India will provide assistance to Sri Lanka in training judges under a Memorandum of Understanding that both countries are expected to sign.
The MoU will enable Colombo to send judges to Bangalore and Bhopal to receive training, Sri Lankan Justice Ministry said after a meeting between Justice Minister Athauda Senaviratne and Indian High Commissioner Ashok A Kantha yesterday.
Sri Lanka and India share a legal system based on the Roman Dutch law established by the British colonial rulers who ruled both countries until 1948 and 1947 respectively.
Sri Lanka has had an excellent tradition of jurisprudence and judiciary worthy of emulation for nearly a century. I really doubt the wisdom of the present move, and wonder why we belittle our professional and iconic institutions this way. History records that G. G. Ponnambalam's expertise was sought by Karunanidhi to defend himself against Sarkaria commisssion report. It looks as if our leaders are trying to please India in the hope that it will come to their rescue against international witch-hunts.
pasel Friday, 12 November 2010 11:46 AM
Blind lead the blind
steve Friday, 12 November 2010 11:52 AM
train them to be more unlawful is what they are trying to do
Smart Aleck Friday, 12 November 2010 12:03 PM
Next, the Idiot Minister will want them trained in China.
Shan Friday, 12 November 2010 12:10 PM
I think there will be better training and Lessons to learn by our Wedda Community or from the 'Aadiwaasis'; but not from India I guess
steve Friday, 12 November 2010 12:11 PM
Can we train our parlimentarians also in India?
lankaman Friday, 12 November 2010 12:11 PM
yup, and Indian judiciary is corrupt to the core. maybe they should train our police
spark Friday, 12 November 2010 12:20 PM
No MR will help them make decisions and for that they get honorary posts in our embassies.
Above the crowd Friday, 12 November 2010 12:21 PM
Stupid idea . Did you read the Indian newspapers yesterday.Indian Judiciary is not squeaky clean.
sltk2004 Friday, 12 November 2010 12:26 PM
Does that mean the current judgments they give are not correct ?
Rajan Zed Friday, 12 November 2010 01:03 PM
Srilankan who are speaking against India should get some training from India.It seems that you hate mongers have nothing in your brain.you should leave buddhism because it originated in India.
Noel Friday, 12 November 2010 01:14 PM
No need to train them...MR has given the proper training already.
Anver Friday, 12 November 2010 11:46 AM
Does it mean our Law College is not up to the standard?
Reality Friday, 12 November 2010 03:02 PM
Clearly, you have no idea how India works and how its judiciary has been rated globally..
Darrel Friday, 12 November 2010 03:36 PM
Mr. Athauda: Please get a brain scan if you can!
Ranbanda Friday, 12 November 2010 04:29 PM
Why should they need Indian training?I am sure they get a very good training from the president before been appointaed as a judge.Why waste time
Balakumar Friday, 12 November 2010 04:56 PM
Are they trainable?
Above the crowd Friday, 12 November 2010 05:39 PM
Most of them can be bought, Corruption,bribery, nepotism You name it. Read the Indian press.
pini bindu Friday, 12 November 2010 07:22 PM
well said steve thats what should happen
pini bindu Friday, 12 November 2010 07:23 PM
whats wrong with colonial Law .. i think it is the best , you can clearly see it ,why change???????
vat hora Friday, 12 November 2010 10:50 PM
give to training politician too.
Rajitha Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:27 AM
xlntgson Saturday, 13 November 2010 10:29 AM
Singapore will also send its judges for training in India, soon!
Kundu mali Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:04 PM
Live in India for six months and then you can talk.
Naleen Pradeep Friday, 12 November 2010 10:30 AM
Why our judges are not clever enough to train juniors?????I think our top people may want to change completely our law system according to our MOTHER COUNTRY.
Thomas Friday, 12 November 2010 08:54 AM
Indian Judges are more corrupt than Sri Lanka Judges, what is there to learn???????????????????/
Dheen Friday, 12 November 2010 09:02 AM
I think Mr. Gomin Dayasiri is the best person to comment on this subject.
OscarWilde Friday, 12 November 2010 09:20 AM
Finally! God knows they need some training!
pbj Friday, 12 November 2010 09:29 AM
Well matched , and i propose indian police to invite sri lanka police to train them in creating fictions .
gamarala Friday, 12 November 2010 09:42 AM
Then balance good judges also spoiled if they get indian training. Don't know whether there is a good place to treat them on spine to send
Mushi Friday, 12 November 2010 10:00 AM
Indian training to judge Sri lankans in indian way..Is that Sri lankans judges incompetent? SL stand alone!!
Deepal Friday, 12 November 2010 10:05 AM
To training or no training, judges will be commanded from the top. Judgments will be made for them. They would only have to read them out.
zorro Friday, 12 November 2010 10:18 AM
are these judges not qualified to make judgments according to the prevailing legal system in the country? i mean don't we have a legal system independent of the judges and the charged? then we just need to call MR or GR to ask for the appropriate verdict in each individual case, and no low books!
NISSANKA Friday, 12 November 2010 10:19 AM
Why we need India to train our judges ?. I can understand, if we get training from a place like Singapore. Not India for justice's sake.
Jix Friday, 12 November 2010 10:23 AM
I trust and am hopeful it wont be a case of blind leading the blind...
pini bindu Friday, 12 November 2010 10:27 AM
as long as they teach thoses people for a fair justice ...
pbj Friday, 12 November 2010 08:51 AM
Well match or in Sinhala - Thakata thakai .
Concerned Friday, 12 November 2010 10:37 AM
Don't we have better law collages in Sri Lanka?
Bluff Bluff Friday, 12 November 2010 10:40 AM
You mean to say that their judgments will be better after Indian training?
NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 12 November 2010 10:41 AM
“India's legal system is hampering its economy and democracy”
Smart Aleck Friday, 12 November 2010 10:41 AM
Why not send Athauda and his Secretary for some training or rehabilitation?
Ruhunu Puthra Friday, 12 November 2010 10:51 AM
No training from anywhere is useless, untill & unless the independance of the judiciary is safeguarded by the constitution.
Rajeev Friday, 12 November 2010 11:02 AM
There is no justice in India and more ever the legal system is entirely different from Lanka.In fact Sri lanka should develop its own independence than dependence on India
Kundu mali Friday, 12 November 2010 11:07 AM
This is a big joke, our system is perfect and the judges are cleaver and educated not like in India you pay money to get qualification . MR is taking our people for idots.
Hemal Kirtisinghe Friday, 12 November 2010 11:13 AM
May God help sri lankan judges!!
Future Friday, 12 November 2010 11:33 AM
Indian help to train SL judges; to be more corrupted ?????
hemantha Friday, 12 November 2010 11:39 AM
Send all the judges for training after the very important verdict on 20th Nov.
BERTY Friday, 12 November 2010 11:46 AM
please select judges in a fair manner.Don t send juvenile mag and cj s secretary
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