SL can teach human rights to US and EU says CJ

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Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has said that Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and  the EU although they are trying to teach human rights to Sri Lanka now in Geneva.

“Today at the Geneva conference, the European commission and the US have joined hands to dictate terms to us on human rights. They started to talk about human rights after the second world war, but as a nation we have a 2500-year-old tradition of  human rights protection. In fact, we can teach them some lessons in human rights. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy freedom but it would be a reality only if we uphold the rule of law. Any matter that could not be solved through the officials could be brought to my notice by sending a postcard to my address at Colombo 12,” the Chief Justice said.

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris also asked the public to send him a postcard stating their grievances if they cannot solve them through the officials and authorities in the areas, he would provide relief on the part of the judiciary.

Addressing a public meeting at Bakamuna following the opening of the Bakamuna circuit court building he stressed that the services of the judiciary were now available to the people at their doorstep.

“I as the Chief Justice would carry out my duties in a humble manner. I am a person who respects and believes in religion. Sometimes I have a fear about my responsibilities as well. But when I came here and saw I gained confidence. There is nothing to fear. If there is a problem you cannot solve through the officials in the area take a postcard, write it and send to the Chief Justice, Colombo 12. You will get relief,” he said.  

“All those concerned including the justice ministry, judges and the lawyers have a major role in this process. It is their responsibility to respond to the grievances of the people’s sensitively. If the judiciary is not sensitive, the law will serve no purpose. However, it is the duty of the people to respect the judiciary that protects their rights. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa )
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  • Silva de Mervin Friday, 08 March 2013 12:13 PM

    Another of those court jesters!

    kiwi Friday, 08 March 2013 09:51 AM

    After all he is the Cheap Justice!!!!

    Saliya Wickremasuriya Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    No comments, as it's not safe to say what I want to. via DM Android App

    Perumal Friday, 08 March 2013 02:38 PM

    Hoooo! Hoooooooooo!!Hooooooooooo!!!

    duminda silva Friday, 08 March 2013 05:25 AM

    Kudu Duminda Silva sent him a Vesak Card from Singapore!!

    mj Friday, 08 March 2013 09:57 AM

    Prize of post card’s will go up; goventment can make millions of rupees by selling post cards.

    don Friday, 08 March 2013 12:31 PM

    Who is going to teach ? Dr Mervin.......

    Buffaloa Citizen Friday, 08 March 2013 05:40 AM

    This is only one off case, see the situ in northern SL, where a minimum of one person of a family has become a casuality....many of them innocent citizens...where the state is not moving to investigate what happened to them....due to probably state complecity in those crimes.

    Saradial Friday, 08 March 2013 05:45 AM

    Exactly! we are not ready to accept our faults.

    Shafraz Friday, 08 March 2013 05:54 AM

    Does Chief Justice know the meaning for Justice?

    sakku Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    where was the human rights when you all impeached the CJ ? talk sense. via DM Android App

    Ela kiri Kolla !! Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    send a postcard... !! is this wat the Mahinda and Gota ask younto tell ! lol ! via DM Android App

    Kumar Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:33 PM

    Reflects neither wisdom nor maturity - just plain chandikama. !

    never4getyrpast Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    some years back there was this joker who said that he would drink the soup made out of the then President's slippers! I wonder how many soups this guy has drunk to become the CJ! via DM Android App

    anura gunawardane Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:35 PM

    Dear sir, with all due respect I am asking this please dont jail me

    Are you really the CJ or a Policitician

    Citizen Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:42 PM

    Next to Wimal, next joker!!

    Don Don Q Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    and here comes the court jester!!! via DM Android App

    hifi Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:47 PM

    very well trained by MR, keep up the good work, talk about Halal once in a while too...

    Nimal Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:50 PM

    Are you saying instead of bring a British MP, Nasir Shaikh should have sent you a post card to seek justice for Khuram Shaikh Zaman?

    Srinath Gunesekera Friday, 08 March 2013 04:03 AM

    On Human Rights violations send the Post Card to the Chief Justice for action. If no action or action is delayed send the next Post Card to God as according to CJ God will know to sort out your difficulty
    Srinath

    Gerry Friday, 08 March 2013 04:05 AM

    Embarrassing....CJ should never say things like this...

    roy Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Man sounds like a politician than a head of supreme court. via DM iPad app

    asif Friday, 08 March 2013 04:12 AM

    Chief of thief,wants to teach human rights.First teach MR and his goons how to respect women especially our true CJ,Dr shirani Bandaranayake

    jude Friday, 08 March 2013 04:13 AM

    Americans commit Atrocites world over. And crimes against humanity in places like Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay & Diego Garcia. Americans get away with all these treacherous acts due to inaction of UN and it's agencies. And most of these UN & it's agencies headed by Americans appointed puppets in the helm.

    jj Friday, 08 March 2013 02:32 AM

    All matters of government solely solved by MR and all matters of judiciary now solely solved by "Executive CJ" Mohan Peiris; then what is the purpose of others?

    vasanthie Friday, 08 March 2013 08:59 AM

    Well said. Why Post Card, We need your e mails Adress

    KarmaRough Friday, 08 March 2013 04:54 PM

    Honourary CJ,
    I thought the C was for "Chief" and not as in "CLOWN".

    Elakiri Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Kade yanawa maha mudalalita... via DM Android App

    srinath.gunaratne Friday, 08 March 2013 09:10 AM

    200 years ago before British rule, Sri lankans could not build a house with bricks without king's permission, Some women were not allowed to cover their top! What 2500 Human rights are you talking?

    somachandra Friday, 08 March 2013 09:17 AM

    President's choice

    Prof Wickramatillake Friday, 08 March 2013 02:43 AM

    Lordship, please dont utter unwanted comments..

    Fusion Friday, 08 March 2013 02:44 AM

    hahahahahahahahahahaha.................

    Caliph Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    This is the best joke. via DM Android App

    siri Friday, 08 March 2013 04:54 AM

    Last year July 24th my colleague, was got killed just for nothing! Still killers are not arrested. So, where is the human right and family rights in USA?

    AJ Friday, 08 March 2013 02:01 PM

    where did you finsh your studies . So no appeal court is nrequired, Appeal by postcard .Where did you go when you were Attorney Journey.
    Can Sharee senda post card

    Percy Fernando Friday, 08 March 2013 09:28 AM

    Last year,CJ shows his capability by telling lies to the UN,This year he is willing to teach Un about human rights with the help of God.

    me Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    inappropriate for a cj via DM Android App

    bull Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Can a CJ make such a comment in public??. May be he can in this banana republic it seems via DM Android App

    Royalist Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Justice by postcard eh! Tell us another one... via DM Android App

    Panikkiya Friday, 08 March 2013 11:50 AM

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo Yah!!!

    kali Friday, 08 March 2013 09:35 AM

    This is the talk of a Bafoon

    Love dog Friday, 08 March 2013 05:07 AM

    Eva Balawa.

    Simion Friday, 08 March 2013 05:10 AM

    Look who is talking. Another laundry shop of the government.

    Dammika Friday, 08 March 2013 03:01 AM

    Oh really but first teach your boss

    mack Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    joke of the day.kicking Off the weekend in style via DM Android App

    Night Fox Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    idiot! via DM Android App

    Muthu Friday, 08 March 2013 03:07 AM

    Ha.. ha.. ha... ha... ha..

    T Dissanayake Friday, 08 March 2013 09:48 AM

    Did Sri Lanka show human rights towards CJ Dr Bandaranaike? You are not the CJ but a pretender

    Shirani Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Pl redress the flowed impeachment process. via DM Android App

    Jay Friday, 08 March 2013 05:20 AM

    If we are dependent on others' faults to consider ourselves virtuous . . . what a woefully pathetic society we have evolved into!

    What a disgrace to the righteous rulers of our forefathers!


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