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Constitutional Council a corrupt and biased institution: Wijeyadasa

14 February 2019 12:22 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Minister and MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday the Constitutional Council was one of the most corrupt institutions in the country and stressed the need to abolish it.

He told a news conference that it was clear that the Constitutional Council did not take correct, impartial and reasonable decisions when making recommendations.

“The President is not allowed to appoint the appeal court president. In most instances when the CC made approvals, it has not taken correct, impartial and reasonable decisions. For instance, former Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath was rejected by the CC as Attorney General just because he had been appointed as the Justice Ministry Secretary during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. When the name of Justice Deepali Wijesundera was nominated as Appeal Court President and as a Supreme Court Judge, it was rejected by the CC as she delivered the verdict of the “white flag case” convicting the accused,” he said.

Mr Rajapakshe challenged the former and current members of the CC for a public debate on a television channel, if his allegations were false.

“Functioning of the CC any longer is detrimental to the country. The legislature should pay its immediate attention to abolish it,” he said.

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  Comments - 26

  • Ashok Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:48 PM

    When Are You Planning To Jump Again??

    Jega Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:49 PM

    He is readily on the fence.

    D C nathaniel Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:39 PM

    What is he aiming at suddenly? Another highjump?

    ALL POLITICOS ARE CORRUPT - so what, so what, so what Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:08 PM

    We all know how un-corrupt you are. Don't spread it thick !.t

    Cotizen Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:12 PM

    Oh why oh why did I waste a vote on you in the last general election. I thought you were genuine and not another fake.We live to learn!

    Narayana Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:27 PM

    Well said Sir, The Constitutional Council is the world first corrupt council. So, its appointees are the same, What those appointees gave the people of this country is robbing their soverinity

    saman Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:39 PM

    he should be tried for contempt of judicial system

    Lion Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:43 PM

    No one believes you your credibility is lost long ago. People respect karu much more than you .

    roshanaly Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:10 PM

    CC is has taken very correct decision in both the cases. Every body knows about the White flag decision, which was one sided.

    voter Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:25 PM

    Why did you vote for setting up the CC?There is no problem with the institutions. Problem lies with corrupt politicians.I gave you my manape in 2015. You will never get it.

    voter Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:30 PM

    Why did you vote for setting up the CC?There is no problem with the institutions. Problem lies with corrupt politicians.I gave you my manape in 2015. You will never get it.

    De Silva Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:16 PM

    As if he is a clean person. Whole country know about his Avantgarde connection

    Haramanis Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:18 PM

    Well spoken Sir. These people are fully biased and politically corrupt and must be kicked out

    Buddhist Thursday, 14 February 2019 06:36 PM

    People who behave like monkeys jumping from one branch/side to another is today calling others corrupt. Well what is he then?

    Dayan Thursday, 14 February 2019 06:46 PM

    This time he missed the jump and fallen to a pit. No one in this country respect you. Karu J is 1000 times respectable than you.

    max Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:03 PM

    Very well said. CC is a biased and a corrupted body. An urgent change is a must.

    Don Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:32 PM

    This man is mourning !!

    upi Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:32 PM

    We all know that you were a plant of MR in the Yahapalanaya govt. You were minister of injustice.

    Don Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:15 PM

    This man is the trumpet of that man !!

    Impartial Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:16 PM

    We don't know how many people in this country take this man seriously? He should be wiped out from the political field.

    SAm Silva Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:18 PM

    When you were Minister of Justice, delayed all the Mahinda/ Gota family cases. Later we saw pictures of you and AVANT GARDE owner holidaying in California.Who is corrupt??

    Renu Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:23 PM

    One of the most disgraceful politicians

    Common Sense Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:47 PM

    Here, a Saint is talking about corrupted persons. Better, you keep your mouth shut!

    upul Abeyrathne, Friday, 15 February 2019 04:30 AM

    This man is corrupt and has put wrong and fraudulent educational certificate to buster his image and gain undue edge over the other lawyers. Shall have to de-list from the lawyers list.

    sas Friday, 15 February 2019 09:07 AM

    This man, Wijedasa has two tongues.

    Gamarala Friday, 15 February 2019 12:30 PM

    One of the most corrupt and shrewed wolf hidden sheep's skin, who is also a dangerous virus for just politics, hence should be removed from political arena as soon as possible.

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