24 August, 2019

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Shafi Saga: Complaint Lodged Before JSC Against Dubious Conduct Of Kurunegala Magistrate

Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association has lodged a complaint with the Judicial Services Commission requesting a probe into the dubious conduct of Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam in the case heard against Dr. Shafi Seigu Shihabdeen.

Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam’s dubious intentions came to light when it was revealed his wife Hiroshinie Hewawasam, is an employee of the Kurunegala hospital, working under racist hospital Director Dr. A M S Weerabandara, when the Magistrate dismissed the State’s withdrawal of the three-month detention order against Dr. Shafi and further remanded the Doctor last week.

Dr Shafi Siyabdeen

Ideally, the Magistrate should have stepped down instead of presiding over the case against Dr. Shafi but he chose to take the case up despite glaring conflicts of interest and now it is said that he even manipulated evidence that painted his pal – Dr. A M S Weerabandara in an unflattering light.

Soon after the Kurunegala Magistrate further remanded Dr. Shafi – despite the CID B report clearing him of any wrongdoing – details emerged of the Magistrate manipulating evidence presented before the Court last week in order to paint Dr. Shafi in a guilty light while ensuring his partner-in-crime Hospital Director Weerabandara escaped any criticism.

In the interconnected web involving racist hospital authorities, racist area Police including the Kurunegala DIG Kithsiri Bandara with free access to media spun the web of lies to trap Dr. Shafi. Now it appears the parties invested have taken every measure possible to ensure their tracks are covered, but to no avail.

The Police had received some 615 complaints regarding ‘sterilizations’ by Dr. Shafi and almost 468 had been lodged following the hysteria on sterilizations. Eventually the number of investigatable complaints had dropped to 11 and further probing had revealed only three of them could have been effectively investigated.

The nine other claims were fabrications of the Hospital Director Weerabandara to which includes falsified hospital records, concerns lodged as complaints and adding tubal ligations that were consented to, as those performed without consent.

This complaint against the Magistrate comes against the backdrop of another investigation launched by the Special Crimes Unit of the Police, to verify the ‘sterilization’ allegations made against Dr. Shafi as per the instructions of the Acting IGP.

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  • 16
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    Almighty, please safe this paradise nation from the grip of evils and pave way for the hard working masses to lead a happy life they deserve. Never again allow the family members of anyone in power in the past even contest any more election. Let fresh blood steer the country to prosperity void of corruption and bribes.

    • 8
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      How would these two complaints made by the wife of Dr. Shafi and the Young Journos against the sitting Magistrate of the Kurunegala Court Sampath Hewawasam unfold?

      What are the provisions in our Judicial System to ensure justice is upheld?

      In the interim what happens to the concerned Magistrate?

      Does he still continue to sit on the Bench of the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court and deliver Justice, which could be flawed?

      What action can the Judicial Services Commission take? Is the JSC a tiger without TEETH?

      Will Dr. Shafi be further victimized by our legal system? What happens to the Kurunegala DIG Kithsiri Bandara?

      What action would the “righteous minded” GMOA take with two of their members (Dr. Hiroshinie Hewawasam and doctor wife of DIG Kithsiri Bandara) embroiled in this SORDID episode?

      If there is evidence that DIG Kithsiri Bandara has doctored evidence would he be forthwith interdicted for an impartial inquiry and investigation?

      If the Director of the Kurunegala Hospital Dr. A.M. S Weerabandara has LIED under OATH at the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court can he be interdicted, arrested and remanded for PERJURY?

      In the present context where the CID has categorically stated in open court that there is no evidence against Dr, Shafi and they are withdrawing his detention order.

      What follows next? Will the JSC sit on the complaints and wait till the cows come home to take action on the two complaints which are of very serious nature?

      Can any LEGAL LUMINARY apprise readers of the CT and others as to what the answers are to the above questions?

      OR —- WOULD THE JUSTICE SYSTEM GRIND ALONG AT BULLOCK CART SPEED AND LET THE PERPETRATORS GET AWAY SCOT FREE?

      They are all very relevant questions to the GENERAL PUBLIC who are normally at wits end to conjure up the right impressions as to what is wrong in our Judicial System.

      • 1
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        Leave the sterilization business alone, because without foreign expertise to scan the fallopian tubes for damage to the fimbria will not be detected by gynaecologists like Wilfred Perera in whose time these instruments were not available. Routine tests are not going to show the sophisticated crime committed by compressing the fimbria with fingers during surgery. So exonerating a person without a thorough investigation is denying justice to the affected. But what about other charges of amassing wealth which cannot be accounted for. Has he received money from abroad from terrorist organisations or extremist individuals. Towards what was this donation for. Now that Hisbullah has been found to have received money from a banned terror organisation, this case also should be explored. As for Hisbullah he says that the money was used for building sharia university, though it may not be the truth. In the absence of any projects as such in this case, it can be justifiably suspected that the money was a gift for sterilizing Sinhalese women. If women who complained are not willing to be investigated, why statistical methods are not being resorted to in finding out the difference in results of other surgeons.

    • 4
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      CT,

      So far none of the 1,000 women have come forward to tested so far about sterilizations.

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/None-of-the-complainants-had-come-for-tests-at-Castle–De-Zoysa:-DGSH/155-171417

      Are the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist “ women following Para-Sinhala “Buddhism “, that is an Insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha, Of, are they taking instructions from the Para-Sinhala Racists?

      Let the truth prevail. People need the Truth.

      What did Buddha say about the truth? Investigate!

  • 12
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    What is not dubious in this country ? Parliament, media, journalists, priests, politicians, professionals,drivers, Customs, police, judges ?

    It will be interesting to investigate whether any of our high judges or their families, had benefits from foreign governments– foreign trips, scholarships, visas etc after the 19 amendment inquiry.

    Corruption of soul takes many forms

  • 14
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    Jail Ven. Ghanasara for life and release this innocent Muslim doctor. Modern human rights. Target your political enemies every way possible. Asian Drug business is from $ 30 billion to $ 61 billion worth. Organized Crime supported even by European Union and NGO-dollar Kaakkaas.

  • 11
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    This is Sorry Lanka. What else one can expect. Magistrates and judges dont fall from the sky and they are also recruited from the same lot who have lost all sense of decency and fairness. Obviously this moronic judge should not have sat at the bench in this case. His Japanese wife, Hiroshima Hewawasam, is emanating a bad, offensive vasam (smell) into already stinking affair. DIG’s wife also stinking from GH Kurunagala. Director, Dath Dosthararaya. also stinking under the shadow of Weeramonkey the great Beraya. All these low lives plotted against this poor Muslim doctor. Rabid and naked racism at its peak. I hope JSC will take this up and see how warped their judicial procedural fairness. But in a land of the blind these things dont stink or arouse their sensitivity. They are immune to all this fairness business. It is a lost cause in the land of Poor Buddha.

  • 15
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    This case is a conspiracy. The doctors of this country are politicized and act in the most unethical manner. The GMOA is in the grips of one such faction. Kurunegala being the latest bastion of Rajapakshe power obviously has a whole coterie of such nasty racist people working in the hospital, the police etc. If you look at how they all ended up in the same location where they can connive it will reveal some of the players. It was the intention of the Rajapkshes to nurture radical groups within the Muslim community and the Buddhist clergy so they can play one against the other to their advantage. These groups lay hidden to be used when the time was right. Ignoring the warnings and letting the slughter of 250 odd innocent people, then using this to stir up anti Muslim riots were all part of the plan. Sirisena is in the Rajapakshe camp. He was recruited soon after he became president by one GOTA who held secret discussions with him. Thus began the undermining of the current government. GOTA never acted alone. In all these events there was also the hidden hand of a foreign power scheming to bring back a regime loyal to them no matter what the damage caused to the country.

  • 13
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    As time passes it is evident that Dr. Shafi is being framed. However those goons who are doing it are digging the hole deeper for themselves each day. There are plenty more decent and highly achieved and respected individuals have come out in defense of finding the truth. Latest is a letter from eminent Prof. Wilfred. S. E. Perera the oldest living obstetrician-gynecologist in Sri Lanka. Says it all … https://ibb.co/D8pxFjj (musaawada weramani shikka padan samadi aami)

  • 17
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    The complaints made to the Judicial Services Commission against the Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam are of a very serious nature.

    With the country’s leading newspapers, the Ceylon Daily Mirror, the Ceylon Daily News and leading websites like the Colombo Telegraph carrying articles naming the Kurunegala Magistrate and also reporting that his wife Dr. Hiroshinie Hewawasam is also attached to the Kurunegala Hospital where this whole saga unfolded does not bode well for our country’s Judicial System which is already under scrutiny by the International Community.

    When the Dr.Shafi case came up before him for the first time Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam should have recused himself, which he has NOT done. Instead as complained, if he has manipulated evidence it is a very serious issue.

    What I cannot understand is, do these people including the Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam and many others like him think that they could get away from such blatant indiscretions and escape JUSTICE?

    What next? THE COUNTRY AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ARE WATCHING !!

    • 0
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      The complaints made to the Judicial Services Commission against the Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam are of a very serious nature.

      Tell me something Ashy,

      Who are these Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association? Where is their office; in Colombo or Kurunegala? Are Sinhala Men and women writers? Are they Tamil writers? Are they Muslim men only writers? Who are they? What all these games are?

      It is Election time. Ranil has to have rescued all the thieves and police, alike, from the hands of justice (, not from Old Royals). He, now, is struggling to make peace again with the West fearing they may defeat his candidate or make his enemies to win in the UNP. If Vaalaiththodam wins, Ranil will be ousted out of the party. Unlike Old King, Old Brother Prince will never form Trio Union with Ranil. Either way it is trouble for Ranil. Ranil doesn’t have enough time to make money again to buy his weight of Gold for Ezhumalaiyan, for easy handling.

      Ranil once again want to have Tamils and Muslim in his side. But Rishard who was working with Old King during the Coup, once again leaning on Old King. He is not ready to join Ranil’s cabinet. Hakeem wants to book another trip for Mecca hotel with whole Muslim entourage o decide whether to support Vaalaiththodam or Old Brother Prince. He is less cared about Peethal Chinkalam Ranil. Now Sumanthiran is last hold to Ranil. So, yesterday he was creating additional flood in Colombo crying that he missed learning Tamil in his young age but nothing now is getting in his brain. You remember New King made speech in UNGA last year that the world politicians are crook, not being like Mandela? That is original Chinkalam; isn’t it?

      • 1
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        Mallaiyuran,

        Leave it to the Judicial Services Commission to find out who the Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association is. A few Sri Lankans could come together and form an association and that is a right we citizens have. It could be associations, forums, Senas, pakshas, parties, groups or anything else they may call themselves.

        Are you living in Sri Lanka or are you living in the Moon?

    • 1
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      Ashay D,

      Champika says, get the data from Sinhala and Tamil doctors who have performed the cesarean operations on the women, and compare, the results in statistically valid manner, with sufficient samples.

      https://www.adaderana.lk/news/56596/issue-of-dr-shafi-can-be-resolved-within-a-week-patali

      So far none of the women who complained have come forward to be tested. They know they are Liars, just like the slew of Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist “ accusers, who are insults to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

      These Para-Sinhala liars are trying to find a way out of the racist lying ness they have got into.

  • 16
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    What a disgraceful silence from GMOA who are so quick to protest on issues that have no concern to them, re unfair charges and arrest of Dr Shafi.

  • 12
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    Babapunchi, now you understand why Tamils wanted foreign judges to hear the murders by armed forces. If sinhalas lost the faith than how about Tamils and Muslims. There is no system at all in SL.

  • 1
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    in this modern age the accusations must be investigated and action taken for false allegation or proof of illegal sterilization. The media unfortunately distorts this view by not publishing it please pay heed to the veteran gynecologist Wilfred Perera. not
    heeding to it is tree trechoury

  • 11
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    No tourist should come to a basket case of a country like Sri Lanka. innocent are in jail. Monks who are sexual abusers cannot be jailed.

    • 8
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      Hear hear to that. SL was named “best place to visit in 2019” not because of its scenic beauty but for the penchant of its inhabitants to kiss ass whenever they see white skin (otherwise known as hospitality). And guess what, all the tourism we got after Easter Sunday was exclusively from India and the Middle East (Places that the natives exclusively hate) and most of the “hoda suddo” (Euro and American stock) didn’t show up after SL was exposed in the foreign press for being a racist dump. And yes Monks cannot be jailed i.e. “To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” ~Voltaire~

    • 1
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      CT,

      The Kurunegala Doctor was released on bail today by the crooked Kurunegala magistrate.

      Expose, expose and expose the racists, crooks and all the Para-Sinhala racists who are insults to to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

  • 4
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    Once again Lankan have proven their immorality. The politicians framed a innocent doctor and thousands of greedy unethical women signed in for money. Some are staff who work with the doctor, some are patients who have benefited from his services, some had never met the doctor in their life , some are relatives of a patient the doctor had seen and they all wanted easy money which was promised by the politicians. When asked to report for checkup in govt teaching hospital(castle street teaching hospital) not even one showed up. In the mean time Weerabandara (cant address him as doctor) has been busy forging signatures and falsifying old records. Proxies of MR/MS were baying for DR,s blood. MR wanted a statistical and epidemiological study based on the false complaints, BBS,Ganasara were were busy spewing venom against Muslims, , Rathana went on a one day fast, media was churning fake news to keep the momentum, Wimal took up the matter in and outside of Parliament the this whole saga was orchestrated to create more hatred and violence. This is Lankans very own culture , ethics and Buddhist teachings which they have been following for years. Pathetic losers.

  • 0
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    This whole case revolves about improper procedure , improper and corrupt investigations by a head of a hospital but I see no input from the President or Prime minister. The whole investigations revolve around laymen starting to pass judgement. The numbers are significant, It is a sensitive subject that can be addressed in public. These women deserve proper care not a impersonal invite for investigations. On the other hand why is the PM and President quiet on this issue?

  • 0
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    This is why the UN HR commission insists that a foreign team of judges should her HR violations. Even the former CM Northern province to makes the same comment. the magistrate has a conflict of interest and gets favors done for his wife the hospital director

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