew on the other hand who has a history of violent behavior, currently has a case pending against him at the Mount Lavinia Magistrates Courts filed by a woman who was assaulted by him with a pistol. The woman in concern had initially recorded her statement with the Mount Lavinia Police earlier on the 26th of June 2015.

In an earlier related incident Judge De Abrew had gone on to display his violent streak in the Business Lounge of the Bangalore airport where he verbally abused his colleagues when returning from a Judges conference. In that particular incident on the 23rd April 2013, he was reported to be boisterous for over a ten minute period. During that time Judge De Abrew had gone on to hit one of his colleagues with a bottle of water leaving many other onlooking passengers at the Business Class Lounge in awe.

This move comes in the wake as the government is on a drive to bring about discipline and professionalism to the judiciary.

The mop up operation to debar unscrupulous elements especially among the Supreme Court judges themselves, has already commenced with disciplinary inquiries being held for district judges and magistrates who were involved in politics and misconduct.

According to our source, the government has already concluded inquiries regarding many other judges who were in question.

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    First of all Colombo Telegraph should be sued for publishing false articles. Check your facts. CT should be closed down permanently.

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    Can someone with comprehensive information list the proven atrocities committed by the judges in general for the information of the Members of parliament. An MP

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    There should be a presidential commission committed to study and in investigate illegal appointment of judges and misconducts of judges . Report to president. now there is no judicial ethical code yet in our country. Now even for obvious misconduct and criminal act of superior court judges can not be questioned by the Cj of the country.there should be law to enabling the cj to take action against such acts.

    Very recently a case of sexual abuse filed against a Sc judge,
    bar association requested cj to refrain allocating bench but what happened we all.know that the particular judge wrote to cj saying that you have no power to control…..

    So it has to be ratified immediately
    Person seeking perfect judiciary

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    Justice S De Abrw is gentleman and thomian. whatever may be the allegations, they are all unproved. he is presumed to be innocent. why cant the govt await the result of the MC case. afterall his reasoning in judgments are superb. His english is top quality being a thomian unlike some in the SC who murder the queen. sympathizer of innocents

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      Oh! he is a Thomian. Now I understand the servant girl abuse story.

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    atrocities? they are plenty from magistrates to some of the SC judges. This is a general obsvation, not these two. you need to write books on it. cant do that by comments. Bribery raids of Magistrates to SC judges a must. Judges are not above Law

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    The standards at the Supreme court began falling from the day Sarath.N.Silva became Chief Justice!

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      Our justice system has failed us since the independence where the useless judges allow cases to drag on decades without a shame. My sister bedridden just won the court case from a tenant that refused to pay for last 10 years and the house she worked hard for 40b years to pay the loan is in ruins and she is bedridden to go there to live and my elder sister who worked in Middle East to pay for her house died without ever winning the case that went for 2 decades.
      My friend whose house was occupied for 70 years by a business tenant never paid the rent and of 70 years of legal battles died 3 months ago without ever winning the case.For 3 generations fought the court battles and it’s beggars belief how heartless the judges and lawyers are in out country.If ever they meet with a road accident I will never help to save them.They will all rot in hell and hope if this judge is convicted will spend his time in jail.

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    Hey! Priyanthi, You mean to say that Thomians are abusers of women. Look at Mahinda. He is also a Thomian, so are his three sons. Do you mean to say that they gentlemen? Bull shit.

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      No, this can’t be, surely!

      If it is sarcasm, “priyanthi’s” comment deserves a green approval, but even I went for the red disapproval.

      I am far too sadly aware that for some idiot “Thomians” the Old School Tie remains the only thing other than a smattering of English (it is rarely more than that) that allows them to think that they are actually homo sapiens.
      [Edited out]

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      [Edited out]

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    What about Aravinda Perera? Judge who had played out the bank to the tune of 20 million and hid the case docket where bank had filed action against him. It is a presidential commission that can do justice with warrant to inquire into the malpractices of all the judges be it A B or Z. Mr Sirisena the laundry man over to you

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    Mr Rajitha every coin has two sides. look at the good side of Judge Abrew. pls don’t rush into impeachment. give him an opportunity reform himself by apologizing to the victims at his hands. This is a conspiracy hatched by a certain interested persons to go to supreme court.

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    Judges travelling in Mercedes with backup security most of time abuse the privilege violating blatantly the traffic rules. certain days when a judge gets late the Galle Colombo road is cleared in advance. people say it is a judge. better find out who it is for there are lot in dehiwela wellawatha and mount. people curse them for this because they don’t run a security threat on our land as they are still respected for the sake of some. solution?

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    Priyanthi.

    My Gosh! I was unaware Sarath De Abrew was a Thomian.He has disgraced his Alma Mater.There were so many Thomians who adored the Supreme Court bench in the past,like Sir Arthur Wijeyewardena.

    DPJ.
    Mahinda was by no means a Thomian;True his sons went there.One of them is widely believed to be involved in the murder of a fellow THOMIAN who also played Rugger for STC!
    Many,may not be aware that Anura B.was refused admission to STC,during the days of Canon.R.S.de.Saram-when he was Warden; SWRD an Old Thomian himself,had no choice but to send Anura to Royal.

    What I am trying to highlight here is the general fall[or Plunge?] of Standards all round.

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    Do judges actually need back up security. Judges were not in need of them as they commanded public respect and were never suspected. Some ministers of the present govt move about without tight security. Tony Blair travels by public transport. Dr Dahanayaka used train as his mode of transport. Why can’t the judges move about without causing public nuisance on the streets and be exemplary to the rest of the country

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    I am justified in my comment after reading an article. Whether I was misled by the write up I don’t know. The link this

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=103175

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    Thanks.I did read this link. Notwithstanding all this what went wrong with him?

    English judges are not appointed to the higher Judiciary based on their excellence.Moral turpitude is the prime need with a little bit of knowledge of the Law!

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    Many thanks to CT for practising journalism in the interest of the public. Since no reader has commented adverse to H/L Marasingha out of 96 comments it is nothing but fair that her image is taken off the news item. Thank you.

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      No comments about Rohini Marasinghe becos what she [Edited out]

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    Even now it is not late for the Bar Association to resolve that its members will not appear before any bench where Sarath Abrew J is a member or when he presides

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