Ranil’s statement undermines judiciary: JHU

15 May 2015 12:15 pm - 46     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), which is a constituent party of the government, said today Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s remarks on the Supreme Court order staying the arrest of former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa undermined the judiciary.

The Prime Minister, had said the stay order had been given without allowing him or the Cabinet to make submissions.

JHU Media Secretary Nisantha Warnasinghe said such remarks were a slur on the supremacy of the Supreme Court and the rule of law.

“When the Supreme Court started hearing this case in which the Prime Minister was cited as one of respondents had not noticed to appear in Court and make submissions. In such an eventuality, an intervening motion should have been submitted,” Mr. Warnasinghe said.

“Although the Constitution has stipulated that a three-member bench should hear a fundamental rights application, this case was heard by two judges.  There is an argument that it is unconstitutional, but that is a matter for the Judiciary to sort out.”

  Comments - 46

  • Nandasiri Friday, 15 May 2015 06:33 PM

    Will the Supreme Court initiate Contempt Proceedings against Ranil. Mr.Gotabhaya is the savior of our freedom and liberty.

    Cheers Saturday, 16 May 2015 05:07 AM

    Look at ranil, Chandrika, mangala and also how JVP is tring to over rule the judiciary Maithree is also doing it leisurely

    malij Friday, 15 May 2015 06:39 PM

    Who is this guy? A small timer who is trying to be a national figure.

    Dayawathie Friday, 15 May 2015 06:42 PM

    What sort of a soup are we (Sri Lankans) in now. Miracle of Asia.

    Joachim Saturday, 16 May 2015 05:53 AM

    This was the dictator who ruled the UNP during the last 20 years.

    Lakshman De Silva Saturday, 16 May 2015 05:58 AM

    Ranil is frustrated and now tries to say that the SC judgment is wrong. Ranil does not know a ball of Law

    Ramesh Friday, 15 May 2015 06:48 PM

    Which side are you batting for now JHU?

    Saji Friday, 15 May 2015 06:51 PM

    JHU has a brain and a backbone it seems.

    Ranjith Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:05 AM

    Why can`t Ratane Thero

    Jehan Friday, 15 May 2015 07:26 PM

    why should anyone who loves the country bat for ranil?

    OMG Friday, 15 May 2015 07:27 PM

    Can any criminal get a Court order staying his arrest? Or is it a privilege enjoyed only by the MR family.

    REALPATRIAT Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:24 AM


    Jaya Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:38 AM

    Is JHU with a public interest ???????

    Cyril n Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:47 AM

    JHU playing games.

    Sippikatu Friday, 15 May 2015 08:11 PM

    Ranil is a Lawyer! who is he? Pointing out errors in the court decision does not undermine the Judiciary

    Siripala Friday, 15 May 2015 08:15 PM

    Sadly mistaken. If they are then where is their vote base ?

    bala Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:28 AM

    Exactly. The PM has only drawn reference to the matter which none of you have been able to even observe.Do you think the Judiciary will question itself?Please do not open your mouth on matters you are not familiar with and confirm that you are foolish.

    deva Friday, 15 May 2015 08:18 PM

    This guy is washing clothes for SLFP now to get the nominations for next election from SLFP.

    carlion Friday, 15 May 2015 08:35 PM

    Ramesh:You do not need a side to express facts

    IZMIE Friday, 15 May 2015 08:40 PM

    The JHU

    Lima Friday, 15 May 2015 09:18 PM


    Eng. M.V.R. Perera Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:14 PM

    what Ranil has done is to quote the the constitution and since the Supreme Court has not issued notice on the respondent up to date Gotabay could yet be remanded you can criticize a decision of the supreme quote but you cannot insult the Supreme Court

    malij Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:33 PM

    Where was this so called media spokesman when the last regime was steam rolling judiciary.

    Aba Jayasekera Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:18 AM

    This is not correct. We are not ignorant buffoons. That is why when we think the decision of the Courts is incorrect we can appeal. Of course there is no appeal against a decision of the Supreme Court. We can only comment as Ranil has done.

    anura Friday, 15 May 2015 09:35 PM

    PM Ranil shouldn,t talk like this edge of election.

    gamaati Friday, 15 May 2015 09:55 PM

    no politician could be trusted these days.

    mithra Friday, 15 May 2015 10:04 PM

    yes,they have brain in the bottom end of backbone.

    Patriot Friday, 15 May 2015 10:19 PM

    All are shameless politicians, tomorrow, Ranil will issue a statement is a joke or maybe CBK will speak on behalf of him. let see.

    Abraham Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:04 PM

    The judicial constitution can be overridden by the President.

    Prem Nath Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:06 AM

    RW as the Prime Minister should be more careful with the sort of statements he makes to the public.

    `nimal Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:11 AM

    JHU not taikng any side. JHU talking what is right..Ranil act foolish some times.

    Mahen Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:47 AM

    Over the past twenty years we have seen that the Supreme Court had not been beyond reproach. Tsunami millions case was a well known instance of failure to uphold the law. The Erst while CJ Sarath Nanda Silva himself admitted to his failing. What is new? What is JHU minion fretting about?

    ramzee Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:07 AM

    Oh yeah, we miss mohan pieris, hope gota n his family do the same.

    Libtard Friday, 15 May 2015 05:36 PM

    That is obvious

    anura mendis Friday, 15 May 2015 05:40 PM

    Under art 126 ( 2) it says leave to appeal may be given by not less than two judges.

    Liberal One Friday, 15 May 2015 05:41 PM

    he had been flying above the law in the last 3 months.

    Peththa Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:18 AM

    I was first thinking of voting this guy if he contested next parliamentary election. After this statement I will never vote for this guy in my lifetime. He looks another gembanpilla trying whitewash corrupt Rajapakshas.

    malij Friday, 15 May 2015 05:41 PM

    Where were you when the previous government got rid of then chief justice and appointed a yes man.???? This man is just a joker.

    Dimantha Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:42 AM

    what is this man know about the LAW? can a person (without informing by the court officially ) go to the court and submit an objection ? This stupid opportunistic politician try to add some marks just before the up coming election . ,,,nothing else. Giving media talks become a joke nowadays. He has never been criticized Gota ever before..Still not. People can realize the under hand deals with them...

    Mevan Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:44 AM

    Ranil himself is a lawyer, PM and citizen. He has the right to make others aware of what is happening.

    ferdi Friday, 15 May 2015 05:45 PM

    Dear JHU, I challenge you to seek contempt of court on this. SB was sent behind bars for similar ridiculing of the supreme court

    Sarojini Rajapakse Friday, 15 May 2015 05:48 PM

    This fellow is stupid he should quit politics.

    ziyard Friday, 15 May 2015 06:04 PM

    Mr.Wanasinghe ,you know nothing of Law,sri lanka will be better off without JHU.

    jay Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:48 AM

    JHU are you now siding with the crooks?

    Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 15 May 2015 06:14 PM

    You are one of the parties with TNA and MC propping up these western muppet government. So they implimenting western agenda.to suppress people with.popular.support. via DM Android App

    Premalal Friday, 15 May 2015 06:20 PM

    Can the judiciary override the constitution? I am not a legal expert but sometimes does not gel. However there appears a concerted campaign under way to target Ranil Wickremasinhe. Whatever he does or says is twisted and fed to the media who lap it up.

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