28 November, 2020

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Two Supreme Court Judges Refuse To Sit With Shiranee At Monday’s Sittings

By Colombo Telegraph – 

Hulfsdorp was agog today with the news that two Supreme Court judges were refused to sit with Justice Shiranee Tillekewardene.

Justices Shiranee Tilakawardane

Justice Tilakawardane was presiding over the bench listed to hear 26 cases at Court 502 of the Supreme Court. The other judges scheduled to sit were Justices Chandra Ekanayake and S.I. Imam. However when both judges did not make an appearance, Justice Tilakawardane who was the only judge in attendance was compelled to postpone all the cases scheduled for the day because of the

Reportedly this refusal was over her testimony before the Parliamentary Select Committee which had engaged in an impeachment inquiry into Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and before which justice Tillekewardene had given damaging views against the Chief Justice.

Justice Tillekewardene sat alone as a single judge and postponed all cases coming up before her. A lawyer who was involved in the anti impeachment protests stated to Colombo Telegraph that this was the silent protest that judges with a conscience should carry out against those who ‘collaborate with the Mahinda Rajapaksa in order to degrade the judiciary’. ‘We should have had this happening a long time ago’, he said.

 

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    Shiranee Thillekewardene’s maiden name is Shiranee Booran, the daughter of surgen Booran. Mr. Thillekewardene was practising in Lalith Ethulathmudali’s law firm. It was Lalith Ethulathmudali put Shiranee in a judicial position and at that time BASL protested vigourously of the appointment. Shiranee believes she will be the next CJ.

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      The Judiciary in SL is corrupt and rotten to the core . No justice will ever be meted out to genuine cases.We have heard so much about the corrupt practices of the judiciary . It has to have a complete overhaul . Starting from the CJ her self .

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    my view is justice thilakawardane has done a serious damage judiciary the way she acted specially when whole country knew about wrong path govt has taken to impeach her own superior.

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    Shiranee T., now you have to do something to get Mohan Peiris out of the way to become CJ!!!?????.

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    This is the only way to resist unethical practices

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    A deserving punishment has been meted out to Ms.Tilakawardena by the other Judges

    Well done and KEEP IT UP, We expect the same from other judges too.

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      Go to a jungle to live, KRAR …
      You would much appreciate the law there, my friend …
      Before you go, invite your favourite supremos to go with you … If they hesitate, tell them that in the jungle, if you do not like the other, you kill them rather than not sitting with them … Highest form of pure justice … Then they would oblige, I’m sure ….

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    Way to go!

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    MaRaya and his robber family must GO at any COST . Enough is Enough .

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    Have a close look at her face. Looks like ..

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    Was the conduct of the two judges questionable when poor litigants have already paid their lawyers to appear on this day expecting a hearing. They should not take up their fight for their grievances from the public.Should not the concerned lawyers refund the money to their clients?

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      It dependens,if the concerned lawyers had been paid by their client it is up to them to decide if the fees should be refunded or not or they could decide to not charge when the case is called next time around for hearing.
      It is a matter between the lawyer and his client.A conscientious lawyer would normaly not charge a fee in such circumstances when a case is postponed.
      As for the conduct of the judges to not attending the hearing, I think that was the only proper decision they could have taken under the special set of unprecedented circumstances they were faced which compelled them to take the decision they took to not attend court that day.

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      jayasingha,
      Black Coats never had sympathy for the public. Ask any one they would confirm what I say. All that black coats wanted is money, money and nothing but money.

      I have seen some black coat here talked about two men who hadn’t reported to work without notice returning their salary for the day. It’s not just that what about cost incurred to all those twenty six or so litigants. They may have paid ten thousand to hundred thousand or more to haultsdorp sharks before hand.

      If law is equal to all, these two men who put false wigs to fear us should be hauled up to an industrial court and made them pay all the expenses to all the litigants. I wish Mervin or someone in that calibre would do the job for them.

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        I am not SriLal but Ronny. You cannot fool Srilal neither you could fool CT. You seem to have different names but like a fool using the same computer. If you want to fool the masses, you may buy a number of computers and give bogus names. The Sri Lankans are not fools anymore and you may be still thinking as a stone-age uneducated person. You are free to write your comments but open our eyes wider and see what the “LOOTERS” are doing to our and your country.

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          Idiots do not know that one could use the same computer, yet have any number of different emblems. Why should I tell the fools how to do it.

          I want you lot to know, its me, stupid.
          Leela

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          Ronny,
          I did’t want to change the emblem. Only idiots think they have to buy a computer to change the emblem. How’s this for a change, you stupid sod?
          Leela

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        Leel Hooooo!

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      I agree. Simply because there are judges stooging the CJ trying to save her from any inquiry against her, the judicial system is held to ransom and the poor litigants have to pay the bill.

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    This is the begining of the end for MR and he has to face justice

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    For all those who are spreading rumours about CJ and her corruption — my question why wasnt there an independent investigation??? Reality is these charges were concocted by state media thus there is no way of proving them.

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      PSC has found the CJ guilty. And they are dishing out the reasons in the form of documents and evidences why they found her guilty. Soon, there will be open debates on this on all TV channels.

      The people will stand as the jury then.

      Its long time and hard way we rid of the privy council. Only WOGs will want commonwealth or such manifestation to give judgements on our constitution. Besides, such independent tribunals have no room in our constitution. But anybody can analyse the PSC report and disseminate their opinion if they want.

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        Waters Edge Leela Hooooooo!

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    Very sad….because this is nothing else other than internal politics of the Judiciary. Are both Judges who refused to sit with Mrs. Thilakawardhane would have taken precautionary measures assuming that she would be the next CJ (she is the most senior)?

    We openly ask from said TWO judges; if any head of a department of an organization is undergoing an inquiry according the constituted way; cannot any higher rank officer in the same department give evidence? Is it illegal or it could be considered as betray? If their reply is ‘Yes’, then do you allow such people who are engaging in all similar cases in the courts not to give evidence ? Very poor and wrong example and by doing so you all are killing the Judiciary system.

    Having enough records against present CJ for corruptions what is the reason for resisting the investigations? If those two judges are genuinely concern about the Judiciary they should also categorically against the corruptions and power abuse by the CJ plus government’s wrong way of involvement in the Judiciary (if any). But in this case they indirectly say, Judiciary can do any blunder but the Parliament as the body that could do the investigations against them is prohibited. What is this joke and reason?

    As we know our Judiciary is not a trustworthy place or like a temple (it should be) where all citizens can believe. This was proved by former CJ showing his bad behavior/conduct, present CJ’s acts, the supportive judges acts …etc. We can assume if somebody is in the Judiciary would needs safeguarding the present CJ after seen the dealing of millions money, they too are the similarly corrupted and hence worried that they would also face similar issue.

    I suggest government to do the investigation about them as well not as vengeances against their acts but as suspicious behavior of them. If somebody says even after re-appointing the panel of judges by the CJ in Cylinco case to fulfill the requirement of the CJ, they also would have been obtained 1.5 million sort of discounts from them to purchase properties. Otherwise how can drive the panel in favour of Cylinco by the CJ alone? Cannot anyone think like that way?
    Nobody can get away against the law of the country.

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      Sarath Silva, you are as confused as your namesake monstrosity – the CJ who ruined SL’s judiciary. The objection here is not to the inquiry being held against the CJ but to the manner in which it was held and the refusal to give her rights. Shiranee T. participated in that facre inquiry and was very willing to speak out against the CJ. This is what the other two judges have condemned. Rightly so.

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        Mr. Pandukabhaya, I am not confused. I know even government’s 4/7 power in the PSC is questionable. But as it was not seen and subsequently never suggested to the parliament to amend by the Law experts in the Supreme Court until impeach the CJ though they live fulltime with the constitution. Hence regardless of our acceptance government should follow it and CJ should undergo the process. Can blame at the government?

        However I would blame at CJ because if she didn’t do any questionable dealings; can anybody put her into a trouble or catch red-handedly? Are you accepting her millions worth dealings that could be proved with facts would satisfy our minds as she is very honest lady? Then only we both can give at least benefits of the doubt on her side. If so she can stand strongly and other judges also may take her side. But having said situation I should say others should stand in the middle and see what will happen.
        Are you agreeing with CJ’s decision to walk away from the PSC?. I personally against two ministers were saying “baby …etc” at the inquiry. Nevertheless she should be tall enough to face that situation looking at them regretfully about their unprofessional behavior. However as a professional if I were her, I don’t just walk away from the inquiry. If I am uncomfortable I will say I need postponement for today’s inquiry till next hearing than acting immortally. Otherwise inquiry board can blame at me as I cannot show my honesty and hence I left. Once I came back I could discuss with my lawyers and inform my dissatisfaction in writing regarding the way inquiry was carrying out for record purposes as well without producing any conditions to participate. We are not wondering about our opposition’s (ever had from 1971 including SLFP) subsequent act as they are always trying to defeat the government somehow. Hence inquiry shouldn’t terminate as rest was rightly decided.

        Ii was apt if she would have followed her part even with great resistances having handful of lawyers while recording all injustices against her without get away. Then even later day she could prove. But unfortunately facts against her are very powerful. As she against; can she hang in the CJ’s seat? I don’t think.
        Mr. Pandukabhaya, would you agreed if government decide to reinvestigate all 3 charges become guilty by the CJ out of 5 appointing retired 3 Supreme Court judges who can acceptable for all parties? I think that is the best option we have right now.{ I hope calling Commonwealth judges are not advisable because some international countries are trying to put our country down.}
        NOTE : We have to now find practical ways than asking government to amend the constitution or redo the inquiry …etc. Will government change their stance? According to CJ’s present tough behavior may cause to push government to sack her first and subsequently reprove 3 charges… When any department head was found as guilty by the management in any organization, they will decide to keep in the heading seat up to some period until she/he work without making any sabotage.

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          Confused Sarath Silva…here are two answers to you. I simply cannot understand much more as your language is very confused.

          First, in 2000, they tried to amend the Constitution to prescribe a better procedure for the removal of judges. That draft did not come thru. People should have followed this thru. They did not. That was unfortunate. But it is not true to say that there was no attempt to amend the procedure.

          Second, if they get three independent judges like former Chief Justice GPS de Silva to sit on this inquiry committee, of course myself and most of Sri lanka will agree to be bound by the results. But the likelihood of that happening is like a snowball’s chance in hell!

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        Pandukabaya is confused. The CJ had to face the same impeachment process the previous CJs faced. The CJ had the opportunity defend herself but preferred to withdraw from it giving the impression that she was guilty and had no other way to defend herself from these serious allegations. The independence of the judiciary should be protected not only from external interfererance but also from self serving judges who could be influenced by big money cartels. The CJs role in the “Golden Key” case alone is a shameful matter needing urgent investigation.

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          Messer Raja, your rubbish knows no bounds. Do you know that neville Samarakoon’s inquiry went over 6 months and was NOT hurredly wrapped up through a fool inquiry in a space of a few weeks like this one due to the astrological beliefs of these uneducated uncultured rascals, the Rajas?

          What the hell are you talking of?

          And who are the other CJs that you refer to, you idiot? Sarath Silva, who is rightfully the ONLY CJ who should have been impeached, never had to face it due to Chandrika dissolving Parliament. So there you have it.

          What do you have to say to that, you colossal mutt????

          Non oe is saying that the CJ should not be impeached. Read English properly AND exercise whatever grey matter that you have. What is being said is that she has all the rights to a fair inquiry procedure.

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          Hi utterly confused Pandukabaya,

          1. If they tried to change the impeachment process in 2000 it is good. However it would have done it in an effective manner otherwise how can it become true? In 2000 CBL was in the power hence why didn’t they try with RW’s government in 2002 and if failing which in MR’s regime after 2005 especially present CJ is in power? Present CJ was unnecessarily was expressing to the President at the time of she taken oaths as the CJ ( in front of Mr. Lailith Weeratunga) “ Sir, even I am prepared to tender my resignation now, without mentioning the date”. How unprofessional statement was? Why couldn’t she even implement your 2000’s requirement?

          2. Thanks for agreeing to my point regarding appointing panel of three-member retired judges to inquire 3 chargers that she became guilty (this idea was mentioned by me in the LB website even prior to MR said).

          3. I know CBK was dissolved the parliament prior to impeach the former CJ, however she didn’t do it to prevent him. Otherwise respective government also would have followed same present procedure. Do you agree? Further I hope if RW was able to impeach him, CBK’s party (Opposition at that time) would also have left from PSC like UNP did this time because that is usual practice of all oppositions in SL (after 1971) which is regretful.

          4.I never said present impeachment procedure is good but as I mentioned above; regardless of our acceptance whoever the person in the CJ’s position shall undergo this procedure. That SIMPLE POINT you cannot understand even though you addressed others as “you colossal mutt????” :-) So what we could do alternatively is that the point I mentioned in above section 3. What else?

          Also as I mentioned in my earlier write-up, the 3 charges became CJ was guilty is very serious and nobody can simply say that she is innocent. We cannot even give benefit of the doubt.

          5. Even though you are bringing fair trials stories but ethically you never suggested, she should temporally leave away from at least hearing cases until her inquiry finish !!!!!!!!!!! Instead she is acting like a politician and which probably would leads to dig her own pit early.

          NOTE : People should visionary enough to understand realities analyzing the facts rather than act emotionally or thinking short-term.

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      FIRST AND FOREMOST ASK HOW GOTA WHO IS A PUBLIC SERVANT IS IN POLITICS.
      DR. P.B.JAYASUNDERA, COULD EXPLAIN WHETHER HE AS A MINISTRY SECRETARY IS NOT VIOLATING THE ESTABLISHMENT CODE AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATIONS. DESPITE SUPREME COURT ORDER SHAMELESS P.B.J. CONTINUES
      TO “SUCK AND LICK” THE RAJA FUKKERS.

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    These 2 judges are not behaving in a professional manner. They are there to hear the cases of ordinary people. In Sri Lanka everyone makes everything out to be about the Rajapakses. How about everyone doing there job instead of playing ‘I don’t like this person, so I will not sit next to her’ like school kids.

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    Samaraweera is a witch doctor (Kattadiya) as far as I know.

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      You are correct but he is also a dry cleaner becuse by his own admission he also washes dirty underpants ( smelly ones)

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    Good that some judges in the Supreme Court have some degree of integrity to deal with the Shirani T J who had betrayed the entire judiciary, probably deceived by MR for a short run as the head of the judiciary. Generally people had some respect for her as a person who won’t compromise for private gain, now all that in the history. Good luck Shirani T.

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    All this time the people of this island nation thought that the judges in the Supreme Court possess high degree of integrity, insight and moral excellence. Shirani T’s appalling conduct surely proved that the peoples’ estimation of the judges in the Supreme Court is completely wrong, and now they know that they are nothing more than a bunch of hopeless people who are willing to compromise their integrity for private gain. This is the kind of judges of low caliber we have to uphold the rule of law, fundamental rights and fundamental freedom of the people of this country. Shirani T is well aware that all citizens of this country have a right to a fair trial that is recognized by Article 13 (3) of the Constitution, and that in the impeachment process initiated against the sitting CJ all that had been clearly denied. People of this country no way try to defend the sitting CJ against the accusations leveled against her, but firmly of the view that she is entitled to a fair trial. Because the people are well aware of the hidden motive behind the impeachment process initiated by MR. He is a man who preaches one thing and practice completely the opposite. He is determined to destroy the independence of the judiciary and to install a group of judges, who would simply carry on his instructions probably given over the phone, so the Executive President shall supreme with legislative, executive and judicial power. This whole process is clearly an insult to the intelligence of people of Sri Lanka. Yet they are completely betrayed by the impotent opposition did highjack by MR.

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    Howzaaaaaaaaaaat ?????????
    Oh ! Now we have a can of worms on the table.

    CJ with Foreign Currency & a Discount from case client.
    ST to be slimy because she gave evidence to open a can of worms

    Imam & Ekanayake, were self centered with hidden agenda of their own at the expense of litigants in 26 cases with callous disregard for the public they serve.

    BASL VP Anoma resign post.
    Fistcuffs at BASL meeting.

    Hve we not truely seen & had enough of the darkside of the black coats ??
    Noooooooope not yet. Let them wash one anothers dirty linen in public and cleance themselves once and for all.

    Is this another coup by MR? If so its a good one to dru clean the Black Coats.

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      Dicky bird, you are funny haha! Imam and Ekanayake are two of the most conservative pro-establishment judges and are highly respected.

      To accuse them of having agendas is a joke to all lawyers, Gutter snipes like Dickybid will not know this.

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        Well said.

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        Hey Pandukabaya,
        If you consider Imam and Ekanayake to be two conservative and pro-establishment judges, then so is Shiranee Tilakawardena. She was summoned to give evidence at the PSC, so she went. Do not forget that Shiranee T and 15 other witnesses were called almost immediately after Shirani B and her legal team walked out. So how was Shiranee T to know what took place inside that room before she was called to give evidence. Obviously, CJ could not have sent her a note on what transpired!
        Imam and Ekanayake may be conservative judges, but in this instance it appears that they had enough time to have a pow-wow with each other and perhaps even with the CJ as to how they should “freeze out” Shiranee T. In the past Shiranee T was put to ‘cold storage’ by CJ and other pro-government judges after the Waters Edge case, which is a fact known to many lawyers who know the ‘behind scene workings of the Supreme Court’. No important cases were given to Shiranee T, as we all know. Mr. Pandukabaya you may have a bone to pick with Shiranee T, but she is a lady who can withstand all these injustices as she believes in God. Before long, all those who doubted her will realize how mistaken they have been!

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          @ Victor, it is not the fact that your pal Shiranee T. went to the PSC but the fact that she stated untruthful things abot the manner in which the Ceylinco case was removed from her Bench. It was removed because f her eccentric conduct to which lawyers objected to. That was why. But she does not say that. All the court records indicate that. Let a fair inquiry committee go into all this.

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          ps; the Waters Edge case was NOT against MR. It was against Chandrika. At that time, the CJ was Sarath Silva NOT Shirani B. You can check the judgment at the official law reports.

          Your comment has no relevance at all. It cleary shows that you are talking on a propaganda basis. Shirani was used by Sarath Silva in the Waters Edge case as much as he used her in the case against Elmo Perera to whack people whom he did not like. Everyone in the legal profession knows this.

          The ignorance of you and people like you who mouth things withlut knowing what they are talking of, is unbelievable.

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        Childish behaviour of these judges, Imam and Ekanayake, is unbelievable …. Is this the quality of Sri lankan supreme court judges! Where have they studied law? In the University of Jungle?
        Oh! My god! Behaviour of these judges are so pathetic that I lost all my confidence in the judges … How could these judges Judge others? Where are we living?

        If it happened in a office, these kindergardners would be sacked instantly …. I think these judges should be impeached because there are no any other way to sack these SUPREMES …
        BLack coats were never on the side of people in this country and the system is fully broken … Misjudgment of the events by these judges speak volumes … This broken system should be fixed without wasting any more time … Jungle laws should not be prevailed ….

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          Sadly for you they are “all in it” for ages and the virus is stronger than Graft India.

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          Hey Mr Umbato, the judges were showing a strong conscience by their actions. Naturally you will object to that since you appear to have no conscience at all!!

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        Dear Antagonist Pandukabaya Silva,

        Apparently you are in the legal industry and represent anti-government camp.

        You articulate Justice Imam and Ekanayake are highly respected people in the judiciary. Further says, they are “Conscience”.

        a) If they are so “Conscience”, under which grounds that they refused to sit with Justice Shirani Tilakawardane (ST)?

        b) Can’t give evidence by a subordinate against his/her superior in front of an inquiry which is legalized either in the constitution or written in an organization’s agreed disciplinary procedure?

        c) Aren’t disciplinary inquiries being conducted by the organizations against their employees based on this system and obtaining evidences from subordinates?
        Since I am not representing the legal industry I don’t know about Justice Imam and Ekanayake. But in common sense it is evident that your so-called “Conscience” two judges have indirectly refused to adhere to the Constitution in the country.

        d) Are you so stupid and mutt to understand their unprincipled behavior which is entirety against your conscience point??? Therefore please don’t try to mislead others assuming that they are too mutt like you.
        As they went against the Constitution (not against ST) they also should impeach by the parliament. Not only them other three judges who have summoned the Speaker and 10 MPs of the PSC to the courts.

        e) Inline with the Constitution once Speaker appointed the PSC, how could they call members of the PSC to the Courts ?

        Although Pandukabaya and similar extremists need to paint a picture pretending our judiciary is like a “golden temple” and judges are “Conscience” but that is mealy a folk-story.

        Pandukabaya is avaoiding present CJ’s obvious misconducts. However we could see her crafty misconducts done together with her husband and former CJ’s misbehavior/unlawful acts also.

        I think parliament should clean the judiciary without any hesitation like they did the war.

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          Hey Mr Sapumal it is a wonder why the point has to be said over and over again to you idiots who cannot seem to understand it.

          Is it a problem with your inability to read English, to comprehend or is it that you are just plain bootlickers of MARA?

          But let me repeat. No one is saying that there should not be any inquiry against the CJ. All that is being said is that she deserves a fair inquiry. No one is avoiding anything. It is so simple that a child can grasp it – except of course, for the likes of this ‘Kumaraya’ of a cockroach kingdom no doubt!

          I never said that Imam and Ekanayake are ‘conscience’ what kind of ridiculous English is that?? Maybe yours! What I said is that they are respected in the legal world – which they are but not to guttersnies like you obviously.

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      Dear Dicky Bird,

      Even if Pandukabaya wants to omit your nice points taking them lightly but you are very true. Our Judiciary is not a ‘Golden Temple” it is highly corrupted and biased place. Even most of the Lawyers itself are hypocrites by the profession. Now they show their real colours.

      The majority of judges (intelligent) observe the outcome silently because three charges proved against CJ cannot just omit despite the way PSC conducted the inquiry. But some of the judges (Imama, E’nayake)are already crossed the line prior to the final outcome.

      As you stated we “ Let them wash one another’s dirty linen in public and cleanse themselves once and for all.” This is best strategy to clean the Judiciary.

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        Hey Pandukabaya,
        After you put your folk and spoon to all persons comments like an appointed culprit by the CJ to reply on her behalf, you copy same reply repeatedly for everyone’s comments saying other (expect your) cannot understand what you say.

        Reply 1- No need repeatedly say the way conducted the inquiry because that is the way mentioned in the constitution. Are you such a stupid person not to understand this reality ??????????? When majority represent the government bench, can any CJ expect 100% fair trial from PSC? That is like , can Golden Key depositors expect fair trial from the SC until CJ heads the panel?
        Like one writer mentioned above, knowing this situation, hadn’t she involved any questionable deals (like Cylionco) she is 100% safe even afterwards. Then we will also sit with her. But you are not commenting her clear-cut allegations filtered by the PSC. Now it can be investigated separately by the bribery commission.

        Reply 2- You replied to Mr. Unbato saying- “Hey Mr Umbato, the judges were showing a strong conscience by their actions”. Are Imam and E’nayake not judges? Now do you need to omit those two because they are not ‘conscience’?

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          God what English is this on the part of this buffoon Sapumal? Pandu, do not reply to this mandman anymore and provoke him further though I must giess that you find it amusing. Its painful to even have to read the twaddle he tries to write…

          Mr Sapumal, – I do not intend to reply any further to your painful vomiting out – the constitution does not say that a Chuef Justice should not be given a fair trial. It says the opposite. Read the constitution – in Sinhala please. It will be clearer for you then.

          The PSC did not give the CJ a fair trial. That is why your God MR is now trying to backtrack and say that he will appoint an independent comm9ttee to further look into the PSC report. Capiche? Or understand??

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    Today (19/12/2012) the Daily Mirror published an apology to a similar article to the above! It is available at;

    http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/viewer.aspx

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      Kotyek

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    IT IS REPORTED THAT THEY HAD APPLIED FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED. IT IS UNFAIR TO MAKE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THESE TWO JUDGES,WHO
    HAVE COME TO THIS POSITION, NOT POLITICALLY.

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      Hey Ayman, if these two judges had applied for leave of absence, it is interesting to find out who assigned them to sit with Justice Shiranee T in Court 502? Was it another planned attack by the “powers be” of the Judiciary to paint a poor picture of Justice Shiranee T, to imply that the judges are boycotting her?

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    I AM SURE JUDGES CAN REFUSE TO SIT WITH ANOTHER FOR REASONS OF METING OUT JUSTICE. THEY ARE GENTLEMEN, BEFORE BEING JUDGES.
    THIS WHOLE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS, STINKS.

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    any likelihood
    that writers can learn to use
    more civil.less insulting,
    less vulgar language,
    during these comments?

    or is it a part and parcel of the degrading culture,
    and the judiciary,PSC is learning from them?
    can the editors moderate,
    by just blanking out the lesss desireable,coments,
    and the misplaced comments?

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    “Where lightning has struck and burnt everything do not hope for wool to remain!”

    This dastardly and bastardly culture is the result of racist Bandaranayakes swindling the politics in the country and spreading and cultivating poverty, uneducation and hate mongering politics and then the process being enhanced by the uneducated uncultured bastards! This country has now been destroyed beyond recognition; consider the individual quality, understanding, wisdom, humanity and care in each individual as a sample and apply to the whole and what is the common denominator? Consider the morality and quality of the 1st citizen in the country, the whole herd of buffaloes in the parliament, the unprincipled lawyers and judges, the corrupt law enforcement authorities, the cheating businessmen, professionals, religious people and all the rest of it; aren’t they a mirror image of what we are, a creation and a reflection of our own selves?

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    I was not surprised at all when Tilakawardane secretly testified against her colleague Bandaranaike. She has proved herself that she would do ANYTHING to secure a seat for her or to do a hop, step and jump over her seniors.

    While she was a state counsel, with the help of Lalith Atulathmudali who was a good friend of her husband Mr. Tilakawardane, she became a high court judge whereas few seniors in the department were waiting to be appointed as a high court judge before their retirement. The interesting part was that she did not tell or discuss her attempt with her department colleagues that she was also trying to get that post. Whereas she was sitting and discussing about this appointment with her seniors as she was not interested at all.

    She disappeared from the department when she got the post and since then avoided her department friends. One PHK Kulathilake who was much senior to her was very upset over her conduct but he was helpless because being a good man he did not hold ‘pandam’ to anyone. There was much criticism over her appointment as a High COurt Judge but Shirani Tilakawardane did not care a damn.

    In 2012, she was trying to do the same to become the next CJ but it has misfired.

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      This is what Sri Lanka had become. Respectable professions are filled with those who are prepared to stab colleagues in the back to promote self interest.

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      Jealousy is a sickness for which there is no cure. Your comment shows nothing but pure jealousy. This lady judge never moves with politicians and keeps to herself to uphold the independence of the judiciary. She would be seeking photo ops with MR if she aspired to be the next CJ!
      Please do not talk rubbish!

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