President orders SB`s release

  • 15 Feb 2006 20:33:05 GMT

    Let the UNP SLFP/JVP battle start.

    this space should be interesting to watch.

    since this fellow cannot hold political office tamils have no use for him.

  • 15 Feb 2006 20:34:24 GMT

    Anyhow he is a talented man. But Mahinda is too late to get credit for releasing him.

  • 15 Feb 2006 21:20:30 GMT

    Releasing SB is not a great event and he was sent to prison in contempt of court rather than any form of corruption during his tenure as a minister. This release is not a huge victory or defeat for any party as it was a ludicrous imprisonment with all the facilities for him due to his status in the politics.

    The real fight is whether the UNP can capitalise on his release to make an impact on the SLFP/JVP coalition.

  • 15 Feb 2006 21:39:20 GMT

    Perhaps MR has the intention of sending SB to Switzerland to take part in the peace talks with the ltte.

    Or, has MR thought of `fishing` SB to his party by offering him an important portfolio???

    Both are good negotiators so the outcome may be interesting!

  • 15 Feb 2006 22:10:55 GMT

    PRE- EMPTIVE MOVE, TAKING CREDIT ON THE BACK OF S.B`s

    GOOD CONDUCT IN THE JAIL!!

    Mahinda hailed for S.B`s Toil!!!

    Quote

    http://www.independentsl.com/cgi-bin/newsscript1.cgi?record=298

    SB To Be Freed Next Month

    The UNP firebrand S. B Dissanayake will be freed on March 27th due to his positive conduct in jail, according to reliable sources from Wellikade jail. Sources confirm than any prisoner can be freed after completion of 2/3 of jail time if the prisoner has a positive conduct in the jail.

    According to regulations, SB Dissanayake was to be freed on April 10th. However, fourteen days had been reduced from his prison time due to reduced time from 2005 and 2006 independent days where prisoners are granted seven days reduction from the prison time from each independent day.

    Unquote

    Fairplay

  • 15 Feb 2006 22:44:33 GMT

    Hey EPDP fool,

    my only comment was whether SB can run for office and if he could, give him a luxury car, trot over to the SLFP and work towards that 2/3 majority.

    ofcourse its hard for you to think beyond the next hr!

  • 15 Feb 2006 23:07:00 GMT

    JR had said the biggest mistake he had done was releasing JVP leaders once he became the president, same as Mahinda also may tell the same about releasing SB. This chap actually did not serve his sentence, most of the time he was in hospitals for fake medical problems. he is a corrupted politician and should be jailed for ever..

  • 15 Feb 2006 23:16:29 GMT

    The President has to do more to restore the dignity of the person who exercised his powers genuinely. I find it difficult to appreciate how we can have two years in prison for contempt of court in a democratic system.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 16 Feb 2006 00:13:43 GMT

    By any means he was a political prisoner.

    the charges against contempt of courts can not be appreciated against this guy as there are lot big wigs of SLFP like Mongal who did more damage to courts at times.

    I believe MR is too slow to act to get a credit on this issue. it sounds like he succumbed to the `pressure from the general public`

  • 16 Feb 2006 02:34:21 GMT

    PRESIDENT HAD NO OPTION OTHER THEN RELEASING SB,HE IS TRYING HIS BEST TO BE GOOD WITH UNP,NOT TO DO THE MISTAKE`S WHAT CKB DID.NOT TO PUT THE HOLE COUNTRY IN A BIG MESS.