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24 August 2017 05:08 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has decided to file contempt charges against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, BASL President U.R.De Silva said said adding that the decision was made by the executive committee of the Bar on Wednesday.

He said, Mr. Ramanayake had said lawyers and judges were a corrupt lot and they were ruining the country.

Mr. De Silva said the Deputy Minister should reveal the names of those lawyers and judges within 41-days. He said if the state minister fails to do so, the Bar association would take legal action in terms of the Chapter 105 of the Constitution.



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  • BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:31 PM


    lkboy Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:39 PM

    May be he took advice from His cabinet minister. Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:45 PM

    Pandora's box?!

    raz Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:54 PM

    The whole world knows lawyers & judges are very decent lot via DM Android App

    silly ass Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:57 PM

    Defamation cases, no faith motions, commissions of inquiry, strikes, protests, satyagraha , fasting(feasting) unto death ! press conferences galore! What a country? A nation of Idiots watching the antics of clowns ,rogues and scoundrels.!

    BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:34 PM

    They call it democracy in yahapalanaya and MR did not allow it is the explanation.

    Warren Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:02 PM

    Ranjan is 200% correct.

    daham Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:20 PM

    He will have to prove that he is correct. Otherwise he will end at jail. Then only he will learn a lesson.

    ala Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:29 PM

    Most of judges and lawyers are corrupt or the system helps the corrupt to prosper without any checks or balances, that is the truth. Agree 100% with Ranjan. The BASL should first ask themselves whether they are serving the people or the people are serving them.

    malij Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:36 PM

    Cake walk for Ranjan. Why 41 days? Any kindergarten kid in SL could have done it within few seconds. He only has to go out and shake a bush and he could find loads of such guys to fill hundreds of truck loads. To start with Ex- Justice Minister WR, ex- CJ MS, ex- CJ SNS, ex-Prez MR, MR's son NR, PHU Leader - UG, to name a few. All in the judiciary. All are either corrupted or have ruined the country or both in one way or another.

    malij Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:40 PM

    The problem in this case is "Baduth haamuduruwange, naduth haamuduruwange" In such a case can you expect justice?? Yet to be seen. It is going to be a litmus test for our judiciary.

    ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:41 PM

    numbers are 100 plus judgess.thousands of lawyers.fist question is this law association dont know how corrupt the lawyers and judgess are. via DM Android App

    sobers Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:43 PM

    When thieves, murderers, corrupt ... become free and cases drag on any one will think the same.

    ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:44 PM

    why this law association dont take dealdasaeve wanasundara etc to courts for defamation against courts. via DM Android App

    malij Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:13 PM

    Will it be a case of "Baduth haamuduruwange, Naduth haamuduruwange" ??...yet to be seen. It is going to be a litmus test for our judiciary.

    malij Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:52 PM

    While we cannot agree 100% with what RR had uttered, there is a certain amount of truth in what he had said. Same time, we feel the bar association has been little harsh on this matter. This is a country where one of its ex-CJ's had openly apologized to the people for giving one of the most controversial verdicts in one of the most crucial cases in our history. The same CJ is accused of giving several other biased verdicts as well. One such decision regarding members of the highest legislature changing sides had made a mockery out of our political system and country had suffered. Also, this is a country where the incumbent CJ had gone to see the newly elected President of the country and had pleaded with him asking not to remove him from his position and had given a pledge saying he would give any verdict in favour of the government if the president allow him to continue. The above are just few drops in the ocean.

    dulan Friday, 25 August 2017 09:30 AM

    Superb u have given the evidence to RR. he can take these tapes !

    Kumar Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:54 PM

    If the BASL is serious they should first request the public to complain to them and there after request the President to Appoint an Independent Commission, rather than threaten Ranjan Ramanayaka. The Doctor should first heal himself and investigate the public complain properly, then only could it restore confidence.

    ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:18 PM

    while not trying to.clean up the corrupt judiciary and lawyers for protecting criminalsthis shameless association trying to disturb a social worker. via DM Android App

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 25 August 2017 09:19 AM

    It is like knocking your head against a hard rock.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 25 August 2017 09:21 AM

    Why lawyers in Sri Lanka refuse to give invoices for their services, as is usual in other countries???!!!

    Dulan Friday, 25 August 2017 09:36 AM

    Besides lawyers and politicians all professionals are responsible for the state the country is in due to their corruption. How many top Audit firms and their CA hide frauds bribe giving of companies, engineer mafia in Electricity B and Petroleum etc hold the poor to ransom

    Niz Friday, 25 August 2017 10:26 AM

    Then you mean to say ALL LAWYERS ARE HONEST and you stand by what you say?

    SAM Friday, 25 August 2017 10:42 AM

    Ranjan now you tell them ALL LAWYERS ARE HONEST

    Azmath Buhar Friday, 25 August 2017 11:24 AM

    I feel this is a good move file against Ranjan.. then ranjan can name all the corrupts... then within BASL fighting will began with Good and Bads... This is what people wants...Fight with Good and Bad... at last Good will win...BASL.. go ahead with your suggestion..

    gamini Friday, 25 August 2017 12:31 PM

    maximum lies have been told in courts with the holy books in hand and maximum truth have been told in bars with a glass of whiskey in hand

    Sunil Friday, 25 August 2017 01:07 PM

    What right or authority do these uneducated morons have to pass judgement on the judiciary?

    Mandy Friday, 25 August 2017 07:35 PM

    BASL should first read the judgement of Lord Denning in the case - Regina vs Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis ex. parte Blackburn,2 W.L.R. 1204 in the UK. They will then realise what contempt of court is all about.

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