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Move to arrest Judge Warawewa: Ranil

2012-08-31 17:55:01
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Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today alleged that there was a move to arrest  retired High Court Judge W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa soon. Addressing an election rally in Kantale Mr. Wickremesinghe said Mr. Warawewa was to be taken in by the CID on a statement he had made on the education sector in the country.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said he appointed Warawewa to head a committee to study and prepare a national education charter and the latter had made some remarks on the education sector at one of the meetings held at the Parliamentary complex organised by the joint opposition.

“ Is it a crime to work for the betterment of the education sector irrespective of politics?,” he asked.

Referring to the government’s pledge to make members of the civil defence force permanent, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the UNP first made this suggestion in 2008 and the UPFA government turned a blind eye on it. “ The government was making false promises now just to attract votes,” he added. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 43

  • Nero Friday, 31 August 2012 18:22

    You are alway appointing committees. We do not hear any thing after that. You may have to appoint one after the current provincial elections and give the people the results of the findings. Then tackle the education mess.

    Reply : 44       27

    RajasH Friday, 31 August 2012 18:41

    “ Is it a crime to work for the betterment of the education sector irrespective of politics?,...never mind that

    more serious issue facing the country, freedom of speech and democratic rights are slowly but surely being taken away

    Reply : 7       71

    Crazy Horse Saturday, 1 September 2012 11:50

    Quite so and we couldn't even dance with a cobra without being arrested!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 0       9

    Nandalal Fernando Saturday, 1 September 2012 00:24

    Govt should not reckless move such persons to be taken to coustody.Let Warawala to have right enjoy freedom of speech.People knows wrere Warwala Stand?

    Reply : 2       49

    Upul Saturday, 1 September 2012 00:55

    Good people are hammered by the government whereas good and talented people in UNP hammered by your leadership. No difference ?

    Reply : 25       77

    Crazy Horse Saturday, 1 September 2012 01:17

    This govt's policy: Nip any threat to them by anyone in the bud!

    Reply : 2       47

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:16

    Mr.Wickremasinghe,
    These type of incidents happened 1975,76 & 77 pieriod.Believe you can remember.

    Reply : 75       14

    David Jones Saturday, 1 September 2012 07:43

    just because yr neibhour raped somebody, does it make it OK for you to do it too?

    Shameful!

    Reply : 2       38

    Rohan Saturday, 1 September 2012 09:22

    Dont bring the history as an excuse people. Instead need to look forward for the betterment of the country.

    Reply : 2       31

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 1 September 2012 02:50

    Judge or any high government official should be arrested if he breach the classified documents and secret odinance. It is happening in US and other countries and there should be no difference in SL. If he has done wrong get the guy behind bars soon as possible and keep him in custody at least 5 years without trial just like in US.

    Reply : 80       12

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 1 September 2012 09:00

    Look at this comment. 'THIS' is the Regime today.

    Third class people are anyway not interested in people in the calibre of Judge Warawewa & RW.
    Some even find excuses in blaming UNP & RW still to white wash this catosrophic policies, as we stil after 60 years blaming the suddhas to cover our ignorance and negligence.

    Reply : 2       42

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 1 September 2012 09:00

    Look at this comment. 'THIS' is the Regime today.

    Third class people are anyway not interested in people in the calibre of Judge Warawewa & RW.
    Some even find excuses in blaming UNP & RW still to white wash this regime's catosrophic policies, as we still blaming the suddhas after 60 years to cover our ignorance and negligence.

    Reply : 3       14

    ruwan Saturday, 1 September 2012 16:12

    yako nicky do u know who is Mr.warawewa.Buruwo this is not USA.this judge is a national hero.we need to protect him

    Reply : 2       14

    vina Monday, 3 September 2012 02:42

    Nicky! you are living in a dream world .Can you compare the
    "rule of law" of a vibrant democracy such as USA to a non-democratic country where the "rule of law' is decimated
    to zero level and the constitution has paved way for dictatorship and the rulers are one family and close friends.

    Reply : 0       1

    Sudu Akka Saturday, 1 September 2012 03:02

    Warawewa or ...? Another do called saviour of SriLanka has come out after retirement and after enjoying all the luxury trappings of his Office as a Judge. His grudge is that he was not given an ambassadoral post after retirement. Where was this bloke when the Tigers were demolishing this country? He now comes after the woodwork after Mahinda and Gota rid the country of terrorism to preach democracy to the SriLankans.

    Reply : 98       13

    Malcolm Saturday, 1 September 2012 03:11

    Warawewa stood for hus principles.

    Reply : 4       69

    sunila mendis Saturday, 1 September 2012 03:46

    The only thing the govt can do to suppress dissent is to arrest them and harrass them. This was done to Fonseka but he came out stronger than what he was.Now people who stand by their principles like Justice Warawewa, Dr Nirmal Ranjith. Dr Mahim Mendis etc will be targetted.These same methods have been used by dictatorial Regimes of Mubarak, Gaddafi and presently by Assad of Syria. Yet they were unable to tide over peopl's movements. In Sri lanka tsunami size people's movements will come slowly and surely.

    Reply : 3       53

    Citizen Perera Saturday, 1 September 2012 04:20

    Freedom of speech... is it a punishable offense?

    Reply : 1       23

    Sagara Saturday, 1 September 2012 04:32

    Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it -
    Howard Mumford Jones

    Reply : 0       13

    CHANDRAPALA Saturday, 1 September 2012 04:51

    Retired High Court judge Warawewa has shown his dignity to the country by giving a fair judgement against General. He has done his job properly without bending his knee before the ruling party politicians for perk and other benefits unlike his fellow members. If we had an Independent Judicial Service Commission surely, his service could have been extended. I regret over some bad remarks made by some of our readers regarding this issue.

    Reply : 3       47

    Sando Saturday, 1 September 2012 05:41

    Ranil did the same to General Fonseka and now Judge Warawewa. Mr. Warawewa please dont assosciate with Ranil

    Reply : 38       18

    Alwis Sunday, 2 September 2012 17:18

    Hey Sando can you explain what Ranil did to SF?

    Reply : 2       1

    renu Saturday, 1 September 2012 06:27

    It will be like in Pakistan when Judges were taken into custody, The Dooms day is near By

    Reply : 3       26

    surain Saturday, 1 September 2012 06:34

    Nicky & Sudu Akka both together are washing dirty linen. wash more. This may be one and same person with two different name. this shows the sinking rate of the government

    Reply : 3       31

    das Saturday, 1 September 2012 06:48

    Ranil is a great leader we have... make him the president and we all are winners !

    Reply : 43       29

    Brando Saturday, 1 September 2012 14:13

    Good leaders have followers but unfortunately UNP loose its voter base day by day including his own during RW's leadership.

    Reply : 2       18

    Nero Sunday, 2 September 2012 10:04

    A leader has to lead. Do Ranil do that?

    Reply : 1       3

    richardson Saturday, 1 September 2012 07:28

    You should be arrested first for poor leadership of the U N P

    Reply : 20       38

    Dinesh Saturday, 1 September 2012 07:53

    Yes exactly.....Richardson

    Reply : 17       18

    Sim Saturday, 1 September 2012 08:00

    What did Ranil do when he was the Minister of Education & Youth Affairs?

    Reply : 19       31

    nuwan Saturday, 1 September 2012 12:03

    when Ranil was minister of education he was promoting prostitution through YovunPuraya, bloody rogue, this nasty rascal also abused some girls, Ranil has now become a cheap drunkard and doesn't know what he talks, we also hear he has got some disgusting .... desires and he is no longer considered as human.

    Reply : 10       2

    krishna Saturday, 1 September 2012 15:11

    Nuwan,any of your sisters cause to Ranil`s action in that time.

    2       5

    peeda mossa Saturday, 1 September 2012 15:48

    Why, if my memory serves me right, the infamous ' White
    Paper ' was his brain child, Sim.

    Reply : 0       4

    Bhanuka Saturday, 1 September 2012 08:16

    Ranil, I was a uni student when the "bheeshanya"engulfed the whole country during 89/90 era.You were the minister of education; weren't you.We spent three years at home not knowing whether we are going to live or die,forgetting the plight of our education.How can you talk about education reforms when you have failed the whole country as the minister of education during those days.I am amazed.

    Reply : 20       30

    YesNo Saturday, 1 September 2012 10:47

    Ranil Wickremasinghe is the most talented guy in politics to make innocent citizens a scapegoat and then later accuse the Govt. well done Mr. Wickeremasinghe

    Reply : 2       11

    Nadi Saturday, 1 September 2012 10:53

    The country is crying out for a credible and effective opposition. Ranil is a charisma free-zone who is too insipid to lead his party let alone the country. He just goes around stirring up apathy. .

    Reply : 0       11

    BUSHEL Saturday, 1 September 2012 12:52

    Mr. Ranil, Have u got any braceletes left with u? That u wanted to give MALLILA when u come to power?

    Reply : 3       8

    Thomas Saturday, 1 September 2012 16:59

    Beware the danger lurking !

    Reply : 0       0

    MJ Sunday, 2 September 2012 02:12

    It look’s like Ranil is trying to be the next Prim minister, if mahinda request he will say yes.

    Reply : 0       2

    sarath Sunday, 2 September 2012 04:06

    You want to prove to the world that there is no democracy in sri lanka.

    Reply : 0       1

    a.angammana Sunday, 2 September 2012 08:46

    Opposition leader should be fair by the supporters and make an assesment after provincial council elections and allow people to go for their selection for the leader without manupilating affirs

    Reply : 0       1

    hansan Sunday, 2 September 2012 09:57

    Ranil high time you stop you Bullshit and do some thing constructive to the Party and the Country. You are not serious on any issue as you have no Balls to squeeze. you are talking of an arrest that has not happened so far you fo...l

    Reply : 1       1

    matara man Monday, 3 September 2012 03:16

    Let Dayasir to speak and Warawewa to advice you

    Reply : 0       0

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