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A three judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice on Wednesday on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other respondents cited in a Fundamental Rights application filed with regard to the action of the then President under the Public Securities Ordinance.

The Petition filed by Duminda Nagamuwa of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) said that the actions of the former President were a violation of the Fundamental Rights of the citizens of the country.

It alleged that the former President had stationed officers and soldiers of the three forces in various places on January 9, the day after the Presidential Election.

The Petition said that the former President could only use powers vested in him under the ordinance only in the event there was a likelihood of violence, or endangerment of public security.

Counsel for the state, Avanthi Perera informed court that Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath would be appearing in the case and he was not present due to personal reasons.

Counsel Viran Corea did not object to the submissions and accordingly notice was issued on Mr. Rajapaksa and other respondents returnable on March 17. (HF)
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  • Cuckoo Friday, 20 February 2015 12:00 PM

    Yes... this shameless will use it for publicity..........

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 10:10 PM

    Mahinda is an actor, played a drama when SriLankan Army lead by SF won the battle.

    Prem Nath Tuesday, 24 February 2015 02:20 PM

    He looked at Foreign. Affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drain pipeafter the war.

    Harith Friday, 20 February 2015 03:37 PM

    What abt Ranil. He lost many elections. Became Prime minister through the vote given to MS. Still not giving up party leadership.

    Premolars Friday, 20 February 2015 12:04 PM

    What a stupid and frivolous charge ! MR had left the office of President by 6am on 9th. He had all the reason to have security in place for an election. Under the constitution a President has immunity. What bullshit is this idiot trying to achieve ? Another stupid action of the new yahapalanaya factions

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 10:12 PM

    This idiot is a greedy fellow for Power

    J Palitha Friday, 20 February 2015 10:13 PM

    Yes, MR becomes a Lunatic now and he has to be admitted at Angoda.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 10:16 PM

    Some people close to Carlton goes to advise MR not to drink too much, but Mahinda drinks a lot and shouts like a mad fellow.

    babyboy Friday, 20 February 2015 03:40 PM

    very true...Top Cat...keep going

    J Palitha Friday, 20 February 2015 12:09 PM

    Exactly correct, never seen a Greedy fellow on his caliber. He ruined the country and still trying to be in power to destroy SriLanka.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 20 February 2015 10:19 PM

    Everyone will die, but a sinner like Mahinda should die with more sufferings. ie... Father, help this family to come out from Satanic efforts.

    kamal Friday, 20 February 2015 08:39 AM

    MR must learnt a lesson for the ignorant things he did, but he must not go to jail at any cost(Only Mahinda Rajapakse). We very well know New president, Prime minister or even JVP or other leftist parties are with this thinking.

    babyboy Friday, 20 February 2015 03:48 PM

    he was running the political business by his own family

    R K Tuesday, 24 February 2015 05:15 PM

    And you also wish that this power hungry racist dictator stayed in power by force, do you or do you not ?

    conrad Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:56 PM

    People who are drunk look like that

    s kalpage Friday, 20 February 2015 12:26 PM

    MR never fought a war . He was only the president at that time. The war was fought well and won by our valiant soldiers. Hats off to them.

    puran Friday, 20 February 2015 09:18 AM

    this is how sinhalese thank for man who save the country still we are sit on chair and just waiting.... we are stupid sri lankans end of sinhalese BUTDon t let lions to wake up............

    Waco Friday, 20 February 2015 04:02 PM

    On the 9th Jan, security forces had been deployed in various location, instead of keeping then standby.

    Maithri Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:40 AM

    just cos you can write few english sentences do not be stupid. If not for MR from 2009 to now think of how many lives were lost- He loved the country and a great leader remembered thru history

    harsha Friday, 20 February 2015 09:21 AM

    this is owesome for mahinda....this will attract more people towards him.....!!!

    TONY Friday, 20 February 2015 11:01 PM


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    punchinilame Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:16 PM

    As the CID is conducting an Inquiry and now that the findings have reached the Attorney General, will any verdict be contradictory to the findings that too will be produced in Courts. MR will not have to face any charges twice?

    Ranil Friday, 20 February 2015 04:16 PM

    Top Cat nice message putha well said all these people are day dreaming that MR will come in to power "Dream On" he wont return to power guys but he will return to welikada jail for rest of his life "They say what goes around comes around" he will have the luxury of his two brothers, two sons and 8 ministers in Welikada parliament to make it a home grown environment wife will also be there

    Wesley Moses Kotte Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:53 PM

    Shame and disgraceful MR , , at the end your brother Hon, Speaker, Shamal Rajapksa who have to face all your tricks and daylight robberies in parliament, But you treated him and his family in a deference spoon. He is a very simple man like his father.

    bala Friday, 20 February 2015 09:31 AM

    This Nagamuwa chap does not know his "onions". All the President has to admit is that he did anticipate post Election trouble in the Country and took precautions. That is perfectly normal and it is his responsibility to maintain Law and Order. Case closed!!!

    gobbaya Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:18 PM

    didnt this person run for presidency to erode MS votes via DM Android App

    Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:21 PM

    Sorry. Excellency ! Now more immunity. You have to faced this .

    Lakshman De Silva Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:49 AM

    According the Constitution, Mahinda Rajapksa as a past president cannot be summoned by any court. The Chief Justice had misdirected himself of the Law. There is also a per curium SC Judgment that certified this

    hiran Gunawardena Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:22 PM

    Normall after every election we have curfew. But this election was very peaceful transition of power. Of course you have to put all security forces standby incase some morons cause trouble. This idiot cant understand that via DM Android App

    LogicalCitizen Friday, 20 February 2015 09:38 AM

    Ungrateful people. So many lies from the top to bottom of the new government. If not for MR, no country to live! No development to be proud of even in front of tourists or visiting friends - one simple example.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 09:40 AM

    You will have to face this, no mercy Sir. Why did you behave like Hitler?

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 09:42 AM

    You did more damages to SriLankans, admit publicly and keep away from future politics.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 09:43 AM

    You are a shameful greedy pig. Still you have power hunger, get lost man.

    La Vijaya Friday, 20 February 2015 04:42 PM

    Hey guy, what is troubling you? You must be one of those chukka boys who got the crumb or two left over after MR had finished his meal. The whole country knows what happened. You are the stupid idiot. Let the justice take its course. You just be quiet without making foolish comments. Thank you.

    ARROW Friday, 20 February 2015 09:58 AM

    It ia a another piece of media show. Nothing will happen

    Perumal Friday, 20 February 2015 05:25 PM

    Yes agreed, all Rajapakses except for Mahinda must serve time. He could be pardoned.

    Anil Friday, 20 February 2015 10:03 AM

    Nice treatment from the traitors to the leader for saving the country

    BUSHEL Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:23 PM

    if proved MS can pardon him using executive power and win more votes if not MS will loose cz what ever said and done MR has some credit

    Bandara Friday, 20 February 2015 05:33 PM

    If MR was born in a Muslim or Tamil country he will be treated as a God. But unfortunately this is Sri Lanka. He saved this country after 30 years brutal war and if he was so money hungry, the easiest was to earn from the war itself. Please criticize him but do not do these or insult him. I am ashamed to be a Sri Lankan and a Buddhist too.. PATHETIC.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 20 February 2015 01:07 PM

    Wel said.

    citizen Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:31 PM

    This fellow Hiran Gu should appear for the respondents via DM Android App

    Enyo Now Friday, 20 February 2015 01:40 PM

    What u DID IS WHAT YOU GET NOW ...SO ENJOY NOW. We never had a greedy person like him

    Sri Lankan Friday, 20 February 2015 01:41 PM

    Lack of Knowledge. Feel sorry for you Premolars. Please read more.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 03:16 AM

    You are hunger for power

    LW Friday, 20 February 2015 01:41 PM

    Mr. Mami Raja - "The concrete blocks to the last sand comes from Gotas company". Do you have any credible information for your allegation? If yes, why not you make a complain. If not pls do not make such baseless complains in public.

    Top Cat Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:44 PM

    True. MR got the CREDIT and the people received the DEBIT!!!

    willowsd Friday, 20 February 2015 06:00 PM

    MR had the advantage as a result of 9/11 and Mumbai terror attacks, so the international; community did not bother what happened in the country and more over they supported the regime, which no other leader had that advantage. Plus the biggest advantage was having GSF round the corner to lead the Army.

    Ganesh Friday, 20 February 2015 10:24 AM

    Yes ungrateful for coruption and in turn made the people suffer without open their mouth. Number one racist politician has this country ever produced hiding behind Sinhala nationalism as anti minorities

    Rotten Tomatoes Friday, 20 February 2015 10:29 AM

    Well said Top Cat .Certainly MR followed the main principle of Trial Balance.!!!!

    TK Friday, 20 February 2015 02:19 PM

    Hay "Top Cat" maru comment

    Ryan Friday, 20 February 2015 02:20 PM

    Premdasa was killed by his helper, nothing to worry

    Freebird Friday, 20 February 2015 02:21 PM

    Dont disturb MR again and again. via DM Android App

    Sri Lankan Friday, 20 February 2015 10:42 AM

    True, MR has developed his family very well in SL

    asfar Friday, 20 February 2015 10:45 AM

    he saved the country and ruined again by corruption, nepotism, racism etc....etc.....if you cant accept these facts i am sorry.

    La Vijaya Friday, 20 February 2015 02:37 PM

    OK guys and gals - I have read of your comments. It is too premature to make decisions. Anything deal could take place between now and the day he reports to Courts. So lets be patient and hope for justice to prevail. Dont forget this is yahapalana period.,

    Robert Peters Friday, 20 February 2015 07:49 PM

    I am going to offer an opinion as an outsider. I am not a Sri Lanka citizens but My wife is very much a Sri Lankan. I am from the USA my thought is simple " When you govern by force and induce fear as a deterrent to opposition then the people are unhappy and not productive".When you govern by hope and encouragement and positive action and consideration for all factions then you will achieve the best result.Sri Lanka is in a position now with good leadership to expand employment and raise the living standard of all who positively participate in this new era. Please just think for a moment and be positive about your future.

    Mamai Raja Friday, 20 February 2015 11:17 AM

    Mr Logical No doubt the country got the terrorist menace out but that does not mean you can rob a country. The development is for their gains not that they love the country. The concrete blocks to the last sand comes from Gotas company. where does the money go via DM Android App

    Ryan Friday, 20 February 2015 03:02 PM

    nice lies

    gayan Friday, 20 February 2015 11:25 AM

    Govt responding to the effects of the 18th rally.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 20 February 2015 10:00 PM

    Until you count the bars, better to do some cultivation Sir.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 10:02 PM

    You will count the bars soon, better finish all the liquor you have stored.

    J Palitha Friday, 20 February 2015 10:03 PM

    When you are arrested say that you have some mental dis-order.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 10:04 PM

    Pretend that you are a lunatic, then you can escape.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 20 February 2015 10:05 PM

    Why sanna... is he suffering with mental dis-order?

    Roshan Perera Friday, 20 February 2015 11:39 AM

    What abt harm he has done to this country after the war ? You should realize it by now. You cannot do one good thing and then a million bad things.

    sawe Monday, 23 February 2015 03:12 PM

    The same way he thanked SF.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 20 February 2015 10:07 PM

    Premadasa is different and Mahinda is different..... Mahinda will die as a Lunatic.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 10:08 PM

    Mahinda did not go to the War Front, its only SF went to the War Front.

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