President has violated Constitution, Sarath N Silva

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Former Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva charged today that the incumbent President has acted in contravention of, not only a single Article but several Chapters of the Constitution.

He gave examples of the allegations saying the President has failed to appoint the Constitution Council as well as other independent commissions and also make appointments to several high positions in contravention of the Constitution. He cited the appointment of the Chief Justice and appointments of judges of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the Auditor General and the IGP as instances where the Constitution has been violated.

The former Chief Justice said the President , blissfully disregarding the plethora of brazen violations of the Constitution has in a sense of exuberance acting on the 3rd Amendment to the Constitution declared his intention to seek a mandate from the people prematurely to hold office for a further period

“A serious question would arise if he is re-elected to office. Is he going to take the oath of office as required by Article 32 (1) of the Constitution before the Chief Justice whom he appointed in breach of Article 41 C read with Article 107 of the Constitution solemnly declaring that he would faithfully perform the duties and discharge the functions of the office of President in accordance with the Constitution and that he will uphold and defend the Constitution? Or run true to form and simply declare,”I have in my first term of office functioned in breach of the Constitution, people have re-elected me and I will continue to violate the Constitution,” he queried?

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11 Replies to “President has violated Constitution, Sarath N Silva”

  1. Sarath N. Silva is the first Chief Justice in 56 years Sri Lankan legal history to make legal decisions based on political agenda. I hope he will be the last politicised judge in Sri lanka ever going to see. Professionals should stick to their profession instead of trying to achieve their own political agendas.

  2. Sarath-We know how hard you tried to jeopardized the government war effort by imposing various economic and security hurdles at the government. Finally you lost and the government won the war. Had the government listened to you and relaxed security arrangements and reduced government taxes we would have got screwed got big time.

  3. Dear Sir, you are the one protected and safeguard the dignity of judiciary. Sir we need your support to remove politicians and thugs from legal system. We do not think anyone can occupy the position of minister of Justice other than you.

  4. Sunil , Lal and Shantha, you there sounds a bunch of idiots that suits to this corrupted government. I for an example , supported MR during 2005 campaign but look what he did for this country. His only achievement was the war win and that was too done by General Fonseka and other forces , Police and Civil defence force together. He couldnt do anything other than the war for the country and look at the civil life and civil law in this country. Jungle law runs this country with no law and order to support civilize life style.Look at what MR’s ministers done.Health and education in ruins. General condition of life in SriLanka is terrible with people living just for the sake of living. Former CJ tried to implemet some law in this country but MR didnt allow that by using his executive powers. So how do you blame CJ for problems crested by this government ? Sarah N Silva , you have done SriLanka proud by showing what you can do by going against the brutal powers of the president. We salute you for that Sir.

  5. The man who is going to cleanup the corruption had manipulated procedures relating to the acquisition of armaments for his benefit with the help of a company run by his son-in-law. This company had been registered at Fonseka’s permanent Green Card address. 17545/ Gold Drive, Edmund, OK 13012, A – 55 – 090 – 192.

    God save my country from this currupt SF.

    I WILL NOT BELIEVE A WORD THAT COME FROM THIS MAN SF ANYMORE. VERY DISSAPOINTING FROM A MAN WHO IS GOING TO END THE CURRUPTION AND WASTE.

    I TRUELY FEEL SORRY FOR THE GUYS WHO ARE SPENDING SO MUCH ENERGY AND TIME JUST TO ELECT ANOTHER HOREK!!!

  6. Hey, Shantha Seems like u r another BONE LICKER of MR. U too must be a ROBBER or an IDIOT who cannot justify the TRUTH. It’s a shame to criticize Mr Sarath Fonseka as well as Mr S N Silva as they have done all the GOOD WORK during their service. We as professionals appreciate them very much and are right behind them. No matter DOGS BARK, Mr SF and MR SNS educated people will justify ur efforts. BLESS U BOTH !!!

  7. MR is famous for all violations because He is not a President but KING,when you look his surrounding you can clearly undestand what is he doing he doesn’t care about International law or human rights

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