13 November 2018  darkest day of Sri Lanka’s 2600 year history  when Supreme Court deprived people their right to change a repressive Regime.
Posted on January 12th, 2019

By Charles S. Perera

The 13th November, 2018 the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka,  against the advice of the Attorney General, issuing a stay order  for the dissolution of Parliament and calling for General elections by the President of Sri Lanka was the darkest day of Sri Lanka’s 2600 years old history.  Because that Supreme Courts stay order deprived the  people, who had suffered economically, socially and culturally for three and a half years,   the only occasion they had to change  the most  repressive government there ever was in Sri Lanka  dominated by Ranil Wickramasinghe and his UNP, supported by the Tamil National Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.

If the Supreme Court had not contributed to the disaster that followed their unwise decision, there would have been a General Election on the 5th January,2019 and the people would have  got rid of a repressive government and replaced it with a government of  their’ choice.

That would have avoided the Ranil Wickramasinghe- Sumandiran Government preparing a new Constitution and forcing  it to be passed in parliament to drive the final nail in the coffin, (where the 2600 year old Sri Lanka with its Buddhist culture that nurtured a nation, with  Theravada Buddhism- a beacon of  light  that could  save the world from falling into a dark age of  human suffering,  repression,  crime and savagery), which would be laid to rest.

With the end of Sri Lanka, Orumitta Nadu (in the internet Sri Lanak is already called Oruma Nadu) will replace it. A  new order would be organised by Tamil National Alliance building their Tamil Eelam State- the dream with which the terrorists perished in 2009.

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna would be the lackeys of the Capitalist UNP in the south making the people slaves living on the crumbs falling from the tables of these political criminals.

The Supreme Court  should not have  issued  the interim order  Staying the Gazette Notification for the dissolution of the Parliament,  as President Sirisena had acted in good faith in the interest of the country and the people. The President’s intention was  to find relief for the people from a repressive Government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe who had politically  disabled the President with the introduction of the 19 th Amendment.

The Prime Minister  Ranil W  is a  double faced hypocrite, who duped the President right from the beginning robbing the Central  Bank, signing  contracts with other countries without any prior consultation with  the President or the  Parliament.  Ranil Wickramasinghe  had the 19th Amendment to the Constitution  prepared by his  Western allies who  had couched it  in terms hiding the true effect of the amendment. Thereafter it was convenient for Ranil W the Prime Minister to usurp the powers of the President for himself.

In this great betrayal of the people by the Ranil Wickramasinghe on the 26th October, 2018, when he was Constitutionally removed from the office of Prime Minister, he   illegally occupied the Temple Trees housing it with all his local  thugs and foreign supporters and rebelled against the President. President Sirisena  who had had enough of his misdeeds had been waiting for a chance  to rid of him. The chance came when the UPFA faction of the Yahapalanaya informed the Speaker that it was leaving the coalition. Hence, with the split of  the Yahapalanaya Cabinet,  the Prime Minister according to the relevant Article of the Constitution lost his office of Prime Minister.

It was then that the President Sirisena called  Mahinda Rajappakse- against whom he played  the key role to defeat him at the Presidential Elections in January,2015, to take over the Office of  Prime Minister,  as he knew Mahinda Rajapakse  was nevertheless an honest and a capable man to save the country from the precipice of disaster  Ranil Wickramasinhghe was trying to roll it over.

Everything had been in order according to the Constitution. But these facts had been ignored by the wise judges of the Supreme Court, when they examined the 13 FR applications against the gazette notification issued  by the Presidents for the  dissolution of Parliament and call for General Elections.

The People who had suffered for three and a half years under the heavy economic burdens put upon them by the Yahapalanaya Government came out spontaneously to rejoice the change and Mahinda Rajapakse they loved being appointed as the Prime Minister.

Under these circumstances one cannot still understand how it was that the Supreme Court ignored the Article 33 of the Constitution, as against Article 70. The 19th Amendment had not removed it, or  those who drafted the 19the Amendment did not see the importance of the article 33 ( or simply forgot to remove it), therefore the Article 33 remains legally in force to mitigate the effect of the article 70 which rules out the dissolution of the Parliament  for four and a half years, which is against all democratic parliamentary norms.  

Hence the President Sirisena  in using Article 33 as an emergency exit after having removed the Prime Minister to  dissolve the Parliament and call for  a General election was  acting  legally  and within his Constitutional right. That was why even the Attorney General correctly advised the Supreme Court to reject the 13 FR applications against the Presidents dissolution of the Parliament and calling of elections as unacceptable.

These are some of the reasons why even the people  begin to question whether, as much as  Ranil Wickramasinghe, his UNP and its allies, the TNA and the JVP were partners in this great betrayal to deny the people their democratic right of electing a new set of Parliamentarians at a General election, whether the Supreme Court too had a hand in it,  in issuing  an interim order against the  dissolution of Parliament by the President as illegal.

The courts take shelter under legal immunity and independence , to  allow the country to be destroyed by a government acting bereft of patriotism,  proved to have  other interests than the welfare of the people. The courts should be independent of the executive and the legislature but not independent from the people.

That is why the appeal court order which stopped the Prime Minister Mahinda  Rajapakse and his Cabinet of Ministers  from functioning on the ground  explained in  confusing verbiage, that they are irresponsible and they cannot be trusted to take irrevocable decisions, is not comprehensible.

Were the judges  really acting on their own or were they being influenced by unknown Divine”  forces to make them understand that  Mahinda Rajapakse is an irresponsible politician despite his saving the country from ruthless terrorism, and  that he cannot be trusted governing as  Prime Minister despite his having  been the President of Sri Lanka twice and remains loved and respected by a large majority of Sinhala Buddhists of the country ?

5 Responses to “13 November 2018  darkest day of Sri Lanka’s 2600 year history  when Supreme Court deprived people their right to change a repressive Regime.”

  1. Randeniyage Says:

    Thanks to Sirisena now we have two Viggies

    Newly appointed Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan said Buddhisisation in the North and East with political motives should be stopped and that he would be meeting the Mahanayaka Theras to discuss the issue soon.
    In an interview with Ceylon Today, he said the practice was ‘un-Buddhistic and undemocratic’ He also noted he would engage in serious dialogue with those promoting these activities.

    “I am sure with the blessings of the Mahanayaka Theras we can find out who was behind these acts. This practice is undemocratic and un-Buddhistic.

    “Not only as a Tamil am I concerned about it, but as a Governor and as a person who respects Buddhist philosophy I think that it is not right.”He said a true Buddhist will never violate anything and would never want to hold onto anything.
    “A true Buddhist will never want to expand anything or to cut a chain in anything. Denouncing and renouncing is fundamental to Buddhism. So, Buddhisization in Tamil areas needs to be stopped if it is carried out with a political motive”, he said.

    Raghavan said where there are Sinhala settlements like soldiers in the camp for a long period, they should be able to have a private place of worship. We cannot stop that.

    He was also of the view that Sri Lanka should think and entertain a Tamil to be a leader of the entire State because they are also equal citizens. “It should not be thought of as impossible or unthinkable”, he said.

    If Obama could be a successful president of the US which has only a 250-year civilization, we have a 2500-year civilization which is governed by Buddhism and Hinduism. My dreams are to see a democratically elected leader from the minority community who would be accepted by the South.”

  2. Randeniyage Says:

    ” Denouncing and renouncing is fundamental to Buddhism. “

    So we must donate Sri Lanka to Tamils and go to Nirvana ? A Bloody fool appointed as the Governor.

  3. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist bay gal karaya mega thief mega thakkadiya walking crime bomb
    (against Sinhalese Buddhists, Sri Lanka and Buddhism only) Batalande Wa(n)dakaya Pol Pot [email protected]_leech wickrama
    Sinhala killer planted its henchmen in the judiciary including CJ, AG and judges. MY3 said in his speech he
    consulted experts in the Constitution and they all said it was constitutional to dissolve the thieves den aka the
    Parliament. MY3 also said, Batalande Wa(n)dakaya appointed its yes men to the judiciary overlooking MY3’s
    recommendations. Is there any wonder then, SC gives the verdict in Wa(n)dakaya’s favour. Wa(n)dakaya got
    the job back to do what? Of course to break up the country and line up the bunch of thieves’ pockets. Wandakaya
    took its woman to show off and MY3 skinned the Wa(n)dakaya alive with its treacherries, robberies, lies etc. etc and the traitor low life cut a pathetic figure in front of the whole country. But this is the lajja nathi bajja nathi aga
    matta and nobody was surprised. In the Banana Republic of Sri Lanka under these thieving, lying, murderous, treacherous UNPatriotic_rats anything is possible for the Wa(n)dakaya and its thieving gang. If anything constitutional done, Wandakaya can always go to the judiciary with its yes men there, reverse the decision.

    Since traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese Buddhists, Sri Lanka and Buddhism only) thambi mudiyanselage [email protected], who
    started the destruction of once a beautiful country, Sinhalese race, Buddhism and Sri Lanka has been on a path to self destruction. Traitor alugosuwa implemented 13, 13A to please tamils, mussies, india and the west and put the foundations to break up the country. Now the 350-mile long island has thieves dens aka parliaments every 50 miles. What do these deshapaluwan do there? Of course line up the traitors’ pockets and create mini kingdoms of tamils and mussies.

    Then the traitor alugosuwa introduced a new constitution to further destruct
    the country. We all are seeing how much damage, confusion and chaos thambi mudiyanselage [email protected]’s work doing
    to this once a beautiful country. Sinhalaya famous for being modayas, still support these traitor anti Buddhist,
    anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka UNPatriotic_rats party thieving, lying, murderous, corrupt, Mother Lanka
    dismembering thugs to dig the graves for the Sinhalese (Buddhists) race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism.

  4. Ratanapala Says:

    The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka should have questioned in the first place the validity of the 19th Amendment which was passed without recourse to a Referendum by the people of Sri Lanka. They passed the 19th Amendment and in fact many such bills and enactments by-passing the accepted parliamentary norms and laws and by-laws including standing orders at times.

    THESE MECHANICS OF LAW SIMPLY GAVE A WARRANT OF FITNESS TO A DAMAGED VEHICLE RUNNING WITH FAULTY BRAKES AND IN THE PROCESS HANDED IT BACK WITH NO REPAIRS TO A DRUNKEN DRIVER WHO HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CAUGHT GIVING LIFTS TO BANK ROBBERS AND SERIOUSLY IMPLICATED IN AIDING AND ABETTING A BANK ROBBERY.

    That is all that they did a mindless act of legal wrangling taking an inordinate period of time at the expense of the people disregarding the fact that Constitution is there in the first place to safeguard the people (who alone is sovereign) from their elected representatives stealing the ultimate power from them – literally to guard the people from the guards. It ended up with over 80 pages of legalese which will never enter as part of case law in any respectable court in the world.

  5. Hiranthe Says:

    “Where were all the justices gone? Long-time passing!
    Where were all the justices gone? Long time ago!!
    Gone to graveyards everything!!!
    When will we ever learn!!!!”

    1. Chief Justice Nalin Perera,
    2. Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare,
    3. Justice Sisira J de Abrew,
    4. Justice Priyantha Jayawardena,
    5. Justice Prasanna S. Jayawardena,
    6. Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda and
    7. Justice Murdu Fernando.

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