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A Sri Lankan Appeal Court Judge allegedly caused havoc in an Indian airport when he verbally abused his colleagues and even attacked one with a bottle of water, while returning home after a judges’ conference. The incident was reported to the President, the Daily Mirror learns.  

Creating a huge scene at the Business Lounge of the Bangalore and shocking many foreign onlookers the senior judge, had allegedly berated several judges in language that shocked the foreign passengers who heard his profanity. The individual who went on scolding his colleagues both in Sinhala and English for more than 10 minutes had later hit one of them with a water bottle.

The Daily Mirror reliably learns that the affected judge had made a complaint to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the appointing authority of judges through the Chief Justice and also to Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Head of the Judiciary, and the other Supreme Court judges. The newspaper also came to know that the complaint had already reached the President.

The embarrassing incident had taken place when a ten-judge squad comprising Appeal Court Judges from Sri Lanka had participated at a conference held from April 17 to 24. On April 23 night, seven judges including the judge involved in the incident had been dropped of by the organisers at the Bangalore Airport while three others had taken different routes.

As soon as the bus reached the airport, the suspected judge had outrun the others to pick up a trolley but mistakenly left one of his bags behind. Being aware of the nature and temperament of the judge, the others had not touched or taken out the bag. Later, on realizing this he had gone off in verbally abusive parlance at the other judges which ended up in the bottle-attack.  

However, it is learnt that none of the judges - including the victim of the bottle-attack – had retaliated in any manner. Yet, considering the massive damage caused to the reputation of the Sri Lankan judges and judiciary at an international public location, he had brought the incident to the President’s notice. (Susitha R. Fernando)
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  • Merry Monday, 06 May 2013 04:03 AM

    What can anyone else do if he can't take care of his luggage? and they call these people educated, how in the world do they become judges.

    umara Monday, 06 May 2013 09:56 AM

    ugath modayo

    Jutice Monday, 06 May 2013 04:21 AM

    Lets impeach the judge!

    dabara Monday, 06 May 2013 12:44 PM

    i am the king, i am the judge, i am the polilce, and i am the rogue.

    Ruwan Monday, 06 May 2013 07:10 AM

    Uncivilized cheap judge.what justice can you expect from illl tempered fellows like this.

    ANTON Monday, 06 May 2013 04:25 AM

    I THINK FIRST OF ALL SRILANKAN JUDGES HAVE TO TAUGHT BASIC LAW.

    Your Honor Monday, 06 May 2013 10:06 AM

    The airport will provide the CCTV footage if requested. Usually these My Lords go strictly by evidence.

    mohamed asfar Monday, 06 May 2013 04:28 AM

    " being aware of the nature and temperament of the judge". born chilling.

    Azmy Monday, 06 May 2013 12:59 PM

    This will happen when thugs become a judge with political influence.

    Junior citizen Monday, 06 May 2013 10:18 AM

    Independence of Judiciary

    gowravi Monday, 06 May 2013 10:20 AM

    Does that mean that you can say anything in public ? that too in another country ? is he a professional ? then he must know to behave in public & control his anger

    sammy Monday, 06 May 2013 04:48 AM

    I am sure this disgraceful judge will be promoted immediately, for he fits well with the present regimes culture.

    Naman Monday, 06 May 2013 10:26 AM

    He definitely comes from a violent country

    Kumar R Monday, 06 May 2013 01:05 PM

    Any reason why the identity of the judges were withheld in the news item? Clear identification will serve as a great deterrant from similar idiotic behavior of officials in the future - keeping them annonymous fails to do that.

    Silva de Mervin Monday, 06 May 2013 10:29 AM

    If anything left!

    Kiwi Monday, 06 May 2013 01:23 PM

    This same judge is famous for similar action before and was even suspended for about an year.

    Be fair...... Monday, 06 May 2013 05:17 AM

    any bet, the concerned judge must be a political appointee...!!
    Release the name they should be disgraced in public, no mercy

    meenavan Monday, 06 May 2013 08:04 AM

    Justice become injustice not in Srilanka but even abroad by so called judge....Banana Island become....????

    Fayad Monday, 06 May 2013 05:20 AM

    You have to refer his judgements again

    The God Father Monday, 06 May 2013 05:21 AM

    Dear Friends,

    Certain things such as morals and ethics to be taught from our infancy , professionalism is something that you choose to become and very seldom you learn good manners from it, if you really look at it, there is no much difference among professionals , they all money making machines and they lack ethics and no respect for another human being, Pls tell me what is the difference between a butcher and this judge?
    Respect the husband, the wife, the siblings, your colleague, the neighbor, the teacher in one word the other human being the way how you like to be respected, in that way we build a better society. God save us all.

    Thomas Monday, 06 May 2013 04:46 PM

    Before Ministers were misbehaving, now Judges turn to be naughty

    fazli Monday, 06 May 2013 05:21 AM

    The Judgement Day for the Judge himself !

    Fernandes Monday, 06 May 2013 10:52 AM

    how can people repose confidence in his judgments

    Suq Madique Monday, 06 May 2013 05:36 AM

    Mis-judge?

    lal Monday, 06 May 2013 10:57 AM

    Boys will be boys!

    misunderstood Monday, 06 May 2013 08:27 AM

    this is the kind of judges required to protect the monarch!!

    Rama Monday, 06 May 2013 12:00 AM

    I wonder how this man who couldn't control his temper made clear and fair judgements. via DM Android App

    old citizen Monday, 06 May 2013 08:29 AM

    Surely the Judges conference has taught him a new lesson

    Amila. G Monday, 06 May 2013 11:07 AM

    Chikeee Lajja nadda

    Amila. G Monday, 06 May 2013 11:09 AM

    Are these real Judges. Shame.

    suren Monday, 06 May 2013 02:58 AM

    Pls name him what a shame on our motherland. Is he deserved to be seated on a panel of Appeal Court Judges??

    Sam Monday, 06 May 2013 05:56 AM

    They have to judge themselves before go to the bench !

    EDWARD Monday, 06 May 2013 03:04 AM

    are these the people who want to judge others?

    dek Monday, 06 May 2013 11:14 AM

    How can a judge like him could have adorned a primary court leave aside the supreme court

    Yehiya Monday, 06 May 2013 06:03 AM

    Massive damage caused to the reputation of the Sri Lankan judges and judiciary appointment of CJ from back door.

    Mason Monday, 06 May 2013 06:04 AM

    This is continuing the reputation of judiciary and justice in this country following the infamous impeachment of the CJ by the ruling party.
    It is almost two weeks since the incident. Why is the president silent having received notice of the incident. Is the judge involved a party supporter.

    Kit udugama Tuesday, 07 May 2013 07:02 AM

    We have all kinds of judges,

    What happened to the POL JUDGE, who dealt with the school girl who supposed to have stolen 8 coconuts ha ha ha

    Saman Monday, 06 May 2013 01:41 PM

    Grace says, "the judge has brought disgrace for our country's judiciary in a foreign land."

    Don't jump to conclusions just yet Grace. It all depends on if this judge is an SLFPer or not. If he is an SLFPer, it would so happen that it is the other judges who may have brought disgrace to our country's judiciary, again depending on if they are also SLFPers or not.

    Sammy Tuesday, 07 May 2013 07:01 AM

    "Judge not lest ye be judged"! This is another example of education without values.

    Fair N Square Monday, 06 May 2013 11:20 AM

    Probably he taught the forum.. Judgement Sl style....

    Prof Wickramatillake Monday, 06 May 2013 08:48 AM

    Blame should go to those who appointed this type of person as Judge, with shaky origins and upbringings.

    thugpaksha Monday, 06 May 2013 01:51 PM

    "They are also going so we also going" - kind of situation, everyone is fighting so why not the judges fight too...me thinks, Sri Lankans are missing the LTTE. When those low life's were around most Sri Lankans were united against one enemy. Now they are looking for an enemy every nook and corner.

    berty Monday, 06 May 2013 11:28 AM

    How safe are the lawyers before him to argue a case with the paper weight by his side

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 06 May 2013 11:28 AM

    Shows clearly the current status of "Low and Odour" in the country.

    sudath Monday, 06 May 2013 06:17 AM

    GOD what a shame....

    Kalum Monday, 06 May 2013 06:22 AM

    He will get himself admitted to a hospital.

    MayIwin Silva Monday, 06 May 2013 03:34 AM

    Judges too are human beings and have feelings, jealousies. As a duty bound citizen I transfer the case to professor Merwyn Silva for his final judgement.

    Karthik Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:44 AM

    You know him well. God bless you.

    Rata Haraka Monday, 06 May 2013 06:22 AM

    The judge will be judged and due action taken, depending on whether he is pro or anti government.

    janaka Monday, 06 May 2013 11:53 AM

    Please disclose the Name of the Judge.

    upul Monday, 06 May 2013 09:18 AM

    What about GOSL ?

    pj Monday, 06 May 2013 09:17 AM

    Disgrace !!? Just wait and see, he shall be promoted to Supreme court. That is the order of the day.

    Rajani Monday, 06 May 2013 03:37 AM

    If a judge behave like this how can we expect a justice from this person? Mr Judge you nust know how to behave in a foreign land among the foreigners.

    weha Monday, 06 May 2013 06:28 AM

    Mata mathaka nee

    upul Monday, 06 May 2013 09:18 AM

    CHK which side first he is ?

    Nodrog Monday, 06 May 2013 03:44 AM

    Is this the kind of 'justice' he dishes out in his own court-room?

    Nishantha Monday, 06 May 2013 12:03 PM

    Don't worry.... from this file he'll be converted to the same side.

    Meril Monday, 06 May 2013 03:44 AM

    In a nutshell, there is no law and order in Sri Lanka

    Felix Monday, 06 May 2013 12:10 PM

    Do we still call him a judge? I am sure someone will post a video on the youtube.

    crow Monday, 06 May 2013 09:25 AM

    Another Mer.... . ?

    Grace Monday, 06 May 2013 03:53 AM

    The judge has brought disgrace for our country's judiciary in a foreign land.

    Apuhamy Monday, 06 May 2013 06:44 AM

    Country is ruled by goons, so such behavior of the judge is not a surprise,

    MayIwin Silva Monday, 06 May 2013 06:46 AM

    Judges are next to the president, so what is the problem if a judge misbehaves for a while. Judges are judges, they are also human beings.

    Raavana Monday, 06 May 2013 09:44 AM

    It is only just one individual human being. A lot of people have short temper. I am not however justifying the incident. But it is nothing abnormal. Even the politicians behave like this.

    Ranjit Monday, 06 May 2013 06:49 AM

    Who is he related to? Another one of our proud judge.He is known as Chandy Judge.

    One time unp Monday, 06 May 2013 02:57 PM

    News Editor. You need to give the name of the judge or it's not of any use. Be it any other citizen by now the name would have been known.

    We must be transparent and treat all the same, no use hiding the name , must be known. If it was a politician am sure you will have more to say Mr. Editor. No good


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