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Well, that was a predictable farce. The lapdog Parliament, essentially a house of made men, passed a trumped up impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Why? Because she wouldn’t give Basil Rajapaksa what he wanted – control of provincial monies (in the name of the poor, but mainly for more). Because they didn’t get what they wanted, the Rajapaksas decided to trash the whole court system of Sri Lanka.
Hooting at the Chief Justice in committee like street louts, allowing and encouraging physical assaults on judges and lawyers, and encouraging thugs to break up protests and threaten citizens, including my mum.
This government is willing to destroy anything to get what they want. And Ranil Wickremesinghe – the opposition leader – is willing to get them the two-thirds in Parliament to do it. In between these two fulcrums of personal greed, the people and justice are squeezed.
This is damn nonsense. Lawyers have said they won’t recognise any new Chief Justice. They shouldn’t, they should shut this whole legal system down until natural justice returns to the void.