Emergency meeting of Judges and Hulftsdorp Coup !
Posted on December 3rd, 2012

PA.Samaraweera, Melbourne

Chief Justice Shiranie B convened a special meeting for all District Judges and Magistrates on Monday 3rd. Everyone including the Minister had been kept in the dark about this decision. The question is why the CJ called for this sudden meeting when there is a controversy between the Parliament and the Judiciary. The Judges and Magistrates had to attend leaving their official duties behind. Because of the meetinng Courts had not functioned on Monday. This had caused further inconvenience to the people who linger for years until their cases are heard. But the CJ is not the least concerned about the interests of the public as long as her interests are safe and she is covered.

Legal experts have argued that such meetings are called only in emergencies. So many have wondered why CJ called for this meeting when the PSC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday 4th. On the other hand, there is also a move by the opposition members of the PSC for a postponement of the PSC meetings by one month. May be they want to give the Supreme Court breathing space to make a decision about the PSC. Having lost the war, now groups both foreign and local are trying to further their ends by other means. They are now using the ‘Black Coats’ to target the govt.

With regard to the PSC the Speaker had already made a statement saying, “…This is a matter which falls exclusively within the power of Parliament’s authority..” Then, former CJ Sarath Silva had said, “…There is nothing wrong with the case. CJ or no CJ one cannot have improprieties and that is fundamental. That is why I have no objection to the case. The Judiciary cannot issue writs against Parliament which is the highest body in the land…”
 
So, the dogs keep barking and the caravan moves !

3 Responses to “Emergency meeting of Judges and Hulftsdorp Coup !”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    SB will meet PSC tomorrow (4th December).

    That will be her WATERLOOOOOOOOO!!

    Nanthikadal 5.

    A group of anti-SL thugs have organised a protest march today. LOOK who is participating.

    FUTA
    Private bus union rowdies (who always strike)
    Teachers Union (who always strike when paper marking comes up)
    Funeral directors

    Birds of a feather stick together.

  2. Leela Says:

    These are some of the major trade unions they hope would participate in the protest march:
    Health Service Trade Union Alliance,
    Ceylon Teachers’ Union,
    Federation of University Teachers’ Associations, FUTA
    Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association,
    National Workers’ Congress.

    There are a few well known NGOs as well:
    Transparency International,
    Lawyers for Democracy,
    Young Lawyers Association,
    Free Media Movement,
    Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association.
    Leela

  3. lingamAndy Says:

    Lorenzo
    What happend to 13A & TNA BAN???

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