25 November, 2020

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There Is No Record That The CJ Had Been Told That Witnesses Were To Be Called, Says Govt MP

By Colombo Telegraph

“A fair minded observer would have no doubt that insufficient time had been provided. With regard to procedures, worse was to come, because the Report says that, on the day after the Chief Justice walked out, witnesses were called, and gave their evidence. There is no record that the Chief Justice had been told that these witnesses were to be called to give evidence. The fact that she had been told she could send for witnesses to disprove the charges, before the charges had been substantiated by the witnesses the Committee had decided to call, would suggest bias to any fair minded observer.” says the government MP and the Leader of the Liberal Party Sri Lanka prof Rajiva Wijesinha.

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha

“I have now had an opportunity to go through the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee that looked into the conduct of the Chief Justice” he says.

Writing to Colombo Telegraph he says; “In such a context Parliament would be wrong to impeach the Chief Justice without an objective review of the Report of the Committee. The President has declared that he will appoint a Committee to advise him. That might not be formally a satisfactory solution, but if he constituted the Committee in a manner acceptable to the Chief Justice as well as the Select Committee, and allowed a fair time for written representations, we might begin to move towards the fairness required with regard to so grave an undertaking as impeachment of a Chief Justice.”

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    Rajiva can keep his liberal views. And he can vote the CJ not guilty if he wants to. That freedom should be there for him.

    What matters is; time and again PSC members had reiterated that theirs is not a court hearing. So one shouldn’t expect normal court procedures to follow.

    Besides the CJ and the learned lawyers acting for her must have known that 78 (A) (5) says that “The Judge whose alleged misbehaviour or incapacity is the subject of the investigation by a Select Committee appointed under paragraph (2) of this Order shall have the right to appear before it and to be heard by, such Committee, in person or by representative and to adduce evidence. oral or documentary, in disproof of the allegations made against him”.

    So, the onus of disproving the charges falls on the judge unlike in the cases in the courts, and when the CJ withdrew from the PSC she gave up that right. Can’t complain now.

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      Did you lick Yapa’s …… before you wrote this

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        capucine,
        I never ever knew Yapa, so how can I lick his …. Sounds like you’re graciously licking some one’s.

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      ” What matters is; time and again PSC members had reiterated that theirs is not a court hearing. So one shouldn’t expect normal court procedures to follow.”

      So behaviour like that of monkeys at a circus was to be expected?
      The government PSC monsters/ ministers behaved like them.

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      First you should understand why the Government wanted to impeach CJ. It is true the President appointed Dr. Shirani as CJ with the expectation that she would dance to his tunes. Now, he realized that Dr. Shirani is not a dancing baby and so he tries all dirty tricks by engaging some boot lickers like you. Hell with your comments.

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    Atleast one MP talking sense – maybe he is the only educated and honest one in GOSL

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    Atleast one GOSL MP talking sense – maybe he is the only educated and honest one.

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    President’s decision to appoint another committee is ill-conceived and what should be done is to reject the entire PSC report and appoint a new committee with some international judges to look into the charges following principles of natural justice.

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      President only threw a carrot at you lot. The CJ will be fired before the end of January. And she will be gone with the wind.

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        Villager (aka “Leela”- Herold Leelawardne)

        Actually, true to form MR resorts to “Commitology”
        I believe this time around(excuse the pun) he threw a boomerang

        Chandra “Marco” Page

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    Good points Rajiva. Two FUNDAMENTAL points in response:
    1. It was Mahinda Rajapakse, the corrupt executive president of Sri Lanka, that appointed the CJ’s husband chairman of NSB in a malicious move to bring disrepute, control, corrupt and politicize the judiciary, just as he and his family have corrupted and hollowed out so many other governance and state institutions. It is Mahinda Rajapakse who should hence be impeached and his brother Chamal for running a Kangaroo Court in Parliament and bringing disrepute to all concerned.
    2. The CJs commissions and omissions are peanuts compared to the MAMMOTH CORRUPTION of the uneducated Rajapassa brothers and sons family businesses run on tax payers monies, land grabs, Tax free super luxury cars or car racing while the public transport system is in shamlbes, Commonwealth Games circuses and the corruption of some of the other clowns like Ajit Nivard Cabraal and Lalith Weeratunge who supposedly gave “evidence” against the CJ.
    It is the Rajapassa family and its political mafia that should be impeached.

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    Prof Rajuva Wijesinghe, I respect you for breaking the shackles and for your courage and determination to talk about the grossly unjustified way the whole thing was handled by the PSC, that amply displayed from their conduct that they were nothing more than just puppets. What the people of this country demand is justice and fairplay for the Chief Justice, guaranteed to any citizen of this country by the Constitution. Before making any vulgar accusations against the CJ the burden is with the government to prove that she had committed a impeachable wrongful act.

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    Why cannot your colleagues in the government think and speak freely as you do and see the glaring ambiguities in the entire impeachment process as you do Mr.Wijesinghe. Have they all been transformed into eunuchs before the master?. What a shame.

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    Colombo Telegraph,
    I would like to know what was the out come of the petitions challenging the constitutionality of PSC which were filed in Appeal Court and which were then refer to supreme court.

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      Petitions and all types of court action on impeachment is like a game of monopoly. Not real, if you know what I mean.

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        yes i know what you mean it is this “you are bloody ass clicker of MR”

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          Sorry tool licker, ass washer

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    Time has come to seperate…..PIG SHIT EATING…”WAL BALU SINHALAYAS”
    versus the real patriots who represent peoples rights in Sri Lanka Parliament’s…….”NOBEL SINHALAYA”. …

    TIME HAS COME TO TEST WHICH PARLIAMENTARIAN IS WHAT.

    Come January 3rd 2013 all patriot loving both Govt. and opposition PSC members shoulod present at Appeal’s Court and give evidence regarding the validity of PSC CJ Impeachment trial.

    Come January 10th 2013 Public could witness which Parliament member voting on CJ impeachment, either to safeguard PEOPLE’S JUSTICE, LIBERTY AND DEMOCRACY……OR……….
    RAJAPAKSE MEDAMULANA GENOCIDAL,THUGGERY,BEASTY, DICTATORSHIP.

    All country loving Citizen. This is your Judgment Day both to witness the PARLIAMENT VOTE AND TO PROTECT MADAM CJ AND THE JUDICIARY.

    Let’s see who are the real patriots safeguarding their citizen or those who sell their integrity to lick Medamulana Bones……both Govt. and opposition MP’s.

    We need to see a LIVE TV, RADIO BROADCAST ON CJ PARLIAMENT DEBATE.

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    I do not believe Prof. RJ. It is the practice of corrupt dictators to have a few of supporting law makers to show descent and Prof. RJ is one of them. Others are those representing the left parties. None of them are prepared to leave the government nor they have alternative proposals to solve the problem.

    Birds of same feather flock together.

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    Sri Lanka’s new Mahinda Chintana Constitution:

    “By the Crooks….For the Crooks….on the instructions of the Crooks..
    ….to screw the country and it’s people by those crooks”

    JAYAWEVA.

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    Api venuven api! I wonder when the armed forces get that same idea of this slogan as do the Rajapakses.

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      Horu venuven Horu…..Horage Amath Hera…..Horage Thatah Maha Hora

      Horage Genith Hera ….Genige Mallith Loku Hora …..

      Genige Aaiyath Maha Hora……Maha EKage Aiyath Maha Hora……

      Maha Ekage Mallith Rata Kana Hora……Uuge Genith Balu Puttu Hora…

      Maha Ekage Loku Putha Law exam Hora…..Maha Ekage anik Putha Genu Hora..

      Maha Ekage Thun Weni Putha Kolu Karaya……Maha Ekage Polla pana Madi.

      MULU PAULAMA RAJA HORU…..RATA KANA BALU RAJA HORU…..

      Basil Hora….Suddhita Hotal wala Huk.nawa….Geni Gedara Balan Innawa…

      MULU PARAM PARAWAMA LOKA BADU GAHANA HORU…Rata kana Balu Horu…Sad..u

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    It is quite obvious the way that things are moving that BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, the CJ will be found GUILTY of fabricated charges, and a new CJ appointed immediately thereafter.But who will come out in the open and protest, BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL SHIT SCARED.This fear psychosis is noticeable in people ALL OVER Sri Lanka.So things will go on as usual,and NOTHING WILL HAPPEN,because that is the way the Medamulana Clan want it, and they will continue to go their merry way.

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