25 September, 2020

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The Unfair Impeachment— In ‘Six Hours’

By Lawyers for Justice

Can anyone believe that the ‘entire inquiry  proper’ was concluded within ‘six hours’,-about five hours of one continuous sitting, for examining and recording the evidence of 16 witnesses and  marking over1000 pages of documents and 20 minutes for considering and approving the final Report.    [more details later

The Chief Justice of the country was ‘summarily dismissed’ without a ‘fair trial’, in secrecy ,in her absence , on the findings of a ’partial panel’ , without the four  opposition members, and after’ denying her right to a legitimate defence.?’ contrary to all ‘Principles of Natural Justice.”   The final determining ‘panel of seven’ was all, one sided, only by the government ministers.

CJ 8 colombotelegraphHow was it possible to finish the ‘hearing’ of 16 witnesses and  to examine  over 1000 pages of documents, in just five hours   and        How can the deliberations, findings, the preparation, consideration and approval of the entire Report take place in just 20 minutes?

There is a great ‘mystery’ as to how it happened. Was there an outside hand involved? in manipulating the process and especially in preparing the “Final Report”. When and where, was it prepared?

Everything seems a predetermined and a foregone conclusion.

The Supreme Court considered the Standing Orders as ‘inadequate’ and the Court of Appeal has ‘Quashed the findings of the PSC, yet the ‘Rulings and Orders’ were contemptuously disregarded. The Judiciary has now come under the spell of the political authorities.

We, the members of the BAR, are entitled to know the Truth, and we must investigate and find the truth, as it concerns us most ie the Head of the Justice System has been unfairly treated and summarily dismissed. We cannot be mere spectators to this tragedy

The BAR cannot dismiss the entire episode lightly, it is too serious a matter to forget or ignore, to acquiesce or condone as ‘fait accomplice’, and it is a shame that, the BAR should abandon the struggle for justice, for the restoration of the Chief Justice. It is not a question of success or failure, but to continue to agitate and campaign, to sustain the tempo, and seek to rectify the injustice. The future of the ‘justice system’ is at stake, the judiciary  isalready shaken, by the might of the political authority and by the weakness of the BAR. If we do not assert but succumb, we have no future. It is a difficult and a formidable task, against all odds, yet even a low profile, silent and a sustained ‘invisible’ campaign must go on. Only the lawyer fraternity can and must do this.

How can we condone a six hour ‘summary injustice’ to a CJ.   It is an affront to all of us, esp. the BAR, the lawyer fraternity. We cannot permit the perpetuation of ‘injustice’ in this country. Justice is too sacred to be left in the hands of politics. Only the BAR can ‘collectively’ assert and ensure, justice, no one else can.

A few of us have dedicated to serve the ’cause’, in a subdued and sustained manner. We now seek your support and co-operation .

More and detailed information on the impeachment mystery will be provided and the ‘Truth’ will be revealed, deception exposed.

Hope is our greatest strength-not despair. Truth will triumph. We must restore the Independence and Integrity of the Judiciary, and give confidence to the Judges, and save the ‘justice system’. Otherwise we are doomed, and the future is lost, in helplessness. Tomorrow is too late, it is now or never, act now than regret later.

There are ominous signs of the impending disaster, from the police to the AG’s department and even in the higher judiciary. A document on the various ‘injustices’ from protecting drug peddlers to shielding criminals and murderers is being compiled. We must save the “Justice System” from political interference. Let us not permit-‘Casino Mafia Culture’ to destroy the future.

The BAR and the Lawyer fraternity must be stoutly independent, from politics. That is our strength, to ensure unity and collectivity. Let not political forces divide and weaken us or take advantage.

Our single greatest task now is to reiterate our continued commitment to expose the impeachment racket, and to maintain the vigilant, vibrant, and activated independence of the BAR.

A few dedicated activists can make all the difference to our effort, your support will boost us even further. We count on your encouragement and blessings.

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    where is that hot shot Wijedasa Rajapakse guy , is he hiding or what ?

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      My question is why they the ANY LAWYERS BODY took that long to bring this kind of article. Thought this was long overdue ? If lanken lawyers reacted appropriately, the the cw states would not have turned up to that SUMMIT… lately.

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        Because what the lawyers are after is not the ‘rule of law’ but the ‘rule of lawyers’.

        They are flying around Hultsdorf and every other court of the country in black coats, like flies. They go to people charged with traffic offences for their cases, go to court and plead guilty, still charging money from the poor people. They expect us to respect them?
        why should the government not take action against these crooks in the name of “independence of the judiciary”?

        We have too many black coats. Reduce the numbers please.

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        The lawyers and professionals, including actors, singers and cultural producers, must lead the way and rescue Sri Lanka from the corrupt politicians and Rajapakse regime – who are the biggest law breakers in the country. This is a good first step. Lawyers need to RAISE THE LEVEL OF DEBATE AND PUBLIC CONVERSATION and restore principles of balance, proportionality and secular liberalism in the judicial system and country..
        Lawyers and the JUDICIARY need to cleanse the corrupt Sri Lankan political system and culture. The Diya-wenna Parliament is full of thugs, criminals and morons who call themselves the people’s representative and think they are above the law. They think the parliament of CORRUPT MORONS is supreme and superior to the Judiciary!
        The lawyers need to be above party politics because corruption, racism and DICTATORSHIP is entrenched in ALL political parties in Sri Lanka today.

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        Lawyers loyal to man/woman with power , by hook or crook make money & know better in inner conscience all Justices /CJs are Human only, NOT Saints,…… just look at much publicized photographs taken when a Na-flower took oaths ? how lovely ex-CJ’s face ?? & hubby on political appointment ??….. Shall we use our commonsense ???? ..Something didn’t go well in the state of Denmark ???..

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          Even this article by “Lawyers for Justice” should raise eye brows, Aren’t they indirectly say Lawyers (most?) are for Injustice ???… BTW, if not… Need they say lawyers for justice ????

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        Questions:

        A) If many of the lawyers, academics could strongly protest against govt´s unlawful behaviour as to why they dont want to appoint police commission, ameding or banning 18AMD etc… what would MR admin risk there ? Why the bugger head stay deaf in this regard ?
        If they are confident of being CLEAN, why to put off all these in this way ?

        B) How can IC allow SLGO to continue with their kind of local independent war crime investigation, while the significant masses of the cry for asking reenforcement of rule of law, not being able to see anymore the mann injustice is governing ?

        C) Today´s tabloid says, that the Patience of US could thin wear with the time, why cant those countries directly keep on enormous pressure IDIOTS to finally start with LAW AND ORDER issue ?

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          Have we at all got lawyers in this island or they are just black dressed spinless puppets ?

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            If Thai general public could go against, as seen on the screens these days, why not srilankens ?
            Ours have been deteriorating day to another – people have become north korean or Zimbabwian style made ones. If they are asked to do so – as got to see in the state made protest against Callum´s rail tour to anurapura, one could easily notice – how those protesters shouted at journalists´crew.

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              Sri Lankans like other SubCons will sacrifice the greater good for their own personal short term good. — Since starvation is a major concern in Sri Lanka, it is always quite easy to bribe people with crumbs to protest critics of the Regime. — That’s not to say economic hardship is the only factor, because ethnic self interest is a major factor too.

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      Srilal, it is a known fact that the services of Rodrigo at Law College was secured not only by MR to pass his son Namal as a Lawyer, but include many other eminent Lawyers of fame including Wijedasa Rajapaksa. So his silence on the issue. The best part is the De Facto CJ has removed Rodrigo and now Rodrigo is backed by Namal and Asathya Hettige Supreme Court Judge who is cutting the turf under De Facto CJ’s feet carrying tales to MR against the De Facto CJ, possibly eying the post himself. Now let us see whether there will be a parting of ways between the De Facto CJ and MR. I simply doubt whether the De Facto CJ has the brass to stand upto MR. It is speculated at the moment that moves are in force to appoint Rodrigo as an Appeal Court Judge by MR.

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        President BASL Upul Jayasuriya is another beneficiary of Rodrigo I hear.

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          Gamini ,

          yes i also read the story about CJ & MR , but i’m bit reluctant to buy it whole sale , both are accomplished liars and match made in heaven !
          isn’t it really funny that all these lawyers were made to disappear for a very long time and suddenly woken up from their deep slumber , wonder why ?
          wonder why they lost the golden opportunity to show their solidarity during CHOGM circus ?

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      One attack on his house and he ran for cover.

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    Jungle Law and Democracy in the corrupt lawless Banana Republic. This Republic serve and protect only Criminals. It has several Laws, one for the crazy family who believe that they own our Mother Lanka, another for the immediate and extended families and the criminals associated with them and one for all those who oppose, expose or stand up against the injustices that occur continuously in this Republic. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

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    Kangaroo court redefined. Sri Lankan values are on the decline by the day. The government of a nation is a direct mirror, or reflection, of those who live in it and elect them. Therefore, it is quite sensible to hold responsible “those in power,” and “accountable” to their actions, for they can only exist as a result of the choices of each and every one have made. Such a mindset is an indication that people have given away their power! and when they see injustice, they should have power and every right to rant and rave to set things right before Hell breaks down.

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    Quoted long paragraph and my short erotic verse

    [Capitalism has its own ‘realism’. It brags in the Universities of its ‘social science’. It is continually up to new tricks.Shift work,piece work,bonus schemes,productivity deals.It erodes continually the carefully cleared areas of bargaining power,patiently and laboriously gained by pressure from the shop floor and the stewards.One of its recent devices is the three-shift system.This is designed to keep expensive machinery running continually.It means the rhythm of work changes all the time instead of remaining constant.The repeated alteration of the work shift wears into men.The tension,internalized to an even greater extent than normal night work,comes home into the family.Workers on the weekly rotating shift can’t sleep properly,it affects their appetite,they feel tired,get constipated.Instead of simply the adjustment to a constant pattern of work,the rhythm alters,but the control of work time is still not in the hands of worker.The results are physical and social.Ulcers,rheumatoid arthritis,respiratory infections,headaches and rectal complaints are capitalism’s accumulated debt of exhausted human tissue?
    A study of German Workers,for instance shows the extent to which shift work disrupts the family.]-Woman’s Consciousness,Man’s World,Sheila Rowbotham

    Honey!
    Long time
    no see
    your
    naughty
    flying fish?
    Sorry
    Darling!
    Really
    I am busy!

    for my friend Bullet Cookie!

    nimal p.dunuhinga

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    Why only this one ends this soon. Normaly layers take years and lot for sessoion to take final decision whie the suspect in jail wether hes correct or wrong. Why this difference ????

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    Groan! Like moths to the light, nutters to Colombo Telegraph! Groan heres another – “Dunuhinga” this time.

    Lawyers for Justice – thank you, finally! Now what..?

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    “Can anyone believe that the ‘entire inquiry proper’ was concluded within ‘six hours’,-about five hours of one continuous sitting, for examining and recording the evidence of 16 witnesses and marking over1000 pages of documents and 20 minutes for considering and approving the final Report.”

    Makes me proud to be born in a country where the people are so bright and efficient.
    Credit should go where its due as now the courts in Sri Lanka is taken under the wings of politicians I am sure judges are trained to speed read as well as sleep read.

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    Lawyers for Justice: Yes. We await the “MYSTERY” to be revealed. This is what should have been done earlier than later. You all too missed the opportunities. Instead of “dashing coconuts” and “staging protest rallies”, “clashing with hired thugs”, you, a class of “Professionals” should have shown to the public your responsibilities in the maintenance of “JUSTICE” and “NATURAL JUSTICE”. In my opinion, even Mrs.SB should have distanced herself from such behavior of “hooliganism” akin to the “hired thugs”. A good example of this “drama” could be seen from the picture captioned in this article. Anyway it is past. At lease some of you have realized the importance of bringing to the public notice “how that trial was held and what the PSC really did, bringing the whole Parliament, the Judiciary and the country to disrepute. We know very well this case has drawn the attention of the whole world,in that,the country and the nation have been degraded to the lowest level. Do not forget that this drama is over. MR knows and quite rightly suspect Mrs.SB could also be dragged into politics and with that in mind the Government has swiftly moved into file a case against her in courts on charges of “bribery and corruption”. Is this move taken to “disqualify” her from contesting in any of the elections in the country? This case will drag on for months if not for years. With the present set up of the “Judiciary” she could even be put behind bars. This is yet another aspect that I would like to draw the attention of the “Legal Luminaries”. No “dashing of coconuts” and “outburst and show of hooliganism” would help her in particular and the country and the nation in general. So please do a “Professional Job” of exposure of irregularities, the damage done to the Judiciary and country, if you intend to achieve any results.

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    The Truth never existed in this stupid system we have, yes the Chief Justice was kicked out, but I really doubt it was for any better or worse.. The system itself is wrong.., the lawyers, judges, police, politicians and the hanger-ons, it’s just a silly game where no one is looking after your own interest.. Look after yourself and be willing to die for your beliefs, who gives a fuck about these judges and what they think life is.. Who gives them the right to punish people for some silly bloody rules.. Yeah buddy, I know what you are thinking, come on.., come up with a fucking question to negate by belief..

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    How about bringing this ‘kangaroo justice’ to the notice of the Commonwealth Members with copies to Sharma,President of UNHRC,& UNHCR Commissioner Pillay – so that this may be the subject of an inquiry by a UN Panel – like the Darusman Panel – before the next meeting of the UNHRCouncil in March 2014.
    The UN is not aware officially,yet.
    Now is the time to make UN aware the ‘evils of sri lankan (in)justice’ to its notice.

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    In country where majority are SOFT JIM PAPPAS nothing is impossible. When will our people get strength and will to go against this rubbish rogues. Can we expect UN or outside world to do the Honors for Sri Lankans in this mud pond down upto the neck

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    The circus started with the arrest of former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka, and lawyers and judges joining the Maha Raja to punish that man who contested the 2010 Presidential Election, and WON it ver handsomely. At that time if the same lawyers for justice and the judges rally round the former AC, today the Judiciary is free from political interferences. I can still remember HL Gunasekara appearing against GSF and then talking about the impeachment of CJ 43, as Mahinda Rajapakasa has committed a crime. The present AG appearing as the Advocate General override all the good norms of the Rule of Law when SGF was charged under a defunct Army Act of 1949, and not under the revise Act in 2000. The CJ 43 if acted honestly as a SC judge today she may be not fighting to restore the judiciary from barbarians.

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    The Chief Justice of the country was ‘summarily dismissed’ without a ‘fair trial’…………………contrary to all ‘Principles of Natural Justice.”

    Where were these so-called Principles of Justice when the ex-CJ herself contravened these high ideals during her tenure. Remember the Trillium discount deal for favourable pro-quid verdict, the husbands glaring NSB frauds etc.etc. Its easy to talk when you happen to be the victim. Otherwise, you can be comfortable being the perpetrator.

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    Nothing will happen. But still the Association should continue agitation for justice, at least for the benefit of the next generation.

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    The lawyers let down Chief Justice Bandaranayake and this country at a very critical point in our political history. They are now crying over spilled milk and the broken glass! The Pakistani lawyers who rallied on behalf of their CJ (Ifthikar Chaudry) was a stellar performance in contrast.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Except a few, most lawyers are unlawful, insensitive and deceiving characters one can ever come across. Just go and study how things proceed on few cases at any magistrate court. You’ll know what I mean.

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    As a first step the two Reports that Kamalesh Sharma hid, should be tabled for all member Nations of the CW to know the TRUTH.

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      What cause other member states NOT to raise the very same question during the session ?

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        i guess , nobody wanted the rock boat , where is that pruning FUNDS talk for CW ( Canada & Briton ) ? it looks every body wants to talk big …

        PS : when David C was in SL , he fired an ultimatum as to complete the investigation by March 2014 or face the consequences , but soon after landing back in London , change of hearts , START by March 2014 ?

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    When will the -“detailed’ article come out? What are the ‘Mysteries’ behind? What are the ‘Details’?–We also must Know-not only the Lawyers.Awaiting–The detail information from-‘Lawyers for Justice’-
    Congratulations for the effort-& for the–late start.a layman.

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      Now there is another set of lawyers from the BA who call themselves Lawyers for Justice.They say that they will not permit a Casino Mafia Culture to interfere with the Justice System of the country and that the former CJ should be resurrected to her former position.Good.
      But is it not too late now for all that?

      Why did they sleep when the 17th Amendment was repealed and the 18th Amendment brought in?

      The former CJ is not a saint, but that does not mean she should have been fired from her post by a government kangaroo committee of politicians with out being properly heard.

      If the Lawyers for Justice are really so serious about their intentions, what have they done so far about bringing to light the Reports which CW Secretary General suppressed from the nations he works for?

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    Good report. Cannot understand how Mohan Peiris could have the spine and shamelessly to step into the job

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    Use your common sense please. This is the job accomplished by the those appointed to the Office of the PC. Remember, this is Sri Lanka, in this country INTEGRITY is to totally irrelevant and no body bothered about. Sad, we have to live with it. Please don’t quote me to the stooge of the President, the PC Linga.

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    Please, don’t try to find fault with me and other recently appointed PCs for this. True that we applied for it and MARA awarded it to us, although some claim for the job well done (for making the report for the removal of the CJ) as his best stooges in the legal profession.

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    I think it is unreasonable to point finger on Kalinga, there are so many others who contributed to for the making the report finding the CJ guilty. PSC sham inquiry was just a puppetry show.

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    This is how the untrained minds behave and that is the dhamma, the noble truth. There is no point blaming those who did the job for the President.

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    The truth is that we changed not only the political system of this island from multi cultural Ceylon to Sinhala only Sri Lanka. It is the day we changed the true justice system to justice system to Sinhala only politics. Not only Tamils lost the rights but the Sinhalese also lost the true justice system.

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      Ajith, Tamils had more than their fair share of rights throughout the rule of the British Raj. They were the civil servants, lawyers, engineers, doctors and everything. Tamils thought Sinhalas are stupid to such an extent, they demanded 50-50 for 16% of the population. When universal franchise or one man one vote was bestowed to Sri Lanka, then leading Tamil leader, GG Ponnambalam was so furious, he degraded Mahawamsa at Nawalapitiya in 1939. And that started the first race riot. Today most civil servants, lawyers, engineers, doctors and etc are Sinhala. And that’s what you cannot stand.

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        Chandra, to correct you, all those Tamil Civil Servants, Lawyers, Engineers and Doctors under the British were qualified after pursuing education, where as the Sinhalese, many shunned learning in English and only a few Sinhalese were qualified. Therefore there were none appointed by the British of any Tamil without qualification. The Tamil demand for parity of 50% was for equal recognition and not half of the country as interpreted by the Corrupt Sinhalese.

        The difference between the Sinhala counterparts of the Tamils then in the Civil Service today is that most Sinhalese are Synthetic products thanks to people like the Law College Principal Rodrigo.

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          Chandra, Don’t take this gaminiya seriously. His brain is half dead because basements (where he lives) are very damp these days. And that’s why he cannot recollect why most Tamils were qualified those days and Sinhalese were not. Everyone knows Jaffna schools were better than the Colombo schools those days. Added to that British gave no subsides to Pirivenas. So no chance for Sinhalese to come up. Ask 70 year olds they’ll tell you what it was like in the fifties to study.

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    Average typing speed of 40 wpm and 250 words per page. 1000 pages would take 100 hrs to type. The editing and formatting?…………………………So this is quite a mystery. 16 witnesses at 30 mts each would take at least 8 hrs. Then to deliberate and arrive at a consensus? ……………………………This must be a world record by any standard. Lankawe ape Lankawe. May we know the prodigies and super stars behind this feat.

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    Look at those lawyers. They look like vultures!

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      They ARE vultures. Not just by looks only. Just come to Hulftstdorp and see how they solicit for a few filthy rupees. Nothing called self-respect or professional integrity.

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    ShiraniB walked out of the inquiry didn’t she? If so, it was she who limit it to a five hour inquiry. She tried a delay game and Rajapakse did a quick game. Shirani lost. And that’s the truth. Can’t blame Rajapakse really. // In any case, MR should not have appointed Shirani as the CJ in the first place for she has been messing with the NGOs for far too long to be an impartial Chief Justice. That tainted nature of hers may have been the qualification Bandit queen looked in to when she appointed her to SC in the first place. // Anyway, the woman had no principles whatsoever. With a plum but unsuitable job bestowed on her salesman hubby, Shitrani played very well with MR to start with. Only when the hubby was accused for that corrupt share deal at NSB by the JVP and the UNP in parliament and eventually complained to the bribery commission, MR had to ask for his resignation. Remember gossip mongers even said the deal was done on MR’s instructions. // Shirani was annoyed. She tried to bite in to MR’s power by pouring judgements against the government. That’s how she jumped in to a do or die situation. It was too late, I suppose, when she realized most of her backers were using her in their power plays to rid Rajapakse just like they used Foney. Where is she now?

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      yOU idiot, she was attacked by all those PSC thieves.. remember ? She was even called – THOTHTHBABA etc.. Bando, you will have no chance after March 2014.

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        What did MR appoint him to a position – was that constitutional at all ? That was the root cause for all. If MR was clean, nothing like this would not have happened.
        He is the highly corrupted top in this state. Bugger has to pay all these soon, wait and see… this wish I share with increasing masses

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          Punchi Malli, you will never grow up. Dont forget MR had said “How can I refuse the CJ of the country a favour?” when asked about the fraudulent mans appointment to the NSB. So now you know the truth and hope youll soon grow up to be a Loku Malli.

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      Banda………Alan Rusbridger and the home affairs select committee: the key exchanges…..Excerpts:……………..
      ……………………………………………………………..

      Patriotism…………………………………………………….

      In perhaps the most unexpected exchange of the session, Vaz asked Rusbridger if he loved his country – an apparent reference to critics of the Guardian who have accused it of weakening its security. Vaz asked : “You and I were both born outside this country, but I love this country. Do you love this country?”…………………………….

      Rusbridger: “I’m slightly surprised to be asked the question but, yes, we are patriots and one of the things we are patriotic about is the nature of democracy, the nature of a free press and the fact that one can, in this country, discuss and report these things.”……………

      Vaz: “So the reason why you’ve done this has not been to damage the country, it is to help the country understand what is going on as far as surveillance is concerned?”…………………………………..

      Rusbridger: “I think there are countries, and they’re not generally democracies, where the press are not free to write about these things, and where the security services do tell editors what to write, and where politicians do censor newspapers. That’s not the country that we live in, in Britain, that’s not the country that America is and it’s one of the things I love about this country – is that we have that freedom to write, and report, and to think.”……………………

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/rusbridger-home-affairs-nsa-key-exchanges

      Though you failed to learn anything about press freedom while you were enjoying at Her Majesty’s pleasure, now you have an opportunity, don’t miss it, click the link. Pass this to your fellow Kallathoni descendant Malinda, Mervyn and others.

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        Kallathoni Vedda, Read this carefully. Alan Rusbridger, is being forced to appear before a parliamentary committee Tuesday, December 5, to explain the news outlet’s actions. // Top ministers have taken to the airwaves to denounce the newspaper. And officials had already ordered to destroy Hard drives at the Guardian’s London headquarters on all classified documents of America’s covert surveillance and eavesdropping of ‘activities’ in the ‘Global Theater’ provided by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Scotland Yard has also said they are investigating the paper for possible breaches of British law. So much for media freedom in the UK.

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          Banda ……….. Guardian destroyed only its copies of document. The New York Times published articles based on the same documents……. Please stop comparing Daily noise and Guardian.

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            You pseudo Vedda do not like to hear the truth. What I mean is you don’t like to hear, press is harassed not only in Sri Lanka but in the UK as well. You are a white arse licker.

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              You downright lie when your compare press freedoms in Lanka versus Press freedom in Britain. Britain does have its own issues with government trying to intimidate some Journalists , but Britain is still on a different plane altogether when it comes to Journalistic independence, freedom and safety.

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                PalmSquirrell, you decide your plane for the ‘Press freedom in Britain’ and I shall decide mine. To me, British are hypocrites in everything, then and now. See, Cameron goes to China to beg so he keeps his big mouth shut on HR. But it was loud open when he was here.

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              so you think press freedom in SL and UK is same ?

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                The UK supposed to be the epitome of democracy. So, only an absolute stupid would compare it with SL.

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                  “press is harassed not only in Sri Lanka but in the UK as well.”

                  who is trying to compare it with UK ? and who is stupid ?

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              Banda ………… I like to hear truth, not your version which is tainted by your Sinhala/Buddhist hypocrisy. …………… “You are a white arse licker.”……………… What did you do for living in the 40 or so years you claimed to have lived in your mother country. ………. If you are not white ar.. licker you would have renounced your British citizenship. ………. You can’t have the cake and eat it, can you? …………..

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                I don’t live in the UK you idiot. Neither have I lived there for 40 years. I don’t like eating cakes but I have a trump card; so British embassies are compelled to look after me whenever I chose to travel.

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                  Banda ……………….. “I have a trump card; so British embassies are compelled to look after me whenever I chose to travel.”…………. Do you thing you are a clever Lanky enjoying best of British yet complaining about their country. ………… You don’t live there haven’t lived there for 40 years yet you enjoy British protection by holding onto their colonial relics, a generous gift by the queen, all the while not paying British Taxes to your mother country. British people now have to foot the bill for your protection………This amounts to deceit, fraud, dishonesty, ……. Your home secretary Theresa May should take note of such people. …. Are you clever or clever dick? ………… ………………………………………….. Why aren’t you able to have the same level of protection when you carry Sri Lankan passport? ……. Hypocrisy is not a virtue. May be it is in the Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist culture. …….

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                    Vedda, People like you condemn our system after riding it and educating yourself with tax payees’ money. Tamil MPs denounce Sri Lanka openly and severely and try to divide it while living off it. And like a good moral character you try to write me off as baddie. I am not ready to accept it. I criticize UK double standards. I live here, so I don’t pay UK Taxes now but I and my companies have paid enough taxes when I was there. And that could be more than you would there during your life time. Moreover, our companies and my children do continue to pay enough taxes there. Anyway, the fact of the matter is; British Raj had grabbed enough from our country during their 150 year sojourn for them to pay us back with interest.

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                      Banda

                      This is my ancestral island I live as I please. You leave my island to us and we will find appropriate education for our people. …….. Remember Sinhala/Buddhists and their Tamil brethren have been living in this island and exploiting resources which once belonged my people. …….. Also remember Sinhala/Buddhists and their Tamil brethren owe us billions of your British pounds in rent arrears. ……………. If you are so concerned about them living off your money, then its time let them look after themselves. ……. Where did you get your money to look after my people and rest of the minorities and feed 20 Millions? ……….. If you are a honourable person you would have repaid all this country’s debt to the foreigners and then challenged them on their turf. ……………. Were you part of the credit card fraud ring which I am told made millions out of poor Britains? ………..Or were you laundering clan’s stashed funds? ………. Anyhow, you lived in the UK long enough to be able to build a business and then retire comfortably in this island where your only purpose in life is to deny the people their rights ……………. If it not for Neocons, would you have made money running your business?. …………

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                  ” British embassies are compelled to look after me whenever I chose to travel. “………………………

                  NV , do we have to hear more ! hypocrisy at its best.

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                    srilal ………… I suspect Banda is a LTTE supporting member of Tamil diaspora, posing as Sinhala/Buddhist hard liner instigating another round of blood shed in this island. ……

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    Cant say impeachment was unfair Aney. How to. She herself danced the Yakka when the going was good no. Now becos of trilliang affair and husbans hora deal with the bank everything kota uda. So how to say unfair Aney.

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    I am very sorry to make this fact known to the general public. Those in the legal profession in this country are just spineless puppets with no integrity whatsoever. This apply to Upul Jayasooriya, Weliamuna and Wijedasa as well. These subservient worthless people through their own conduct have proved that they are nothing more than a irrelevant self-centred bunch of people.

    Had they maintained the pressure and refused to resume work when the CJ was unlawfully removed, MR would have no other option but to recall and restore the Lady CJ.

    It is very unfortunate that this ‘so called peoples’ lawyers’ are more concern of their private interests than the National Interest at a very crucial time when the Nation was crying for a leadership, a unified unwavering stand against the oppressive regime.

    This group has clearly proved this fact with their own conduct. Now they jolly well appear before Mohan Peiris, having fully known the fact that MP was unlawfully installed at the office of the CJ by MR, a great Machiavellian, who knows the ‘great character and integrity’ of the Private Bar in this country.

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    What Dr Rajasingham, and few others said about the private bar in this country and the irresponsible manner it handled the whole issue is absolutely right.

    These people, the private bar, took it so lightly and failed take right decision at the right time and simply declared 48 stoppage of work when PSC resumed unlawful sham inquiry proceedings against CJ in the Parliament, which Rajapakse would have most welcomed. They cannot be pardoned for the serious error in their decision making ability.

    As Dr Rajasingham rightly said now the irreparable damage has been done and the judiciary has lost its independence altogether and is controlled by the executive through a stooge appointed to the office of the CJ.

    Who paid the ultimate penalty. Only the people whose judicial power allowed to be usurped by the lawless regime. Now no litigant can expect justice against any executive act that violate their rights, whether the violation refers to their human rights or abuse of executive power.

    Path has been cleared for the corrupt regime to act as it pleased and the private bar in this country should take full responsibility for there spineless attitude and as Dr Rajasingham and few others right
    said there is no point now making irrelevant statements to the media.

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      There are realities of life. Rajapakse may have shortcomings but he is the one that mass see as their saviour. But observers like Narendran type and legal eagles do not understand why mass sees it that way. They think they can plant the pseudo educated foreign agents as our masters. They’ll be proved wrong at coming up elections.

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        you always think having regular elections and then declaring UPFA have won this much that much is the only answer for the regime critics , right ? why the hell MR is so scared of an independent election commission , tell him not to hide behind women’s skirt , be a real man and take the challenge, then all can see the bitter truth !

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        Banda …………. History is flooded with many saviours, Idi Amin, Gaddafi, Sadam Hussein, Mubarak, Papa Doc and Baby Doc, Pinochet, Hitler, Stalin, Franco, Mussolini, ………………. VP, there were hundreds of them…….

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          Did any of them had regular elections like MR is having now?

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            Banda …………. Oh yes, Sadam used to win elections with 99% majority………………… In the former USSR 99.99% voted for the corrupt communist party. ……… It is not about holding regular elections, its all about before and after the elections. ……… I am sure you won’t see the point……….

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    Show me a lawyer for justice and I’ll show you a flying tortoise.!!!

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      In SL or anywhere else ?

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      NAK

      Namal and Mahinda are qualified lawyers. Now show me the flying tortoise.

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        Ask Rodrigo, the Tortoise-maker

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