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The Pot Calling The Kettle Black; An Answer To Sugandika, Nagananda & Ranjan From 90% Of The Lawyers & Judges Of Sri Lanka

By Ashan Nanayakkara –

Ashan Nanayakkara

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself”

The above great words of Abraham Lincoln are dedicated to those who try to go after bad publicity. This peace of writing is on such personnel.

The recent developments of bombardment against the Justice system of Sri Lanka (one can says that as a part of an Agenda to tarnish the legal system of Island Nation) which brought about quite a dissent over the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, among the society, which has gone out of proportion, as Author believes. Thus, this artifact is an assessment of recent remarks made by Hon. Minister of Ranjan Ramanayake, Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare & Kandyan Heritage, Sugandika Fernando, Nagananda Kodithuwakku – Attorneys-at-Law, Facebook and other Social media pundits, etc. which they have claimed to be themselves as whistleblowers stand for the sanctum of Judiciary.

‘One Shot’, Minster – Ranjan Ramanayake punched the first blow targeting the Judiciary and the legal fraternity, condemning that majority of Judges and the Lawyers are corrupted and blemished. The actor-turned politician who is always thrilled by the hoots of Gallery went on to the extent that 90% of Lawyers and Judges are sinful. The said stance was re-iterated and affirmed by one time custom officer and now Attorney-at-Law, Nagananda Kodithuwakku in his extensive Article published in Colombo Telegraph dated 03-09-2017. To wit, that is an article to justify the utterances made by the aforesaid Minister.

Then, couple of weeks ago, the scandalous video of a Lawyer called Sugandhika Fernando came from abroad went viral in social media, making more than 74 000-viewers (there about 2-3 edited versions of the same, the writer only refers to the prime video footage, altogether the number of viewers may be well over 100 000) as at this date. Afortiori, the said speech given by the said Lawyer called Sugandika has been circulating and sharing in the Facebook over thousands of times which cannot be counted. On the other hand, it is evident from the Youtube that the said viral video had been viewed by more people in Sri Lanka beating the number of viewers of Iraj’s song of peeling Banans and feeding drumsticks to a man personates as Victor Rathnayake couple of months ago.

Out of those two, the former video was against one pillar of the Government, as we all call it, the Judiciary which is sine qua nonof present Nation State concept. That could have been the reason that general masses pose an extra penchant over such a video which teases the anarchist mindset hidden in every man. Some nihilists voiced their heart out demanding independence and unchastised Judiciary after seen Sugandhika’s heroic speech. The video became the talking point from bar table of a tavern to Bar table in court house. Some social media champions were opining that such a comment made by a person in the same fraternity would elaborate the lawlessness in this Country. To some, that is where the foreign judges are required to iron out such follies made by our own Lawyers and the Hon. Judges. For some, that reflects the break down of our legal system.

If a judge is lying in the chamber due to a hangover in the office hours and the ‘Mudliyar’ attends there into, if women Lawyers sleep with the Policemen and if each male Lawyer goes with the female spouse of his Divorce case is assumed as true, divulging of such a state of affair by a lady Lawyer, shouldn’t her be considered as a national heroine? Who would undermine such a bold speech which is an act of sheer courage? If I am not a Lawyer, who anticipates nothing but better Sri Lanka, Sugandhika is the Margret Thatcher to me, Nagananda is the Justinian to me, Ranjan Ramanayake is the Abraham Lincoln (or Incredible Hulk) in my world. They are the only hope and only living disciples of fountain of justice, or the ultimate Judiciary!

If what those trio preach is true, are there no good Lawyers and good judges in Sri Lanka?

Being a Lawyer, giving due credit to those 3-self-proclaimed-stoolpigeons, Author sees no wrong in some comments made by Miss Sugandika or Mr. Nangananda in their videos and writings. For instance, touting done by Lawyers, Policemen solicit Lawyers, some outrageous advices sent by the Hon. Attorney General, delay of litigation, ugly treatments upon Junior Lawyers by Seniors, childlike judgments written by the judges etc.

But, I vehemently disagree with the comments made by the above said three, inter alia, all female Lawyers bed with policemen, all judges are wicked and corrupted like ‘Lenin Rathnayake’ who might grant bail for a husband at the ransom of sex bribe by the wife, all male Lawyers are getting cases solicited by OICs and Police Constables, Judges pass their judgments for financial offers, every divorce Lawyer ends up in a hotel room with his female Client, each male Lawyer is a pervert who seduces his Junior female Lawyers who work under, depriving a Client from a Fee Memo is as evil as Genocide, and what not.

Having carefully watched the much scandalous video in Sugandhika by the Author, it is not inaccurate to say that nowhere in the said nearly 1-hour long speech, Miss Sugandhika ventured to state a single virtue of a Lawyer who deserves some merits. That is where Author figures out the Agenda of this female Lawyer. Knowing that the slanders made by her is relevant to 5% or 10% of those who in the legal practice, she was shrewd enough not to say one word to exclude the rest of the innocent 90% or the 95% of Lawyers and or Judges who may have high moral standards. In a nutshell, Lady Sugandika had no intentions to single out one Lawyer in Sri Lanka (may be except Mr. Naganada) who might have some rectitude left. Instead of that she was conscious enough leave no stone unturned to strip off the Lady Justice leaving nothing but a state of despair.

There was an acting Judge she referred to have been struggling from a hangover in the Judge’s Chamber in work hours where the ‘Mudliyar’ is seen attended to put some lime on the head and feet of the said Judge. It is sad that she could not name that Judge (or the Lawyer). She was in the opinion that one Judge named Shivantha Manchnayake had once refused her Application based on want of evidence, thereby, in the next time she humiliated the Judge by asking, “I don’t know your Honour’s SATISFACTORY LEVEL”. This is a disgraceful and despicable aspersion which needs to be atoned. Having done such reprehensible act, she has the audacity to talk big and say that she made the said Judge to step down from the Bench twice. Is that SO valiant effort to placed a judge into such embarrassment in his own Courts? Should the judiciary in the country be laughed at as such? In the said anecdotes, she was trying to illustrate that the said judge was corrupted not to give the judgment in Sugandhika’s favour. But, the law as the Author knows, judges have every right to dismiss cases, if they are not satisfied of the evidence led before them. This is the reason that we have a system called Appeals and the Author is pretty sure that Sugandika must very well aware of thatmodus operandi.

Nevertheless, we see, at the beginning of the practice, some armature junior lawyers take cases personal and fight with the judges thinking that Judge is against them. (Author does not wish to find the correctness of Mr. Shivantha Manchnayake’s Order as the Author is not privy to facts of the case. However, judges are empowered of dismissing cases). In such a backdrop, talking filth in the court house (sexual satisfactory level of the judge is the innuendo), against the presiding Judge, being a lady Lawyer, is appalling.

Another instance where she voiced against is Maravila District Judge, Mahendra Shri Raja. The said Judge became Sugandhika’s scape goat as he did not want to involve into a cat fight that Sugandhika and another female Lawyer fell on to and, due to the fact that the said District Judge sent Miss Sugandhika’s case to another court house. One won’t necessary be a Lawyer to understand why on earth a Judge who is the august member of that court room should involve into such a brawl. On the other hand the said District Judge, Mr. Mahendra Raja, as author realizes, a judge with a great conviction (this has been admitted even by this Sugandika too in her speech), has nothing done wrong to being branded in Sugandika’s red list of corrupt judges. What Sugandika’s allegation against this judge (who is far better than his father) was the latter granted Bail to an accused who should have charged under Victims of Crimes Act. From the little knowledge that Author has got, granting or not granting Bail under the said Act lies on the Criminal High Court where Magistrate has no powers over. Conversely, even if the Judge was wrong, proper forum to go against his Order was not call a media briefing, but go for an Appeal.

One thing Author cannot comprehend is how a Judge could become corrupted just because he or she throws the case brief away once he is done with that case, which is to be collected by a peon afterwards. So, assuming throwing a case brief is a misdemeanor, all the judges who are unbiased and honourable must slowly hands over their case briefs to the pion and those who are corrupted do otherwise. Is that the yardstick of finding a good judge from bad? My God, What a bullshit! I see such comments made by this young lady are tainted with pure hypocrisy and libelous intention.

As per Attorney-at-Law, Sugandika, except her, each Lawyer in Sri Lanka is a Devil Advocate. Her perception of a Sri Lankan Lawyer is, that “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”. This was uttered by Dick in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2. By justifying the said view, they (Sugandika and Nagananda) say all the Lawyers have illicit affairs with the clients, or forceful affairs with Junior Lawyers, or Lawyers earn thumping money which is not gone to records of income tax, practice of a Lawyer is entirely based on touting etc. etc.

The tragedy of this kind of observation is that they strive to highly generalize the said immoral acts of the Lawyers across the board.

The Author recollects that when he was a Junior of late Advocate, Mr. S. L. Gunasekera there was no single Fee Memo was sent by this great gentleman without allocating portion for the Income Tax for the State. Hundreds of juniors who came to limelight from that chamber also have been practicing the said traditions intact thus far. As Author knows very well, a few Juniors of Mr. S. L. Gunasekera, viz, Mr. Kushan de Alwis (PC), Harsha Amarasekera (PC), Mr. Manohara de Silva (PC), Mr. Sanjeewa Jayawardane (PC), Mr. Maithri Gunarathne, Mr. Maithri Wickramasinghe, Anuruddha Dharmarathne, Dilshan Jayasooriya, Secretay of Bar Association – Kaushalya Navarathne, Supreme Court Judge – Hon. Prasanna Jayawardane, Supreme Court Judge – Hon. Priyantha Jayawardane, list goes, have been abiding by their civic duties paying taxes. And Author believes that from Mr. Romesh de Silva (PC), Mr. Kanag Ishwaran (PC), Mr. Gamini Marapana (PC) to Harsha Cabral (PC), Mr. Ali Sabry (PC) and Juniors bloom from their Chambers too are not debt to the State by evading income taxes (Author did mention the names of the said Gentlemen as the notorious speech made by this female Lawyer is an injustice to the said Good Lawyers and all alikes. In addition, most of the Lawyers in the outstations too follow the same footsteps.

This they do, without getting Government permits for their vehicles, without paid their hospital bills by the State funds, without getting Government salaries, without enjoying Government quarters, without having a quota for their children to attend into big schools in the town, without getting foreign trips from State or Private sector funds and so on. As the Author sees, the Lawyers are the less troublesome group of people in Sri Lanka who do not fight for their rights but always commit for their duties. Knowing 90% or 95% Lawyers are in the said category, Sugandika was shameful to generalize those Lawyers alleging they try to circumvent from paying income taxes. In this backdrop, the Author conveys to Sugandika that just because one had not good Senior to show the way, good Chamber to groom, gift of the gab to allure the Clientele do not mean that all the Lawyers in Sri Lanka deprived off such high standard.

The Author have no an aota of contempt to the Attorneys-at-Law who practice at Magistrate’s Court. By all means they contribute to the upbringing of the legal system of this country as other Lawyers do. However, the issue of this novice Sugandika is she has not seen the world beyond Magistrate’s Court.

One cannot fathom that how she tries to outshine the commitment of the Lawyers who burn the mid night oil to win their cases reading 1000-2000 long pages briefs. Perhaps, even after the said 1000-pages case is argued in court of law for another 2-3 hours (previous night preparation time may have also lasted for probably 2-hours) in the next day the client might come say that I would bring the fees on next Sunday; that next Sunday will never come.

Sugandika and Nagananda forget how many times Lawyers’ fees are not paid by the Clients; same time she puts the fact under the carpet that the Lawyers are the only ones who cannot sue against their clients for defaulting fees. Both Sugandika and Nagananda are well aware of that, a patient cannot get a channeling service without paying the channel fee of the Doctor, one cannot go on an omnibus without buying a ticket, one cannot buy a water bottle from a shop even if you are about to die in thirsty without paying the price. But, yet, Lawyers are professionally bound to give advices those who need it irrespective of their financial capacity. At hulftsdorp, in a given day, 50% of the Lawyers might appear for either free of charge or for prospective payments (It is a famous secret that once a Fee Memo is sent when the 1USD is Rs. 100, the fees may be settled when the 1USD is Rs. 150). Sugandika and Nagananda insult to the such Lawyers. Those Lawyers’ only crime is render their services without concerning of what they would gain. It is true that Lawyers are not Angels; but they are the professionals who read 2000-pages brief and prepare 100 pages summing up and being played out by the Client in style. Is that the reason that they deserve such a colossal vilification by this Maleficent.

Aftermath to the Sugandika’s dirt speech came out, the Author saw that one of his friends posted in the Facbook that the very first case that he appeared in the very first day of the New Year was for free of charge. The Author readily believes that this Lawyer (Ajith Galhena) is yet not sad about what he did and he would continue to do so. Sugandika’s talk is a slap to these noble men.

The Author has hundreds of female Lawyer friends in Colombo, Galle, Ratnapura, Kandy, Balapitiya, Kaduwela, Mahara, Trincomalee, Thambuttegama, Kuliyapitiya, Maravila. But, non of them sleeps with Policemen to get cases. (albeit,out of 500 Lady Lawyers the Author could come to reasonable presumption that 5 might sleep – that also a mere inference to be verified). Without insult to any other profession, it must be noted that these numbers may be very high in profession like Doctors. About male Lawyers, one day when the Author queried from another male Lawyer, “are you bedding with that woman who you are appearing for in that Divorce case”, it was retorted that, “You mad, It is very difficult to maintain even with the one I have legally got”! That is how the Lawyers life goes; they are also eats and breaths as the others. But, according to Sugandika, Nagananda and Ranjan Lawyers are villainies.

After Lawyers, those 3-guys go after Judges. One time Author was told by one Hon. Judge presides in Ratnapura, at a party, that “they have sometimes, 20-30 Judgments to be written even during the 14-days vacation”. Those Judgments are not coming in 1-2-pages; one may be about 10-15 pages. Such group of people became the guinea pigs of Sugandika’s and Nagananda’s irresponsible-speeches. People of this country must know that, a Magistrate might handle about 200-400 cases per day, a District Judge perhaps hear 20-50 cases per day including 10-Partition-cases which might have over 1000-pages, a Civil High Court Judge might sit from 10 o clock to 2 or 3 o clock prudently concentrating on Appeals, Court of Appeal Judges might listen to hair splitting Arguments of  the Counsels for hours without interrupting them, Mr. Gomin Dayashri used to say that the Supreme Court is now like a bloody Magistrate’s Court due to the fact that it hears cases up to 4.00 pm, or perhaps 5.00 pm from 10 am in the morning. To this work load, the time set aside for writing Judgments must also be added.  Then the final count is, a Judge in Sri Lanka has apparently no time for their life! “That is how the CORRUPT JUDGES work in Sri Lanka”, Mr. Ranjan Ramanayake.

Would you believe that Sugandhika, Nagananda and Ranjan humiliate such a sacrificing group of people who barely have a family life sometimes even in the vaction? Would you believe that as some people call it, ‘Gon Ranja’ damages to the reputation of such a group of people who toil hard to upbringing the legal system of this country? Would you believe that Miss Sugandika bad mouth on such a group of people who has no even proper sleep, freedom to go for a party at their fancy, or shopping as they please, or even defend themselves calling a media briefing against this kind of hooligans?

By looking at the aforesaid predicaments, it is not hard to understand that brief less Barristers like Sugandika, 2020 Presidential Candidate – Nagananda, low grade film maker – Doctor ‘Navariyan’ have got their own ulterior motives to achieve. They have their own Agendas. Everyone knows that the Minister Ranjan Ramanayake is at the verge of being punished for contempt of court charges; Sugandhika and Naganada are there to rescue that suspect by generalizing the slogan of “judicial system is corrupted”. Owing to Sugandika’s notorious speech and due to all of sudden oppression against her, she will be secured the asylum status in a European Country. Then her goals are also achieved.  If the project of the Diaspora to bring down foreign Judges to Sri Lanka due to breakdown of the Judiciary is successful, UK citizenship holder Mr. Nagananda’s aspirations will also be accomplished.  But at last, it must be noted that they have dug their own grave by defiling their own profession for cheap publicity and personal gains. Remember, there is no such thing as bad publicity except their own obituary!

Ashan Nanayakkara – Attorney-at-Law

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    It is not who calls whom back.
    There are specific charges and they need to be addressed. Who makes the charges is not so important when the charges are serious and people have reason to believe them

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      Ashan Nanayakkara

      RE: The Pot Calling The Kettle Black; An Answer To Sugandika, Nagananda & Ranjan From 90% Of The Lawyers & Judges Of Sri Lanka

      So, 90% Of The Lawyers & Judges Of Sri Lanka, are not corrupt. That means 10% are corrupt!.

      That is a lot of lawyers and judges.

      How can the innocent public avoid them, if 90% Of The Lawyers & Judges Of Sri Lanka, do not clean them up? How do you identify them, BEDORE, engaging with them? Do you have a list of that 10%?

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        In a country where even 3 wheel drivers are asked to issue receipts why not lawyers issue receipts for their clients. are we to assume all lawyers are saints.during the course of my duty. i have come across lawyers defending known culprits making innocent Victim guilty,there by making huge fees.Inland Revenue department should open files for all professionals including lawyers.

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        Percentages are all asumptions .10% is a very law value.. It should be revised upward to 40 %

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    What a disgusting article of a brown nose.

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      Nowadays pots and kettles are not black. They are like silver.

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    What a waste of internet space??? What is this guy really want to say…

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      he wants to say he is a lowyer like namal.

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    Ashan Nanayakkara

    The people of this country have a right to know the truth. The Government should appoint an independent commission to fully enquire into this serious matter and give the people the verdict. No country can have an alleged corrupt Judicial system. As they say “There is no smoke without fire “.

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      well said

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    obviously an attempt to white wash the lawyers now called “nitignahoru” obviously in any profession there are decent souls. It is hard find them in the legal fraternity. The Bar council does nothing to improve the quality of service. Affidavits are given to the clients ten minutes before cases begin so that the client has hardly any time to read, Advice is verbal and meant to take the longest time in court . Professional conduct is unbelievably corrupt. I know of a case where the lawyer wrote a false deed and when he got caught wrote another deed withdrwing his claim. With out trying to cover up the writer should advocate ways and means of improving the quality of care to the people. I am afraid the lawyers like the politicians have lost the trust of the people. That is why Suganthika,Nagananda etc are hero worshiped.

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      vas

      “I am afraid the lawyers like the politicians have lost the trust of the people.”

      How did we end up in this situation given that Sinhala has been the official language, Chapter II guarantees Buddhism a foremost place in the constitution, almost all top posts are being occupied by Sinhala/Buddhists, LTTE is gone, Ponna, Chelva, Amir, VP, Rohana, ….. are dead, IPKF had been sent back, ……………………………

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        Sinhale is protestant’s Tamils property. Sinhala buddhists should give into Protestants, LTTE is coming Failed journalsits get jobs

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      ” lawyer wrote a false deed and when he got caught wrote another deed withdrwing his claim.”

      happened to me too for a property of mine.Now difficult to sell because sellers don’t like any hanky panky taking place and worry whther te earlier party written by the lawyer will come back with thuggery etc to claim the property and harass them.

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    Ashan as I was reading your article I was waiting for that anti climax to come and there you are. With out mentioning the medical fraternity you lawyers cannot even make a simple argument or state real facts. When you guys will make a change ???. As a physician many a times I have criticized my Lankan colleagues in these columns. But I find this pattern of lawyers always picking on the physicians has not changed in the last 35 years( it was the same while I was in medical college), Now my friend I think it will be better for me to leave that discussion( doctors vs lawyers) for another day. But as lawyers at least try to make your case (if you have one) with out quoting the doctors or the medical profession.

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      Why not?

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    Addendum , it is funny the caption says ” The pot calling the kettle black”, It is the same when a lawyer quotes a doctor to make his case.

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    Ashan, like all lawyers and doctors etc., you just support your “cash cow”, namely the vulnerable person who needs your service. You do need the case to go for as long as possible. I know a 72 years old whose appeal made eighteen years ago is still pending!! The lawyers is a very learned and honorable member of your clan. You may speak for yourself, but it is, as we all know far from the whole truth. Also, you have not answered a single one of the specific points raised by this lady.

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      2600 years ago during the Gauthama Buddhas living period the king Kosol dreampt 16 dreams. In one of the dreams king deampt a Horse having two heads eating from from both ends.When the king asked lord to explain he said in a future time there will be lawyers who collect money from both sides.It is now a reality.

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    <b. Taking things Lying Down: What surprises me most about the Sughandka phenomenon is the lack of response from any lawyers either in the form comments and articles or action by the Bar Association. Therefore, I welcome this article by Ashan Nanayakkara.
    I tried to watch the Sughandka video and somehow I could not get through it and had to stop after about 5 minutes, because I was highly irritated by her gestures. She has a unique capability to animate her mouth, which I found distracting and irritating. It is not the way that a respectable lady of good upbringing would speak. I mean here the words, the animation of the mouth and the other gestures. It was more like a Mariyakade woman fighting with another woman of the same level.
    Finally, I just listened to the audio only and still found it irritating. I am sure that this lady is not only after the Sri Lankan justice system but the whole of country, its citizens, its systems and everything else that makes a country a respectable one. In an environment where extremely powerful pressures are mounted on Sri Lanka by the international organizations to have independent courts etc., what she has done cannot be considered as something heroic. It is a deliberate and uncalled for attack on all of us who love Sri Lanka, that should be met with a level of virulence of equal intensity if not more.

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      You should be gonthadiek not to have got the message being passed by that young lady.

      If anyone with a little brain would not attack the young lady and her braveness. But you guys who has been caught by Arabian sodomies would do anything to attack her.
      What is your problem Mathugama Edwin ?
      Hope not that you would be reborn in that area – LEAVING those peoples in peace.

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        But you guys who has been caught by Arabian sodomies would do anything to attack her.

        He is capable of seeing & adoring the Arabian girls even through the dark, thick, black Burqa. Sadly, though he was born in Lankawe, he never saw a original Sinhala women. So, he is joining with the ANanayakara to get confused how to call her, “Kettle or Pot”? If you know how small Edwin is, you will know the full length of Edwin’s inferiority complex!

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          Hey, the Sinhala B. Puthas and Tamil Kallathonis have started making their usual noise. What took you so long? Oh, sorry, I forgot that Burana Appu is a really a Tamil refugee posing here in CT as a Sinhalese. Mallaiyuran on the other hand is a fairly decent guy. What he is writing, he is duty bound to write because that is the only way he can keep alive and out of danger from the GTF assassins. So you see, people, out of the 3 of us, I am the only one who can speak my mind freely. May be what I say is wrong. But I am not doing it for a fee. Only as a Sri Lankan, who loves the country.

          Malle urine, you say, “If you know how small Edwin is, you will know the full length of Edwin’s inferiority complex! “ You don’t know how to spell Lankawa, but you surely must know the size of my things having being at the wrong end of the thing you mention.

          I don’t care about you guys. Perhaps, I will not waste my time responding to you and say what I want.

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      Irritation is caused when an opposing party speak the truth

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      <b. I tried to watch the Sughandka video and somehow I could not get through it and had to stop after about 5 minutes, because I was highly irritated by her gestures.
      You are trying to be hyper? Don’t be a skunk to have yourself killed.

      Susanthika is only a Kerala beauty, don’t get indulged too much with hope to fall into addition; not an Northern Rapist Army’s import. She had come during Dutch time to peel the (Sinhala)Cinnamon skin. Her mouth is only telling how many cinnamon skins she chewed with her white teeth. Wake up!
      Look at this google search. What an exact much of her face with these women.

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      Hi edwin rodrigo, You got a kick out of your own comment, didn’t you!

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      Edwin

      “I tried to watch the Sughandka video and somehow I could not get through it and had to stop after about 5 minutes…”

      Yeah, the truth is very bitter, isn’t it?

      Lasith

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    Ashan…you must take Sugandhika’s accusations in its spirit. General public is highly dissatisfied with the judicial system of this country. Talk to public on the road and ask what they feel about judges of this country….a good majority will say that they have doubts on their integrity. Isn’t you guys responsible to correct this awful system? What has the BASL done so far to resurrect this system? Don’t blame Sugandhika, Nagananda or Ranjan but press sleepy BASL to raise up to the challenge and do something constructive.

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    Ranjan Ramanayake is the Abraham Lincoln (or Incredible Hulk) in my world. That is how the Lawyers life goes; they are also eats and breaths as the others. But, according to Sugandika, Nagananda and Ranjan Lawyers are villainies. The Author have no an aota of contempt to the Attorneys-at-Law who practice at Magistrate’s Court. This peace of writing is on such personnel.

    Thank you for these classic comments. I felt I was reading the script of Carry On Lowyer.

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      Ranjan Ramanayake is the Abraham Lincoln Ranjan may be the Lincoln saved Blacks, but the didn’t the Adolf Hitler, Naganada tell Jayampathy as a Traitor dividing the country to give Tamils a share?

      Why the Lincoln let him to be caught by the Hitler?

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    Mr Nanayakkara,

    What’s your point? Perhaps, due to my lack of superior knowledge of the English language, I seem to have lost my way through your extensive article, so I gave up reading half way. Are you saying that a few in your profession who do not have a lucrative practice are throwing mud at a majority of diligent lawyers & an excellent judiciary system, as well as, a Police force committed to safe guard law & order?

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    Ashan Nanayakkara,
    What a load of unfounded, pompous crap. Against a handful of honorable citizens, trying to change our dysfunctional country. Please, go fly a kite! The nation is with Sugnthika F, Ranjan R & Naganda K. NOT WITH YOU! Everyone knows what a stinking, rotten mountain of injustice we are up against. Cleansing the system by chasing the ruthless vultures was never going to be an easy task. Good news is the process has started. At long last!
    Cheers!

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      It appears that the ‘Black Pot’ Ashan Nanayakra is calling the ‘Electric Kettle’ Suganthika black. Ha! Ha! Ha!

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        A New Theory: That is an interesting comment that makes me formulate a new theory. Sughandika is certainly not a fair skinned lady. Let us face it. She is black. In fact as black as a Tamil. No. That does not do proper justice (Oh My God! Justice comes in there nicely indeed!) to her dark complexion. Shall we say as black as a Tamil Kallathoni who has swum across. This explains the venom. So here is my Theory: Sughandika, is a Tamil Kallathoni who has an agenda to bring disrepute to Sri Lanka. And what better aspect of Sri Lanka than the Judiciary? That fits all the facts.

        Oh, Allah! I forgot to mention another vital clue. The whiteness of her teeth. We all know that salt makes teeth white if used in generous quantities. And what better place for that than the Palk Strait where generous amounts of the magical compound is available in abundance?

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          Edwin the Vermin, you are really a rabble rouser. First you try to divide people based on race, ethnicity, religion and caste and you fail. Now to top all that, your new attempt is to divide people based on skin colour!

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            Skin Color: Argon, yes I am biased on skin color. Even Buddha said that a dark skin color is a result of bad Karma and vice versa. Who am I to disagree with Buddha? If I were given the choice of marrying Reese Witherspoon or Sue ghandika, I will certainly go for Reese. Sue Ghandika’s teeth may be white but her skin is not. I do not know what sort of Karma Sue Ghandika has committed to be born with a skin so dark. But one can surmise that she must have been pretty naughty even in her previous birth.

            It is said that those who lie have yellow teeth. The bigger the lies, their yellower the teeth. It is also said that liars have bad-breath in addition to yellow teeth. One cannot say whether she has this affliction, because all we have is a video and some pictures. But I will not bet that she is not a Dughandika instead of Sughandika. So, unless Sue Ghandika is careful not to lie anymore, even Ranjan may not consider her as a marital partner.

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      Ben gono,
      When will you and the similar extremely idiots of Sri Lanka ever realise there are NO handful of honorable citizens trying to change so called dysfunctional country? Isnt this yahpalana cruel joke which was brought to bring so called good governance enough for gonas like you to realise this is not the way and allowing porawal weeme mania people to come would not solve anything?

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    In view of the fact lawyers are known to play double game ask for postponements on flimsy grounds, I am aware, that two of my friends appeared in person to present their case in person, commencing from a government law enforcing authority, District Courts, Appeal Courts and Supreme Court (FR petition) . Hearing at the law enforcing Authority Commenced their hearing in 2005, with great reluctance and went on till December 2015 (10 years). The lawyers from well known law firm appeared in support of the opposing party. They went on dragging the case with the help of the Law Enforcing Authority. The FR petition was filed in 2011 view of the undue delay at the law enforcing authority.Due to the the intervention of the Supreme Court law enforcing authority submitted their order without giving their findings thus delaying it a a little further. (Delaying Tactics) However at the order of the SUPREME COURT the findings too were submitted in December 2015. The hearing of the FR petition was concluded in in JUNE 2016 (After 5 years) But unfortunately I understand that the verdict has not been give even after 23 months approximately. I learn that over 18 different Judges, 3 at a time were on the bench to hear that case during this period. Some Judges have retired, some have passed away. Now my friends are exploring the avenues to obtain judgement?

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      My friends referred to, telephoned me after this comment and informed that there were 3 letters published in this regard as per details below-:
      “Justice delayed in Condo issues”- Sunday Times of 6/7/14
      Open letter to Wijedasa Rajapase, Justice Minister .}
      “Justice still awaits residents of of Colombo condo” }
      Sunday Times of 15/3/15
      Deformed Judiciary- Colombo Telegraph 16/12/15
      Those interested may go through and come to conclusions of the Judiciary.
      “We Report You Decide” a famous phrase from MTV

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    Mr. Ashan Nanayakkara: I think you MISSED the point raised by these “Whistle Blowers”. In one paragraph you started : ” I vehemently disagree with the comments by the above three said…….all female lawyers, all judges, all male lawyers, OICs, etc…..” Listen to them once again. They never referred to “ALL” as you try to put through to us – the ordinary . I n my view and clearly understood was the mentioning of the “Abuse of the System” by certain number (could be that 5% you mentioned) of those involved in the “Law Enforcement” that include Judges, Lawyers (male or female) Police and so on. It is also not our COMPLAINT of the SYSTEM; but the ABUSED of the SYSTEM. To make it “Simple” for you to understand that aspect, let me refer you to the recent behavior of our PM in the Parliament. He got up and called upon all his party MPs to shout a slogan “Hora…..Hora….Hora”. Is it something WRONG with the Parliamentary System or the ABUSE of the Parliamentary System by the PM? Did you listen to the President of the BAR ASSOCIATION interviewed by Mr. Bandula Jayasekera, a journalist, at a TV programe titled “Pathikada”? There he very GRACIOUSLY greed with what these “Whistle Blowers” were trying to point out and in fact he did say how he called for all the details from Ms. Sugandika in order to proceed further action. Please remember that “5%” of “BAD EGGS” are SPOILING the whole POT OF MILK. So please render your assistance to CORRECT the ABUSE of that GOOD NAME of the SYSTEM – the POT OF MILK without barking at the wrong tree.

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    The writer assumes a position of moral high ground and stinks to high heaven beating even the the skunk. What is to be asked is whether the action of ‘bombardment’ of justice system is right or wrong ; if wrong, in this context we assume legal action can be taken against the concerned subjects. We, the members of the public will gleefully watch the culprits exposed, for the sake of the country. It would not be the Judiciary that would be in the docks, but the few culprits that denigrate the system. Let us see whether those defending the system would dare to challenge the ‘trio’ who have come forward to expose its rottenness.

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    The Author,
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    “The Author has hundreds of female Lawyer friends in Colombo, Galle, Ratnapura, Kandy, Balapitiya, Kaduwela, Mahara, Trincomalee, Thambuttegama, Kuliyapitiya, Maravila.”
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    Good for you! Why do you not try to establish friendship with Jaffna female and even male lawyers?
    .
    “But, non of them sleeps with Policemen to get cases. (albeit,out of 500 Lady Lawyers the Author could come to reasonable presumption that 5 might sleep – that also a mere inference to be verified).”
    .
    Well now….lawyers, prosecuting police officers and judges meet each other at the court. Friendship and even sexual activity may follow. Human nature:)

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    “Like so many, this trial is not about the truth; it’s about winning.”
    ― John Grisham, Rogue Lawyer

    Would you, the author, rather not look to the allegations than jump up to criticize the message? The entire tone here seems to be to cover up, muddy the waters rather than consider that there may in fact be reason for all this…

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    Aiyo, , this writer is incapable of simple Sinhala comprehension. Sugandhika Fernando never said that all lady lawyers bed policemen, or that every judge was corrupt. This article full of imaginary details and unfounded allegation, is a total waste of the readers ‘ time and , yes, like someone above has commented, internet space. This writer is inventing non existent material as he gets immersed in his own verbosity laced with legal terms. Please, spare us!

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    I, through personal experience of trying to expose absolute corruption in an Institution has faced severe draw backs of the like mentioned by Sughandika Fernando. I endorse her fully. I did even write to the AG through two Law Firms but to no avail. First letter two years passed no acknowledgement or any reply. The second time had an acknowledgement but after the reply, now it is over two years again, nothing heard. There after I wrote to the AG himself personally titling the letter ‘Mockery of Justice’ thinking that at least I will be charged for disrespect of Court, affording me an opportunity to table the Injustice in the false name of Justice practiced in this corrupt Judicial system. Nothing happened either.

    My observation is that this legacy of Justice was left to the natives by the British. These black coat gentry believe they are some super individuals who are intelligent and demands respect from the public in their domain to show their power of arrogance. They are nothing but parasites living off the poor society, bum sucking Politicians for position and power. This Ashan Nanayakkara is another Lawyer who has got smitten by the truth and is trying to defend his fellow Lawyers scratching each other’s back for survival. They are nothing but arrogant fools parading as paragons of virtue the whole bloody lot of them.

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    This is exactly what I expected. In excess of 90% of commentators supporting this treacherous ‘attorney’ and a small minority opposing. Compare that with her claim that 90% of the lawyers and judges are corrupt and of course nothing said about the ‘good’ ones.

    I am sure she would have won some cinematic award had she followed in the footsteps of ‘One
    Shot’ Ranjan (her client) in to the world of cinema.

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      Hi Edwin Rodrgo, Which award prompts you to make your comment? Where would you have gone for material had Sugandhika Fernando had also spoken about the ‘good’ ones?

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    Are you another NR who became lawyer after someone else doing the writing for him? What a disgraceful, pathetic bunch of ‘Nigantayas’ are you lot. By saying 90% you have agreed that only 10% are honest, unbiased and fully qualified to be judges and lawyers in Sorry Lanka.
    I am sure by looking at the photograph of yours above, you are a foul mouthed, ignorant third class individual brought up with taxpayers money.
    I am sorry to say that you were not even in your fathers ‘B–ls’ when Nagananda became a lawyer/civil servant and you are unaware of the work he has done for the country and the Department of Customs & Immigrations.

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    the humble citizen knows the corrupt…they dont need lawyer or doctor tutors who feed feed feed on the helpless to pontificate on those so called nobles…shame shame shame shame on you!

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      C Perera

      “the humble citizen knows the corrupt”

      Of course the humble citizen knows the corrupt and he/she benefits from them, keep the corrupt going, ……………………

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    ASHAN: IT is Very clear that 2015 Common Candidate project will take a different face. AS youi are saying NAganada is a presidential candidate, I am thinking Ranil is looking for a easy win. there will be a few candidates from one side and Ranil from the other side, So, Evengelist proejct has come into action without the knowledge of anybody.

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    Ashan Nanayakkara here is attempting to portray the pillars of justice viz judiciary, prosecution and defence as clean clean clean. Basically Suganthika says that the three pillars have an understanding which propagates delay delay delay. The client ends up paying paying paying. For obvious reasons the laypersons will not front up.
    Ashan gets personal and brings in the spectre of ~ “If the project of the Diaspora to bring down foreign Judges to Sri Lanka due to breakdown of the Judiciary is successful……..”. This is extreme – the late S. L. Gunasekera (Ashan’s mentor) will be disappointed.
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    You have not convinced us Ashan.
    “Pot calling kettle black” means both are black. Is it time to stop using firewood to make that tea?

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      Kapillai, Ashan is not trying to convince you. He is stating a fact and the idea is not to convince the Enemies of The State like you. So stay unconvinced. The more of you (ETS) do that the better for us. In the next skirmish with us, you ETS will be exterminated in a simple Class action suit.

      Trying to convince you is like trying to convince a dog that bones are not good for its health. Picture me going to a dog who is already enjoying a bone that has fallen off his master’s table, and telling him “hey, Balige putha, Don’t eat bones. It has a high concentration of cholesterol”, do you think he will understand and let the bone go? Of course not. It is the same Kapillai.

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    We had a good Judiciary in the past filled with honourable Judges, that was soon after Independence. Not thereafter. The majority corrupt Judges since, are riding on the honour left by the British and the early Judiciary. These Judges in the Judiciary have a false facade, believing that the public should pay homage to them, that make them look very important. The situation is aptly described by the Sinha proverb, ‘Katussagey karey raththaran bandah wagey’. What a waste of public funds for these educated fools?
    Ashan Nanayakkara, if you have an ounce of grey matter see the comments here although you try to ridicule Ranjan Ramanayake, Sughandika Fernando and Nagananda Kodituwakku for exposing the bluff of the Judiciary. Let there be a case and many will come forward to prove the farce that had been committed on the hapless public.

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    A badly written and argued Brief! True, the essayist is implying that one swallow does not make a Summer.
    The problem with the Legal Profession is that it is overcrowded;And it has been so for many decades; Many are called but few are chosen.The unethical practices stem from this overcrowding. A famous judge once remarked that Lawyers are like Arabs; They live on Dates!
    It was not long ago that a CJ admitted that his judgement in a political case was flawed.
    It was not long ago that another CJ promised to give judgements in favour of the Govt:
    SJ ABOVE HAS QUITE RIGHTLY STATED THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THE CHARGES. It does not matter whether it is Sugandhika or her kidbrother who voice these charges.

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    Honest Lawyer !
    Oxymoron eh?

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