Former CJ’s statement contrary to law - Senior Counsel Dayasri
Mar 16, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Former Chief Justice Sarath Nanda Silva’s statement on the arrest of General Sarath Fonseka is contrary to law and has given an extra motivation to certain international forces to interfere with the internal matters, threatening the sovereignty of the country, senior counsel Gomin Dayasri said.
He further explained that as a legal expert and distinguished counsel former CJ is well aware that in any country national law supercedes the international law. So, any matter should be settled within our legal provisions and everybody is equal before the law. It is very unfortunate that being a former CJ, he is criticizing his successor’s decisions.
Once he sent people were sent to jail under contempt of court when they criticized some court decisions, he said.
People will now think the verdicts given by him when he was in office was with political motives. He has been a spokesman for General Sarath Fonseka who is in military custody. If Sarath Fonseka is not satisfied with the verdict to be given by the court martial, he can appeal to the appellate court and thereafter even to the Supreme Court.