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Weerawansa’s Statement On Appointment Of Judges Impinges On Judicial Independence And Rule Of Law: BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), in a statement, condemned Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa‘s statement that the Constitutional Council and the appointment of apex court judges are influenced by a US-funded religious sect.

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The BASL said Weerawansa’s statement impinged on the independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law. “Had this speech been made outside Parliament, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka would have without any hesitation called for him to be dealt with for Contempt of Court in terms of the law,” the BASL added.

The full statement issued by the BASL is as follows,

“The Bar Association of Sri Lanka unequivocally and strongly condemns the speech made by Member of Parliament Wimal Weerawansa in Parliament on January 10, 2019 wherein he made derogatory remarks about the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. “During the course of a speech during the debate on a Bill,

Hon. Weerawansa stated that “the Supreme Court has become a den for a certain religious sect.” In the course of speech Mr. Weerawansa alleged that the Constitutional Council had approved only the names of persons from a certain religious sect for appointments to the Supreme Court. When appointments to the Supreme Court over the last few years are considered it is clear that Weerawansa’s statements are baseless and devoid of truth.

The aforesaid words of Weerawansa have effect of interfering with the independence of the Judiciary of this country. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka stresses that the race and religion of members of the Judiciary should not be used to unfairly attack the Judiciary. Whilst members of the public including politicians are entitled to criticise the Judiciary in a reasonable and objective manner, they are not entitled to cast aspersions on the Judiciary in such a manner as to bring the Court into disrepute. Such attacks impinge on the independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law.

“It is regrettable that Weerawansa has made this speech in Parliament under cover of privilege, preventing him from being dealt with by the laws of contempt. Had this speech been made outside Parliament, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka would have without any hesitation called for him to be dealt with for Contempt of Court in terms of the law”.

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  • 52
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    Well, i am sure the judges hearing his many cases of fraud and plundering of state funds will now stop putting them off for long periods. This cess pit must be closed up with a permanant cast iron man-hole.

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      To me Wimal Weerwanse or the like politicians should not allow human associations before being warned enough.
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      These men abusing their mouth pieces are the biggest obstabcle for any successful discussion towards the sustatinable solutions for the long standing ethnic problem in this country.
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      This men have been the caricatures of the malicious senior men that control them through the remote controls (being behind the scenes). Thee became even clearer in the parliamentary brawl against 79-year old SPEAKER and his guard men.

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        The day, WIMAL WEERAWANSE would be beheaded being brought to an open ceremony is nearing. This will be good forthe masses. Fear/hate mongering should be subjected to legal bans in this country. if not today when ?
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        After this wonderful day, srilankens will finally be able to see a better future.
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        If the kind of uncouth langauge being drolled by WIMAL ponnawanse had been the case in any EU country, the bugger would long away been SKINNED on broad day light. But lawlessness obviously let the bugger et al to rise their heads in our ROTTEN island.

    • 46
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      Craig – “This CESS PIT must be closed up with a permanent cast iron man-hole”. I agree this uneducated, uncultured, SOB must be eliminated once and for all along with the Rajafucksha’s!

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        Mike,
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        these stray dogs of WIMAL Buruwanse nature have been dragging on their abusive mouth misleading the nation for the last 15 years. Since the media make them up, they just polarise easily, but the impact to society is akin to wreckage after tsunami 2004.
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        Dont you think it is high time to introduce a ” Muzzle” in a legal manner going by the size of the harm being done by these stray dogs ?
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        Germany’s NRW regional govt imposed the laws against any dog owner would not use a MUZZLE for the dog, will have to pay a huge sum as the fine.
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        So are the Italians regarding some of their city administrations-, they introduce fines amounting 800EURO or more if they would use wrong wording, that lead divions in the society.
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        LAWs control the 2-leg DOGs in many countries including CHINA:
        .

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          Buramphisincho,
          Dont you think it is high time to introduce a ” Muzzle” in a legal manner going by the size of the harm being done by these stray dogs ?
          Should do the same to racist Demala politicians like Vigie, Slingam.

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            Sure, yes, if the law should be brought that would also be of validity to them as well.
            And not an excemption to that Astha salley, now licking the balls of BBS head by visiting the prison, make him hopeful about his release.
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            Egale, you are an old man – you should feel fine with GOOD thinking rather than trying further to create new form or racial waves. :
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            Thanks god, unlike masses in the country, you can express yourself (being able to speak a language) what about the hidden seniors that stay so poinous against tamil and muslims? Older you are more hatreds seen in your bins. That is the mirror image of lanken society.
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            But fortunately for us, we also have SENIORs of SINHALA man nature. They can teach you the seniors how you guys can shed the last breath, just having been done some good work to the racially rotten sinhalayas.

      • 17
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        Mike, when we see a snake entering the garden. what actions would we have to take asapt?: Either kill the snake on the spot or catch and pass to a teratorium. Anyone with sanity would have reacted so. Likewise, these men with much higher threats to our society should long have been banned by the law prevailing in the country. :
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        Media has instead given them more publicity over the years. They have abused the media. Now KENDA has necome Kanda.
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        So, it will not be easy to get rid of these men for another few years. Only option before us is the divine powers. All the last man in lanken politics is this Wimal MOdawanse. I wish him sooner god given punishment leaving the innocient folks in piece. Every statement being added by tamil or muslims srilankens are subjected WIMAL weerawanse interpretations before being passed through DERANA or Hiru TVc hannel. Viewers would not think twice but trust whatever news being telecasted by Derana and HIru.

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      Craig
      What you are asking is absolutely disgusting.
      You want judges to take personal revenge against Wimal for enjoying his freedom of expression in Parliament as a Representative of Public.
      Oh, yeah, man, I get it now, surely anybody can see the deal. Otherwise how could over 600,000 cases are pending (Thalatha’s number) to make lawyers rich by robbing innocent people’s hard earned money for 20 – 30 years.
      Murder cases, drug cases, rape cases, child cruelty cases are pending for over 30 years.
      Now people should express their opinion about judiciary like Wimal, so that their cases will be promptly take up and the culprits will be put to your ‘cast iron man hole.’
      You must remember, current political witch-hunt will end soon and the reverse might, I would say, might start soon. Therefore, don’t close your cast iron man-hole, ok. Keep it open.

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        Champa, you ramble way too much. You get into a frenzy to respond.Thus unable to see the wood for the trees. In Sri Lanka there are many open man-holes. Now don’t you go falling into one. Its slippery down there.

      • 13
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        Champa,

        Definitely, you must be a coolie commentator paid by Buruwanse to defend him under the psudonym “Champa”.

        How disgusting for someone like you to appear for this uncouth idiot?

      • 14
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        Dear Champa,
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        We know that you are very close to WIMAL BURUWASNE and our group leader for extremism and racism. Unfortunately we see below listed characteristics in Weerwasnse’s person.
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        1:Ethnocentric bias
        2. Asinine drivel
        3.Vituperative, Scatthy comments/attacks
        4.Contempt of parliament/court/society
        5.Brazently boasting
        6. Paranoic theories on western countries/Google products
        7. Lack of respect to anyone
        8. Inferiority complex
        9. Perception disorder
        10.Hysteria /Fenzy

    • 22
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      Society is turned out to be like UPSIDE down. No educated voices would express themselves. If yes only to foreign media, since their voices are not in demand.
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      Not few days ago, just a heterogenous group of people stood against on going media culture (BLACK media, biased as no times before), they were branded as NGO workers?
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      Those who could share their views are kept away being frightened by the rascal power. Rascals take ground in the society- the term NGO or dollar crows come up once any among professionals would raise their voice. This we noticed during the 52- day coup created by abusive politicians in the country.
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      Idiots such as Weerwanse made entry to society surrounded by press, while University educated personalities shy away from the press. These were similar to scenes heard from the medival times.
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      What is going on this country is awaer entire world is but gulliable masses are kept in dark. ??????????????????

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        It is like MEDIA and RAJAPKAHSE style politics have intimidated the EUDCATED. Uncouth langauge has become the easy going communication way to many. Politicians on the stage (even very senior men such as Rajapakshes) are used to hold their speech using abusive terms (kelawanaya, apita kelawanawa, unge, mata kelawanawa- all these are common in Rajapakshe voccabullary). I have noticed not once several dozens of times, Wimal weerawanse and his highly abusive languge being used, while Rajapakshe is seated in the same stage. So long senior men beahved like deaf elephants just ignoring their responsiblities, as also seen in parliamentary brawl( weerawanse style men would breed like BLUE FLIES) criminals would not learn it:
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        Following those speeches, servile BUDDHIST monks even applause to them as if they would not disagree. Then the kind of ” RAW FILTHY words” get adapted to everyone’s day today langague. That is how those words become familiar to people in the society.
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        In earlier days, people had kept a greater faith on TEMPLE-HAMUDURUWO, retired school masters, senior male and female professionals of varied fields. Today Hamudurwos are seen ( taking UMMA from the young boys, or walking instead of strolling) Today, with IT and media revolution, dignity of life is gone to dogs.
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      Craig
      We know it is justifiable for one to be sensitive about the provocative outburst in parliament like the one from someone like Weerwanse.
      But that need’nt be responded to by an equally insensitive comment as if the judges in our courts would take revenge by delaying their decision on the matter that is before them.
      That would seem to have a bad impact on the grounds they base their judgement and wouldn’t benefit anyone.
      The matter please remember is sub judicial.
      Please keep that in mind if the cess pit you refer to is permanently sealed up.

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        My dear Uthungan, you don’t make sense to me. You seem to have read my comment with kabba in your eyes. Or after a “shot” . Wipe your eyes and Read it again. What I said was that our courts may quicken the process – not – “take revenge by delaying their decision on the matter that is before them”- as you say. Do you mean sub judice? What is “sub judicial”? You should consider writing in simple language rather than complicating your style. Good Night and sweet dreams.

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      These men just entered lanken parliament through the weaknesses of some malicious politicians, have now taken the nation to all ends.
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      The consequences are experiencing today. Entire society is misled by his rhetoric. None of them were ground realities though. No matter those were just Wimal Weerawasnse- FAKE stories/theories, but people were caught. He got polarised. Let alone today people should see it right, but how ?
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      So long black media plays housana in favour of them ?

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      The plan is intriguing ,along with him the other fraudsters MARA ,SIRA should be eating proper fermented shit.

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    Bar Associationof Sri Lanka,

    Wimal Modawansa was elected by Monday as with a mean IQ of 79, and they are of the belief that, his statement 2/2=0, makes him a great mathematician. However, Anura Kumara Disssnayaka, MP of JVP does not think so. Can you please check with Anura on this?

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    Every citizen has a right to speech and expression as stipulated in the esteem Constitution.
    However, that right is barred by the judiciary by way of contempt of court if anyone expresses his or her opinion on the judiciary.
    People have elected their representative to Parliament to express public view on every matter without any restrictions.
    BASL has no right to condemn Wimal’s statement in Parliament and suppress people’s right to enjoy freedom of speech and express ON ANY MATTER through their representatives.
    Mind your own damn business, BASL.

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      Champa

      A welcome comment

      You’re brave

      BASL should have attempted to refuse/refused WW’s statement in parliament rather than attempting to amount it to contempt of court.

      It’s correct that the judiciary be dignified in such a manner, not taking such issues in every nook & corner of the country but only in the house; that’s why MPs should enjoy that privilege.

      In case the independence of the judiciary of a country is in question, who/where/how to initiate the correcting action.

      Wise people don’t blame MPs like WW.

  • 8
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    What some people say is true, it seems.
    A 10 year old case against Wimal received the final verdict like magic, suddenly, after Wimal’s statement in Parliament.
    His other cases might also see the same results.
    There is a mafia in judiciary involving certain lawyers.
    People have observed different verdicts of different judges on similar cases.
    For an example, while a policeman was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for taking Rs. 3000 bribe, Aloysius and Palisena, who have a series of serious cases of money laundering, fraud and bribery were released on bail.
    BASL’s condemnation against Wimal’s OBSERVATION on selection of judges, is prejudice.
    Every MP in Parliament has a right to speech.
    BASL’s statement against Wimal is a threat to people’s representatives elected to Parliament.
    The entire country sees the Constitutional Council as a politically motivated body, not independent, which should be abolished forthwith.
    If it is not for the new Chief of Justice and his determination to win back the lost confidence of the public in judiciary, even some judges in the SC would have acted differently in certain cases.
    The same way, I urge the new Chief of Justice to take tangible measures to address the issue raised by MP Wimal Weerawansa in Parliament, without prejudice to anybody. Thank you.

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      If the BASL has forgotten, judges are paid by the public.
      Therefore, MPs who represent the public in Parliament have every right to raise their concerns ON ANY MATTER OF IMPORTANCE.
      I saw a news time recently about US’s involvement in Sri Lanka’s judiciary by way of introducing reforms which is absolutely an unlawful foreign interference to Sri Lanka’s independent judiciary and Rule of Law.
      Why didn’t BASL condemn US’s interference? Is it because money comes first?
      What should have condemned by BASL is not Wimal’s statement, but Executive and Legislative interference in the appointment process of judges.
      The issue raised by Wimal is against the unethical and undemocratic power entrusted with the Constitutional Council, the composition of which is based on political preference.
      The CJ and Judges of all Courts should press the government to abolish the Constitutional Council and transfer the power of appointing judges to the Judicial Service Commission which is headed by Chief of Justice, ex officio and the two MOST SENIOR judges. (Currently, President appoints the two judges of the JSC at his whims and fancies.)
      Concerns raised in Wimal’s statement in Parliament is actually a good path to ensure independence of judicial appointments by abolishing the Constitutional Councils and strengthening Judicial Service Commission.
      BASL’s condemnation is bias, manipulative and unethical as anybody who has eyes can observe what Wimal has observed in terms of the dominance of preferential selective religion in the judiciary.
      This is the same BASL whose Chairman apologized for expressing his “personal opinion” during the 51-day constitutional coup which was also manipulative, bias and unethical.
      BASL should APOLOGIZE for using the words “UNDERCOVER OF PRIVILEGE” against an MP which is by law his right.
      The Speaker should warn BASL against this statement which is a breach of privilege of MPs.

      • 15
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        Weerawansa should have been in prison from JVP time. He should have been serving life time under PTA. For his initiation to bomb parliament he should be banned to come to parliament life time. Minimum he should be inside for the current delayed cased on him. His wife should be serving for the hushed up death of the youngster at home. What kind of moral or ethical right this criminal has to talk about judges, law, ethics…?

        If voters have elected somebody as their representative, that doesn’t wash off that person’s crimes. Criminals and serious crimes accused are coming to parliament and spreading crimes by setting example inside the parliament is because the vetting part of the election law of Lankawe is fine tuned to promote criminals and provide impunity for those hold elected position. This was publicly accepted by the Old Royals as they staged the coup to use the public office only to disable the cases on them. The fake prime minister wanted his wife and children’s permission to resign even after the CoA verdict.

        Constitutional Council is an independent body which is non-lawyers based commission to make appointments. SC justices are not being promoted for their mastery in law by this commission but It attempts to see their neutral standings on issues.

        Weerawansa didn’t prove that a religion is leading in justices’ selection because of the problem in the Constitutional Council. There are/were always more than 5 Buddhist members in the Council.

        If there is a skewness appearing in the composition of religion of justices sitting, it can only indicate that religion may be promoting neutral staining for its followers. That religion deserves worthy to praise and the main religion missed that needs to be condemned by Weerawansa if he is not biased. That is one of the reasons the constitution’s special status to Buddhism needs to be removed because it has destroyed the neutral mentality of the Lankawe citizens.

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        Weerawansa is the uneducated Sinhala Buddhist Modaya dismissed Shiranee Bandaranayake, who is a PhD holder. Weerawansa should have been removed from parliament right after that devastation.

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      Champa,
      When did you become a lawyer?
      Don’t you understand simple things? Policeman was sentenced to 8 years means it is proved in courts that he receibed bribe. But in Allysious and Palisena case it is not proven yet that they committed a crime. But I agree with you that there are and there were different verdicts of different judges, particularly during the period between 2005 and 2015.
      When you say that Wimalsena MP has the right to speech, don’t you think that BASL has a right to speech as well.
      I raised it earlier with you regarding you mentioning “entire country”. What do you mean eintire country. Are you living in Srilanka or USA?
      I also would like to remind me about the statement made by former Chief Justice in a case “Helping Hambantota”.

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        Ajith
        How many Military, Navy and Police officers in prison denying bail, whose cases are not proved in Courts?
        When you say something, make sure to apply it to everybody.
        They have robbed the Central Bank. If the case is under public property act, this case should be heard everyday.
        The cases involving Aloysius and Palisena are not simple cases. Their actions have resulted the collapse of Sri Lanka’s economy. In 2016, they failed to explain the revenue of their company, PTL which is more than enough for them to be in prison.
        Poor or not so rich people go to jail as they have no money to hire big-name lawyers and receive bail.
        It is the name of the lawyer what matters in some courts, not their arguments, which is so unfair.
        There are simple remedies to address this issue.

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          Champa,
          I don’t know how many Military, Navy and police officers in prison denying bail (if you know please tell how many?) but I know a number of Tamil prisoners without any charges in the prisions for number of years. Further, the whole Mahinda Family should be in jail for the crimes they committed. This is your Srilanka.
          You are not worried about the people who robbed the whole nation.

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            Ajith
            LTTE terrorists are in prison under Prevention of Terrorism Act and Sri Lanka is not the only country which imprisoned terrorists indefinitely.
            Over 11,000 LTTE cadre escaped to other countries.

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    Some terms (in lanken context sinhala terms) should be subjected to thorough SCREENING before being set to air in our country. BAD WORDING CAN BE MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN A PHYSICAL WEAPON: I dont know you guys, I cant LISTEN anything coming from the evil mouth set of Wimal weerawanse. I do beleive (even if I live abroad) his bad breath smelled entire srilankan air and created hatreds unncessarily. All because of peope being that passive- not having guts enough to stand against the kind of SO CALLED pseudo patriots.
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    Besides, Our country has suffered a 30 long year-CIVIL war, which was then heard as one of the brutal wars in the world
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    Germans even today are shy to talk about some WORDs that some people were used to use then during brutal wars.
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    Wimal Weerawanse, Udaya Gonthadipila and many others in Mahinda Jarapakshe led vicioius groups always use ” wording” that minority folks could get easily hurt. But these men have no respect and dignity to any others than their god fathers.
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    Wimal Weerawasnse due to lack of his general knowledge usually abuse his flithy mouth- should be warned sooner than later. Besides, tamil and muslim srilankens may feel that we entire sinhala community would follow the menionted two BASTARD men.
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    Media in the country (not even single TV channel) criticise the bad habbits of these evil men. Not even LAWYERs seem to have guts to come forward and tame these men.

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    ” …….Had this speech been made outside parliament, the Bar Association of Srilanka would have without any hesitation called for him to be dealt with for contempt of Courts in terms of the law”. True.
    It appears that the BASL is concerned only when they are ‘pinched’ by some individual whose ‘contempt’ for every one, other than himself, is well known. However, BASL doesn’t seem to be concerned as a body, when Law,s Delay is experienced by thousands and thousands of litigants for years and years. Isn’t this a contempt of Human Rights?.

  • 14
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    I think this ‘Kottoruwa’ (Woodpecker) is ever so close to pecking the ”Kesel Gaha’ (Banana Tree).

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      Annonymous@
      why nothing seems to work in our BANNAA republic against the kind of WEERAWANSE or Namal Kumara in today’s society ? Dont they have laws against hate mongers ? Why a state fails to get passed the relevant laws that could block these vicious men ?
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      Not only Wimal Modawanses but that NAMAL KUMARA, who is said to be an informant to CID abuse his mouth as if he is above the law ? The kind of informants would not be made aware to european soils, since valuble informations being collected through such informants are crucial.
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      I wonder why LANKEN laws allow such men of NAMAL KUMARA to go above senior Politicians. Is there no such respcet and dignified life in the country today ?
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      Media Freedom – is not each and every silly men are allowed to mislead masses.
      They should also safeguard the rights of people (incl. respect and dignity). The damage Namal Kumara has done to general Sarath Fonseka is beyond estimate. Just because Prez Sirisen backs Namal Kumara or the like men, why does lanken law allow the kind of steps being continued. In Germany, Switzerland or UK, there are laws to be effective even against President, PM, speaker and powerful ministers. They are effective within hours. Going back to the resignation of former President in Germany (just because some few thousands of aids that he may have gotten for his campaigns), while his case was heard, he resigned himself.

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    Champa: You said: ” People have elected their representatives to the Parliament to express public view on every matter without any restrictions:”. I totally agree and Hats Off to you. You and I know very well the QUALITY of the “Representatives” the PEOPLE have “Elected” to this present Parliament. Most of them (as per records) are “School Drop Outs” who could not proceed to higher education. Among them are “Drug Dealer Mafia” gangs; Swindlers of Public property; Racists; Political Mafia Goons; Peoples’ “Rejects” (entered through National List) but speak on Public Issues; “Suspects” who are facing Court cases; but in the Public Eye ” Corrupted” vagabonds, and the list can go on and on. Even some or many of them are “Highly Educated” and “Professionals” who belong to the above category, I have enumerated. So when such types of “Representatives” “express public view” (as you said in your above quoted comment) we can have a very “Authentic” assessment of that “PUBLIC” you “RESPECT” and “DEFEND” and most probably include “YOU” too. Good to know “SLAVES” of your type are still voting in LARGE NUMBERS to send their “Representatives” (the type of your Wimal Weerawanse) to Parliament. Who can save Sri Lanka?

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      Douglas
      I decided to stop posting replies anymore in protest, and CT knows the reason.
      I urge Wimal to contest for next Presidency. If he did, I make it bloody sure he wins.

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        Champass

        “I decided to stop posting replies anymore in protest, and CT knows the reason.”

        You need a well earned rest.

        “I urge Wimal to contest for next Presidency. If he did, I make it bloody sure he wins.”

        If he contests I will make sure I voted for him.
        I want him to get more than one vote.
        Do you think his wife would vote for him?

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        Champa.
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        Are u mad ?.
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        I thought you are a sensible person. If Wimal to be asked to contest PE, then better to go to each and prisons and collect their voices too. There are most appropriate than BP Wima Ponnawanse.

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        Chimpa – Get back to your cage!

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    Thummulle Wimalaya, Gommanpila, Dinesh, Vasu, and some in the Joint jokers should be wiped out and flushed once and for all.
    These ass hol.. are a bloody menace to the entire society.

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    What he thought delivering a speech that Will Change Minds and Influence People to drive failure in the mind of another, His capability on such address now positioned him for judgment the continues voices he had given from 26 Oct is polluting the air no good stories, elastics languages and speech competence.that violets the rights of someone

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    I am not a fan of Mr. Wimal Weerawansa. In my own experience with the Srilankan Judiciary I can vouch it for sure that it is indeed corrupt to the core because I am a direct victim myself. Six judges and three chief justices have turned the justice on the head. The Captain of the team is none other than a two times past President of BASL. By abusing their powers they have completely blocked my path for redress or to secure myself justice.

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      It appears that you are right.Different yard sticks are used to measure similar offences and give their verdict differently. If you are an important person and when cases are involved, it could either be expedited or delayed according to the requirements. May be a A couple of years ago one of the members of the BASL was charged for contempt of court for using the mobile phone at the wrong time. However the case died an ‘unnatural’ death due to the intervention of BASL. Recently I read a news item in which a judge wanted the Co-operation of BASL to complete the cases quickly. But it appear that it is not forth coming. Justice delayed means More Money earned unjustifiably.

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    He did it purposely knowing that he will be safe within parliment. Probably he is gone insane too like siri after getting that book case decesion. More to come snd he will be soon in jail.

  • 6
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    This SOB, lunatic, rascal, cesspit mouth should be dealt with appropriately for insulting the judiciary. He is a born criminal, and broke the law, including travelling with forge passports and NCIs. Not only him, even his wife too. After breaking the law and facing numerous cases pending in the courts, he has the gut to critise the judiciary. Because of this kind of politicians, the country is in this sorry plight. First we must hit Ranil with shoes for showing mercy for this scoundrel in the passport case, and this fellow should be locked up for good for all those crimes of him.

  • 5
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    As much as I detest Weerawansa and his vituperative, ethnocentric, politics and rhetoric, I also value free speech and a citizen’s right to critique the judiciary, however asinine such criticism might be. If we do not, then none of us would be able to question judicial decisions without running the risk of being accused of contempt of court. We must preserve our right to do so, particularly in a context where our judiciary is still subject to political manipulation. We saw how this happened quite brazenly under the Rajapaksa’s.

    Contempt of court, in my view, should be an offense for when someone refuses to comply with a judicial order or directive.

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    These men just entered lanken parliament through the weaknesses of some malicious politicians, have now taken the nation to all ends.
    :
    The consequences are experiencing today. Entire society is misled by his rhetoric. None of them were ground realities though. No matter those were just Wimal Weerawasnse- FAKE stories/theories, but people were caught. He got polarised. Let alone today people should see it right, but how ?
    :
    So long black media plays housana in favour of them ?

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    Wimal Weerawansa is worried that he may loose his collection of Diplomatic Passports.
    The white ‘nool’ on his right will protect him but not the passports.
    Wimal please be reminded “WhiteVans are more powerful than WhiteNools”.

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    What happened to Wimal Weerawansha’s corruptions case. IS he waiting to get some corrupt lawyers and a JU”DGE from the Ministry of LAw and ORDER, Judiciary and all affiliated institutes and get aquitted. This will be against CT’s comment policy.

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    Mr. Charles Cooray: I have read your story and strongly feel that the criticism of the Judiciary by you could be of some relevance. Just like you, there are very many who complain of varying problems encountered with the Judiciary especially in respect of meeting out justice. Such criticisms are legitimate and cannot be shunned aside. But, this MP’s (Wimal W) reference is not to its functioning, but relating to the “CRITERIA” of appointment of Judges. No doubt, he (Wimal W) took “Cover” under Parliamentary “Privileges” and made that “Deplorable” and “Stinking” references, as of course, nothing BETTER could be expected from him. Yet, there are very many “People” of the type of “CHAMPA” who cannot and do not want to fight out of the “BONDAGE” of “SLAVERY”. So please make a CLEAR distinction between your “Grievance” and this MP;s” IDIOSYNCRASY”. What, “IF” Champa makes him (Wimal W) our President?

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      Dear Mr. Charles Cooray,
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      You are not a very important man; nor am I. When we look back on life, we can all see when justice was not done to us in some instances.
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      Dare I say that even Wimal W. may be able to quote some instance, but there the similarity to us ends. He has done some horrible things in life, and been instrumental in rousing rabbles to do even worse. Our consciences are relatively free; wherever we may have transgressed, I’m sure that it hasn’t been a major fault.
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      For whatever virtues we may have, we may not have been rewarded. That is life.
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      At the end of the day, it is true that we all have to close our eyes, permanently, and go back to the dust that we were. Let’s face it; we may not have had as brilliant lives as those who love us may have wished, but we have survived, honour in tact.
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      Let us be content with our lot.
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      Let me take a breath and talk talk about the crooks elsewhere.

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        Dear All the Good People.
        In my Case the Judiciary has done an excellent job of cleaning the dirty laundry and nicely folded before storing it away which belong to an underworld criminal gang behind a grievous crime. To be fair to the whole country there is a compelling need to clean up the Judiciary.

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        Sinahala Man,
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        You are one of the handful of commenters I very much admire on and on. Lack of time reasons keep me away not coming with compliments, but I wish always you the like seniors be blessed with better health enabling you guys do come with lot more valuable comments. Your thoughtful comments make feel you the like could heal our cancerous society no doubt about that. Please edcuate the people as much as you can. Please also encourage your circles that you the senior could do lot more if you would join hand and build up a body that can work together for rebuilding the country. Very often I feel, if more of your calibre could come forward and share as you frequently do, no doubt things would change drastically.

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        Sinhala Man,
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        You dont belong to that category. Yours is different from common seniors in this socially rotten nation. So please dont underestimate your profile
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        Your pen talent has opened the eyes of the many. That is not to be understated.
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        We the middle aged ones always respect you the kind of SENIORS – Mr Sinhala Man.
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        All the very best for you !.
        With much love !

        Appubaba

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          Dear “appubaba”,
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          Thanks, but I don’t know whether I deserve such approbation. I feel pretty helpless right now.
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          There’s so much to be investigated right now, high profile cases. I’m pretty sure that it’s never been so bad. If the most shocking cases involving high profile people are being investigated, I feel that we should not be making too many queries of the “Why not my case first?” sort.
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          Nothing will ever get done then. Now, isn’t that also something somewhat cruel to be saying to Charles Cooray? He may feel that you’re being a bit extravagant.
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          But I must tell Charles this; he hasn’t told us in detail what happened to him. I’m sure it must have been harrowing, but how can we judge without details?

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            Dear “Sinhala_Man”,

            Thank you for your wise counsel, Sir. My complaint is cut and dry. A seventh grade student should find it very easy to understand like reading Romeo & Juliet. I have everything documented. I am sure you will find it interesting reading, only if I can get it across to you. Your are well come to text me your email address to 077 1848952. My email: cooraycharles@gmail.com.

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    This type of people should not be allowed to be in theParliament . I don’t need to tell about his quality and character. MR only likes these type of people to be in Parliament to destroy the dignity of the Parliament

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    Wimal Weerawansa is a curse for Sri Lanka. He thinks he can play fool with the Judiciary like how he abused former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake with the blessings of Mahinda Rajapakse. This time is not far away to throw this idiot the people at the election.

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    Mad dogs still running loose ??????????????????????
    Are the dog catchers on strike?????????????????????

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    I just mention a point of interest to all world on economic and political aspirations. Two years ago, to just to stick on his promise, Prime Minister DC conducted a referendum which he didn’t believe and opposed, on which British Modayas voters voted wrong way. PM DC quit the parliament and let the burden on Conservative Party. PM May, Theresa worked on it for two and now faced bad defeat. Before she attempts any salvage, did not blindly quit any sink conservative party further to low, but she offered a NCM. Has she quit Conservative party cannot face election or avoid a NCM in the parliament and stopping the government being defeated also not possible. The extent of the defeat on the exit deal suggests that no closely salvage is possible too. Another referendum or election though NCM is the possible solution. That is why she asked for NCM. But some media earlier suggested that she may resign. I think what she did is wise. This is allowing the conservative party to go to election with a strong message, that the two years old referendum is defeated inside the parliament.

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    What we want is Justice for all. That would entail some punishment for the worst crooks.
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    We must not have special punishments (or reprieves) only for politicians. We have to surge forward towards equitable treatment for all.
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    Wimal Weerawansa has been one of the worst crooks, and he must be severely dealt with. This must include putting him away for good. He has a certain ability to use his gab, and with it he perpetrates a lot of evil. He must not be punished because of the political threat that he poses. His crimes must be investigated. He must be be punished for those that can be proved against him. We want no Kangaroo Courts, but I hope that our people are mature enough to see that it may not be for his worst crimes that he can be legally convicted. All people who bother to find out what is happening in this world know that he is a criminal, although the worst crimes were committed in such a way that he can’t be convicted.
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    Justice must be impartial; symbolically blind. We have eyes to see, and reasonable intelligence. Let us use those attributes.

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    When a W.Weerawansa news is commented upon it is boring to read his 2/2=0
    repeatedly.
    For a relief please listen to this argument on 2 plus 2 is = 22:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCpDBZDrTA

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      punchinilame

      Brilliantly explained the attitude and arrogance of stupid nationalists. If that is the case elsewhere in advanced country how about explaining the history to the stupid aspiring fascist in this island.

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    Unfortunately No was able to incarcerate this Buruwansa for life in the prison although he was convicted.

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    Surely the judges who are paid their salaries with public money are not beyond criticism !

    There is a worshipping attitude among the lawyers who make money in the courts. That is obviously a self serving mentality.

    There have been many corrupt judges. One female judge even had her husband to practice before her. He had his law office in the same house in Bambalapitiya !

    What about the infamous Mohan Peiris, Sarath Silva type judges ? Cannot be criticised ?

    And also there are many incompetent judges . The judicial system also is open to public scrutiny.

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      Judges forget the fact that they are also public servants They are also Judged by the public. But public judgement does not seem to bring any positive results. When a public employee is charged with misdemeanor, he is taken to Task under FR and AR. But judges appear to be given a free hand to carry on their ‘duties’ and no charges are brought against them for their follies. Sarath N. silva even after his confession of deliberate wrong judgement, is allowed to go free and canvas for the politicians of his choice. Police turn the other way and go when his car get ‘shaky” opposite the parliament.
      If at all a new constitution is to be adopted it should stipulate punishment for Judges against willful delays and deliberate wrong judgments in favour of one or the other litigant.
      Even presidents could be taken to task for his blunders after their retirement, I understand .Medical doctors and surgeons are taken to courts when they make mistakes- but why not the JUDGES Attorney Generals and all those who take shelter behind the JUDICIARY.

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    In a just and civil society, a claim such as this- corrupt judiciary will lead to an out cry and demand for investigation of top judges. Their bank account and assets will be checked, recent gains noted and investigated.Along with recent decisions and possible conflict of interest. In Sri Lanka we shoot the messenger! Not one person here wants these judges investigated. Shocking!!!

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    This crook has to be sent to an uninhabited island without water and a packet of Lemon Puff and forget about the rascal. He is obviously sick. Locking up in prison and feeding the fellow on public fund is a criminal wastage of public fund.Only in Sorry Lanka where such crooks can survive thanks to failed Sinhala State.

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    Ignore the idiot. He is Mahinda’s asslicker.

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