Wed, 23 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Govt. told police not to salute CJ: TNA

29 November 2012 12:36 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The government had even ordered police officers not to salute Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake when she came to the parliament complex last week to appear before the select committee probing 14 charges against her, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told Parliament yesterday.

Speaking during the committee stage debate of the Justice Ministry, Mr. Sumanthiran said the order had come from the top. At this point Minister Lakshman Seneviratne tried to dispute what Mr. Sumanthiran said.

But Mr. Sumanthiran said the fact remains that police officers did not salute the Chief Justice.

“I know it for a fact. DIG Anura Senanayake has given the order,” he said.

Government MP A.H.M. Azwer who was presiding asked whether it was legally possible for the Chief Justice to be accompanied by lawyers when arriving in the House.

“I am seeking a clarification from you who is a senior lawyer,” he asked Mr. Sumanthiran, who responded saying; “This is an awkward situation. It has never happened in the House. If you want legal advice, please pay a fee and consult a lawyer. Don’t try to elicit a free legal advice from me,”

Mr. Azwer said there was nothing awkward here.

“I am only asking for a clarification. I am not making a comment. I do not want to pay any fee,” he said.

After the cross talk Mr. Sumanthiran continued with his speech, and said the government had embarked on a path that would erode public confidence in the judiciary.

He said the Government was doing this because the judiciary was not doing what the Government wanted it to do. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 26

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Rednaxela Friday, 30 November 2012 06:12 AM

    Aswer is perhaps the only one who gave a dead rope to President Premadasa and succeeded. Now he is trying to give a bundle of rope to all Sri Lankans. May be he is one of the President's Court Jesters who is singing for his supper.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:45 AM

    Not respecting the CJ won't consider as Contempt of Court of Justice???

    Nina H. Kamal Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:25 AM

    Just blind leading the blind! Shameless,

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:39 AM

    Me. Sumanthiran has made his point in spite of foolish remarks by the jokers on the government side, This government is now well known for adapting cheap tactics and this is just another one of those indulged in by low-class people with small minds, just the same way they insulted General Fonseka. What these idiots do not realize is that more cheap tactics they use, the more the respectable people's statures increase.

    Athula Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:53 AM

    Lawyers of the caliber of Mr Sumanthiran

    Matalan Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:02 AM

    Hats off to Mr. Sumanthiran. Well done!

    wickeyag Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:02 PM

    Shame..............Good lesson for our younger generation from the Parliament itself. Further more tell them to keep on banging the table in front of them in the class room.

    silva Friday, 30 November 2012 12:24 AM

    sumanthiran is one of the intellectuals.

    MagodisThumaa Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:06 AM

    We salute you madame !

    shanthi Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:11 AM

    Police, pl.salute Hon. DUMINDA

    UNP Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:33 AM

    Today majority nation salvation, only from TNA

    truth Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:37 AM

    This is history in the making.... This government is the most ruthless in the world.

    Anyone oppose them had it... They end up in Jail or cemetery.

    CJ, Former CJ and General Fonseka all have paid the price but still alive merely because the world is watching GOSL

    Deepal Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:34 AM

    Thoppiya herana pethata yang.

    Jay Ranaweera Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:13 PM

    What ? Well said?? These are the people who did salute Prabhakaran, living with Sri Lankan's Tax money!

    Jay Ranaweera Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:18 PM

    Yes Ranil, 100% correct.

    Asha Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:16 AM

    You are 'Truth' in its true sense!

    L Perera Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:24 AM

    Perhaps this TNA also can threaten to a "Fast until death". :Like his colleague has done.

    Kalusudda Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:29 AM

    They can salute, KP, Karuna and Pillayan

    Egypt Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:35 AM

    our people have to learn from egypt nation.

    Gamaraala Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:34 AM

    We need more lawyers in the Parliament.

    nimal Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:41 AM

    not just lawyers. but sensible lawyers.

    saif Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:12 AM

    the CLASS of this regime

    Ranil Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:13 AM

    Sumanthiran is Pro Ltte lawyer. who tries to mislead the srilankan people.

    Rajani Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:52 AM

    Well said Mr Sumanthiran.

    DUWI Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:03 AM

    The parliament is full of failed lawyers.

    Surain Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:00 AM

    well said correct place everyone now knows what these rulers are up to


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


SLPP eats humble pie over fuel price hike statement

The statement put out by SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) General Secretar

GSP+: Isn’t there a way out?

The European Parliament’s resolution on Sri Lanka on June 10 was the second

Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

After an in-house battle among members of the top management of the Consumer

Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.