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Argument in Parliament over 'faith' of judges

11 January 2019 02:52 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An allegation made by Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa that only those who belong to a certain Christian denomination are being appointed as Supreme Court Judges started heated arguments in Parliament yesterday.

“A Supreme Court Judge who was appointed recently belongs to a Christian denomination which is funded by the US. The Constitutional Council (CC), which claims to be independent, does not approve the nominees of the President as Supreme Court judges unless they belong to this religious denomination. 

The situation is the same when it comes to our national cricket team,” Mr. Weerawansa argued. Minister of Justice, Thalatha Athukorala, pointed out that religion is not considered when appointing judges. 

“If you are making this allegation please name this judge and the religious denomination he belongs to,” she told the MP. MP Weerawansa then said he would reveal the names of these judges if a debate on the issue was held in the House. 

JVP MP Vijitha Herath, responding to the allegation made by Mr. Weerawansa, later said some of the Supreme Court Judges who belong to the religious denomination in question were appointed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena. 

“It is no point in arguing about what religions denomination these judges belong to as they were appointed by the leaders of the political camp which Mr. Weerawansa himself is associated with,” he said. Also, he said everyone should be free to practice his or her faith as it is a personal matter. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 17

  • Trash guy Friday, 11 January 2019 08:04 AM

    You piece of garbage

    david strange Friday, 11 January 2019 04:48 PM

    this buffoon doesnt think or talk straight... angoda case

    PC Friday, 11 January 2019 08:09 AM

    It is the duty of voters in the electorate that this racist monkey will be nominated, to refrain from voting him into parliament again.

    Ghost Friday, 11 January 2019 05:43 PM

    But this type of monkey somehow creep through the back door!!!

    Machan Friday, 11 January 2019 08:16 AM

    If you are trying to gather sinhala Buddhist votes to win the next election by creating racial and religious tension I will tell you now it won't be easy. Because majority of us are not extremists. Mahinda von a majority of sinhala votes due to the prevailed war situation and people wanted to finish the war. It was not against any race. Because it was effecting the normal lives of the people. So if you want to win gather some minority support too. Otherwise results will be the same.

    City Friday, 11 January 2019 08:43 AM

    Hope the people who voted for WW will realize the mistake they did by sending him to parliament.what a waste for the country to have parliamentarians in this calibre.its taxpayers money been wasted.

    Keeraipidi Friday, 11 January 2019 11:20 AM

    Empty vessels make the greatest sounds

    Rasheed Friday, 11 January 2019 11:58 AM

    He should be in jail for the forged passport case.

    Nimal Friday, 11 January 2019 02:22 PM

    Don't worry. Sujatha akka is there to safeguard him.

    Samson Friday, 11 January 2019 12:13 PM

    WW politics excludes peoples private life in practicing any religion of their choice. It is coming from an uneducated. This is sad Hope the voters will ensure such people do not enter parliament in future.

    CeyJayDon Friday, 11 January 2019 03:26 PM

    It is not the religion matters. If the said judges bias about their decisions or they were selected improperly you (WW) can highlight.

    lkboy Friday, 11 January 2019 04:56 PM

    what a racist !

    Cobra Friday, 11 January 2019 05:46 PM

    And what a scumbag!!!

    Raven Friday, 11 January 2019 06:08 PM

    Too bad this idiot cannot read English!!!!

    seqi Friday, 11 January 2019 06:41 PM

    Too bad he has little knowledge of good writings in his mother tongue. A menace to society at best and a criminal mind with intent at worst.

    Hubert Friday, 11 January 2019 08:47 PM

    when ever this low grade man opens his mouth it is stinking

    mugunthan Sunday, 13 January 2019 07:09 AM

    What a little senseless human the nature has created,

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