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A demonstration had been organised near the parliamentary complex to protest and vilify Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake on her way to the House to appear before the Select Committee probing charges against her.

The Opposition charged that the government had shamelessly mobilised slum dwellers and taxi drivers to vilify the Chief Justice in this manner.

UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara, who spoke during the committee stage debate, charged that these slum dwellers had been brought to Jayanthipura Junction to stage this protest from the Peliyagoda area. The UNP MP also charged that lunch was served to these protesters from the parliamentary canteen under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Agriculture.

“The Peliyagoda Mayor nicknamed Kane mile has brought these people,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga and UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake also raised questions of privilege on the grounds that they were inconvenienced on their way to attend yesterday’s parliamentary sittings by these protesters.  

“An MP should have unhindered access to Parliament on sitting days. We were obstructed on the way by these protesters,” he said.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa  agreed to look into the matter. (KB,YP)
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  • GP Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:55 AM

    this is the fact. very dificult to digest. If not do you think the present government will be in regime for so long

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:05 AM

    This TRUTH was publicly announced by the infamous Doctor, who said that "20 more bus loads are coming...! The other day one chap organised the 3-wheelers and paid them daily collection, fuel and lunch packet to boot!!

    Hardball Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Why only have unhindered access to roads for MPs. What a stupid statement. As for the protesters yes, they were the goons from Kalaniya.

    Anu Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Dr. M Silva was the chief organizer

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:41 AM

    The fact that we still have a majority population who are willing to do the dirty work of a criminal regime is a very sad issue.

    sbd Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:47 AM

    Gutter politics is ruining Serendibity, of Sri lanka , tourists gropu who witnessed the same said in disgust. If government is genuine in its charges, it should use the Attorney General to do the needful by filing charges against CJ in appropriate courts of Law.

    meenavan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:45 AM

    Its obvious Kelani Raja also among demonstrators

    AIM Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:29 AM

    Slumdogs & Millianaires

    Yuri Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:00 AM

    End are usually starts like, we would like to see the end as soon as possible

    mirror Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:03 AM

    Stoning direct, not the house

    SAMAN DOLOSWALA Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:08 AM

    Disgraceful. MP from Kelaniya holy city led the hired protestors who have participated for a lunch packet and arrack bottle.

    Speaker must take action against this hooligan MP.

    Achari Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:08 AM

    Dr. Doggy was seen in action.

    Cynic Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:22 AM

    Stating the obvious.

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:36 AM

    Pathetic...Idiots of Sri Lanka, Suba Anaagathayak!

    nandika Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:37 AM

    All the UNP lawyers are protesting for CJ. including wijedasa rajapakse went one step feather and filed a case against impingement. Dayasiri has no reason to cry.

    Common Man Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:40 AM

    We should remeber something. Injustice judgement for the justice case will not work always. When affected people suffer for the injutice judgement for some benefits, God always not be patience. So the trial is going on and its a God creation. why your guys are going to supress this. Let them also get a good learn and lession at least after we can see their judgement for the cases as to see at least they got fear from this impeachment motion enquiry..!

    Mason Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:45 AM

    This regime is shameless. Their activities since inception amply proves this. They want to stick on to power heedless of what we or the world says of their obnoxious ways and means.
    It sad to say that although they are drunk with power now it would be lost sooner or later. Who will prop them up then.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:15 AM

    Al Rasa: Obviously you sound like one of the worst sychopants of Rajapakse family. Just think of how many UNPers elected by "foolish UNP voters" have been bought over by your King.

    Harsha Ravi Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:01 AM

    Cj's Fate is on the sky. at least she will learn from this how painful when we order for injutice judgement for cases. How the blood pressure is going high when thinking about the injustice judgement. So now C'J's judgement is on the hands of God and as well as with pawl paksa family. So enjoy now..you will be learn from this

    Thomas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:03 AM

    Absolute TRUTH

    Impartial guy Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:00 AM

    Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, he always says that he will look into the matter. But he never took action against government MPs. Government organize protest campaign and protesters are fed with government and President's brother who is the Speaker says he will look into the incident. We do not see any difference between impeachment probe by PSC and Speakers assurance to look into the matter. One of these days an impeachment motion will be brought against the Speaker.

    Fazal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:06 AM

    Useless talking about the regime. Everyone knows about it. People deserve to reap what they planted .

    sara Saturday, 08 December 2012 11:34 AM

    CR will look into the matter,
    MR will appoint a commission,
    RW will look up to the sky.
    We will dig in to graves.

    siribiris Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:09 AM

    Even infant knows it.....

    meenavan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:07 AM

    Any look become vain because Kelani raja pet d....of MR

    Minister Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:09 AM

    It is true!

    chintake Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:17 AM

    It was the same at SIRIKOTHA recently Dayasiri Mahattaya

    samba Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:26 AM

    John never quistioned government, he only enquires about his previlages. He is supporting the government.

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:37 AM

    Speaker also belongs to the same culture.

    prf Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:37 AM

    DON'T WORRY THIS SO CALLED ASIAN MIRACLE

    prf Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:52 AM

    NADUTH HAMUDURUWAGE BADUTH HAMUDURUWAGE

    JAYAWEWA

    Nodrog Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:40 AM

    A comment either made by ignorance or spite. Thugs are not the majority of the population so don't tar everyone with the same brush.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:44 AM

    Unhindered access so they can get there in time for their subsidized breakfasts?

    Mason Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:51 AM

    Ungrateful regime behaves disgracefully against opponents -
    a). Gratitude shown to General SF for liberating country
    from terrorists was jail term.
    b). CJ for upholding law is impeachment hearings.
    c). Arms buyer for terrorists KP buys freedom with loot. No
    charges for arming LTTE.
    d). Sri Lankan Airways Chairman with undeclared foreign
    exchange. No legal action taken.
    e). EPF/ETF monies squandered in loss making shares,
    Greek bonds at loss, CPC hedging deals and inferior
    crude oil purchases - All involved are freely roaming.
    etc, etc, etc, ...

    Junior Citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:22 AM

    What about the poor victims of GK scam, of which CJ is a partner. there were host of them too-Shame!-This disgruntled Dayasiri is the one who spoke in parliament suggesting CJ must go home after husband was caught steeling.

    Junior Citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:26 AM

    sounds silly -Horage Ammagen Pena Ahanna

    Junior Citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:30 AM

    Mason ,you missed one NSB MONEY ? CJ is involved

    Casper Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:41 AM

    ".. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa agreed to look into the matter..."
    ... Haa haaa.. Sabhawe thadin sina!

    OMG Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:46 AM

    The UNP people are so intelligent.

    After all these years they have found the secret.

    Guruge Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:55 AM

    What a beautiful country to go to the dogs for the sake of Indonesian migrant leadership? Mara and Gota are all boat people from indonesia

    Have you noticed?

    nilu Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:54 AM

    What a shamless governement arranging protest for them. This shows that only the slumdogs are with them

    Justin Keppetiyagama Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:00 AM

    You cant talk against the supremacy of Parliament when it exercises sovereignty of people (Peliyagoda thugs)

    Anyway you must be happy, because the government is creating a charming leader to lead the opposition

    Manjula Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:18 AM

    don't just say things if u don't know the inside of it. it was a fine trap master minded by Cabral for maha jara's to black mail CJ

    mirror Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:18 AM

    Samurdhiya...........

    Eye Hawk Thursday, 06 December 2012 05:02 AM

    Ha ha ha he he he !

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:21 AM

    Then under a UNP govt.you will allow these kind of allegation to keep lull. Then we do not vote for UNP again because it is useless. Jayasekera this shows the powers if MR's govt. We'll continue with him for ever. You all will have to languish in the parliament uttering nonsense. Because you few are elected by foolish UNP'ers in this country.

    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:46 AM

    What has the UNP done on these issues?


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