(Lanka-e-News-07.Feb.2012, 11.45PM) It has come to light that the Supreme court (SC), that is , the highest court in Sri Lanka is also not immune from corruption, and its decisions can be changed via filthy lucre. Lanka e News is in receipt of information pertaining to one of the methods adopted in this sordid manipulation.
The chief justice (CJ) of the SL supreme court is Dr. Shiranee Bandaranaike. Her husband is Pradeep Kariyawasam who was a spare parts vendor of United Motors for some time. Being a marketing manager, he later became the General Manager of United Motors. Subsequently when he became a bosom pal of President he was appointed as the Chairman of Insurance corporation. Currently, he is the Chairman of the National Savings Bank. He holds the rare and ignominious distinction as the only chairman of a Bank who hasn’t any knowledge of finance or Banking management.
Mind you the most ludicrous aspect in these appointments is, that an astrologer is also holding the post of Working Director in that recognized Banking Institution. The whole world must be enjoying this joke when they learnt that it is a bogus astrological calculation wizard and not a financial wizard who is holding a Director post in a premier Bank in SL. This astrological wizard is Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena born in Morawaka and who has obtained his education at Morawaka Maha Vidyalaya. The only qualification (or rather disqualification) he has is that he is the astrologer who reads the astrological charts of the regime chief , Mahinda Rajapakse.
This bogus astrological wizard, the working Director of the Bank and the Chairman of the Bank are extremely close friends .
Now let us revert to our first paragraph of our news :
Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena charges exorbitant fees . May be because he reads the charts of the ‘Maharaja’. The lady who related this sordid episode has also gone to this astrologer to read her chart (kendaraya). She had been made to understand that she can know how to extricate herself from her litigation involvement via the chart reading. After the fees demanded by Abeygunawardena had been paid , the latter had stated that like how he can read where the stars are in the chart , he can also change the position of the stars. In other words he had told that he is capable of changing the decision of the Supreme court if payments are duly made.
The astrologer Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena had told directly and categorically that if she would make the payment demanded, he could ‘fix’ even the SC decision.
This is how it was exposed that the CJ takes bribes through an agent of her husband. They are of course not frightened. After all the bribe is being taken by the CJ herself and the agent is none other than the astrologer for the regime chief. Hence, they must be therefore thinking , under such circumstances when the bigwigs of the judiciary and the Executive are involved , why fear .
When the legal climate and the judiciary has descended this low, it is clear that in SL now, though there is a supreme court there are no supreme legal traits and traditions which characterized it
Although it is well and widely known unequivocally that the independence of the SC no longer exists. This truth was further confirmed to the whole wide world by SC justices Dr. Shiranee Bandaranaike, Nimal Gamini Amaratunge and Suresh Chandra , when on the day the regime chief’s son took oaths , these justices instead of being on the bench of the SC or in their official chambers , were in their official cloaks joking and shaking hands with the raw lawyer and tumbling over each other to take photographs with him , and attending parties on that occasion. That is, their conduct was not like that of judges of the highest court of SL, but rather like clowns in a circus arena. This scenario was deplorably unique because it had no parallel anywhere in the world in the judicial sphere for its stupidity and absurdity pertaining to behavior of judges of the highest court of the land. Every nook and cranny in the world became aware how like crooks and nannies these judges behaved in Sri Lanka .
It is well for every law abiding citizen of this country to realize that the time has come for them to put their foot down and take a momentous decision against the present SL climate when judicial decision s of the SC can also be changed via bribes.