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In a surprise development former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva is likely to face a scrutiny after a group of retired judges yesterday met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees and appraised him of what the presidential office said was, “sending them on retirement in an unfair manner” during Mr. Silva’s tenure in office.

The former Chief Justice had been openly critical of the present regime in recent months and appeared on the platform of the People’s Democratic Forum where he spoke on the topic, ‘Is the executive a challenge to people’s sovereignty.’

Last week he was the chief guest when a Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated organisation launched its website called Voice Against Corruption. The convener was JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti.

The retired judges told President Rajapaksa that as many as 42 judges were compelled to retire on the influence of Mr. Silva at the time he was Chief Justice. They said some of the retired judges had committed suicide and some others suffered mental and physical shock following their ignominious retirement.

They requested President Rajapaksa to initiate an inquiry into the happenings in the judiciary between 1999 and 2009 under the then chief justice Silva and take steps to alleviate their grievances.

Parliamentarian Janaka Bandara who joined the discussion drew the attention of President Rajapaksa to an article published in the ‘Ravaya’ newspaper. He pointed out the necessity to make an inquiry based on the exposures in Ravaya and other allegations against Mr. Silva.

External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga assisted the President at the meeting with the 14 retired judges. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • Malintha Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:30 AM

    Put second Sarath too into jail. Our country is a miracle no dought. People who tie up workers to tree are free from all accuasations.

    AF Saturday, 27 August 2011 05:26 PM

    Thank goodness! My name is not SARATH

    Sitting Bull Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:48 AM

    I am sure the state will pounce on this to nip another Hazare emerging, to it's detriment.

    wajeed Saturday, 27 August 2011 06:58 PM

    those who make curruption and mischief in the land of God shall face justice one day, donot plot in the land of god, for god is the best plotter. dear retired judges, dont add fuel to the burning fire, for u all know that the Former CJ Sarath N. Silva is in rift with the current Government and u retired judges are trying to make a way out of it. let the past be gone, forget and forgive those who harm u as the teachings of Buddha, instead dont do other wise, if CJ really did injustice he would be ashamed of himself. Surely God knows best what is in ur heart.

    jan Saturday, 27 August 2011 03:03 AM

    Already have one Sarath ex army commander in prison. Are we going to have another Sarath ex CJ join him for committing the same SIN?

    Yahiya-Doha Saturday, 27 August 2011 03:09 AM

    Former CJ done the good job his tenure

    Sammy Sunday, 28 August 2011 04:07 AM

    Facing justice & punishment for crimes is applicable to all and not just those who oppose the government or do not see eye to eye with them.

    Dalu Banda Sunday, 28 August 2011 04:21 AM

    I am sure he can`t be court marshal.

    anticorrupt2010 Sunday, 28 August 2011 05:41 AM

    The formula is very simple.

    If you are from ruling side, nothing can be done by any (police/army/courts) charges will be dismissed unanimously. Evidence will be disappeared or deleted. Further you will be called - Patriots (Desha Premee)

    But if you are from opposition, everybody will activate to arrest you failure charges will be fabricated, evidence will be created to put you behind bars. They will be called - Traitors (Desa Drohee) also they will be accused making conspiracy with International support.

    Emotional politics is in full swing at the expense of minority & opposing ideologists.

    God bless.

    sneaky Saturday, 27 August 2011 05:24 AM

    If some of the judges committed suicide because they were forced to retire they were definitely not fit to be judges in the first place and probably did deserve to be asked to retire!

    Nimalasiri Saturday, 27 August 2011 05:46 AM

    Do not spare even a retired CJ.

    Labby Saturday, 27 August 2011 05:47 AM

    Ok, so who's next on the list ?

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Saturday, 27 August 2011 06:03 AM

    Coming Colors Not GOOD

    Mr. Greek Devil Sunday, 28 August 2011 10:13 AM

    Good move MR!

    suraj Saturday, 27 August 2011 06:28 AM

    Earlier it was Gen Sarath Fonseka, Yesterday it was former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva, Today it would be you and me who would criticizes this corrupt UPFA Govt. tomorrow it would be the ones with the Govt side by side aiding and abating on Human Rights abuses, This seem to be the Land of Buddha!!! remember any and all corrupt politicians would have to face a judgment one Day!!! be prepared, that Day is not too far!!!

    Sam Saturday, 27 August 2011 07:44 AM

    If retired judges had committed suicide and some others suffered mental and physical shock following their ignominious retirement, What about the innocent people they punish who did not commit crimes but loss cases due to weaknesses of the lawyers and the judiciary systm or even cases framed by peoploe who had power ?

    musthafa Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:10 AM

    Back fire?

    WICKRAMA Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:26 AM

    Whether Sarath or not, if you commit crime, you have to face justice and punishment!!

    Minister Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:45 AM

    If, as was mentioned, a highly intelligent person such as a judge committed suicide for losing his job, definitely he would not have been suitable enough for that job of high responsibilty. He had not been able to be responsible for his own life!

    ThomastT Saturday, 27 August 2011 09:26 AM

    NO INDICTMENT UNDER EMERGENCY LAWS PLEASE?

    Ami Saturday, 27 August 2011 09:40 AM

    Former CJ will get through this I'm sure, as he has the Wisdom to cope up ! It's not the right time to discuss your opinions and views in open forums !


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