The Friday Forum and the Parliamentary Select Committee
Posted on November 21st, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

The ‘Friday Forum’ as usual had woken up from it’s deep slumber. Referring to the Parliamentary Select Committee, they have said , “…the process by a select committee was flawed and  had attracted criticism from 1984..” If so, why was it not rectified when there were impeachments against Chief Justices Neville Samarakoon and Sarath Silva. And also how is that all these retired arm chair ‘Experts’ of the Friday Forum did not take up this important issue before. Obviously because some were picking the crumbs from the previous governments. Now everyone knows about the 14 charges against the current Chief Justice. In the past, if two other Chief Justices had to go through this process, why not the present incumbent for the alleged charges? Further, sharks should not be allowed to get away when the sprats get caught.
 
Contrary to what the Friday Forum had said, Prof. Prathiba Mahanama Hewa of the Law Faculty, Colombo University, holding a Press conference at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute with Prof. Ven Vajira Thera had said, “…The  procedure followed in the current impeachment of the CJ is fully in accord with the present constitution, although various distortions and misrepresentations are made by certain elements to mislead the country… It is completely wrong to politicize the issue…”
 
In the impeachment of the previous Chief Justices, two senior parliamentarians, R. Premadasa and Ranil Wickremasinghe had served in the Select Committees. If so, how could the present Select  Committee be flawed as claimed by the ‘Friday Forum’?

7 Responses to “The Friday Forum and the Parliamentary Select Committee”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Friday Forum is another BS NGO barking for a few dollars.

    This shows the EXTENT of the CORRUPT octopus. SB is at the centre of the octopus with others.

    I’m sure the likes of Soththi Saravanamuttal, Nimalka F’do, Basil F’do, Gonason, etc. are also involved. Lets wait for them to come out of their cesspit hiding places.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Parliamentary Select Committee can better utilise their efforts in advising the government to repeal 13A instead of taking on the Chief Justice. The need of the hour is to repeal 13A, not the impeachment.

    Politicising the issue by both ruling party and the main opposition is condemnable. UNP controlled BASL with Wijedasa Rajapaksha (UNP MP) as the BASL President is a matter of national shame. Until the UNP relinquishes this political stranglehold on the legal professional and system, it cannot point the finger at the ruling party.

  3. Dham Says:

    only thing brought up 13A to public arena was this stupid coupe by CJ. What should have been done urgently lost momentum.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Tomorrow is the day. Hopefully PSC will have the backbone to get rid of CJ.

  5. Dham Says:

    There is no bone necessary to get rid of CJ if alegations are proven.
    But a lot of courage and patriotism necessary to get rid of 13 A,

  6. Dham Says:

    There is no bone necessary to get rid of CJ if alegations are proven.
    But a lot of courage and patriotism necessary to get rid of 13 A,

  7. mjaya Says:

    Friday Forum = Anti National Garbage

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