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The Move To Remove The Chief Justice Must Be Denounced

By Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Democracy, The State And The Judiciary

The last few months have seen several attempts at interference with the proper functioning of the judiciary.  The Mannar incident, the unprecedented statement of the Judicial Service Commission, the physical attack on the Secretary of the JSC who released the statement on the direction of the JSC, use of State media to attack the judiciary, especially the Chief Justice, and now a Motion to impeach the Chief Justice.  A Member of Parliament who submitted the motion to the Speaker has publicly stated that the reason for the impeachment motion is the Supreme Court’s determination on the Divineguma Bill.  As that Bill seeks to make severe inroads into the areas of competence of Provincial Councils while concentrating power in the hands of a single Cabinet Minister, such a determination was only to be expected.  But, in the intolerant political environment that pertains today, judicial decision unpalatable to the Government are not tolerated.

The JR Jayewardene Constitution of 1978, while providing for the impeachment of judges of superior Courts, did not set out safeguards for accused judges.  The Standing Orders adopted in 1978 by a Parliament dominated by a 5/6th majority of UNP members, provides for an inquiry into allegations against a judge to be conducted by a Select Committee of the very Parliament that makes allegations against the judge and which parliament will consider whether or not to submit an address to impeach the judge.  Surely, justice must not only be done but also seen to be done.

The procedure provided in the standing Orders is in stark contrast to that followed in India, where an inquiry is held not by a committee of parliamentarians but by a three-member committee consisting of a judge of the Supreme Court, a Chief Justice of a State High Court and a distinguished jurist.  As the inquiry is judicial in nature, the judge concerned has recourse to a judicial review of the committee’s findings.

Under our Constitution, where a motion for the impeachment of the President is passed by Parliament with a 2/3 majority, the allegations are forwarded to the Supreme Court for inquiry or report.  Thus, the guilt of the President is determined not by the parliamentarians who have made the allegations but by the highest court of the land.  A mayor, chairman or member of a local authority can be removed only after a retired judicial officer has inquired and found such person guilty of incompetence, abuse of power etc. and such findings are liable to be judicially reviewed.  While a dismissed workman can go before a Labour Tribunal and appeal therefrom to the High Court and the Supreme Court, a public officer can appeal to the Public Service Commission and then to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and if still dissatisfied have recourse to judicial review by the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.  However, under the JR Jayewardene Constitution, judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal who constitute the highest authority that dispenses justice to all, have no remedy if justice is denied to them.

The issue of safeguards for judges of superior Courts against whom allegations are made was considered by the Select Committee on Constitutional Reform appointed during my Presidency.  On the basis of consensus reached in the Select Committee, both my Government’s Proposals for Constitutional Reform, 1997 and the Constitution Bill, that I presented to Parliament on 03 August 2000, provided for an inquiry of a judicial nature to be held outside Parliament when a motion for impeachment is presented against a judge.  In the case of the Chief Justice, the inquiry would be held by a committee consisting of three persons each of whom hold, or have held, office as judge in the highest Court of a Commonwealth country and in the case of any other judge by a committee consisting of three persons who hold, or have held, office as a judge of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal.  Of course, the Constitution Bill of 2000 did not become the supreme law of the land due to the inopportune actions of the UNP.  What is surprising today is that a government led by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has thought it fit to follow the Jayewardene Constitution and the Standing Orders passed during the Jayewardene administration, rather than amend Standing Orders or bring in legislation to provide for an inquiry of a judicial nature as envisaged by the Constitution Bill of 2000, a Bill presented by a Government led by the SLFP.

Democracy demands that Governments respect judicial decisions unpalatable to them.  During the People’s Alliance administration led by me, several judgments went against the Government.  Prominent amongst them were the cases in which the Courts struck down the dissolution of the Sabaragamuwa and North-Central Provincial Councils; the nomination of persons from outside the nomination papers to fill vacancies in Provincial Councils; the proposed agreement for the exploration and mining of phosphate in Eppawala and so on.  When the Supreme Court held against the Government in the Katunayake Airport Taxi Drivers’ Case, on the basis of a statement made in Parliament by Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle among other facts, the judges were not impeached for allegedly breaching Parliamentary privilege.  Rather, a petition for the review of the judgment was filed in keeping with accepted legal practice.  The Supreme Court refused to review its decision.  Indeed the most glaring example of the Courts holding against the Government is the Supreme Court judgment of August 2005, cutting short the Presidential term from 06 to 05 years.  This judgment was even more surprising, in the circumstances that the Chief Justice himself previously gave advice to the President that she could “take the presidential oath any number of times – even every day, as long as she took oaths at the end of her first presidential term – at the end of 06 years in November 2000”. That President did not move to impeach the said Chief Justice, despite enormous pressure from her Ministers and legal advice that the judgment was incorrect and could be contested before a full bench of the Supreme Court.

Many judicial appointments made in our history have led to controversies and my administration was not spared in that regard.  A judge may or may not perform to the expectations of the appointing authority or of the People.  But judicial decisions need to be respected by all, especially the government.  Dr Colvin R De Silva, one of Sri Lanka’s most eminent lawyers, once sated “There have been bad judges, there will be bad judges but there are no bad judges”.  Such is the spirit in which unpalatable judgments need to be received.

It took several millennia for humans to decide that democracy and democratic governance were the most suitable institutions to guarantee individual freedoms and a properly functioning, humane government.  Democratic governance requires that there exist assemblies elected by all the citizens to represent all citizens, such as Parliament, regional and local assemblies.  It also necessitates the existence of a corpus of laws which will govern the actions of governments and the rulers, the public and so on.  This in turn requires that there exists an institution to judge and monitor that the government operates according to the laws of the land.  That institution has grown through the ages, to be the Judiciary, which evidently must function independently of those they judge – the government, all its instruments and of course the citizens.

The concept of Separation of Powers, guarantees that the 3 branches of a State – Parliament and other elected bodies, the Executive and the Judiciary have the power and the ability to function freely and independently of each other’s undue influence. The concept of Separation of Powers has proved to be a most essential cornerstone of Democratic governance.

A government that believes that the judiciary must act according to its will and whims, bodes serious danger to democracy and people’s freedoms.

It is necessary that all parliamentarians, especially those of the government and of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in particular, do not view the issues that have arisen from the perspective of narrow personal political gain.  The move to impeach and remove the Chief Justice must be denounced by all who cherish democracy and stand for the independence of the judiciary.  It is our duty to protect the judiciary for, by protecting the judiciary, we protect ourselves and our fundamental freedoms.

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Former President

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    You just keep away! Like your mother you had your man on the sacrificial alter to reach heights to rule. Your pop the prick was even worse to bring in race, religion and language to come to power which is the cause of keeping the population with an I.Q. below 70.
    During the 70/77 year of reign by your mum there folk were going into the dustbin looking for food. Now this is still in my memory- your mum invited my mum a Christian for X’mas and she offered her X’mas cake with all the sultanas that no one could buy in the market and my mum just walked away thinking of the hungry folk on the streets. You are no better and are just worse for having called that poor man from Genève to have him on the sacrificial alter too.
    The only triple gems I know are truth love and beauty so keep away from the people let them decide.

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      Settling personal scores or discussing issues to create awareness among readers which is the objective of these columns.

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      Lank Muslim:Quote”Settling personal scores or discussing issues ..”unquote
      Thanks I am not an Islamist to think of giving only the people of the faith to talk of personal scores. I do remember the aid that comes to Sri Lanka from Islamic nations and where it goes. Also am aware of who in Sri Lanka easily gets employment in the Arab world since we run our industry there for the past 40 years and when it was the case of employing from SL we employed only Sinhalese for the south to be fair.
      When we grew up all kids awaited X’mas because there were goodies there was no taboo. The fee paying Christina school did not convert the Muslims or Hindus so it may be your problems not mine.
      Anyway, you are far away from traditional Colombo 7 folk to talk of personal matters and on top of it neither I nor my family needs a red cent from a poor nation like SL which needs us more than anything else. Keep out.
      Happily Agnostic.

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        Is not the reference to ‘Islamist’ and other blah..blahs are clear reflections of not having any idea about the issue under discussion? Let’s try to make good use of the site.

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          Okay go try bins tainted knickers may be you will find solace there.

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          Muslim UK:Quote”reference to ‘Islamist’ and other blah..blahs”Unq.
          Fundamentalist you can never enter an international site with your comments as you would instantly get pecked with a 200 downs to go back under the rock you came from. Almost all your comments are based on satanic verses of a fundamentalist.
          When the US stops buying Oil in 30 years and there is no OIL in the Middle east you have no place in the west. Think about your 4 wife’s and kids now. The UKIP/BNP etc. are getting stronger by the day and we like to see them take on because we give a toss what happens outside the west, it has to be the best place for us all irrespective of who we are but no Islamist fundamentalist suicide bombers and their cohorts.
          “Classic Boris retorted Livingston with the F word for letting the Islamist sniff his backside.”

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          It is not worth giving any further attention to Wuliangguobinjiu who makes insane comments. He is recommended he enter a lunatic asylum and seeks treatment for insanity.

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        Perhaps you are used to sniffing inside bins tainted knickers for your solace You may continue enjoying it all by yourself.

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          L.Muslim UK:Quote”you are used to sniffing inside bins” Unquote

          The French informed and published in the socialist press 2 years before 9/11 that it would take place in King Cross and Huston.
          Muslims living in Bengali ghettos are suicide bombers of London 7/7 take care don’t get a pork chop in the wrong place. Don’t make Sri Lanka another middle east being hit by drones.
          Remember you are under watch by big brother Islamist.

          Hail UKIP and Sataji.

          Bolo Hindustan Ki Jai.

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      CBK has no credibility left in Sri Lanka. Even in the fight against current “Dictator Gone Mad”. CBK, give Sri Lanka a break. Stay away in the UK.

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      Great article Madam Chandrika Bandaranaika for publishing your views on this CJ impechment. I think Sri Lanka’s judicial service were weakened by two incidents. 1)JRJ’s changing constitution after his 5/6 majority. 2) Ex CJ Sarath Silvas’s giving aboslute power with changing constitution to Executive and rescuing him from many charges.
      We all know what happened to JR when India dropped parippu (dhal) in jaffna and ultimately forced to sign 13th amendment. We also know that you had to leave office one year earlied due to judiciary dicision and you abide by it.Also in water’s edge case you agreed to court dicision.

      Knowing all these, now MR is planning to get rid of the last hurdle for him to take the full control of the country under his palm to further extend his corruption.
      What we people ask from you is, knowing his character,culture,education and history (where my father always remind me of Bentara river)…what made you appoint him as Prime Minister.
      Anyway history is history.You can’t amend it.Now what you must do is to help rally the people both local and internationally around CJ as she is our only last hope to safeguard democracy going into a dictatorship. She is a woman like you who resembles our mothers, and guardian and her voice,strength and courage to uphold justice from the wild beast.
      Therefore we as Sri Lankans who are seeking justice and democracy request you to join us and help us Liberate CJ from the absolute power hungry lunatic. Thank you.

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    Former President ChandrikaK has taken a swipe at JRJ and his 1978 constitution for denying justice to judges of superior Courts.

    In 1994, ChandrikaK promised to abolish the Executive Presidency within six months. But, once she was elected to office, she had completely forgotten about it. Indeed she could have easily done it for the UNP had offered its support to abolish or remove powers of the executive Presidency and transfer powers to the Prime minister who is answerable to the parliament.

    An article written in 1994 to ‘Time’ magazine explained how ChandrikaK would be exchanging her job (President) with that of her mother (Prime Minister) within six months. But a charlatan as she is, she just chose to forget her promise to people. She just enjoyed powers of the executive President. Had she changed the executive powers of the president together with the vile clauses on impeachment with the help of the UNP, as reported in ‘Time’, this situation that she and her fellow federalists moan about wouldn’t have arisen.

    Another point, had ChandrikaK not plucked Shirani Bandaranayke, who had no court experience what so ever, from the Law Faculty and made a political appointment to the Supreme Court using JRJ’s 1978 constitution, this situation of impeachment may not have arisen either.

    H.L.D.Mahindapala explains about ChandrikaK’s politics with CJ lucidly. He says; “Shirani Bandaranayaka was a part of this pro-devolution/separatist ideological gang which rules the anti-national humanities wing of the Colombo University. She was hunting jointly and severally with this ideological pack at the Colombo University. She fitted into CBK’s politics because the latter needed judges who would back her political agenda in courts. CBK had gone to the extreme of offering Prabhakaran the north and the east for ten years without an election — a move that was bound to face challenges in courts. CBK’s choice of filling the vacancy in the judiciary with Shirani Bandaranyake speaks volumes about the political affinities of the two ideological twins pursuing identical devolutionary goals. Shirani Bandaranayaka was commissioned by CBK like the way Radhika commissioned Nira Wickramasinghe.” You may read the entire article here. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2012/11/22/a-question-of-justice/

    Anyway, we are not surprised that ChandrikaK talks about Divi Neguma bill as the course for impeachment. And we all can agree this time with her that the CJ has mixed up her politics with her judgement.
    Leela

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    Belated wisdom which you didn’t have when you decided to elevate Sarath Silva as the CJ disregarding all the warnings given to you at that time.

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      RIGHT ON JINADASA! This woman is shameless.

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    chadirika,

    you are responsible for appointing this lady to supreme court and managed to get many wrong judgment to cover-up corruption,irresponsible and most unethical political leadership you had in the country.always your family like to Benereneyeke name in the airport, Colombo toilet and all other place.you are sitting in UK using cheated money from poor people from sri Lanka and giving lectures how to get most irresponsible,corrupted political leaders in the world in future.you have moral authority to make any commends for this matter.you responsible to get first supreme court judge from back door.you responsible for many corruption,cheating public money and many more.sri Lanka supreme court must impeach you for doing all theses thinks.

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    your former [Edited out]appointed to CJ when you are power ,what you are talking now,you must closed you mouth and just live with cheated money.

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    Pulice says it is unlikely the Chnadirake Banadarake Kumaranatnge of ex-President will not secure confidence from the people, but even she ties up with Imperachment issue of Corrupation chargres against CJ, it may be not been able to cling into power again.The CJ has shown today new Political move in on the way possible outcomes of the Imperachment in Parliment and anticipated subsequent developments.
    Is new tie up with CJ’s corrupation, Justice of Politics of dishonest has infiltrate into Legal & Justice System had been spoil by Old patten of democracy pratice by Chanadarake Banadarake-ism.
    Her- CBK of corrupated politics had been created influence promoating corrupation not only Executive of power as well as Judiciary during 11 years of HER RULE.
    What we want is new Judiciary ,Executive and Legislature would need to find a way to overcome the unnecessary standoffs that have led to yeras of Politicl- Judicial- Ecomonical paralysis.
    This new democratic task has to undertake by New social forces and social classes had been superessed by Corrupated OLD political Classes and parties since last 64 years in our nation.
    Besides the old politics of orthdox democracy emerging NEW key players may be created by New democrtaic forces.
    The imperachment bring and proves of CJ corrupation has gone beyond limites of Presidednt, Miminister, Member of Parliment and other local politicians of affliated major parties ,has undermine moral and intergrity basic norms of democratic order of Sri lanka.
    We have to learn lesson of ongoing imperachment we not lost all HOPES.
    If we democratic forces successfully differenates itself from other old political culture and the strategy pays off,it may still be possible for NEW Party TO KEEP AROUND THE DEMOCRATIC FORCES.

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    Stay out of Sri Lanka issue. Stay and prey in London. Sri Lanka did not want you.

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    When you got married to an ordinary man (Vijaya K) who came from an ordinary family we thought you have practically proved that whatever your father said regarding common man. However once you became Prime Minister in 1994, even though you had enough and more room to prove your progressive ideas (if you really had) you would had done. Instead what you have done was nothing!!!!!

    You kept Mangala Samaraweera sort of people around you and took country to the wrong direction even regarding the biggest issue in the country called war. You had neither any game plan winning the war nor any vision about economic and other aspects of the country. Basically you didn’t have self discipline as the leader of the country at least to waken up in the morning and participating of your events ON TIME. Always you were late (time management is zero)

    In 2005, proving your nepotism, you wanted bring your brother to the presidential election even though he was a failure in politics. Subsequently when MR was contesting to the election neither you help him nor stay without pulling his legs. Once he became the President, you thought that he doesn’t have necessary skills governing the country. You have told very proudly “if necessary I can be an advisor to him”. That shows the amount of degrade level of thinking you had on him. What happened later??? He did massive work on war where all presidents had failed including you. How many development projects are being going on now where you even didn’t imagine? Likewise reality is; you are not a leader who could compare with him. Please accept this reality without any jealousy. We know as you are jealous and having rival feelings against with Rajapakses. Hence you are trying to pull them out even helping his international rivals including Tamil Diaspora. You should be shame about you. We regret about you narrow-minded efforts which could be acted to the country. Don’t try to justify your already failed solution for the ethnic issue. Now it is rejected by the people, we need to identify the real problem of Tamils without depending on the past talks and find an appropriate solution that necessarily cannot be fulfilling the dreams of Eelam or international community who need dividing our nation like they did in Kosowo.
    Please keep your rival mind away as a mother of two children and join hands with the present government which is laded by your own party and do the best to your motherland. You cannot defeat Rajapakses as they are very strong in the country by their performances and as a family they are very united by the nature unlike Bandaranayake’s (you, Vijaya , Anura and mother went to courts in late 70’s and fought each other). At least learn a lesson from Rajapakses regarding the unity and teach your children the value of it. People would have chased Rajapakses out by now if they hadn’t do required service to the nation.

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    CBK, can tell the world why MP Lakshman Kiriella left you and your party, even after you beg him to stay,

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    Shameless woman who during her time forcibly removed innocent heads of government institutes who were obstacles to her business deals.

    Shamelessly she cuddled the JVP holligans and ruined this country. The country is still paying for all her sins.

    She will continue to open her foul mouth from time to time to expose her emptyness.

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    CBK came to power by promising to abolish this system,never try to do it ,instead enjoy the power given by JRJ constitution so MR is doing every thing he can do by using this constitution.Now do not talk about it you have no right.That why late Dr NM perera mention if this power goes to horrible people like above destroy the country.The other problem in our country never allowed next leader to come up, while they are in the power.Those who are educated also hands up and accept foolish law.Then do you think you can change with out change the constitution. JVP given help to CBK and MR to came to power ,there one of the main demand was to scrape the constitution,they work like dog never ask to that as first priority after election,now they also suffer.

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    I think MARA’s ultimate plan is to hold the parliament 2/3 govt.ministers under ransom and to get rid or suppress intellectuals, opposition and media through military and send boatloads of refugees to other countries to establish his dictatorial rule. It is time for international community to act soon to avoid another 1983 like catastrophe where they were burdened with refugees to their economy and bring MARA and the family crooks to justice. When people ask for relief in cost of living and education…he is giving relief to import racing cars (leave alone higher cost of petrol and air pollution), leasing two planes in three months to already loss making Mihin Air and wasting 18 Billion rupees on a wasteful satellite project. Only the citizens and diaspora community with the help of international governments could liberate our country from these leeches infested parliament and bring justice to out community.

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    Bandaranayakes have been a curse to this country. Old banda is responsible for the Buddhist Priests getting involved in Politics. He further roused the passion of the Sinhalese and the Buddhists to gain power and ruined both Buddhism and the Sinhalese. Old Banda had a severe inferiority complex as he lacked Personality and had a puny structure which did not match his intellect. His wife and dauughter no better have ruined this country, promising the moon and telling lies every turn.

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    Merely castigating CBK will only help MR in the long run. Whatever her faults are, she must also be drawn into the anti-MR struggle. We need EVERYBODY- Ranil, CBK, SF, TNA, Muslim parties, Indian Tamil parties, SLFP dissidents, Left parties, JVP, Frontline Socialist Party, NSSP and others. CBK has a role to play in catalysing dissent in the SLFP. A breakaway group from the SLFP is essential for the downfall of the MR regime, as much as the Lalith-Gamini-DUNF split led to the downfall of the Premadasa regime. There are no angels in this game but there is one DEVIL and that is MR.

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    I totally agree Sandamalee. Yes we need everybody including local, diaspora and International community to sue and impeach MR for swindling donations sent by both International and local communities for Helping Hambantota Tsunami relief project. Let the case re-opened and arrest MR when he travel abroad and bring him to hague.

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      You have ideas, don’t you

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    It is important that the former President Kumaratunga has spoken up on this important matter of the Impeachment. Her experience and insights are important for the ongoing debate. Of course she can be criticised on other matters and that is part of a healthy democracy. But what is the relevance of personal likes and dislikes or personal attacks on the views that she has expressed?

    People who apparently want to oppose the Rajapaksa authoritarianism should be careful about two matters. (1) Not to distract themselves from the main debates and issues (2) Not to take sectarian positions that can disunite a viable opposition. Otherwise they can become ‘spoilers’ within a necessary joint opposition. We have to be circumspect and measured in criticising CBK, RW, JVP or any other at this stage who can give credence to a joint opposition. Breaking the MR’s grip on the SLFP and the UPFA is a must.

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      Laksiri – Well said! CBK really screwed up in many areas, chief of which was the overlooking of ‘Helping Hambantota’ and nominating the perpetrator to replace her. However, as you indicated EVERYONE who is opposed to this regime and its excesses is required to make any change at all. There is no use in being critical of her actions now, as it isn’t productive in this context. CBK could be a valuable asset in this regard as she still has influence within the SLFP and among the masses

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      Dr. Laksiri,
      Assuming you succeed in getting all the opposition together, and then get people to street, and then start pandemonium, and then overthrow Rajapakse, then what?

      Elect a one like Egyptians did or get the west to appoint one like Libyans did. What happens if that one also declares a decree like Morsy did and say his decrees are above Parliament and Court. Will you get people to rush to streets again and ask them to put up camps there. What makes you think TNA will not shift away from you lot and follow its own road-map to Eelam? What would our twin red brothers do?

      Morsy has a powerful Muslim brotherhood to back him. So eventually, Egypt will settle down not as a democratic country but as another dictatorship. If such calamity happens in Sri Lanka we will be more like Libya. And we villages know it. So your aim to destroy our peace won’t work period
      Leela

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        People should topple MR corrupt uneducated regime thugs and give it to Intellectuals, just and honest people to govern. Yes there are still honest, intellectuals in the country who are unable to contribute to country due to thugs occupying parliament. People like Friday Forum, university lecturere, Supreme court judges, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, intellectuals of Sri Lankan diaspora with ideas like LEE Kuan Yew are a few. We should have another revolution similar to Industrial revolution, a political revolution to clean the Parliament and start with a new vision. But first chase the corrupt leeches out from all over.

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    Any doubt that former democratic Sri Lanka is now a corrupt, lawless Banana Republic ruled by a power crazy lunatic? God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

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    C.B. is showing her pure hatred towards the success of current government. She seems to think that normal people are servant of her and her people. Best thing that C.B. can do is mind her language and help Sri Lanka to build itself. Her daughter and son are betraying whole country overseas in critical time. This women should not be a president of Sri Lanka ever, It was pure mistake by Sri Lankan in the past.

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    Aiyo budu madam…you could’ve easily abolished executive presidency if you had an ounce of an feeling for the country and future generations.Dont you think you betrayed the people who voted for you.What MR is doing is continuing the same thing you did.So why bother.Anee… Madam.have a little scotch and mind your own business..You will not wake up with bad dreams like this.

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    Thank you Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike for your presentation. What I don’t understand is… 1) why didn’t PSA give time to CJ until SC clarify the six appeals relating to the standing order 78A. 2) Why didn’t PSA give 6 weeks to CJ to submit her reply to the 14 counts of impeachment? There is a standard rule by law for any case the accused should be given 6 weeks, where by CJ was given only 10 days. 3)If the above two minor requests were not granted by PSA with the 7 to 4 (7:4) majority, could you ever think when it comes to CJ impeachment verdict, will they ever give a fair verdict even if she proves her innocence and prove she is not guilty.

    Best thing I think is to forward the outcome of today’s PSA ruling to Asian Human Rights commission, Commonwealth Courts, UN and international courts and to get their opinion whether the CJ should proceed with this trial further.
    How can you get a fair trial from 8th grade drop outs, who doeswn’t understand a damn of English, leave alone Law, under the belt of a dictator to give a fair verdict.
    If I were the CJ I will immediately stay away from wasting my time facing these crazy baboons who make the SC a mockery to the world.
    Everybody should rally around the CJ and put a stop to this crazy PSA (PISSA) trial.
    Enough is enough listening to this lunatic parliament bulshit jokers.
    Please let me have your views.

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    CBK can sing the song “Don’t cry for me Argentina (Sri Lanka)”

    She can forget a woman undressed and forced to walk on the road after Vayamba elections.

    It is much better for her to give talks in other countries using her “talent” and experience as they do not know her history instead of preaching veddah bana to Sri Lankan people.

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    Excellent post Sandamalee.

    One hitch though – EVERYBODY will not be able to get together as long as Ranil Wickramasinghe is lurking around.

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    nice post and great information

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    Ranil is intellectually quiet – waiting for a common opposition to be
    built out from kentic force of MRs actions.
    Leela (aka Leelaratne) can join us with his village force in time to
    come, as circumstances will impel him too.

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      Veddah, you are absolutely right. There is no point in Ranil trying to intervene just now and resurrect the Country and the Economy as there are some, yet who hails MR. Therefore one must allow a full doze of MR to be dispensed to this public. Not very long from now, all Opposition forces will combine and Ranil will be the only person who can give leadership to delievr this Nation, who is Honest and has no heir apparent to groom.

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    SRI LANKA SOON WILL BE THE DESTINATION FOR FOREIGNERS LOOKING FOR PROSTITUTION UNDER THIS CORRUPT RAJA REGIME YOU CAN BE THE MAIN HOSTESS IF THIS NEW VENTURE NO MORE POLITICS FOR YOU MADAM.

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    Yes Madam CB you can still influence your SLFP party folks in the parliament from impeaching CJ. Try hard…you will make it.

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