26 October, 2020

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Special Committee Appointed To Restructure Attorney General’s Department

The government has decided to restructure the Attorney General’s Department, in an effort to strengthen the department’s role and to ensure action against high profile cases will not continue to be delayed.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe - Minster of Justice

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe – Minster of Justice

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the Cabinet of Ministers have decided to take necessary steps to expedite cases, as hundreds of cases were piling up at the department. He told the Sunday Times that a restructuring plan will be introduced at the Attorney General’s Department in an effort to prevent delays. A committee of Ministers and MPs, headed by Rajapakshe has been tasked with the restructuring initiative and to also investigate the reasons for delays in taking action against cases.

According to Rajapakshe, the AG’s Department was under the purview of the President during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term, which led to various political interference, and the new committee has been tasked to undo this and give necessary independence to the department so it can carry out its duties without any interference.

The committee comprises of Ministers Susil Premajayanth, Rauff Hakeem, D M Swaminathan and MPs Tilak Marapana and Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne.

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    Committee there committees here, we finally want you guys to do some work
    in the line of cornering all the high sharks that looted the tax payers funds.
    Alone the delegation joined the meehraka Rajaakshe to Korea proved the level of MR s principles. He is born to defend his culprits. No good politicians would behave so. His Raththaran is for previous visit, this time, Mahindanananda the most abusive high criminal joined to the current trip. Then again that pennisless professor joins him leaving any good thoughts about the nation. Actually good old professor instead protect the bugger Rajaakshe advising him properly. Now with few more months to go as a NON-Prisoner, MR could better deliver a good service to the nation show off trips being made to Uganda, Thailand, Japan and now to Korea.

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      Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe – Minster of Justice

      RE: Special Committee Appointed To Restructure Attorney General’s Department

      After restructure, would it be the same?

      The Killers are cultits will still be at large?

  • 24
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    Putting this guy in charge of restructuring is an insult to injury.

    • 23
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      Absolutely. A terrible insult to the people.

      Appointing Deal Dasa stands out as the mother of all jokes. A clear case of “fox guarding the henhouse”.

      Look at the composition of the committee. Even worse.

      Cheers!

      • 7
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        I believe with all excutive powers to app0oint Sujeeva for the position could change a lot. Justice should be given to a guy of good nature.
        This bugger would even do anything to please Meeharaka Rajakashe… we cant see any tangible changes in the line of justice today after almost 2 years reaching since the new regime is appointed.

      • 18
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        Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe what will happen to Avant-Garde!? Looks like that has gone silent! Why are the Rajapaksas being investigated for that!?

    • 1
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      Very true.

      Is this the best My3 and Ranil could do. Wijedasa Rajapaksa has a chequered past and close links with highly placed criminals. Speaks volumes about the ineptitude and lack of common sense in the Yahapalanaya jokers.

  • 3
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    I do remember My3 boasting about 59 committee since he came to power!!!

    Here is my thought on Committees;

    A group of people who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

    An organism with six or more legs and no brain.

    A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
    — Sir Barnett Cocks

    To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.
    — Robert Copeland

    There’s another one I came across, “If you ask a committee to design a horse they will come up with a donkey if you’re lucky.

    On the plus side;

    Socrates was killed by a committee, so committees are not totally useless.
    — John Alejandro King

    God Help Mother Lanka.

    Oh! by the way can someone wake up this reconciliation committee headed by Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga!!!

  • 13
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    Wijeyadas trying to ensure that MR cronies end up at nodal poistions. Do not trust this bugger!

  • 11
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    This MaRa’s agent will restructure AG department to safeguard the “Kamba Horu”.

  • 13
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    Dear Excellency MY3, Before you appoint any more commissions kindly clean up the deal makers in your cabinet.

    • 4
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      Yeah, Including this slave of the victorious! LoL.

    • 0
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      Mudson, yes remove Wijedasa from the cabinet.

  • 7
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    Not only the AGs Department, whole judicial system has to be restructured and make it efficient. The way the court cases are dragging on is appalling. As a consequence, ordinary folks have to pay hell of a lot of money to lawyers. Lawyers get rich and the ordinary folks get poor.

  • 5
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    Why a “Committee” and of all the people, what could be expected from Wijedasa Rajapakse and Marapana? Instead, let the AG re-organize his Department to handle all matters that come within his purview. The Government must provide the required resources only. I suspect, this “Restructure” method through a Committee comprising of Wijedasa and Marapana is a “Trojan Horse” coming in the wake of most of the cases against the MR camp have been completed. We heard a Magistrate giving orders to arrest Namal just prior to the Pada Yathra. Did the Police comply with that order and if not both the IGP and the Law and Order Ministries must explain the reasons to the public. Is Namal “hiding” and “absconding” arrest? Shame….Shame….Shame.

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      ” Wijedasa Rajapakse and Marapana? Instead, let the AG re-organize his Department to handle all matters that come within his purview”

      Douglas you said it.

  • 3
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    Restructuring may not answer the needs of fighting corruption, until and unless
    a Special Court is designated to cope with all the FCID handled Charges, funds
    for which is available in the US Grant of USD 46 Million specifically to fight
    corruption?

    Can someone analyse the so called 56 Committees appointed by MS thus far, for
    the benefit of the reading public please?

  • 9
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    This “restructuring” should start with the replacement of Wijedasa Rajapakse or else this whole exercise will be a waste of time, energy and funds!

    • 5
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      Wijedasa is a person who is fully soaked by all the dirts.
      So how can he give a lead to free the nation from corruption.

      When this man opens his mouth, it always looks making round abouts.
      Such a minister of justice – we can put to the dustbin. Let him be counted as the bunch of thieves rally round to Meeharaka Rajapakshe.

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    The problem with this govt. is that they drag cases without solving them at reasonable time and wait until they reach the boiling point, when people start agitating and Pada Yartra was one of them,which was
    uncalled for as levying Taxes on the citizens is normal in any country
    and protesting against it,is undemocratic but the delay in implementing
    gave courage to the Jnt. opposition to embark on a foot march, blocking
    the roads and junctions ,making commuting a problem for the people. The
    Port city case, ETCA, introduction of VAT, The Tamil land and political
    issues, retention of army in N/E, far in excess of requirement during peace time,high profile corruption cases, new constitution, political murders,unlawful poaching by Indian fishermen in territorial waters of SL and so on are some of the examples which are put on slow burners
    and none settled yet. By delaying the decisions, people tend to belief that the govt.is unfit to govern but The fact of the matter is that only few ministers, The President and the PM are burdened with heavy responsibilities and hands full and the rest are just marking time and looking for avenues to make money. The enthusiasm they showed on import
    of duty free cars for themselves is not there in other matters concern
    -ing the welfare of the people.

    At the slow rate the Govt. is moving, many feel that most of the above
    cases will be passed on to the next govt. and who will form the next
    govt. is any body’s guess. If I were in President’s and PM’s position,
    I will stop new commissions and inquiries until such time the current
    ones are settled, rather than increasing the workload w/o achieving
    results.

  • 3
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    The inordinate time to push a file from one table to another! Do you need committees for that? Sometimes so called “sensitive” files are locked inside secure cabinets for months and no decisions. Do you need committees for that? The problem with these people is that they appoint too much of committees.

    Why not settle simple issues first and let the complicated be tackled by so called committees. As an exmple why not have a computerised tracking system of cases? Say the CID refers a case to the AG Department for advice or action. Let the issue be tracked. Where does the file get stuck for a long time and why? It could be that the issue needs thought and needs more time to decide one way or another. It could also be that a single lady or gentleman lawyer has too much of cases to handle.

    This is something say a group of retired judges could look into. When politicians are involved it is open to suspicion whether these fellows would want to perform a surgery on the Department to ensure total compliance to their wishes instead of solving the problem at hand.

  • 7
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    Committees, Committees, & Committees.
    Nothing but lies, blatant lies and damned lies.

    Yahapalanaya ! ” You can fool some people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”

  • 9
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    Pieter KEUNEMAN,one-time MP,Cabinet Minister-1970s,Communist Party leader,an eloquent debater par Excellence had this to say about commissions.

    …Commissions in Srilanka,is like a visit to the Toilet; A loud Report and the matter is dropped!
    This will be applicable to this envisaged Committee,to Restructure the AGs Department.

  • 4
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    This “dealdasa” should be thrown out of the cabinet. The whole world knows this guy is a deal maker with Avant Guard. how can such people do restructuring?

    • 0
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      HELLO THUMPANE GAMAYA!! I AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS 100% WHOLE HEARTEDLY.

  • 0
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    Is it the current structure of the AG’s Dept. or the people in the structure that is delaying the legal process? I suppose a commission is needed to find the answer but what happens next?

    Commissions are just a white wash, nothing constructive ever happens afterwards. It’s just to keep the citizens happy & a nice little earner for the cronies who are appointed as members of the commission.

  • 0
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    This kind of cover up of the Rajapaksa family crimes will go on until the international community launches an Osama Bin Ladin style operation against these terrorists/ criminals. Hold them accountable for crimes against the state (Sri Lanka) and humanity. They should not be allowed to get away Scot-free at any cost! Send them to the ICC (International Criminal Court) if you have to.

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