CAA Chief guilty of contempt of court

  • 11 Sep 2007 05:25:28 GMT

    Way to go Hon. Chief Justice! Bring all corrupted govt. servants to the court and punish them! this is definitely a good sign!

  • 11 Sep 2007 05:28:52 GMT

    Way to go Hon. Chief Justice!! Bring all corrupted govt. servants to the court and punish them. This is definitely a good sign!!

  • 11 Sep 2007 05:38:15 GMT

    Denying his statement, the Chief Justice said that such a person with a mental pressure is not suitable to hold a responsible government post.

    Mr. Wijesinghe fainted while he was saying that he would resign from the post of Chairman of CAA.

    The Chief Justice postponed the verdict of contempt of court case against Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe to September 24. The Supreme Court also took steps to inform the behavior of the CAA Chairman to the president and the Minister of Consumer Affairs.

    Sarath Wijesinghe, a close relative of President Mahinda Rajapakse is a former Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. He was an executive committee member of Sri Lanka Lawyers` Association of UK and was the Chairman of SLFP London branch.

  • 11 Sep 2007 05:41:48 GMT

    So what sunanrosh?

  • 11 Sep 2007 14:42:53 GMT

    [Chief Justice said he believed Mr. Wijesinghe was neither fit nor capable of performing duties as CAA Chairman or holding any public office]

    What about Sarath Silva himself? Is he fit to hold the esteemed high judicial office of Chief Justice and capable of carrying out the duties independantly as expected of him?

    He has used his power unlawfully and illegally when he was Attorney-General to strike his name off as a Co-respondent in a case by preassurising the District Judge who was hearing that case.

    When Sarath Silva was Attorney General he denied all complicity in giving the `green signal` to the CID Director to arrest High Court Judge Mahanama Tillekeratne when in fact it was done under his instructions and the Director CID had hell to pay later on while Sarath Silva was laughing his backside out.

    Sarath Silva has also unlawfully pressurised a person who filed a case against him to withdraw that case.

    Sarath Silva has illegally pressurised some magistrates and district judges to such an extent that they resigned from the judiciary, Justices T.B Weerasooriya and Shiranee Bandaranayaka resigned from the Judicial Services Commission unable to work with the CJ and his illegal unethical tactics.

    Sarath Silva also illegally administered the oath of Presidency to CBK and then when he realised the tables were turning declared that administration of the oath as unlawful which saw CBK packing her bags and leaving!

    Topping it all Sarath Silva was caught by the police fornicating on a public road inside a car with a woman lawyer but had the entire matter illegally swept under the carpet using his judicial powers as the Chief Justice.

    Who is going to take Sarath Silva to the Supreme Court for adjudication for Contempt of the Supreme Court and the position of Chief Justice?

  • 11 Sep 2007 15:28:30 GMT

    I as a citizen in the county is bound to respect the judiciary system in Sri Lanka. I am happy at least the Judiciary pronounce this type of verdict at least at the same time I am really disappointed on the verdict given on politicians. They influence the Judiciary system as a result they have complete immunity to all wrong doings not only them but their thuggery children too this is the sad irony of the Judicial system in Sri Lanka. If the judicial system is strong we would not have corrupt uneducated So called ?doctor rates? in the parliament after violating basic norms of the society

  • 11 Sep 2007 16:51:40 GMT

    Kiwikanga,

    Sarath Silva`s appointment as CJ itself was wrapped in controversy if I can remember correctly. Can you please shed more light if possible?

  • 12 Sep 2007 02:28:26 GMT

    Hmdqbl,

    You are absolutely correct. A large section of the legal profession in Sri Lanka vehemently opposed Sarath Silva`s appointment as CJ due to certain irregularities attributable to him as Attorney General and specially as there was a Parliamentary disciplinary inquiry being proposed by the UNP against Sarath Silva to inquire into certain abuses of authority. With all that he was favoured by CBK as CJ over and above Justice Mark Fernando the most senior Supreme Court Judge at that time.

    Justice Mark Fernando was the son of a former Chief Justice (H.N.G.Fernando) and the grandson of a former Supreme Court Judge and had a reputation of being a fearless and straight judge shedding all political color. That did not go down well with CBK and all politicians generally as they want a CJ to be politically alligned and Sarath Silva was therefore chosen. Ultimately CBK paid the price which she surely must be regretting.

    As for the disciplinary inquiry against Sarath Silva it was never brought by the PA or the UNP who proposed it when they were in the opposition as they knew Sarath Silva was willing to bend!

    Sarath Silva has no doubt given some very good judgments but when the issues become politically sensitive he is quite capable of bending and twisting the law to favour the government at the expense of justice.

    He as the Chairman of the Judicial Services Commission has been responsible in appointing cronies alligned with the PA as judges to the lower courts to favor local PA politicians.

    Never has there been a CJ with such controversy in the judicial history of Sri Lanka or for that matter may be in the world.

  • 12 Sep 2007 04:28:47 GMT

    Sarath N do have few years to go,He has turn tables to MR also.

    If he can bring reasonable judgments to national issues appreciate, but some questionable decisions in the past has shown pressure to judges.

    Looks he is a Nationalist between JHU and JVP.

  • 12 Sep 2007 09:15:22 GMT

    Kiwikanga,

    Thanks for the well written information asked for

    Denial of the extension of the term of office to CKB by one more year was the prize awarded by SS for favours granted, I suppose.

    Not withstanding a few judicious decisions, SS along with CKB, should be held responsible for driving an otherwise independent judiciary into mockery.