Shaveen Bandaranayake, son of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake questioned MP Namal Rajapaksa’s moral stand, asking Rajapaksa if he understood how he (Shaveen) 'felt when my family was condemn(ed), vilified and harassed during the past two and a half years'.
He said this in a response to a 'status' posted by Namal Rajapaksa on his official Facebook page, in which he pleads for his 'mother and brothers' to be 'left alone’.
In a no holds barred response currently going viral, Shaveen asked how he would have felt when his parents were summoned to the Bribery Commission.
The former Chief Justice was impeached by the previous regime under controversial circumstances with what many alleged were trumped up charges brought against her in attempts to oust her.
The impeachment led to severe criticism against the then government both locally and internationally. However, the government maintained that the charges were proved and due process was followed.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s wife and Namal’s mother Shiranthi Rajapaksa had been summoned to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to record statements over various allegations of fraud and corruption.
In his Facebook post, Namal asked that political vengeance be stopped immediately.
"My Mother just received a notice to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). My Mother has always stayed away from politics. Does she deserve this harassment?! “Yahapalanaya” seems just a facade for this government. Vengeance isn't "good governance." Targeting my Mother proves it. President Rajapaksa and I, as politicians, are always ready to face political vengeance. But I wish they would leave my Mother & brothers alone" Rajapaksa said in his status which was posted on the 26th of May.
Bandaranayake had responded the very next day, commenting right below the above status "Mr. Rajapaksa, you tend to forget those who you've left in your wake. My mother, father, aunt, uncle nor I were politicians. Yet, your government moved swiftly to condemn, vilify and harass us throughout the past 2 1/2 years. How must I have felt when my parents were called before the Bribery Commission? How must I have felt seeing them being carted day after day to courts? How must I have felt seeing them being defamed by the government media that you so eloquently manipulated during your rule? Before you seek sympathy or support, 'audi alteram partem'. You’re an attorney, look that up" (Hafeel Farisz)
Comments - 95
DillonDP Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:21 AM
Well Shaveen I presume your mum never drafted mahindas willy filly consitituion nor she was not one of the corner pillars drafting such changes to our constitution which nearly litteraly scrwed the entire country.While she was drafting our future via Mahinda your daddy was in NSB doing deals hey should your daddy not be called to FCID??
Lanka Shantha Friday, 29 May 2015 08:25 PM
You reap what you sow.
Metteyya Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:21 AM
Sri Lanka has no time for family feuds! It is time to put the country first and stop all this bickering between families that want to run Sri Lanka. We care about RESULTS for the Sri Lankan people, not which family dynasty is going to be on top.
Mahinda Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:43 PM
Well Done Shaveen for raising your voice , 10 years jungle rule these Namal family destroyed Sri Lanka on all aspects.
Silva Monday, 01 June 2015 06:04 PM
Because Dogs became Lions before as well
Rahman Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:45 PM
Each and Every Action has a reasonable re-action- Shaveen is correct, The fellow commentators here will endorse his arguement.
Lakshman De Silva Sunday, 31 May 2015 07:11 AM
Justice Shiranne Bandaranaike was found to have committed actions of bad faith unfitting for a Chief Justice.The findings were presented to The Parliament and majority voted including Maitripala sirisena and Rajita Senaratna among present government ministers. Namal Rajapksa had nothing to do with it. Therefore your comment is unimportant in the view of the public as Your mother had faulted
siva Friday, 29 May 2015 08:37 PM
"audi alteram partem" will the recipient understand? . I did not -can someone illustrate
Thomas Ranger Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:56 AM
The King has lost his crown.
Bala Friday, 29 May 2015 08:38 PM
Excellent response from party directly involved in the harassment of the MR regime. Namal should hide his head in shame. He pleads to leave his mother alone but he should beg forgiveness from all those families of journalists and FM Fonsekas family members (including a grandmother) who were harrased by his father
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:55 PM
This is the trouble when those who come to power assume they are Kings and then their offspring behave like Clown Princes nary a feeling towards ordinary folk. This is nothing but retribution to the Rajapakse family who have played very badly with the lives of many innocent people just to boost their vain egos.
MR Friday, 29 May 2015 08:46 PM
Well Said shaven well Said I Hope they find the truth. via DM Android App
Liswom Friday, 29 May 2015 08:47 PM
Exactly. You reap what you sow. Shaveen you have given an apt response to the ex-first ladys son. via DM Android App
Ranil Wijeyesekera Friday, 29 May 2015 08:51 PM
Grant ammnesty for admiting wrong doing. Amnesty also to9 witnesses. We are concentrating on the past without looking to the future. Every body did wrong when the law allows it. Favors are granted to friends and family what ever the circumstance.God forgives for what you do. Forgiveness and mercy are good character attributes.
sam Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:27 AM
Agreed that actions by MR regime on former CJ is politically motivated. But we have no sympathy for her as she and her husband were accomplish to MR until their fall out.
saj Sunday, 31 May 2015 08:40 AM
would be true if her family hadnt accepted any political appointments
Dissa Sunday, 31 May 2015 08:56 AM
Well said correct point via DM Android App
cuckoo Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:28 AM
No.... Rajapaksas are guilty until proven innocent !
sam Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:32 AM
Well said DillonDP. We all know their parents were part of the regime until their fall out possibly some deals went wrong. So he too has no moral stand to talk about it.
Iqbal Friday, 05 June 2015 10:03 AM
This fellow namal should understand that they dont belong to any royal family and should obey and respect the law at least now.
Thajuddin Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:44 PM
Hey Namal, what about me man....
Shamantha Welgama Sunday, 31 May 2015 09:58 AM
When people have power and Money, they tend to forget humanity and justice. If people can get anything which is favorable for them even a passing a competitive exams easialy,many un educated people will tend to get it with merits.This is a good lesson for all the Sri Lankans, Do everything according to your conscious thinking ahead. Think of the Buddhist teachings.
mahinda Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:10 AM
r u bandaranayake o kariyawasam .little later u r dad too have to face FCID.suppose NSB mny using for share MKT ad mom also have problem.. via DM Android App
SLwala Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:07 AM
I admire Saveen Bandaranayake for his humble and respectful approach in expressing what he wants to say. Meanwhile I despise how arrogant is this synthetic lawyer fellow who may be dumb not to understand what Shaveen meant by saying “Audi alteram partem”.
kondaya77 Friday, 29 May 2015 09:22 PM
Well said! Now it is the Rajapaksa family to listen to the music which they do not like.
LAL Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:25 AM
Namal Baby, do you understand the phrase "audi alteram partem"? Ask Pieris uncle (behind doors) for the meaning!
Tissa. Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:32 AM
what has happenednd to the10 racing. cars.kalapura land.or.ofand the official cars of or office. via DM Android App
Asif Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:27 AM
Well said, BRAVO
LAL Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:29 AM
Hey, "Concerned Citizen", it is better if do not talk humbug here!
LAL Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:36 AM
Mr. Rajapakse, just imagine how terrible Shaveen must have felt when those fellows who have not even got the 8th standard harassed and humiliated his mother sitting in an "infamous" Select Committee of Parliament!!!!!!!
firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 29 May 2015 10:06 PM
I do not understand why Rajapaksha family I so paranoid about investigations if they have done nothing Wrong. You are innocent until proven guilty .The fact that they are so against investogatipns proves that they are guilty. Proof is in the pudding .
fawzan Friday, 29 May 2015 10:12 PM
Karma is working
kumudu Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:57 AM
1970 As a political victims son I understand his feelings. That does not mean you will be always looked after by UNPany other.
Gratiaen Monday, 01 June 2015 09:24 AM
This in Universal Law!!!Rajapaksa family should realize this noble principle.
Ranil Friday, 29 May 2015 10:20 PM
Well said son.........
Concerned Citizen Friday, 29 May 2015 10:20 PM
Mr Shaveen B, cant you see the difference between the two cases? One was a public office holder who took questionable decisions relating to ongoing litigation and the other merely the wife of a politician with no role in public administration.
mac Friday, 29 May 2015 10:52 PM
This is a good lesson who think they are supreme.
palle Friday, 29 May 2015 10:58 PM
Is this newsworthy by any means?
John Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:30 PM
Shaveen, the appointment for Shirani was also done in a "special" way bypassing many rules. She was at the Faculty of Law but she was promoted as Chief Justice by then Government so it was sort of apolitical appointment. Some people expecting the CJ position was also felt abandoned at the time. She humiliated the legal system when Sirisena appointed then she resigned soon after. Also, can you categorically say she did not do anything wrong and she is free of corruption?.
Fair N Square Friday, 29 May 2015 11:03 PM
WOW ! Shaveen... well done! Now Namal is seeking sympathy, who did they spare? not even ur mom... Did the Jarapassas EVER think that a day would dawn for them to be on the other side of the table? HECK NO... Naveen always remember when they threw the ball to the wall, they did NOT know that the ball would come back at them twice as hard... And I salute you for asking Namal the fake lawyer to look something up....wonder IF he knows how to look-up wikipedia or even google up..... now he has to tuck his tail between his hind legs and escapeeeeeeeeeeee..... Pretty soon his post would be deleted.. Thumbs UP Naveen, you did your parents proud...
Mason Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:38 AM
The Rajapakses thought that the Sun will never set in their empire. But, alas, it was not to be so. Today they are reaping what they sowed. The medicine is bitter, so it was to the victims of the Rajapakse regime.
Royalist Friday, 29 May 2015 11:34 PM
Bravo via DM Android App
Maya Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:50 AM
means, listen to the other side: Something Rajapakses never known to understand.
TONY Friday, 29 May 2015 11:44 PM
NAMAL YOU MAY NOW UNDERSTAND WHAT FEELING IS, HOW PEOPLE HAVE FELT BEFORE AND HOPE YOU WILL CORRECT YOURSELF WITHOUT RIDING ON POWER
Maya Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:06 PM
Put your point within the subject matter discussed. Yours is totally irrelevant.
JJ Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:07 PM
This moron Namal does not understand Latin let alone English. He will interpret this as one of those fine German automobiles named Audi
concerned about the citizens Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:28 PM
If an allegation exists. All, politician or pauper, must be treated equally in the eyes of the law. There is no difference between how cases should be treated.
Push Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:41 PM
These things are nothing for Rajapaksas
yahapalakaya Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:14 AM
u ask from uncle sira why did u against that time for ur mom and he also completely realised or mom has done wrong doing .u dont have tell anything against u talk to u r mom and ask dad why did u take share s from the finance shut up you tell Dada to answer his wrong doings .thats also his has to face fcid recently .await.... via DM Android App
Massdeen Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:46 PM
Well done Shaveen, you really nailed them at the correct time, good strike when the iron is hot
Upul Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:43 AM
Mr. Rajapaksha, calling your mother to FCID means to investigate some malpractices your family has done in past. If you and your family is clean, then nothing to worry. As you claim that your mother is away from politics (people do not believe) does not means your mother has not done any corruption. right? To involve in corruption you do not have to be in politics. Even in private companies there are corruption. So face to FCID charges and prove that your mother is not guilty.
M. S.. Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:47 PM
THIS IS KNOWN ASKALA KALA DE PALA PALA DE................
Shan Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:02 PM
Peris also not sure, give him internet search machine.
Hamzie Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:21 PM
Well said Shaveen you can also add "Nemo iudex in causa sua" - means "no-one should be a judge in their own cause." It is a principle of natural justice that no person can judge a case in which they have an interest. "Justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done".
mountain Sunday, 31 May 2015 03:08 PM
Wonderful and brave reply. Also write something to PORK WIMAL. via DM Android App
maheshika Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:10 PM
This is a "Tit for Tat" game. I do not think it is acceptable under Yahapalanaya. Please show that you are working within the rules, which applies to to all regardless of the Political Party they belong,The religion, the language they speak.etc.
Nims Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:04 AM
When the injustice becomes the Law - Resistance becomes the duty
Dot Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:04 AM
So many sons live in SrIlanka who faced hurt sadness and frustration when Parents were wrongfully accused ...this goes right down the spectrum from first Ladies CJS to lowly domestic servants wrongfully accused of theft ..but the last does not make its way to the news head lines ..yet the hurt could be te same .Some times the world seem so lopsided in the morning when we read the news !
Anil Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:40 PM
Is this a Breaking news?? country has gone to this low
William Tissa A Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:31 AM
"Do not think lightly of evil deeds; (Bad Karma) it will not come back to me. Even the water pot is filled by the falling of drops, that fool is gathering his evil deeds, a little by little and fills himself with evils. And, then the time will come to him for back with pain and suffering, here and hereafter..... there is no escape whatsoever for evil-doer............"
gobbaya Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:05 AM
ouch....it must have hurt via DM Android App
Miris Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:54 PM
a coward son, showing the face after hiding in a bush! where were you when your family suffered?? take hirunika as a example she wasnt hiding like you!
S.Sriranjan Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:31 PM
Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake couragely faced the Commission as well as Parliament and proved herself Clean! Now Former FirstLady Shiranthy Rajapaksha`s turn to prove herself clean in front of FCID! Good Luck!
randy Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:05 AM
Namal now U have get harvest YALA AND MAHA
Ronald Gunasekera Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:26 AM
The Rajapaksas are getting the same medicine they gave innocent people ,Kala warenko ithing ..........
Nande Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:56 AM
Shaveen you are very correct. via DM Android App
balan Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:32 AM
this case different , even new government minister rajitha admitted former cj shirani had misused her power. they said just the procedure of her removal is wrong
dulan Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:05 AM
Politicians and their children have no concise no shame
jolly bird Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:34 AM
THOSE WHO MISUSE POWER DESERVE FOR SUCH REACTION SO IT IS NOT A SUPRISE AT ALL via DM Android App
jolly bird Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:42 AM
ITS NOT VENGEANCE AT ALL. YOU ALL REAP WHAT YOU ALL SOW via DM Android App
THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW ABOUT THE IN JUSTICE DONE TO THE FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE SHIRANI B AND ARE NAYAKE BY THE RUDE REGIME. via DM Android App
Sincere Friday, 29 May 2015 07:38 PM
"Audi Alteram Partem" = Everybody must be heard. Yes that is justice, not delayed or not denied.
Rohini Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:15 PM
Namal and his whole family thought they owned this country and treated the people like slaves and stole there wealth. Shaven you are a great men . Now let the rajapakse grill in there own fat
Yapa Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:01 AM
Shaveen,Do not get involved with these type of third grade guys. Your mother has shown in every way that she was a dignified and cultured lady. Stay at how you tolerated the set backs all these days, have faith in Buddhism.
Leslie Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:09 AM
Well said, Mr. Bandaranayake.
loku tena Sunday, 31 May 2015 05:47 AM
Sri Lanka the resplendent island is once again on a trajectory that the island seems prone to return to, no matter what. One of political turmoil, ethnic and religious conflict with total disregard to peace and economic progress. Just when it seemed to be on the right path, a premature election for the presidency ends up in a parliamentary fiasco that the world has not seen before. We Lankans are like the proverbial crabs in a pot, not realizing that there is a lighted fire beneath.
Sharon Friday, 29 May 2015 07:48 PM
Dogs have become Lions....... via DM Android App
Krisnan Friday, 29 May 2015 07:46 PM
Dear Shanveen, You are correct and thanks for reply. They did all kind of bad things, We were with your morther and you. They should understand effect of wiled law . But, Ranil and this government too bad like Now, we got police Junta who are terrorist terracing society. Let us get to gether and buuild just society with law and order
sss Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:23 AM
Please do not cry. Try to remember all the financial gains your family had from them
upul Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:53 AM
Ryan Friday, 29 May 2015 08:02 PM
namal is crying crocodile tears. at least ex chief justice among many others had to undergo hardship during hitler rajapakshas time. shiranthi rajapaksha has 2 pay for her sins no matter what via DM Android App
Jeff Friday, 29 May 2015 07:57 PM
Rajskam kalath Kalakam paladei
email@example.com Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:45 PM
Shaveen, good response, this guy does not know the meaning of audi alteram partem.
vijay Friday, 29 May 2015 08:00 PM
Problem is Namal thinks (or dreams) that he is from Royal FamilyThat is the way they lived during their regime
Bala Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:52 PM
Stupid - it was not for litigation at all but wrong asset declaration of CJ and trumped up at that. The other is how she got Rs.42 million into her account giving a false ID no starting with 22 which means a 91 one year old.
Cobra Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:10 AM
Attaboy Shaveen! These Rajapaksas seem to forget what they did yesterday!!!!!
Bala Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:53 PM
Very newsworthy to show Rajapakse mentality that only they exist and can do no wrong
waffa Friday, 29 May 2015 08:18 PM
true. true via DM Android App
Bala Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:57 PM
Vengeance is mine said the Lord - or Karma is natural said the Lord Buddha. Namal remember that
Hadam Monday, 01 June 2015 05:35 PM
Well said...! These lot have no idea how common people lives and think....!
basti Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:15 AM
Well said. winds of god grind slowly, but sure
Hadam Monday, 01 June 2015 05:37 PM
Latin phrase that means "listen to the other side",
Rufus Norton Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:18 AM
Mrs. Rajapakse has been summoned to answer questions, but a person of the status of CJ was hounded on a blank charge sheet signed by the cronies of MR and thrown out against all the protests of legal luminaries here and abroad, brazenly, blatantly and despicably. He was king!
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