30 November, 2020

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The Most Expeditious PSC Report Ever In The History Handed Over To The Speaker A Short While Ago

By Colombo Telegraph

(Second update)The Parliamentary Select Committee report on the motion of impeachment against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has just been handed over to Parliament by Committee Chairman, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. The report says three out of five charges (1,4,5) against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake have been proven at the PSC inquiry held on the impeachment.

Chairman, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunge has requested a debate on the report. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said the debate would be held in a month after the item is included in the order paper.

The PSC was constituted on 14 November, eight days after the motion of impeachment against Bandaranayake was tabled in Parliament.  The Chief Justice appeared before the committee three times before she and her lawyers walked out of proceedings on Thursday citing a lack of faith in the committee’s ability to grant her a fair trial. Yesterday, the four opposition members on the PSC also walked out saying the process was unfair and violated all laws of natural justice.

The report by the PSC is likely to find Bandaranayake guilty on at least three counts. 14 Charges were brought against her in the motion. The report comes in the wake of lawyers for the Chief Justice crying foul over the summoning of witnesses following the walk out by the CJ and the opposition.

Attorney at law and lawyer for Bandaranayake Saliya Pieris said that until the Chief Justice and her counsel walked out of the Select Committee yesterday it was maintained by the Committee that no oral evidence will be led. “Despite our demands to cross examine the witnesses we were not given the list of witnesses or documents and were told that there will be no witnesses called. This same observation has been made by the Opposition Members of the Select Committee today at 2.30 pm. We now find that after the Chief Justice and her lawyers walked out of the Select Committee, the Committee has called for witnesses and led their evidence. We understand that all those witnesses were summoned today (the 7th) after the lawyers walked out. It appears to us that as long as the Chief Justice and her lawyers were present witnesses would  not have  been called,” he said.

Speaking at the parliament today, Minister De Silva had stated the CJ has been proven guilty of the following three charges against her: the issue concerning the Trillium property, failing to declare certain bank assets and liabilities and being biased against legal action initiated against her husband at the Magistrate’s Court of Colombo in connection with the offences regarding acts of bribery and/or corruption under the Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Act.

The report and the motion will likely be taken up for debate on 8 January when Parliament reconvenes after vacation. The debate on impeachment will be conducted for 10 days.

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‘We Are Shocked To Find That Witnesses Have Been Hurriedly Summoned’ – Legal Team Of The CJ

‘Pissu Geni’ ‘Baby Nona’ : This Eve Of Course Has Many Many Adams – Weerawansa & Dilan

‘Tell Her To Resign, I Will Give Her Some Other Position’ President Rajapaksa Called CJ’s Instructing Attorney

Full Text: Opposition Letter To The Chairman Of The Select Committee On The CJ

Opposition Members Withdraw From PSC And Other All Opposition MPs Also Walked Out

Defer From Taking Any Further Steps Until An Independent Committee Is Appointed – CJ Writes To The Speaker

Chief Justice Has To Respond 1000 Pages By 1.30pm Tomorrow: ‘I’m Willing To Face Any Impartial And Lawful Tribunal’ – CJ

Government PSC Members Insulted CJ And She Walked Out

Short-Circuiting The Impeachment Process Under Consideration

Breaking News: CJ Replies The Rupees 250 Million Bank Transaction Allegation – ‘False, Malicious And Deeply Disturbed’ – CJ

Breaking News: Here Is the Full Charge-Sheet Against Chief Justice

Breaking News: Chief Justice Replies The Most Serious Four Charges On Her Finances And Bank Accounts

PSC Rejects The Request Of The SC, Vote Was Taken, Chief Justice Refused To Go Without Lawyers

Rajapaksa Determined To Appoint A New Chief Justice And A New Prime Minister In The New Year

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa’s Ruling; Legislature Will Not Bow To The Dictates Of External Bodies

Full Text Of The Supreme Court Request To The Parliamentary Select Committee

Ball In Select Committee Court: Judiciary Requests Select Committee Not To Proceed

Breaking News: Full Text Of The Interim Reply Given By The Chief Justice

CJ’s Response In Full: Select Committee Has No Jurisdiction To Hear And Determine The Impeachment

Former CJ Asoka de Silva Himself Purchased A House From Ceylinco Having Been On The Bench – CJ

Full Text: Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne’s Petition Against The Impeachment Of The CJ

Full Text: Chandra Jayaratne’s Petition Against The Impeachment Of The CJ

Direct The CJ To Refrain From Taking Any Further Part In This Unlawful Trial: Full Text Of Elmore’s Petition

Two MPs Who Signed The Motion Want To Observe The Proceedings, CJ Wants Proceedings To Be Open To Public

CJ Asked For An Open Public Trial – Refused, Asked For Observers – Refused

Pictures: Sharing Benefit Of The Protest Against Chief Justice

Hulftsdorp Today: GSL Transported Hundreds Of Thugs, Chief Justice Followed A Different Route

Mahanayaka’s Kind Request: Withdraw The Impeachment Motion Against CJ

 

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    Uneducated uncultured rascals/ bastards

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      If the MR govt. has irrefutable evidence against the CJ, then why all this fuss? Summonnig Shirani Thilakawardene for oral submissions and cross examinations after the CJ and the Counsel leave? Why this indecent Hurry?while at the same time denying the Counsel of CJ the facility thus denying Natural Justice? The MR govt. need not demean so low to get the Members of the PSC to heckle at the CJ, if they have Evidence against the CJ? They can allow all what the CJ requests, yet convict her in the end, on the evidence alone? A bloody set of uncooth Mother F……s, pretending to be Paragons of Virtues.

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    “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
    ~Albert Einstein

    …the time has come for people to get onto the streets to regain the country that was first lost to the LTTE and now lost to the Rajapaksas’ and their cronies. But sadly that will not happen. Our people don’t have the guts that the Libyans, Tunisians, Egyptians and the Syrians have. At least not for now. I only hope that lawyers and judges will understand that this is a ganged up attack by the executive and the legislature on the judiciary to take away their powers and not just a single action against the CJ like we are made to understand from the government media.

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      “Our people don’t have the guts that the Libyans, Tunisians,Egytians and Syrians have” —PD Bean

      Libya once a nation that housed every inhabitant in properountry abodes, provided free education and even free funds for students in overseas unis, is now a fragmented country, where war lords are in control.

      Syria once a peaceful nation, with all nationalities and religions co existed peacefully is now in utter chaos.

      Egypt is on the verge of plunging into a gigantic disaster.

      Iraq.once a prosperous country that helped even Srilankans to earn a few quid has a death toll averaging one hunderd a month, resulting from car bombs mainly in Shite area.

      Afgans are no better after 10 years of liberation.

      Glad Srilankan do not have the guts.

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        @K.A Sumanasekera
        All human beings value freedom. Gaddaffi used the country’s oil money to keep the Libyans clothed and fed while he ruled like a king with his family, lording over all the Libyans. But one day people realise that there is more to life than just eating and drinking. The oil money is what kept Gaddaffi going for 42 years. I for one am glad that SL has no oil or any worthwhile natural resources that can be sold and exploited for Rajapaksas’ gain.
        It seems like you admire countries that are and were run by dictators without democracy. It is still only a year since Gaddafi and his family got what they deserved. It will take time for normalcy to take over.

        ps. Would like to know if you are also against the breaking down of the Berlin wall…the end of Communist dictatorships in East Europe, The French Revolution, The Russian Revolution, The Cuban Revolution ect?

        I personally believe that dictators and dictatorships have to be fought where ever you encounter them. What people have to be aware of is that one dictatorship is not replaced by another.

        Rajapaksa and Praba are megalomaniacs. They are both two sides of the same coin. If Praba had his way, he would have wanted to rule the North and East like a king. Rajapaksa is no better. He wants to start a dynasty that will rule the whole country. Give me one good reason as to why he bought in the 18th amendment removing term limits on the presidency when he promised all along that he would do away with the executive presidency once he becomes president???

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        Excellent reply Sumanasekera!

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      In Libya, Iraq, Afganistan, Syria etc it is a western media led misinformation campaign to create the path for Western trained and armed merceneries to invade and lead the extremist opposition forces to grab power, whilst allowing the distruction of their societies and major infrastructure such as utility services, airports, factories etc. Now these same forces that destroyed these countries, have taken lucrative contracts with the clueless, opportunistic newly installed puppet regimes to reconstruct the very infrastructure that they themselves destroyed. Glad the SriLankans are not that foolish up to now.

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      Where are the generals who could remove the uneducated uncultured rascals?

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    These people will do anything, even wash MR’s backside. Shame of Asia.

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    I think I know what the verdict would be. Guilty on all counts.But considering her position, exonerate her and sack her with immediate effect. However, appoint her ambassador for Swaziland or Burkino-Faso (choice to be hers). The husband also guilty of all charges but being husband of the CJ, will be exonerated and appointed as ambassador of Swaziland or Burkino-Faso (after 1st choice to wife). However, all these are conditional that both would not engage in anti-govt propaganda or would not leak confidential information that would threaten the security of the government to the media or public. If they did, then the white van treatment will follow.

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      D.S.Aiyya,
      Do you really believe that the CJ, will accept this offer from this regime?

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    Shocking arrogance and unprincipled power play! How foolish and how shameful! Do we need external enemies to hurt our country, when we have enough fools and knaves to do it quite efficiently from within.
    All three branches of governance have been shaken to their very foundations. Sri Lanka maybe very literate, but on the whole it is very uneducated. We have lost our moral/ethical compass. The needs for a balance of power between the different structures of governance and restraints on executive and legislative powers, have been highlighted as never before.

    We may have to start a new nomenclature to describe our future wars. The Eelam series have probably ended in the form we knew. The impeachment war against the CJ should be called SL war 1 . If what is being revealed now is true , the president also has to be impeached. This will be SL war 2 . Thereafter, the joker MPs have to be expelled from parliament. This will be SL War 3. The pro- Tiger elements will make use of the circumstances above to take measures to further destabilize Sri Lanka. This has to be fought and will be called SL war 4. As all these will be taking place simultaneously on all fronts, we may have to wage a mother of all wars against foreign conspiracies, that have been subsequently identified as the cause for SL wars 1-4 . This will be SL war 5. I am sure many more wars will emerge in quick succession . We are in for very interesting and tragic times!

    It is time the sane and righteous voice of the people is heard above the din and administers the bitter medicine to those who are ruling this country. We need a revolution to reinstate sanity, righteousness and values in our political class and make the people remeber what is ‘RIGHT’.

    Dr.. Rajasingham Narendran

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      I am more shocked by your shock!

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        That is hyper- shock. I pray you recover your sanity completely. Shock therapy was used in treating mental ailments at one time.

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    This fellow is the worst of the worst. He looks like a nasty old fool

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      I totally agree with Narendran. We have to fight for what right and what has been lost in the country with Rajapakse adminstration. We won the war lost the country for Thugs , rapists and thrives. The next war has to be fought to eradicate the menace of Rajapakseses! That would SL war 2 ……

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    The most expeditious bill that was approved by the Supreme Court was the 18th amendment: On Monday, 30 August 2010, the President and Cabinet of Ministers introduced an urgent bill to make changes to the Constitution. On Tuesday, 31 August 2010, the urgent bill was referred to the Supreme Court. On September 7th Lanka Page reports ”The Speaker, Chamal Rajapaksa said the Supreme Court has approved the proposed 18th amendment to the Constitution and ruled that a referendum is not needed, but requires a two-third majority for the amendments to be enacted. ” Under what circumstances the Supreme Court judges including the current CJ approved the bill that emboldens executive presidency are not known. The tussle between the judiciary and the executive should have started at that time. The damage is done already. Let her go.

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    What nonsense this Saliya Pieris is talking after walking out of the committee room in Toto?

    After the CJ had withdrawn from PSC inquiry on a pre-planned strategy the government has to prove their allegations beyond the slightest doubt. The government has to adopt to the new situation. Hence, there is nothing wrong the government calling as many witnesses as necessary to enhance the validity of its allegations although that may not have been the plan before.

    Match over.
    Leela

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      Leela,

      Unfortunately, the match is not over. The CJ may be gone in January’ 2013, but this will not end the match. The government has made its gravest mistake yet and this will haunt it and make it commit more mistakes in the days and months to come. The adoption of the 18th amendment in a hurry and with the connivance of the Supreme Court, did not light the fires this issue has. Most people did not understand the intricacies and the implications of the 18th amendment. However that exercise emboldened the government to undertake this misadventure. , The people have understood the unrighteousness involved in this act, more than its implications. This is going to make every act of the government suspect in the eyes of the people. The hard won trust of the people, has been almost dissipated by this foolish and unrighteous act of the government. The president will have to pull a very convincing rabbit out of his hat, to reverse the oncoming avalanche.

      I am sad this government has brought about this calamity on itself and the country.

      Dr, Rajasingham Narendran

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        Dr.Narendran,

        talking to Leela is almost like any rural folks that continue supporting the curent regime. Leela is the leading respresentative for the very same folks that would not stop their support even if fellow citizens are brutally shot down by broad day light. This is the situation that we are facing in the country today. Any right thinking impartial ones would feel it by the very manner it develops now – this impeachment and calamity has been brought because the rulers are well aware – that Dr S Bandaranayake would not take their side whatever it is being planned by them. She is well educated person – the honest respect loving people would not agree with GOVT´s decision to sack her in this way. Govt´S position is already worsened among IC in terms of handling the CJ´s impeachement.

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          Safa,
          This blog allows everyone to put cross their opinion and standpoint and have a decent debate. At least that is what I thought the aim of the promoters is. I did my bit, you can do yours. You have the right to try and change my views but you must accept that I have the same right.

          Last but not the least, opinions of right and wrong is relative; it depends on the pedestal which you stand on to observe it. So, do not undermine the intellect of the village folks.
          Leela

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          Sofia, there are more than one Leela writing comments. Beware.

          Dr.R.N

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          Sofia,

          Try to understand the power play here. Non are saints including CJ. Their walkout is a strategy knowing what is comming their way. It can be nicely linked to the larger destabilisation project currently under way within the country and overseas. The govt is also showing it’s immaturity in handling it providing more ammunition to it’s foes. However, I am not yet certain how the masses (not just Colombians or bloggers who are miniscule in the larger scheme) perceive it and their reaction. MR’s key trump is the mass support. MR may need to re-look at the rise & fall of the 17 year UNP rule from 5/6 majority (of course distorted by LTTE assasinations).

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      Stop stealing my limelight! I can lick asses better than you! I can prove it. Yes! Yea!

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        Sumanasekera,

        Please identify the arse. I like to know which arse or arses I am supposed to be licking. I can see you are enjoying what you claim to be doing. Wish you more of the same delight.

        Dr.R.N

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      There is NO difference between the Leela’s and Rajasingham Narendran’s of this world

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    This is a rowdy regime headed by a bunch of thugs and donkeys. Everywhere they go and everything they do, smeared with shit and stench. And government media feed that shit to idiotic nation who eat them smacking.

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    This is the first time in the world ( after man’s civilization)
    that a case of law, heard by a bunch of uncivilized vultures
    and given a verdict without even calling a witness. This news should go to every corner of the earth, that how a parliament
    consist of uneducated hooligans behave and decide on matters
    pertaining to law and order. And how a negligent nation has
    plunge into a catastrophe.

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    Can any conscious person believe this?Can these Bastard of Government Committee members of PSC ever think of writing a such a serious report with in few hours?. It is Cristal clear as reported by certain news webs the report was already written before the commencement of the hearing of the case. This PUPPET (APRIAYADARSHANA) Yapa had only to hand over same to the Kamath Rajapassa who was already aware what was written in the report. Nothing new to all of these BASTARDS

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    Now that the circus has handed in their report the elder brother has to reccomend and the president to execute. However the trial is far from over and the flawed report, PSC with 16 wittnesses is now before the public and international community to be judged.

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    Jokes of the Jokers of the corrupt, lawless Banana Republic. So far none who did their duty or opposed the corrupt family Dictatorship was spared. The entire World saw how they dealt with the War Hero after winning the war. While the War Hero was in JAIL on false charges, the Jokers were seen dinning and dancing with the LTTE Terrorists who shared their wealth. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

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    Leela – Please get ready to be the next “CJ”. I believe you are the “BEST” at this moment of time.

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    This is time for all Sri Lankans to stand up against this corrupt and murderous dictator

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    you have 10 Days to eat shed each others and now it is the time to keep all shed and bring to parliament for next section.these donkeys are going these kind of dirty game over 50 years.who appointed this lady to supreme court? did this lady approved all garbage amendments to constitution?did she gave more terms to president? so what went wrong in final days?who appointed her corrupted criminal husband to national saving bank while knowing the facts that this man was dealing insider deal in insurance corporation,so treasury secretary also responsible for such fraud and crimes.all these animal do dirty corruption and fraud when thinks go wrong each other eat shed it it the time to eat shed in front of the world.let them to eat. all these animals are criminals and do nothing to secured independence of judiciary or the country.this lady was writing many politically motivated decision to secured and keep going corrupted leaders and finally loss.great to see this happen to this lady who came to supreme court from political power due to last name was bedderenekeye.this mane was the major root to many problems of the country over 50 years.

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    People who voted these basted’s into power must be shot shot at first. I really don’t know whether they really know whats really going on in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lankan spring not so far … feeling so near.

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    who is the next corrupted chief justice of sri lanka? best man is a mavin silva.he is our man who already has his owned law.he can be best chief justice for sri lanka .only supreme court to be in side of kalani temple and not in Colombo.when duminda comes from Singapore,he also must be one supreme court judge for future.if you want three people for bench ,please look,some one can trust and can sing the judgments to be written in temple tree place.get wimal weerawanshe for this post.

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      @ Kalani Putha,
      Not to forget , He got A PHD too… Don’t insult him, he will file a case against you dear…

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        great ,that too can hear by same donkeys commission in parliament.

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    MR has the support of the people. This is the King we have been waiting for Diyasena Kumaraya arrived 50 years late than predicted. This dynasty will take the country to prosperity. There is nothing wrong with dynasties, specially a benevolent one like the one we have.

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      This is an imposter
      Leela

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        Leela’s and Rajapaksas’ everywhere…;)

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        No this one is the imposter

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          Will the real Leela Stand up and be counted.Which Leela is for the Medamulana Man and which Leela is for Ranil the Poofter. They are all the same Power hungry selfish bastards.

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    i recomend this P S C chairman should be appointed next chief justice then he can expedite all the cases curently dragging in the supreme court with in 24 hours

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      yes you are right,let do it and get mavin to board with duminda who has great experiences to handle drugs relented cases and contract murders mattter.if you get all three people in to supreme court of the country,we are going to be number one in the world by creating best judiciary system in the world.GL [Edited out] also must appointed as secretary to the judiciary service commission due to his Englishmen education and capacity to do any dirty thinks for power and position.

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    Wow…..Very efficient…Heheee..

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    dear jokers,let,president take over supreme court too.we can end many pending cases over night using same penal of donkeys who carry out this hearing.what is going on the country is same as Libya under col. Gadafi.this matter is closed for further international commends and this is the way our legal system operate over 50 years.

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    Mukana kama dirawanwane mutI MUGE PAWLATAI,mUN MARENNA ONE LE PACHANE HADILANATHAM MUGE BOKKA ADINNA ONE ELYATA,sORRY FOR MY LANUAGE

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    In the corrupt lawless Banana Republic, to convict the War Hero the stupid Regime used Kangaroo Courts and to find the CJ Guilty, Buffalow Courts. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

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    Any committee that scum sucking PIB wimal is in, is a freaking JOKE.
    IF CJ is wrong for what her husband, who was appointed by the non other than Mahinda him self probably in the illusion that it could be a bribe to make CJ happy(pls pardon him to be an idiot, coz he was born one), present government should be guilty for MASSIVE losses they thrust upon the heads of all the Sri Lankan. Cousin De Mel, Accountant Cabaraya, brother in law Wikramasinghe, any every single minister of this government, should be hanged into death along with Mahinda for what they have done for our country.
    These scum suckers are DESTROYING the country, and if you dont see that,PLEASE KINDLY check your brain, it should have an IQ less than 20.

    And for people like Leela, I dont know he is a fly that flocks to dogs poop or a simple RETARD.
    Poop Fly or Cancer, in Leela we find a CANCER carrier. Cancer thats takes us to destruction. Go on and flocks under any Government shit Leela, but remember flies dont have a longer life span. They get crushed, soon and easily.

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    I give below the link to what I wrote in September’2010, for those interested:

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/_constitutional_changes_in_sri.html

    The comments on this article at that time are also interesting. This article is also an answer to those who question by very existence and others who have doubts about my intent.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Please refer to the following article in the internet.

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/13326#more-13326

    Leelaratne

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    It was good to hear the president tell people yesterday, very passionately, that the judges should be exemplary in their conduct. However, how exemplary was the conduct of the government in the process that it orchestrated under cover of the claimed supremacy of parliament, to impeach the CJ? Should not all three pillars of the government conduct themselves in an exemplary manner? Should not the president have demanded from the individuals who he has allegedly described as jokers, issue a public apology to the CJ ? Should he not abort the current impeachment proceedings, and if convinced of the guilt of the CJ, restart the process, in a manner that conforms to acceptable norms of due process, right to defend ,right to examine and question evidence and the right to expect respect as the CJ, a woman and even an accused? Justice must not only be done, but it must seem to be done!

    If the president is to reclaim his moral legitimacy, he has to embrace the ‘ exemplary behaviour ‘ doctrine he preaches to others. Many people are beginning to perceive him as a hypocrite and a not so talented actor. They perceive him now as an arch-manipulator and a very devious person. Showing on state TV flag waving crowds that applaud him, will not convince the people otherwise. They snigger. They know that these are orchestrated events. People are beginning to think that he and his government have lost their way.. Actions speak louder than words, photographs and video clips!

    Vox Populi, Vox Di ( the voice of people is the voice of God) . Mr. President, please pay heed! Please do not take the ordinary people, your support base, who cannot write and make comments in the media like me and many others do, for granted. They have collective wisdom and they feel it when things begin to go wrong with especially a person they trusted. They are innocent and do not like to be betrayed. Please do not repeat the mistake all of your predecessors made- taking the people for granted.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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