EX-CJ cries foul

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Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said yesterday the move by the President to seek an opinion from the Supreme Court was to preclude parties such as him from going before the Supreme Court.

 

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Mr. Silva said the two questions posed by the President to the Supreme Court were in his personal capacity and not as the President of the Republic.

 

"Both questions he had posed for opinion from the Supreme Court are personal. He is asking a question regarding his qualification to contest and if he could declare an election," he said.

 

Mr. Silva said the very fact that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had sought the opinion of the Supreme Court underscores the fact that he was disqualified from contesting.

 

He said that Article 129 of the Constitution under which the President has sought the opinion has been abused by the President when he sought to invoke the consultative jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • prematilleke mawella Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:57 AM

    This gentlemen, becomes a kind of failed person, uttering statements, definitely disgraces to the highest chair and case law of sri Lanka. Due to his brilliance, we have no opposition, he overruled the constitution to cross overs. He regrets on Tsunami court decision. This the result, when you designate people without legal practice to the highest chair

    Jack Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:01 PM

    You are joke to the country. You say whatever that comes to your mouth. Please go and apologies to the country for all the decisions you gave during you term as CJ.

    Jan Chandra Thursday, 06 November 2014 02:08 PM

    Unfortunately Mr. Silva is so confused and he does not know whether he is coming or going!

    Cow Dung Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:20 AM

    Considering the kind of decisions he gives, why has HE not appointed SS as an additional CJ?

    Apita Hina Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:22 AM

    We are crying "FOWL" over all the decisions you gave during your time!!

    MS Friday, 07 November 2014 01:26 PM

    no value of being worrying of this guy

    Amith Friday, 07 November 2014 02:07 PM

    No wonder...all the crooks are in one horse ride....shame for SL image....

    ranmal perera Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:23 AM

    Fully agree with this intellectual fraud.we know the outcome of the SC view. It is a one horse race if MR comes as the opposition is filled with puffs anf donkeys ! The only effective strategy to adopt is to have a massive campaign to impress the public thar MR is not qualified to contest and boycott nominations or withdraw nominations if he comes in.he mihht have some freaks coming in with him, but it will not make him the

    russel Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:12 PM

    fully agree pal this is total pover hungryhow??and why for the third time??????


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