29 November, 2022

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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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    ” This is the reason that we have a system called Appeals”

    hahahahaha.appeal has costs and takes time.I now of a case where a woman died in the supreme court while the appeal was going on and her case had take 25 years.

    can the author tell what happens to the judges who have been found to have given wrong judgements after the appeal process is over.Are they punished by being sacked or are they not punished because by the time the appeal was over they have retired.BTW wht happens to the good judges who have consistently give correct judgements.are thye promoted on merit or bypassed because they don’t have any political influence.How galling for them to see the judges who have consistently got their judgements wrong and not according to the law being promoted above them.

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      “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.”
      If this is the level of English of a person claiming to be a lawyer, may God help us all.

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        blame banda for that,not this poor lowyer..Remember the sinhala only act while he educated his kids abroad.Now we have sinhala internet.

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    Suppose BASL forms a Committee to reform the Lankan legal system. Suppose Ashan and Suganthika were to contest for a position in the Committee. Who will win?
    Says a lot about BASL!

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    Do not white wash judiciary. People know how corrupt they are. There is not 10% or 90%. Most of the lawyers are corrupt including many judges. Every citizen has some complaint to make against them. NK, SF and RR are thinking objectively unlike you. Their words smart for those who had erred. It is people like you who is thrusting spokes onto wheels of democracy. Don’t waste time.

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    This article reminds me of the proverbial Crab wanting the off spring to walk straight.
    The behavior of two former CJ’s is good enough to indict the entire legal system.

    1. CJ Sarath silva confessed and apologized for the wrong judgement given in the Helping Hambantota case which changed the history of the country..

    2. CJ Mohan Peris’s offer to President Sirisena to give favourable judgements.

    Perhaps the writer is not aware of the above or pretending to protect the species.
    To sum it all the following advise was given to a Lawyer by a senior counsel.

    It you have the law on your side hammer the judge, if you have facts on your side hammer the Jury and if you have nothing hammer the table. It appears that Ashan is hammering the table.

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      Upali
      He must be dreaming about either becoming a future CJ or President of the BASL.

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      upali

      what you are forgetting to mention is that the bar association is protesting against any criminal indictment on mohan peiris who did not file charges against dockyard and others for not paying duty when he was AG.Must have got a fat fee.If bar association is protecting him then the whole bar association also must be corrupt isn’t that logical?

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    After analyzing the overwhelming sentiments expressed by the Netizens it obviously become paramount to consider the thoughts below:

    To any sane mind it should become crystal clear the the Srilankan Judiciary is in need of Urgent Heart Surgery, a Heart Transplant after careful reading of what has been recorded here on..
    The President ought and should appoint a panel consisting of three Chief Justices from the Commonwealth. Then get all of the sitting justices to send in their voluntary resignations.
    The Panel will be entrusted with the job of sifting through the credentials and past track records of each and every judge for a thorough and close scrutiny. All of the judges who pass the test or close scrutiny would immediately be reinstated as if there had never been a lacuna.

    All of those who failed the test or did not stand up to close scrutiny should be sent on voluntary retirement without loosing any benefits.

    The Bar Association of Srilanka must be disbanded and must be replaced by like that of Law Society of Singapore in the same way Late Hon. Mr. Lee Kuwan Yew wanted it to be

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      The Final Solution: That is what you want? And that is exactly what you are going to get. So you can go to a corner and do a quick hancho with your pancha before the hounds catch you from the balls that you don’t have.

      3 Commonwealth judges, eh? Would you like them to be Tamils too? It is better that way. Because that way we will know for certain that you are one of the guys to be added to our final solution’ list.

      Big Hunt: You hancho panchas may not know it. But now we have enough data to mine. It was a great job by Ranjan, Sughandika and Nighantanatha Putta. I should say, a masterly performance worthy of a Steven Spielberg movie. Have you seen those big hunts, where drummers go in beating their drums followed by the hunters armed with guns. Ranjan, hancho, Sughandika and Ashan were our drummers. And you our prey. You swallowed the bait thrown by Sughandika hook, line and sinker.

      Like those jackals hiding in the bush you have stared running. Now you have had it. We have the information and the resources to make your species extinct. Extinction of a species is not a good thing. But in your case it is going be something we have to do Anivaryayen (Compulsory).

      So get ready for the Final Solution.

      P.S.: You think a patriot like Ranjan would betray us? He just played the role assigned by SF. That is all.

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        Good sigh.. to see mathugama balligeptha has returned ot his usual barking…

        Why you are that against Sugandhika Fernando ? I sthat because she is a woman ?

        Ballige puthas in the country have never had that guts to come forward and expose the manner young lady has done. There I hat off this lady.

        She can be your grand child… just to attack as you are usued to do with housemaids in Dubai… is no means appropriate here.

        Please the name of God, Edwin Rodrigo please go and find your way in Medamulana. There are overflowing toilet pits awaiting your engineering.

        You can even swimm on the GOOD waters of Rajano.
        Basta

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          REELAGEMALL, Ballige puthas in the country have never had that guts to come forward and expose the manner young lady has done. There I hat off this lady. Young or old, ladies are not supposed to expose things. In Saudi Arabia the exposure of any female body part is taboo. Of course, Reelage Malli, being a Ballige Malli will never understand any of these.

          Ballige Malli, where are your other Ballige Puthas? Samson, Sam, Buranappu, Buransicho, hanch poncho… I really miss them. You mention God. I don’t believe in one. So, try appealing to someone who really exists like Edwin Rodrigo’s grandpa, Gaban Atha, the creator of the world.

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          LEELAGEMALLI:

          Is Sugandhika from the ALMIGHTY GOD’s gang ?

          HEr accusations seem to be proposterous.

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            No Jimbusy, she is from hearted communities. She is there to represent us.

            All [edited out] incl Mathugama Man who knows nothing but to drop down any garabge to CT posts.. have no guts to be that brave.
            We like the young lady and the gentleman Naganada for their hearted efforts to make a change inthis country.
            Else, our wish is Tsunami to take away many of them so that we can get bakc to the country and rebuild a proper nation free from Jimponsies and EDWIN the lowclass men from Mathugama.

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    Lawyers: Sue Ghandika is trying to do the impossible. She is trying to imply that she is a good lawyer while the rest of the profession is all rotten and are Dughandikas or the Dughandakes depending on the sex. Let me tell you guys and gals who are following Sue Ghandikas Durghandaya, “The only Good Lawyers are Dead Lawyers”.

    So, logically Sue Ghandika cannot be a good lawyer, because she is till breathing and breathing very strongly (I have been brought up to be polite to ladies. So, I will not say, “because she is not dead. Not chivalrous, you know).

    What Sue Ghandika does not seem to realize is that one should not wash ‘dirty linen in public’. Why not? In this case of course, there is the special reason that it stinks to high heaven. But usually, the decent thing to do is to try and solve the problem within the family.

    Every one, every group, every profession produces dirty linen, unless you run around in public stark naked and not have any linen to make dirty. In other words, dirty linen is not something special. One has to get used to it and one has to deal with it in the proper manner. One should not throw shit on the fan making everyone around becoming Durghandikas. Perhaps that is how it is done in movies. Perhaps, just perhaps, that is the modus operandi of the Super Star, her client.

    It looks like, what we have here is the client advising the Attorney. A complete reversal of roles and perhaps, positions too.

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      Edwin!
      Similarly parliamentarians dirty linen, smelling to high heavens should not be washed in the Parliament floor and published in News papers and TV’s. It should be swept under the carpet until the carpet cannot hold any more. Allow it to burst?

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        Every problem has a solution. Solution: Let the Ballige Puthas headed by Samson eat the shit. They love shit.

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          please use decent language , otherwise you fall into same category you call others

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      What more can come from the cesspit from this Musalaya from Kaluthara.

      He knows nothing bu tjust abuse our time on CT.

      He just behaves like a teenager ON this platform. Go to your red light area and leave us Edwin: God s sake, mind your own business man if you cant tolerate others: Sugandhika I don tknow who she is, but she has shown to have balls than you the idiots born to this land. I will collect funds for their campaign than to anyone else.S

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        Oh Simon, Samson’s Avatar, sorry I did not mention your name in my comment to Rilwathie. I know that you are Moosala Ballige Putha, but not a very significant one. You are dim witted even by Balu standards.

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        Keeping our MUSALA adjective, I think BP Edwin is becoming a pain to us all.

        He does not know anything but to attack.

        If he has some problems he shoudl rather meet up with a psychotherpist:

        Man to turn out to be that hurtful is no longer tolerable.

        I can understand these men who have been abused by ARABIA :: NEED more rehabs.

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    Edwin Ayya; If we have some more like you, this country will be a paradise.We can sex women in the open, perforn gfelatio in the open.

    no body will be offended.Even you will clap

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      Malli, Why do you wait for my approval or audience? You seem to be a Neanderthal with base instincts of the worst level.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      The very good guru he can be for you Chokka.

      If you want open sex enter yourself to the ZOO.

      On the other hand, Edwin is the most appropriate person to train you. He is believed to be sodomy runner being caught by Baharaine.
      Those in that profession behave smilar to that of Edwin… whatever drops down from his ugly mouth are even stinkier than human extrements.

      Man being in his LATE 60ties to behave so ? Even attacking young lawyers that way ?

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    There is truth in saying that some may find Ms Sugandhika Fernando’s presentation a bit irritating, repetitive and unprepared. You will find that I have stated that even earlier.
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    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-woman-lawyer-exposes-some-disgusting-abuses-of-sri-lankan-justice-system/
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    However, we are all happy that she has exposed the utter corruption that we now see around us – everywhere, not just in the Justice Department which should be serving us. They imagine that they are entitled to all sorts of privileges.
    .
    On the previous page I found Edwin Rodrigo 12 thumbs in the red. I gave him a green, because his initial remarks were justified, but over-all, he’s always nasty, and he ends that comment with customary nastiness. So, I clicked red again. The green disappeared, and I’ve left him with 13 reds.
    .
    Nagananda KODITUWAKKU and Sugandhika must organise themselves better; there’s much work to be done, but at this moment they seem to be our only hope.

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      Yes, you may help them with good organising. you are also in the country. If I had been there i would have… i m not in the country Mr Sinhala man..

      I share it with you… SInahla man,.. Ms Fernando the young lawyer is not even 10 years in her carrier.. but she has balls to risk it.. there kudos to her why not.

      All other males have just become part of tranditional systems.. thinking their own pockets.
      I think in this critical juncture of the nation, thos ewho know and learnt about the paragraphs have lot do do with directing the nation to right path.

      They should guide this nation and save it from power intoxicated rajapakshe extremists.

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      Only 13 reds? I think I am losing my touch.

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        Why you are against ANYONE that would stand against Rajano ?

        Tell us in simple langauge why ? Edwin, why you behave no second to that MERVIN the vermin ?

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          Ok Rilawathee, I will answer your question. I am not for or against personalities. Rather, I base my support on what their principles, policies and actions are. As Buddha said, Najatta Vasalo Hoti – Najatta Hoti Brahmano – Kammana Vasalo Hoti – Kammana Hoti Brahmano. (A person becomes a Sakkiliya or a Brahmin not by birth but by his/her actions).

          Many times, I have criticized Rajamo in this column on what I consider are his bad aspects. I visited SL during the general election time for the express purpose of voting against the Rajano. My whole family voted agaist him. This was not so in the case of a vast section of the people in the Matugama Area, who voted for Rajano, whom they consider, even now, as a God.

          I hold Ranil responsible for the CB scam. I am sure you don’t. For obvious reasons you base your support on personalities and how much they pay you and how much they are useful to you on an individual basis.

          Kammana Vasalo Hoti applies to you very well. You are a Wasala woman not only because you clean Nazi toilets but because your support is based on personalities and not principles. The same applies to the other Ballige Puthas of your family. A Balla will do any thing for a lousy bone.

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            All first few paragraphs are decent butthe dogs tails would never be able to straighten you fall on to the same kakka again.
            Please my wish is you to be able to sense it… let alone few hours you will shed your last breath. You are highly abusive person by your nature. may well be your longer stay in Middle east being caught of sodomy runner out there.
            New yorker prostitutes would also behave so cynical… we should not react explosive to them.
            I thought you are not left behind by your family since they could not tolerate you any more. Not even my dog could do that considering all what drops from your cesspit.. are really hurtful.
            But inthe mean time, you are used to use some buddhist dhamma padaya as well to paint the picture even more ridiculous.

            To tell you – I am a sinhala woman who moved to Europe long ago and stay back here after completion of my education here. So I dont need to go and clean toilets, even whites keep coming to clean ours if I may reveal you.
            Hope you would not become envious… Nilamasso of your nature would never be away from the heaps – what my grand ma narrated to us taking us to bed at that time. I mean 5 decades ago.

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            Sound s.. that the WORD RILA to be your favourite.
            May be you had abused even Rilavas not leaving them their freedom while going to look around in Sellakatharagama or anywhere where they are freely available. I have not visited such place for the last few decades. sadly.. enough.. i am so sick with home sick sometimes. but next time I will travel across the country … with my friends and pets.
            Subhuman nature of yours is so ridiculous.- BUT I BELIEVE YOU WILL BECOME A GOOD MAN BEOFRE YOU SHED YOUR LAST IN COMING YEARS. Even IH was sometimes very unkind. That comes with the frustration you go through in you rlife. Specially you guys living in OPEN prisons would have no chances to even exchange what you think is right. THat is democracy – violated ARABIA.
            I have no doubt the ones of your nature would do anyting to harm those house maids down there.
            Last night i happened to watch a sorrowful story of a housemaid just arrived to YOUR TERRITORIES. How many times you guys may have been the pleasing stock of the arabs… you may know.. untold stories. What our poor folks would not do to gain their incomes… they would do anything and everything… we know your stories well… Mr.. please behave well.
            That poor woman in 30ties had been abused by her lords not once but until she became pregnant.. Not just arabs but our people of today are too that experts since CRIMINALS politics got established inthat part of the world.
            Arabs are experts to do such crimes. So becoming a bread and butter of an unethical part of the world – not surprise you the kind of men to behave so desperate.
            Get a life Mathugama BP – leave us in peace.
            I dont believe in God, but I believe in any powerful forces behind our beings.

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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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    Dear CT,

    There is a very relevant report which appeared in LankaENews which starts:
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    (Lanka-e-News -12.Nov.2016, 11.45PM)  Infamous RADA rogue Tiran Alles who was remanded on the 8 th was released within 24 hours and sent happily home  discarding the country’s laws that are in operation in Sri Lanka(SL)  since 1883.
    The two judges responsible for this outrageous travesty of justice are Lakshman Tikiri Bandra Dehideniya and Ms. H.C.J. Madawela of the appeal court.
    In 1833 , the white colonial rulers  , introduced the criminal justice system into the country’s legal system.  Since that day , no case involving charges pertaining to public property has been heard unilaterally without the State’s Attorney General (AG)  as a party to it. Unquote

    I am sure your readership will be very keen to read it. Please do advise me how I could get it across to them. Thank you.

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    Sinhala_Man: “Nagananda Kodithuwakku and Sugandhika must organize themselves better……” Absolutely correct. I watched the “second” series of the discussion, where some other “opposition” parties too were present and participating in the discussion. Both (Nagananda & Sugantdhika) did not manage the stage well. Sugandhika behaved like a “Jack in the Box” and Nagananda did not display his “patience” and “composure” in meeting the “opposition” views. You can watch this, now available in YTUBE. That was a very “Poor” performance by these two, to tell the least. The trouble with both of them, in my opinion, is, they have more than enough of the “Material” but very “poor” in organizing and dispensing the “product” to the people. Nagananda promised that he would introduce another 13 “Eminent” personnel to the public soon and I do hope and pray that he would do it in a more “orderly” and an “honorable” way. In any case, this MOVEMENT must be encouraged and kept going in the larger interest of the country and the people. I would appeal to “edwin rodrigo” to look at the situation in the country’s Law & Order and the “Abused” Justice System, in the present “Confused” and “Abused” state and present views in a more “civil” manner.

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      Dear Douglas,
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      It would help if you could give me the link to the YouTube programme that you’ve referred to.

      My googling brought up rather too many links, all with Nagananda; it’s a bit difficult to find the recent one; it may be that I will search for it again when I have the time, but meanwhile it would be good if you could help me (and others), by pasting on the discussion that you have referred to.
      .
      We’ve got to educate each other if we are to even start contributing towards the change that is very necessary.

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      Dear Douglas,
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      This may have been what you were referring to; 2 hours and 57 minutes of it:
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKwSjntrxCI
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      I’ve watched only about 7 minutes. Yes, it is very necessary for them to understand elementary stage use. I don’t think that they should have posted this on the net to start with.
      .
      I still have hopes for Nagananda, but I’m not sure what the way forward should be.

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    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.
    The ultimate hate present against Tamils in the Sinhala Jury Only, Lanakwe’s judicial system is one more time up held by this line of the author.

    This author is proving that why there is a need for Foreign Lawyers and Judges, specifically to deal with the Genocide of brutal Sinhala Appe Aanduwa Machine against Tamils. He has not defended with any level of competence, authoritativeness or with any kind of statistics or with any internal knowledge of the Lankawe Judiciary. All through the essay he has shown how novice he too is to the system. There is no quote from public or NGO’s of the perception of the legal system, is cited to show the confidence of the public in the system. He has nowhere discussed the Country’s top man is refusing to appoint a candidate as Law and Order Minister whom the ruling party is believing could fix most of the judiciary corruption. He is hiding his head in sand to keep out that of most discussed current topic of the country. While the video clip is focusing in general defect in the system, this lengthy essay has only focused in the clip, but nothing beyond it.

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    This guy thinks the best way to discredit the video clip trio is some or how loads them into the wagon of Diasporas, who are for Foreign Lawyers and Judges for the genocide investigation which the corruption pasted government is refusing by falsely boosting the image of the internal legal system, and wo are shown as the most despicable group of the Demelos section, by racial Colombo Media. This is a simple fact demonstrate the real racial division present in the country, where by just connecting some activist with Tamils, any activists’ entire efforts can be destroyed without any effort, pain or cost.

    Tamils need external help because, for a say, even If the internal profession is not corrupted, they are of the caliber of this guy. We have not seen any better defense so far had come out against the video clip. It is so sad that this guy thinks by the concluding that nothing is bad publicity, he is trying to make Nagananda is working with Diaspora to create bad publicity for him and thus becoming popular and hope to win the EP race. There revels the morality of the author and his profession, Law.
    The author can’t be unaware that Nagananda’s accusation of Jayampathy as a traitor of Lankawe who is struggling to divide the country to give share for Tamils, is existing in CT that.
    There is no question Nagananda eying for EP for some time. Ranjan is a politician, would do anything to boost his popularity. Is that the lawyer Susanthika is waiting for her Asylum Application processed as accused in this essay? Or, is she indicated to anybody that she is about to apply for Asylum in any country? Is this guy knows the how the asylum granted in Europe?

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    The writer seem to be one of those corrupted ones who are trying to save the corrupt ……

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    I was involved in a court case once. The First Defendant kept engaging in delaying tactics repeatedly and on one occasion he had to award costs to the petitioner and other defendants. The petitioner’s lawyer and one of the defendant’s lawyers pocketed the money!

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    Here is railway worker scolding Tamil women with sexually offence filthy language, in Yarl Devi. Yarl Devi is recently rated by British New Media as one of the best Train in the world for tourist to enjoy the multiple landscape views, from lusty green to dry land. Incident took two days ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=7zxo3I7VZns

    He is saying there is no police or anything for the Tamils to complain, in Lankawe. He is correct because when the woman attempted to complain about him, the police have refused to take the complaint. There is nothing will work for Tamils without foreign Lawyers and Judges, and UN peacekeepers coming in.

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    The only thing worse than the truly lame defence of a corrupt judiciary is the “quality” of the writer’s English.
    In his efforts at erudition all he succeeds in doing is project pomposity and stupidity. And here we thought, that lawyers (or is is LOWyers?) were trained to display logic in what they said and did! Sri Lanka has certainly hit something close to rock bottom with posturers like this one talking about law and order and the dispensation of justice1

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      Emil,

      I like your comments. Nagandanda and Sugandhika – symbiosis will save lanken soul. That is what I have been thinking. If the both would not who else ?

      Law and order is even reached unthinkable levels with the medical doctors in hospitals. This is even dangerous than that revealed in Court premises.
      Alone those men in GMOA should be removed relieving the masses.

      I HOPE to see you when travelling to SL next August.

      I have been thinking to travel across the country. I have never been to Jaffna but this time.

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      Well said Emil. Just goes to show the crudity and ignorance and lack of English skills in our joker lawyers. this guy is unable to get the message out and I do feel so sorry for any client who uses the services of this idiot. Obviously a brief-less lawyer who will be lucky if Nagananda or Augandika employ him to carry their briefcases which are full of briefs unlike this twit.

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    This is a whole lot of bullshit which should never be allowed to appear in print. It tends to lower the efforts of other contributors. Anyway, does the man know what he is saying. I just can’t understand what point he is making. If this guy is a lawyer heaven help his clients.!! There should be a total public ban on this idiot.

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    Sinhala_Man: Yes. That is the posting. Please don’t give up hopes. Nagananda will come around and improve. Not only him, there must come forward such personnel from all other fields and form a “Joint Front” to enter the political base. Nagananda addresses a “Legal Community” presently “divided” on “Party Politics” that has to be “United” on a common platform to preserve and uphold the SUPREMACY of the Law & Order and Judiciary. In like manner, there must be such LEADERS from other sectors too to work on a common agenda to chase away the present corrupted lot and re-build Sri Lanka.

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    Douglas,
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    I believe that these videos have been going viral on FaceBook. That may be the most sensible way for Nagandanda and Sugandhika to conduct their campaign. I have a page there myself, which I just don’t maintain. Nor do I go in much for photography.
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    What was that fracas at around 50 minutes?
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    I hope that this catches the eye of this duo:

    Most young people are quite adept at video filming, with all but the poorest 20% of so of households having a phone which can do some video filming. It will be relatively easy to have about three or four cameras trained on the speakers (and a couple on the audience) to get YouTube videos of this sort done. Even finding editors will not be so very difficult. It’ll make a huge difference if this performance is captured by four or five cameras.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdTB6HxTj8
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    Not much relevance, may be, but you see what can be achieved by having more cameras.
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    It looks as though this full video has been released to counter distorting excerpts.
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    One positive here: the notorious Edwin Rodrigo has been complaining that Sugandhika is dark. This video shows her to be many shades fairer than Nagananda. Many Sri Lankans are concerned with colour!

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      Sinhala_Man, you say, This video shows her to be many shades fairer than Nagananda. Nagananda, is not the standard that I go by for skin complexion, which I consider as one of the most important requirements for a woman political leader. Take Sirimavo, Rosie, Dubai Paba, Hirunika and Thalatha. They were/are all fair to various degrees, the best being Hirunika.

      But none can of them come up to the fairness of my previous housekeeper Silvestra, whom I consider as the Standard for skin colour. While it is true that one has to do with one what has got and there being no one in the field who can come up to the Silvestra Standard, do we have to sink to the level of Naganada standards? Sorry. I cannot agree.

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      But SInhala Man, dont forget not many are accessed to FB in the country.

      Voter eligible in the country are said to be 15millions.
      Not even 30% would have FB access.
      And the fact that Pohottuwa promoters are now on a mission to go to any village door step to encourage the people saying that they would bring GOTA the public murderer of the nation, I really dont think Nagannadas campaign would be successful.
      I am wholeheartedly to Naga campaign even more than to JVPrs. But the ground reality in the punnakku eaters dominated srilanka, yo woulld not have a place so long the guy is not knowin to them.
      Best would be if any candidate would distribute some gifts to them, there the punnakku eaters would at one ready to say yes to Naga.
      All these make me clear that ther eis no future to lankens, so long Rajapakshe facists and brutal men are free to roam accross the country.
      At least new amendments would work to get them within next 3 months or 6 months, then we can keep hopes for the future.

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      Notorious – man Edwin would see it by skin colour.

      That alone tells us what a mentality the senior man in late 60ties bear even by date.

      This is one another typcial example how average mind set would tick it. They dont care about anyting else, but the appearence. Young lawyer holds her speeches by focusing almost every facets. That counts me more than anything else. SHe herself says how she started stand against injustice already being at a school going girl. All these refelct to me as well when thinking about my schooling. Most of them sitting in those schools are not well trained to fullfil the demands set on them as teachers.We had some teachers, who only dicatated full paragraphs of THAT thick Zoology book. Even if they were BSC degree holders, no means they had gone through paedogogical trainings in order to learn how they could do their job.
      If anyone would raise the question with the limited knowlege to that time, the kind of teachers reacted as if the pupils stood against them.
      So I woudl say, the quality of teaching in lanken schools are very low. In 70ties or so, there had been inspectors that kept visiting regional schools to check the standards, I dont think any of them are continuing today down there. I am not living in SL, I live in a country in EU. I have got enough to compare with..

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        What else can you expect a man who would be ready to abuse any poor Housemaids keep coming to Middle east.
        We talk about the harm being made by Arabs, but our guys of Edwin Rodrigo style would do any low acts not thinking twice.

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          Sai Monkey, Housemaids are safe with me. You look after the Nazi Toilets and I will look after the ME housemaids.

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    The person who wrote this article is a lawyer. He tries to whitewash the profession that Sugandhika rightfully tainted. In due course, many lawyers will come and attack Nagananda and Sugandhika. But the general public is with Nagananda and Sugandhika. They know with first hand experence that 90% of the judges and lawyers in this country are corrupt.

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    ‘The Pot Calling The Kettle Black;’ I apply this principle to Asan Nanayakkara.

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    It is accepted fact that 90% of lawyers and judges in this country are corrupt. By saying No this lawyer writer shows he belongs to that 90% group.

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    How many lawyers who are the richest people in this country pay income tax? Zero

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      Even those who pay,may be on the earnings ‘declared” by them and not on their actual earnings. After all they say that issuing a receipt is ‘time consuming’. Hence they ‘Consume” their earnings without declaring.

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    CT …… your comments section is a waste of time…… Die hard commentators of almost every post show us how puerile their mentality is……. Should they have something worthwhile to say regarding the facts or comprehension from any post – let them write their heartfelt emotions in a separate article to CT……. We want facts not the prejudices or defense of the people who are making Sri Lanka a failed state. BAN the COMMENT section … Lets see how the likes and dislikes gather.

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      Ahfzll

      “BAN the COMMENT section … Lets see how the likes and dislikes gather.”

      Oi whats the matter with you?
      Are you or have you been a Dr Gota’s enforcer?
      Gota banned CT until Jan 2015.
      If you do not like the comment columns you are free to skip/ignore the lot.
      Why do you waste time reading it, then fuming about the ones you disagree, then typing your 2 cents worth, wasting our time reading your’s, ………………………………….

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..We love all these typing.

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    Looks like UR De Silva clan which the writer of this article a member has got so upset after Nagananda and Sugandhika announced that they may enter politics. No one can stop Jana Balaya.

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    Currently Sugandhika is the darling of Sri Lanka’s battered public, no legal or any other giant can pull her down.

    Go Sugandhi, Go.

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    Sri Lankan judges and lawyers must learn from foreign western countries how uncorrupt those countries judges and lawyers are. England, USA, Australia, New Zealand are examples.

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    Ahfzii

    Are you also Ashan Nanayakkara?

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    More than 90% lawyers, I say 99% are crook. UR De Silva the Law Council President and his clan including this Ashan N writer are so upset. They try to ‘kill’ the good people who say this like Ranjan Ramananayake, Nagananda and Sugandhika.

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