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Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange”

The sitting De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris had asked for a dipomatic posting to the United Nations, London or Milan, in exchange for his resignation from Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe, Colombo Telegraph learns.

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

During a one on one meeting held with Wickremesinghe Mohan had agreed to resign from his post in exchange of a diplomatic posting to one of the three above destinations.

Surprisingly the Prime Minister has also agreed to the ‘ exchange’ in principle, but offered an alternative destination- Brazil.

On Thursday, Minister Rajitha Senaratne had unexpectedly put the plan in a ‘soup’ after responding to a question, by saying that Pieris had agreed to resign.

The statement by Senaratne was seen as a ” breach of confidence” by the Pieris faction, and had caused an immediate rethink of strategy.

Pieris was to resign on Monday, the 25th of January as per the initial plan. However, the next step following the declaration by Senaratne and the story that he had sought an ‘exchange’ is still unclear.

Pieris was found within the premises of Temple Trees on election night, in clear violation of the integrity of his position and that of himself.

Earlier, Colombo Telegraph learns that Pieris had sought the support of certain Presidents Counsel to send ” messages” across to the powers that be that he would not be intimidated into leaving his position, following Senaratnes claim.

Thereafter a person identifying himself as the ” spokesperson” for the Chief Justice refuted claims of Rajitha Senaratne. But the “spokesman” confined himself to saying that Pieris “had not resigned” when in actual fact Pieris was to resign.

The word play, and the immediate backtracking of the spokesperson following questions posed by journalists provided insight into the “thought process’ of Pieris.

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Lawyers Call For De Facto CJ Pieris To Step Down

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  • 67
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    Why not not inSri Lanka Itself- Either welikada or Bogambara

    • 41
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      Mohan Peiris – “part of the coup” is not suitable to be in government post in Sri Lanka. So he is about to be sacked but in a decent way. But he want to represent Sri Lanka in international arena. This is the joke of year 2015.

      • 13
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        Web

        Why not send him to UN. Then recall him and impound his passport too till the investigations on the attempted Coup and Fraud Case under investigation is over.

        Levi

    • 30
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      The Attorney General and the Police,

      Arrest the De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris.

      There is Ample Evidence.

      What are you waiting For?

      Anura Kumara Dissanayaka

      JVP Press Conference on 21.01.2015

      • 26
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        Yes, and Ranil is NOT the God Father of the Nation to pardon anyone. The people gave the vote to Maithripala Sirisena to punish the corrupt and this he must do to send a strong message to all politicians and public servants.
        Ranil enjoyed perks whilst he was the opposition leader so he does not understand the hardships and mental agony the people of this country were subjected to by MR and his cronies. PEOPLE VOTED FOR JUSTICE AND ALL CORRUPT MUST BE PUNISHED.
        If Ranil interferes to obstruct justice to liberate his old pals, we the citizens of democratic Sri Lanka will throw him out again come general elections.

      • 12
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        Amare

        I totally agree with you. “Arrest the De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris. There is Ample Evidence. What are you waiting For?”

        I will add one more. Yes, the new care-taker government of MS and RW is talking all kinds of illegal things and corruptions of MR government. Show me how many of the corrupted guys are in jail now?

        President MS and Primer RW, Ministers Rajith and Ranawaka, and MP Anura K. Dissanayae: Please Act rather than talk. Stop talking! We need action to show the world what “good governance” means.

      • 11
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        What ever GOTA did for General SF was extremely unlawful, sad, and bad. SF was the great leader who won the real war. It is the fact.

        But, my counter argument to this “Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange”
        is we need a person like GOTA to make concrete decisions in this care-taker government. President MS and Primer RW, if you have enough evident, then why Talk and F–king exchange behind the screen. Send him to Bagambara or Welikada.

        Show the world that you have guts to do good governance.

    • 30
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      This is the problem with hihgly expeditious RW.

      Non-transparent backroom deal-making & horse-trading is his his trademark. It is not OK under so called “Yaha Palanaya”. Old habits die hard. Yet, they must die. It is now or never.

      GOSL has no reason to be compliant towards requests made by criminal public servants. Such as De Facto CJ or any others.

      Law must take its course. I cannot see how that would lead to Geneva, London, Milan or even far away Brasilia.

      Cheers!

    • 4
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      Instead of providing shelters to the poor, we may need to build more prisons in the near future, reports and all prima facie evidences revealed to upper hands of the SLGO believe there is almost very few that escaped from being tied with highly abusive bands. So there, Prez and PM of today will have to face whether or not to appoint them each as their secretaries. This will be a sensitive issue though JVPrs or others would rigarosuly suggest NOT to take anyone coming with smeared with garbages. So as Ranajan and all other Law makers made it very clear in the parliament – they had been real robbers that have held all hard core linke with dealers.

    • 8
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      In the first place, Ranil W should not have encouraged such a discussion. A Quid pro Quo sought is no different to blackmail.
      How can a tainted and highly corrupt official such as this be kept as an Ambassador to this country. Fair Inquiries should be held against
      his frauds and, when found guilty, he should be de-frocked to save the good name of the judiciary and the Supreme Court. Such deterrent action is necessary to prevent scheming men/women in the future bringing our higher judiciary to dishonour.

      Backlash

    • 2
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      Sunil mohan.

      RE: Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange”

      De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange” is only asking for an exchange.

      Can he be given some (“Buru Ata”) (“Kaluthai Kptta”) , “Donkey B**** in exchange?

  • 14
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    What was shameful under the outfit of MR ?

    Mahinda rajapaksa worst lie ever told-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dt4A8MdEoE

    My mililon dollar question is – why the senior politicians as if they are impotent by all means – just let things went – just oberved all these as if they are scared still ( yaka gahala wage)?

    I wonder thoese leftists- heavy weights (Wasidewa, Dew, Witharana) and their behaviours even today as if they are totally paralized or … like most lazy animals FOUND amazona forests – those animals take hours to move an inch… anyway, all these pundits to have been that ALA GILALA WAGE – deaf and blind … is more than questionaable to me specially looking at from my base-EU on.

    Day before yesterday, just a placard of HITLER s picture was compared to that of anti muslim parades leaders in Berlin – what happened was, he resigned himself from that .. within hours. .. But our people stay and alert to back licking nature even if their partners have been attacked publicly.

    • 14
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      Applogies:

      What was NOT shameful under MR ?

  • 30
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    I feel sorry about the people voted for President Maitripala Sirisena who pledged to uphold the Rule of Law.

    I made against Mohan Peiris, the De facto CJ to the Corruption Commission, for his abuse of the office of the AG and causing loss of over 600 million rupees of public funds. The said allegation was supported by certified copies of authenticated evidence given by the Director General of Customs filed in the Supreme Court in relation to the Supreme Court in Case SCFR/536/2010.

    The act committed by Mohan Peiris is a serious criminal office punishable under Section 70 of the Bribery Act and hence I urged the corruption commission to impound his passport.

    However, this news item publish by Colombo Telegraph confirms that even the new administration is willing to compromise with the fraudster elements in the previsions regime, conveniently betraying the people who placed their trust in it.

    In this background it appears that there no other alternative available to the people deceived by both MR and MY3, except to back Anura Kumara Dissanayake (JVP) who fearlessly fight with no uncompromising stance to bring those who are responsible for all sorts of abuses to book.

    • 9
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      Dear Nagananda ,

      I remember your solo effort (non violence) of protesting against the illegal impeachment of SB , hats off for your brave action , sir!
      Now with this utterly corrupt CJ Mohan P , you have taken yet another gigantic step to bring this crook to book , irony is , Ranil ! Ranil tries to be too smart but same time he doesn’t know that he is compromising the people’s will , MY3 had made a big blunder by letting RW to run the show , he needs to oversee all the back room deals , this crook Mohan Peris has broken SL law quite few times hence needs to be arrested ASAP , what sort of bargain he is demanding now ? this sets a very bad precedence for SL’s image ,if he were to post as an ambassador .

  • 20
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    Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange”

    A shame and disgrace for the Judiciary. Is this the judicial system in Sri Lanka. Throw him out and dont make hime do some mischievous acts in Brazil or another country.

  • 20
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    This shameless Chief Justice had the temerity to blatantly lie about the missing Prageeth Eknalligoda at a UN Human Rights session. When the matter of Eknalligoda came up, he, as a delegate, in order to solicit favours from Gotabahaya, volunteered to pre-empt the question by stating that Eknalligoda had been seen in some parts of Europe and that he was alive and safe. Will you make this liar a diplomat? Bensen

    • 2
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      What the hell is the BASL doing .Sleeping?
      Why can’t Upul Jayasooriya, the so called Lawyers Collective etc., take some interest on the issue instead of being supine even after seeing what a supposed spokesperson for the Ceat Justice said on TV.

  • 15
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    ‘Surprisingly the Prime Minister has also agreed to the ‘ exchange’ in principle, but offered an alternative destination- Brazil’

    This may be the PM’s way of making him go quietly without a long legal battle. If he is appointed he should be recalled to Sri Lanka asap and a career diplomat appointed in his place.

    • 9
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      what if he would abuse all men and women there wheer he is going to be ? Best thing would be to put him in jail – at least he feels it the way he handles things are beyond all levels.

    • 9
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      paul

      he should not be given any diplomatic appointment,because it will be a joke if after that he is charged with crime and corruption.That is why he will be happy to go to Brazil for one day even because he knows that it will be a embarrassment after that to bring in this charges.

      If he wants to wait let him tough it out and wait just like shiranee did and let him suffer just like her.The police must conclude the investigations of the dockyard and coup and bring charges against him.

      Just like for GL pieris the CID must question him for about 4 hours at least.Also they must question him about his statement at the UN that Pradeep Eknaligoda was living in a foreign country aand reopen the case with him as the principal suspect as he may have killed him,otherwise they should ask him why he said that?

      never should ever any thing be given in exchange.If he wants to fight to the last so be it,his pack of cards has no aces.Without the rajapakshes he is like a rudderless ship,so take your time and fix him.

      • 3
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        Today ,cheap justice has been grilled by the CID .

    • 4
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      The problem is, if he is an ambassador, he will enjoy diplomatic immunity so no country can touch him.
      Another problem is, if he goes to another country, he might suddenly disappear. This is probably why he had allegedly asked for South America. Easy to get “lost” there.

      They shouldn’t let this crook out of their sight until he is behind bars.

      What great shame he has brought to our country and its people.

  • 14
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    If he was complicit to the coup…what bloody diplomatic posting is RW offering?? The coup is not the only fraud he his involved in.

    If Shirani.B was sent-off humiliated as an act of revenge for not towing the line with MR, How can this guy be rewarded. Is RW thinking correctly on this?????????? Common don’t mess this -up. Impound his passport straight away or let the people power of the 8th of Jan take over if RW can’t deal with this matter.

  • 8
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    44CJ CANT NEGOTIATE HIS RESIGNATION.This will be dangerous precedent.If this happens Srilanka will become a laughing stock in the rest of the world.But if he wants his Pound of flesh let it be so; He could be sent and called back after a couple of days.44CJ can then seek Asylum!

    • 5
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      Can we remove a CJ. Doesn’t it require 2/3rd majority in the Parliament. Please enlighten us on this. I think he cannot be easily removed.
      Thanks

      • 4
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        best way to get rid of him is , an arrest warrant .

      • 1
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        Correct. He can’t be just kicked out. The Govt which supports the Latimer principles will have to get eminent Jurists from outside to hear the case.
        Too much of looking up and spitting on our selves.

        So, a practical deal must be made.

        I like Milan, so go to Milan, Go in Peace.

        • 2
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          That is the reason for him to stay their put. He cannot be kicked out in the normal way. I am told that JR said that the President is so powerful that he cannot only make people change sex. Legal luminaries will have to think of a way doing this,

          • 1
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            That’s correct Maali.

      • 3
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        The Attorney General can issue a declaration that his appointment was not valid, because it was done while there was another Chief Justice in place at the time.

        Just issue a letter to him and ask him to [Edited out]. Why is this so difficult. Is it because Ranil W is under some kind of obligation to or blackmail from this mfkr?

      • 3
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        Maali you hit the nail on the head. No one here seems to realize this fact. Even I myself thought the easiest thing to do will be to arrest him and charge him. However, the constitution grants immunity from arrest and prosecution to the CJ. Therefore he cannot be arrested. The only way to get rid of him is impeachment. This requires a 2/3rd majority in parliament. There is an alternative which is to declare his appointment null then bring in S.B. But the RW camp does not trust S.B. due to her partisan behavior.

        • 2
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          Wera

          How about abolishing the entire legal system in this island? If it doesn’t work for the ordinary people it shouldn’t work for the rich and powerful either.

          Alternatively could not the president create a superstructure and impose it on Supreme Court hierarchy which could sideline the Cheap Justice.

  • 4
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    What is wrong with ranil? He was soft on MR and now on other partners in crime. Next to ask for such postings would be sajin, gl , gota and naamal.

    The former regime under MR sent all criminals on diplomatic postings to grant them immunity so it seems all those afraid of the wheels of justice catching up with them feel it is their rightful entitlement to get a diplomatic posting.

    What right does Mohan have to make such a request ? And how can ranil grant such favours? Next to ask will be Wimal buruwansa, froggy gamanpilla, dig vas, mervyn……

    It is the same Mohan who mislead the UN in Geneva by saying journalist eheliagoda is alive. It is the same Mohan who gave directions to cover up customs duty evasion cases.

    Little wonder our MEA stinks with the appointment of such non career persons for overseas postings.

    Champika we count on the likes of you to ensure these persons are not given cushy postings but are investigated.

  • 4
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    What a shame from a so called CJ. He misled MR and company enough and now wants to Perpetuate further with this government as well. Before he gets other appointments he will have to clear his name from various pending legal matters plus what to come in the near future.
    Of all the position of CJ warrants high integrity and he should ask himself whether he is doing justice to it. If he still has By genuineness he should step out immediately and get his name cleared so that he could get some reputation back and coming in the legal profession.
    As a member of the public
    look forward to his decision with interest.

  • 3
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    It looks like a 2 nd coup by the legal mind of Mohandas Peris.
    The diplomatic post is like asking for an inoculation for life time immunity.
    Ranil should treat him with other medications and not this type of over prescription.

    What is the guarantee the collaborator M P will not undermine the NDF from whereever he was posted to ?

  • 4
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    Now there is fresh evidence against the CJ from Mr Lalith Kotalawala. There is no end to Mara regime and CJ antics.

  • 8
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    PM this moron was part of the coup,and you have promised a diplomatic position. Are you out of your mind? There is currently a case against him.
    I would suggest that if a diplomatic position is given to him, all the Govt parliamentarians should resign enbloc.

  • 3
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    Let him resign and get the post.
    As he backed from his original word – foreign minister too back from his appointment and get him back to Sri Lanka. On the other hand he is looking for a safe way to get out of Sri Lanka and to take political asylum in foreign land.

    • 1
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      This appears to be the modus operandi.

  • 3
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    Talk about being shameless. This man is in no position to make deals, or demand anything. He has been a puppet of the previous regime, and as their crimes are being revealed, and his part in trying to annul the election results and forcefully take over the country, he should put his tail between his legs and step down.
    He is a selfish man, with no thought to the country or the people.

  • 4
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    Mr Prime Minister,

    Please do not make back room deals. Do not let this lowlife leave the country. He will be needed if you guys gather up the backbone to do an investigation on the alleged coup. Force him to resign. Show some guts! Otherwise you guys are no better than the last regime.

    • 3
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      No way.

      What the previous government did was to demonstrate determination and guts – even if used for evil purposes.

      What these two, Maithripala and Ranil, are demonstrating is that they have only two tiny marbles in their scrotum.

      Ponna fkrs, rule, or get out. The country is already fed with you both.

  • 4
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    “Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For…..“Exchange”,
    Here’s what President MS should do with this villain. CJ should be “Exchange” to become the hangman of the country and shove the CJ’s head through the noose to test whether the “Ellun Gaha” is working.

  • 3
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    This [Edited out] Mohan PIERIS should be impeached . He should step down . Sending as ambassador to LONDON or Paris or the UN OR Brazil is an insult to these countries . The WORLD KNOWS HE WAS PART OF THE COUP DE TA . He should be tried in a court of law snd sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment . I sincerely hope RANIL and Maithri will do the right thing .

  • 3
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    It is an insult to Brazil, London, Paris , Milan and THE UN to send this rascal Mohan PIERIS as AMBASSADOR . He should be sent to BOGAMBARA as a lesson for all politicians in Sri Lanka .

  • 3
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    SO, being a cheap justice or an Executive President is being ABOVE the law? Is this the reason both of them did what they did? knowing that they couldnt be touched, arrested and jailed? Well then WE need a different law, where THEY and all citizens of SL are on equal footing. Why is it that White color criminals are above the law ? Ranil has a personal Grudge against Shiranee and is a pal of MP.. Is there a back door policy being used by Ranil to get his PALS out of tight situations? Is that why MR called RANIL and now the CJ is also trying to use Ranil? About time the OTHER TEAM PLAYERS voice their opinions and let these TRAITORS face sweet justice.. INJUSTICE has been meted out to people who have NO VOICE and by these IDIOTS abusing power… so the same Justice system that was used by these ASSES to penalize people should be used to serve justice…

  • 4
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    Want to represent SLK abroad? No thank you, a recipe for disaster

  • 2
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    Ranil, do not start paying back for the new Merc that was given to you by MR. Is MR calling back your debt?

  • 2
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    Sri Lanka needs a leader with total integrity, a leader like Lee Kuan Yew, with zero tolerance of any form of wrongdoing; until then, it is sad but true , that people who place their trust and confidence in those who are elected to the office of the head of the state in this country will continued to be deceived and betrayed by these so-called pseudo politicians, who talk one thing in public and practice completely the opposite.

  • 1
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    Why cannot he be arrested for Bribery , if he had asked for an exchange , only ranil has to stand .

  • 1
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    It is a shame and disgrace that Ranil and Maithiri would agree to give Pieris a diplomatic posting in some backwater much less a fancy detination.

    Pieris needs to be indicted for subverting the constitution and belongs in jail.

    What was the bloody point of voting for Maithiri if he is not going to hold the previous regime accountable.

  • 1
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    Every minute he spent occupying the office as CJ, Mohan Peiris reticules and degrade the Judiciary in the public eye.

    With these developments credibility of MS regime has now under spotlight for failure to arrest this cheat for serious offences he had committed that are reported to the Authorities.

    Ranil W should know that people have given a mandate to the new regime deal with all wrongdoers alike. Inaction of new government to deal with the cheats will only bring its own demise.

  • 2
    0

    How can one resign from an illegal appoinment. He will have to be removed by the procedure this shown in the constitution. Now those who clamoured that CJ43 was removed illegally can show us how it is done properly with out resorting to Street thug methods.

  • 0
    2

    Look at what this CJ and MR’s family did to Lalith Kotelawala

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWt-t0K6Gw

    A bloody crying shame.

  • 0
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    I stopped reading the above reporting by CT beyond: “Surprisingly the Prime Minister has also agreed to the exchange”.

    If that is “TRUE”?; this man PM never learns and never shows “Leadership”. He will betray the “Trust” placed on the new regime by the people and will go to prove the suspicions of the voters of him being a “Political Underground Snake”. If he has agreed on the terms demanded by the CJ, let him come before the PEOPLE after April 23rd 2015.

    Incidentally, I have one “pertinent” question to the members of the “National Executive Council”, that meets every week and decides on matters relating to the administration of Governmental affairs.

    Has this subject (resignation/removal of CJ) come before it and discussed and what is it’s decision? Has it “delegated” it in the hands of the PM and authorized to make his own decision?

    The PEOPLE have a RIGHT to KNOW the answers.

  • 0
    1

    CJ is a public Servant. The Police have commenced investigations. On a preliminary report to the President He could be interdiucted till the inquiry is over. If he is exonerated he could be reinstated. Or else if found guilty sent to the Gallows.

    Why all this debate? Induce the police to speed up the investigation before it is too late. The Crime said to have been committed by CJ is treason.

    levi

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