Archive for January 4th, 2013

Sri Lanka: Impeachment of the Chief Justice

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada  4 January 2013  The Editor THE OTTAWA CITIZEN  Sir: You reported:  Sri Lanka – Probe of chief judge not legal, top court rules.  This issue is getting nastier and messier by the day.  We are now been told that the Supreme Court had […]

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Deliberate and biased Interpretation of Article 107 (3) of the Constitution by Court of Appeal and Supreme Court is abuse of power vested in Judiciary.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

 By Charles.S.Perera It has been  reported that , “the Court of Appeal yesterday said that the proceedings against the Chief Justice, had been initiated by a PSC not established under the law. Therefore, the commencement of the proceedings and the furtherance of such proceedings were prima facie void.” That decision of the Court of Appeal […]

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Challenges to Peaceful Co-existence: Question of tolerance in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 4th, 2013

by Shenali Waduge  We are all in agreement that once upon a time the people of Sri Lanka lived in peaceful co-existence. The challenges to that peace came after foreign invasion and occupation that introduced multiple means to divide the people and disunite them. Five Hundred years on the country remains in imbroglio not knowing […]

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CJ should be shameful of conduct -Writ application was filed by her , a Bench appointed by her and the judgement was delivered with her approval.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Chaminda Perera-Courtesy The Daily News  Sabaragamuwe University Chancellor Ven Prof Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thera yesterday said the Chief Justice should be shameful of her conduct while holding the top post in the Judiciary. The thera said the case filed by her was by a Bench appointed by her and the judgement was also issued with her […]

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CJ TRANSFERRED MAGISTRATE RE’HUSBAND’S CASE-‘He was to hear the case involving Pradeep Kariyawasam’ – Mervyn Silva:

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Chaminda Perera-Courtesy The Daily News  Minister Silva hit out at the Chief Justice for transferring the magistrate who was to hear the bribery and corruption case against her husband. He said she cannot hold the post of the Judicial Services Commission chairman when charges were framed against her husband under the Bribery or Corruption Act. […]

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PSC members, not Judges but investigators – Part II : CJ playing into hands of international saboteurs

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Minister Wimal Weerawansa–Courtesy The Daily News Views expressed by National Freedom Front Leader and Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa, on the Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice. Don’t we expect that moral duty from people holding high posts. That is where the problem lies. When the UNP tried to bring […]

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UN Special Rapporteur breaches Code of Conduct

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe-Courtesy The Daily News  As discussed in the editorial of this newspaper on January 3, the comments of the “ƒ”¹…”UN Special Rapporteur’ on the independence of judges and lawyers’, a lady by the name of Gabriela Knaul, are based on partisan information she has received from the (foreign) Government Organised Non-Governmental Organisation (GONGO) […]

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