By Colombo Telegraph –
Responding to state media attacks on the Chief Justice and the Judiciary, Lawyers Collective urges the Government to refrain from unfair, malicious and false propaganda.
“It is because the accusations brought against the Chief Justice in a politically motivated impeachment have been rightly rejected by the public, that the Government is resorting to numerous unfair strategies to tarnish the image of the Chief Justice and the Judiciary, in general.” says the Lawyers Collective.
Issuing a statement the Lawyers Collective says; “We have noted that various politicians are disgracefully inviting the serving judges, including the Chief Justice, to enter politics, which the Lawyers Collective considers an insult to the Judiciary. Contrary to the insinuations of the Government, we are confident that the Chief Justice would not enter active politics. We have also learnt that the Government is planning to discredit the Chief Justice and other judges in a series of programmes and news features in the State Media, based on those ill advised invitations by irresponsible politicians.”
“We, therefore, call upon the politicians of all parties and media to act with restraint leaving no room for any such derogatory and insulting comments undermining the independence of the judiciary.” it further says.
P.B / December 22, 2012
It is ok not to enter politics but, can some one of you learned gentlemen find a way to over turn the judgement given by the ex CJ about MPs crossing over so that a 2/3 majority has to be decided by the voters and not a bought one.please do this country a favour . Expedite the pending cases against cross over shits .
justice / December 22, 2012
I would also mention the decision of the former ex CJ,about deliberately giving the wrong judgement on the Hambantota Account case against Mahinda Rajapakse, when it was proved that he had deposited donations for welfare of tsunami survivers, into his own private bank account.
The former CJ has admitted that he erred.
Any case can be re-opened when there is strong suspicion of miscarriage of justice.
The ex CJ’s ‘cross overs’ decision created a slavish sycophantic corps of MPs who sold their birthright,self respect and honour for bogus portfolios,perks and opportunities to amass ill-gotten wealth.
They now sing ‘hosannas’to the emperor and feed the crumbs off the table.
These dregs of humanity have converted the Dharmadwipa into a Repressive Regime.
Villager / December 26, 2012
Talk of the town is impeachment not yesteryear matters. CJ said; she is not guilty for any of the 14 charges she is been accused of. But the PSC has found her guilty for three. Most Simple Simon like to hear both sides and give the judgement themselves.
People are not stupid. Asking for time and talking irrelevant matters is an aged old delaying tactic of losers. Many of us must have paid ‘black coated sharks’ to do just that to buy time when we have been losing court cases.
If a person found guilty of misbehaviour head the judiciary by default is very bad for the country as well as the judiciary. Hence, this impeachment must be concluded this way or that way, sooner the better.
ShriyaniB and her backers or HRW can appeal to any International Court afterword on violation of her human rights and send the government for a spin.
Sudu Akka / December 22, 2012
CJ to enter politics is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank. BASL President is a disgrace to the legal frantanity.He is a UNP MP out to embarrass the Government through the BASL. He is a traitor. He should be thankful to the President who rid this country from terrorism which made it possible for him to hold street demonstrations and dash coconuts in places of religious worship. The Chief Justice is also a shameless woman trying to hold on to her position after being found guilty of misconduct . All those who support these traitors are themselves traitors. If not for Mahinda these traitors will be pulling rickshaws with the Sun God Prabkaran seated in the rickshaws. What were these pundits doing when the Tamil Tigers were holding courts and trying civilians and executing them in their Kangaroo Courts? The JVP also did the same in 1971? Where were these big mouthed freedom fighters then? Mahinda should sack the entire Supreme and Appeals Court Judges and appoint fresh members to the judiciary. The Government in power should not allow some crooks to run the justice system in the country. CJ is finished just like Fonseka. Gong gong going Gone! Sinhala critics of Mahinda are traitors just as well. Where were these critics when Mahinda was fighting the war with an army chief they said is not even fit to become a head of the Salvation Army? Both SF and CJ betrayed the man who appointed them and yet our great leader Mahinda stayed the course. All the Sinhala UNP and JVP Whingers can now talk as the country is now free from terrorism. The dogs bark but the caravan moves on!
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Gune / December 23, 2012
Well said . This is what the people do not understand. The President got rid of the terrorists. The CJ had done certain things unbecoming of a Judge. Now she walks around waving and smiling amidst Black Coats like a politician. She should resign with grace and go her way.
chamara / December 26, 2012
I too voted for the UPFA up until last year and I will never do so in future. Most of my friends who were Rajapakse supporters have turned against him. He needs to understand that people will not be with him forever. He can’t use the same old war victory like a beggar’s wound to ride the popularity tide. I can assure you people in the villages are also beginning to hate him and the government.
Only people like you and Sudu Akka will be left. Please educate yourself and start thinking rationally without bum sucking.
Sam Samarasinghe / December 22, 2012
The person who invited Hon. CJ to Politics is not matured in any field other than military.So we have to forgive him and advice him to think twice before speak.
Pina / December 22, 2012
Sensible explanation. I think SF speaks on impulse and without foresight. He might have invited CJ into politics out of sheer honesty but he sadly missed any sense in his invitation. SF is also a distinguished personality in military as well as Dr. Shirani in law. However, they both are no match for the pigs.
Sudu Akka / December 22, 2012
SF is a dumb man made a hero by Mahinda. He was just a nobody and Premadasa or Chandrika or Ranil never trusted him and never appointed him as Commander. Mahinda gave him a life line and he paid Mahinda his Commander in Chief by contesting him at Elections. If not for Nahinda he would today be catching Mada Kari fish in the Beira lake . The Chief Justice is also a novice who never had judicial experience for the job as CJ but Mahinda gave her the job and like Fonseka she too has betrayed Mahinda. She should be jail for the misconducts or frauds committed. Both SF and CJ are duds and the worse is the UNP and JVP Whingers are supporting these two foolish persons as if they are royalty. These Whingers have no love for the country or for the man who saved the country from terrorism. These Whingers talk big now but what were they doing when the Tigers were holding the country to ransom? Sinhalese as a race will perish one day when Mahinda leaves and the spineless politicians if the opposition take over to rule the country. Love to all you Whingers and Whiners…. Sudu Akka
Ben Hurling / December 24, 2012
Is there any limit to your kind of boot licking?
Neither General SF nor CJ owes anything to corrupt Rajapassa clan for their appointments.
Both General SF and CJ serves Sri Lanka. Not corrupt, self serving, power hungry political famiies who are robbing Sri Lanka.
mike / December 26, 2012
Keep on licking Idi Mahin’s arse! Of course, it’s SHIT, enjoy!
chamara / December 26, 2012
So whoever he appoints to ‘public office’ must shut up and do as he says? i don’t understand your logic. you’re a half witted rice packet voter who does not understand politics.
whywhy / December 26, 2012
Hey hey Sudu,watch your bag,cats coming out.You are
saying your man Mahinda trusted those CJ and SF whom
Premadasa and Ranil didn’t.What about CJ husband?You
are saying they betrayed Mahinda.How long will you
take to listen to your conscience?Are you not saying
Mahinda has appointed wrong people to crucial jobs?
How many more do you think,waiting to prove their
suitability when the right time hits?C’mon lady listen
to the other side of the music of your own conscience.
Safa / December 22, 2012
The dirty game of politics is not the place for people of the calibre of CJ SB. Let the politicians clean up their own stable first and put things in order.
If the legislature can come up to the standard of the judiciary and other professional bodies it would be excellent. However you need to get rid of the thieves, parasites and scavengers who have no education, no ethics, no values and no principles.
nalinP / December 22, 2012
Oh! What a fool I was to vote for SF. I would have not voted for MR anyway. I should have voted for Bahu.
LTTE / December 24, 2012
Vote for educated people of the TNA
Quick Fox / December 22, 2012
When the dust settles down and when the CJ retires she should enter politics and take all those who are violating law to courts or to a special judicial commission so that in the future such acts do not happen. She has the credibility and the ability on top of her education to lead the nation.
Mahanama / December 22, 2012
I cannot understand what Sarth Fonseka prattles from his seemingly skewed imagination about the CJ. Being a politician in Sri Lanka today is akin to being a hypocrite,a liar and an embezzler of public resources. It is sad that Fonseka is providing gist to the government to survive which otherwise look so battered and humiliated in the impeachment move.
Ronny / December 22, 2012
Anyone can invite but the decision has to be taken by the CJ. Invitation to the CJ is not at fault of the CJ because she hasn’t given her consent and she has been silent over the invitation. Anone can even invite the Indian President or the Chinese Prime Minister but they couldn’t be found fault for that invitation. The invitation could be very good for the country but it may not be a good move for her position. If she has to leave due to bogus charges or fabricated stories just because there is a 2/3 majority, than she could think over it. I too believe that the CJ is the most suitable leader to a country like Sri Lanka where all the ruling politicians are rogues, criminals, rapists, extortionists, looters, etc. etc. but this lady is too honest to hold a position like that as yet as most of the Sri Lankans still believe that the saviours are those who can shout without any sense and also give false promises. If the present mentality of the Sri Lankans change, then she could come forward otherwise she could end up at Kanatte or Nawaloka because of the thugs and criminals.
Banda / December 22, 2012
It may be so. After all this fiasco and CJ lining with certain section of judiciary is not fit to be CJ any more. She canot conduct her business independently anymore. The strong words she is yeielding has not effect now. She has to step down and go to oblivion for the sake of justice like Sarath Silva or Sarath Fonseka.
Raja / December 22, 2012
It is wishful thinking of these politically biased lawyers and supporters of the CJ to imagine that the people have rejected this inquiry. In fact the peoiple want these matters cleared through due process like the impeachment hearing and not through demonstrations by biased lawyers who are bringing disrepute to their profession.
maithree / December 22, 2012
Belive it or not. She has already entered or dragged to politics by so called lawyers collective. Now they are plaing adifferent music because they want to cover their true face.
Jayantha / December 22, 2012
I think the request made by Gen.SF for CJ to join him for active politics is a Jenuine and a honest request to clean up the corruption,dirt and mess that have accumulated in the parliament ever since we got Independence.
Although it is a difficult task due to the cancer been deep rooted, still with jenuine and honest set of politicians, professionals and visionaries we still could bring a change.
CJ is already an Icon where people have finally realised how the dirty politics all this time have taken them for a ride…..and are jenuinely looking for a change. But that change should be impartial, equal justice for all and with a strong vision to develop the country in all aspects, using all the resources(manpower, capital,land,enterprenuership and innovators) to suit 21st century.
Just Imagine During ancient Kings time we had 1000 odd irrigation dams (Wevas). But now after 500 years we still have only those 1000 dams with the exceptions of few hydaulic dams like Mahaweli, Kothmale etc…..while the population has increased over 100 fold.
I will bet with anybody that although we have FLOODS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TODAY AND MOST OF THE DAMS ARE OVER FLOODED AND THE SLUICE GATES ARE OPENED…….GIVEN A “THREE WEEKS” OF NO RAIN OR DRAUGHT…….GOVT. WILL IMPOSE A WATER CUT…POWER CUT….OR RESTRICT RELEASING WATER FOR IRRIGATION.
THIS IS THE STATE OF OUR WATER AND RESOURCE ACCUMULATION AND MANAGEMENT 60 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE. WHERE IS THE PROPER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN ALL ASPECTS IN THE COUNTRY OTHER THAN ENDLESS ROADS, PORTS WITHOUT SHIPS,TOURISM WITHOUT ELEPHANTS AND DEVELOPMENTS WITHOUT PROPER PLAN, TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.
CJ is more suitable to carry on with her current position and could countribute to the country to help get rid of mass corruptors, thugs, murderers and power hungry lunatics in the parliament…..No more Presidents or Rajanos please.
Also she could contribute to change the Constitution to get rid of Draconian 18th amendment, Grass hopper jumpers from one to another party, 10% and more corruption contracts, minimum qualifications such as at atleast a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification to be an MP, representation of all the communities and relegious personnel to all Govt and state sector jobs, not a one finance minister… but a Finance and a Budget committee. etc…etc..
Finally I have only one question which I try to find answer for the last FEW YEARS AND IF ANYBODY KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE ANSWER ME.
CAN ANYBODY ADVISE ME ON WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE POSITION OF….
“THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MINISTER AND THE LIMITS OR THE BOUNDRIES OF THAT MINISTRY”
I am totally confused of this “Economic Development Ministry” as to I don’t see any boundries or limits to it. IT COVERS FROM DEVELOPING A FARM A POND A SHOP, TOURISM, AGRICULTURE, IMPORTS,EXPORTS,HOUSING,COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, HOTELS,PORTS, AIRPORTS,FREE TRADE ZONE,HOSPITALS, GUEST HOUSES, CLUBS, NIGHT RACES etc…etc…There’s no limit to it….
Then what’s the other Ministers who are involved in all these ministries do…….. except to get a leftover commission……from above.
So is the DIVINEGUMA, AND 10% OR MORE COMMISSION AND WEALTH OF CORRUPTION BUILT ON ONE… BODY….A RAJA PAULA.
CJ with the help of Judiciary should eliminate this MAFIA CORRUPTION FROM SRI LANKA FOR GOOD.
I wish her and the Judiciary well and request them to take more Parliament Powers under Judiciary(them) to stop these MAFIA corruptions.
Sudu Akka / December 22, 2012
CJ to enter politics is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank. BASL President is a disgrace to the legal frantanity.He is a UNP MP out to embarrass the Government through the BASL. He is a traitor. He should be thankful to the President who rid this country from terrorism which made it possible for him to hold street demonstrations and dash coconuts in places of religious worship. The Chief Justice is also a shameless woman trying to hold on to her position after being found guilty of misconduct . All those who support these traitors are themselves traitors. If not for Mahinda these traitors will be pulling rickshaws with the Sun God Prabkaran seated in the rickshaws. What were these pundits doing when the Tamil Tigers were holding courts and trying civilians and executing them in their Kangaroo Courts? The JVP also did the same in 1971? Where were these big mouthed freedom fighters then? Mahinda should sack the entire Supreme and Appeals Court Judges and appoint fresh members to the judiciary. The Government in power should not allow some crooks to run the justice system in the country. CJ is finished just like Fonseka. Going, going, going Gone! Sinhala critics of Mahinda are traitors just as well. Where were these critics when Mahinda was fighting the war with an army chief they said is not even fit to become a head of the Salvation Army? Both SF and CJ betrayed the man who appointed them and yet our great leader Mahinda stayed the course. All the Sinhala UNP and JVP Whiners who have no love for the country have now come out of the woodwork, can now talk as the country is now free from terrorism. The dogs bark but the caravan moves on!
Love to all ! Audi Akka
Mahela / December 23, 2012
Sudu Akka, or Audi Akka,
There’s a saying that Donkeys are born and not made.
They cannot be corrected as per their Genes.
Please think which category you belong as Sudu and Audi could differentiate the Breed.
Lanka / December 22, 2012
We realized who this “Sudu Akka” is. I can clearly give your name here but will never go through the deliberation. Of course you are a kind of Akka. Shame on you and shame on you! Come out of your ‘Mahinda Box’ and see what is right and wrong. What CJ and BASL request is “GIVE A FAIR TRIAL to CJ”. Nothing else! But Akkas like you have no eyes to see, no ears to listen and no brain to think.
Don’t bring your personal shitty issues in to this matter and display your malicious personal feelings.
Shame on you and shame on you!
You don’t feel shame as you are a person who earns on the oldest job in the world.
John Perera / December 23, 2012
Why not madam? This is a good next step to show the world how strong you are.
K.A Sumanasekera / December 23, 2012
This is a brilliant idea.
When Fonseka put the hand up all left ,right and even the TNA united.
Now ,even without putting the hand up. the same coalition is right behind the Saree Pota.
Just imagine Fonseka and this CJ on stage, flanked by the new and the old coalition members ,flaying all the evil things that Rajapaksa has done to this country.
It will be Box Office crowds all over.
Jayantha / December 27, 2012
I fully agree with you.
CJ and Gen. Fonseka with other patriots will be the best Combination to put back the country on correct path.
No second word about it.
Lets pray for a Bright future for every citizen with this CJ, SF combination with JUudiciary taking more powers to keep disciplene in the country.
Sudu Akka / December 24, 2012
Who is this CJ who manipulates her bank accounts and bringing them to Zero when tax declarations are due? Who is this CJ who sides with her corrupt husband who credited tsunami funds to his own account? It was the JVP and the UNP that wanted CJ to be brought to account and wanted to petition even the Bribery Commissioner on this matter. The UNP was prepared to give half the country to the Tiger Terrorists and ridiculed Mahinda during the war saying the army is lying and is only going to Pamankada but say its marching to Alimankada. The CJ should be pushed out from office one way or the other as she had caused enough damage to the country and her position has become untenable now. All the anti government Whingers are attacking out great leader Mahinda because they know very well the masses are with him. Today the people can take public transport or walk on the road without bombs going off thanks to our dear leader Mahinda. Why all this fuss about a two bob CJ when Mahinda saved the country and thousands if lives by finishing off terrorism in the country.
chamara / December 26, 2012
Did you mentioned Tsunami funds in bank accounts? i’m sorry but I think you have your knickers messed up somewhere.
SF backer / December 24, 2012
As we all know there have been impeachment proceedings of superior judges before. Only this time though we have experienced the CJ being tied ‘pirith nule’ at Supreme Court complex, and black coats smashing coconuts in front of the SC to curse the President and the PSC, and then many a accused cheering jayawewa, and a heap of whatnots shaking hands with the CJ to wish her best as she left the SC to face the PSC inquiry. If these are not political and propaganda moves to get people wind up then what are they?
So, there is nothing wrong SF inviting the CJ. She should get every one into one caravan.
watcher / December 26, 2012
Have some respect to Army hero SF…For God sake he still carry shrapnel in his body.
People still don’t have the the full story, with out him war may have been still there..
Middle of the war some try to change certain things and SF stood his grounds and thats why we have peace today.. He may be not politically savvy but he is one of the greatest war hero that country created..
I just don’t understand that some people having some hatred to politicians here denigrating the Army that fought bravely so Pls. try to be polite to our institutions.
Some here are ltte lickers and some are much worst than them and will sell the country for any foreign dollars.
Bruno Umbato / December 26, 2012
Not Sarath Fonnseka even guy like me who has no idea abut politics think that the CJ would nicely fit into politics just looking at the photograph … With SF’s excellent knowledge in politics, who could find faults with him about the suggestion to invite CJ to do poltics … Especiall because he followed the same path …… Pleas let experts to decide, guys..
Look at the crowd around THE CHIEF JUSTICE … I have never seen that kind of a crowd around a CJ anywhere in the world ….. Where is Bahu?
Tissa / December 26, 2012
once our criminal raja crook take all powers in his own hand he will wreck this country in to pieces before that moda sinhalayo drag this bastard and his hora samagama members on to the street and punishes them like Gadafi..
Mahela / December 26, 2012
See the state of the Prime Minister……whose expiry date has long lapsed.
How can he take care of the country when he cannot even take care of himself.
Similarly other older folks whose ideas, mental and intellectual capacity is questionable.
The whole Rajapakse regime is RUN BY JOKERS……. AT THE BEHEST OF THE JOKER…….FOR THE INTEREST OF JOKERS ONLY.
WHAT A COMMEDY CENTRAL JOKE SHOW THE PEOPLE WITNESS THESE DAYS.
A JOKER PAKSE RUKADA (MUPPET SHOW) PARTY AT THE EXPENSE OF CITIZENS.
GO YOU MOT..R FUC..S GO…..FOR GOD’S SAKE.
Athula M / December 26, 2012
Sudu Nangi,I do not know whether you are a man or a woman perhaps a gay or a lesbian.You talk with utter anger.I have no idea what kind of job you are doing.Suppose you are appointed to a responsible job by some one for and ask you to accept and obey everything what he does? Would you agree do that or wont?Most of the people with a little bit of common sense realise what crocked family is this Rajapaksa.I appreciate his contributions and have a respect for the man.But what chief justice and Sarath Fonseka asked was a fair trial that’s it. Why the government is so scared of it.Why are they using all these three wheeler drivers henchmen and Golden key depositors. Give her a fair trial and get rid of her. No need to bring all these third class stuff.Please Sudu Nangi come to the party from front door.
TIKIRI KUMARIHAMY / December 26, 2012
WHO IS THIS SUDU AKKA.ITS ASSES LIKE THIS THAT HAS PUT THIS COUNTRY TO THIS PLIGHT.
MAHINDA DESERVES ALL CREDIT FOR ENDING THE WAR AND THAT WAS FOR THE APPROVAL HE GAVE TO FINISH THE WAR.GOTABYAYA CORDINATED.SARATH FONSEKA IS THE FOOT SOLDIER WHO DELIVERD THAT WAS WHY MAHINDA CALLED HIM THE BEST COMMANDER IN THE WORLD.IT IS SAD THAT THEY FELL OUT ALSO POSSIBLY BECAUSE A KALU AKKA CARRIED TALES.
TODAY ALL KNOW THAT MAHINDA AND ALL RAJAPAKSAS’HAVE WEALTH FOR GENERATIONS.
SEND THE CJ HOME AND ALL WILL SUPPORT SUDU AKKA AFTER A FAIR TRIAL,THAT IS ALL THE MAHA NAYAKES AND OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADERS CIVIL SOCIETY, LAWYERS AND THE COUNTRY ASK.
WHO ARE THESE FELLOWS WHO TRIED HER.CAN GONWANSA WHO IT WAS SAID PASSED THE 8TH STANDARD AND THE FOUL MOUTHED DENTIST TRY HER AFTER THE SC FOUND THEM GUILTY OF OFFENCES.CAN ARURA YAPA A SMALL TIME LAWYER FOM KULIYAPITIYA OR DILAN PERERA WHO HAS DISGRACED ALL WOMAN WITH EDUCATION AND GOOD UPBRINGING JUDGE HER.ALL KNOW THAT SHE WAS ABUSED IN FILTH BY THIS MAN OF BAD CHARACTER.A BADULLA READER SAID THAT HE IS A WELL KNOWN WOMANISER WHO HARMS INNOCENT VILLAGE GIRLS AND POOR AS THEY HAVE NO WAY OF SAVING THEMSELVES.
LET THIS SUDU AKKA KNOW THAT ALL WANT THE CJ TO GO HOME AFTER A FAIR TRIAL BY A DECENT COMMISSION IF SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY.
Sunila Mendis / December 27, 2012
Sudu Akka is a psuedo name .The writer is an excuse for the Govt.With so many people clamouring for the exit of MR sudu akka is white washing his dirty nlinen.I challenge her to go to the Eastern province and see for herslf how the Rajapakse wealth has been utilised to put up hotels in Kalkudah, Parsi Kuda and trincomalee on beautiful beach fronts after chasing the sinhala, tamil and muslim fisher folks.