The Leader of the Opposition has said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's statement regarding the Supreme Court judgment in the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was a severe blow on the independence of the judiciary, rule of law and good governance.
In a press release issued today he pointed out the Prime Minister’s statement was baseless and bad by law.
“The United National Party and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have demonstrated their attempt to uphold their principles and policies influenced by foreign elements. His statement regarding the Supreme Court judgment was a violation of the county’s sovereignty.
“In the past the Privy Council in England had the power to revise or quash the judgments of the Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court, but it was abolished by the Republican Constitution. Today the Supreme Court is the highest body of the judiciary and its judgments are final.
“I would like to point out to the people that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement that Sri Lanka will have to depend to the decisions of the Commonwealth Judges is an attempt to undermine the Sri Lankan Courts and an undue challenge against the Supreme Court. I stress that Prime Minister as a responsible personality should withdraw his statement and refrain from making such ridiculous statements. He should set an example to the people and respect the judiciary.
“The Prime Minister and the Government should uphold good governance and the Rule of Law and also revoke the gazette notification relating to the Financial Crime Investigation Unit, which was aimed at victimising political opponents,” the press release said.
Nimal ayya, you people and MR. Gota, Basil spoilt the judiciary and how can we trust them now...
Mahinda Monday, 18 May 2015 05:10 AM
I wish that he had said this when he was in Governement previously about his leader when the Judiciary was abused with impeachment of CJ and irregular and illegal appointment of The next CJ who was subsequently removed by the present Governmmet.
Jeff Monday, 18 May 2015 05:47 AM
Nimal Sir, When you were minister of housing, housing authority became the worst corrupted place and you were openly taking bribe to transfer deeds from one person to other. I am an ex employee of your ministry. You are a pal Hora.
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 18 May 2015 05:56 AM
Nothing wrong Sir, most of the educated people feels that RW is right. In SriLanka the justice is dying and we need to strengthen it energizing with foreign powers.
Bubble Banda Monday, 18 May 2015 05:57 AM
Gotta is a dam culprit who looted and ruined SriLanka. If the SriLankan laws cannot bring him to justice, then no use. PM is correct. You better shut your mouth Sir.
citizens Monday, 18 May 2015 06:33 AM
Where was this guy during MR time.
Top Cat Monday, 18 May 2015 07:10 AM
I know the LAW, uh!!!?
Cobra Monday, 18 May 2015 07:10 AM
As long as the wind blows in the direction they think are favorable to them!!!!!!!!
hubert Monday, 18 May 2015 07:30 AM
your judgment is within the capacity of your brain improve your knowledge you are a product of Central schools short sighted and does not speak according to consciousness
Yan Monday, 18 May 2015 01:26 PM
Whom are you trying to satisfy by issuing this kind of statements?
Dulan Monday, 18 May 2015 08:13 AM
Very few Sri Lankans have confidence in our Justice system and in most Judges . Like every institution this too has been politicized
judge Monday, 18 May 2015 08:34 AM
You idiot siripala...when u guys were in power the supreme court had gone to stray dogs. Now u r talking as if u were sleeping during mahinda regime..
Fassey Monday, 18 May 2015 05:25 PM
Puppets are opening their mouth now. During MR regime where were they?Were they sleep walking?
LogicalCitizen Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:02 PM
At last NSDS has got some energy and wisdom. Bravo!
TONY Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:17 PM
THERE WERE COUNTLESS NUMBER OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS UNDER THE PREVIOUS GOVT. MS WAS ELECTED TO POWER TO CLEAN UP CORRUPTION. THEREFORE, IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT POLITICIANS UNDER THE LAST REGIME IS INVESTIGATED, HAD THEY BEEN CLEAN THE OPPOSITION LEADER WOULD NOT CALL IT "VICTIMIZING POLITICAL OPPONENTS" BUT SUPPORT THIS CLEAN UP OPERATION
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