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Govt .Hails Verdict On Jaya

By Waruni Karunarathne

The Government hailed the court ruling against the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa after she was found guilty and arrested on corruption charges.

Ties between Sri Lanka and South India have been strained over the years, particularly on a long standing conflict between fishermen of both countries, fueled in recent times by accusations raised by Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa was yesterday found guilty by an Indian court in a disproportionate assets case which has resulted in her losing her post as Chief Minister and being sentenced to jail.

Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the judgment showed how corrupt the Tamil Nadu politician was and is a good lesson both for her and corrupt politicians even in Sri Lanka.

Senaratne said that Jayalalithaa, who was often vocal on the fishermen issue, was not really concerned about Indian fishermen but their boat owners.

Jayalalithaa had been accused of having links with the boat owners resulting in her demanding the release of Indian boats seized by Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan navy often arrests Indian fishermen who stray into Sri Lankan waters to catch fish and while most fishermen had been freed their boats remain in Sri Lankan custody.

Senaratne said he hoped with Jayalalithaa being forced to step down from her post sanity will prevail and the fishermen issue will finally be resolved amicably.

8 Comments for “Govt .Hails Verdict On Jaya”

  1. Those who committed crime have to be punished. I take my hats off to the Indian justice system. Jayalalitha has to pay for her own crime. Karunanithi also to be punished. If the same rule applies in Sri Lanka the jails will be loaded with our own politicians. Can one Minister tell in public he has not taken back hand or commission? I don’t want to name names. How most of the ruling party politicians amazed so much wealth. Today all the powerful people in this regime have amazed so much wealth and keeping it in overseas bank. Bribes and back hand are every where in Sri Lanka. Bribery Commission is there only to catch small time bribe takers. Bribery Commission is not allowed to investigate the wealth of our politicians. Half of our countries wealth is in foreign banks under few people own bank account. Which politician is working for the betterment of our country. Can one stood up and tell in public.

  2. Our politicians should not bark too much about Jayalalitha’s sentence in Bangalore yesterday. In India there is law and order. It took 18 years to find Jayalalitha corrupt. How many of our politicians are having disproportionate assets earned during their political life. When are they going to be taken to courts.

  3. Malin

    This is RETRIBUTION for Jayalalitha. However, if we also follow the Indian Judiciary, more than half of our ministers, MPs and Provincial Council members would go to jail.

  4. Manuelpillai

    Well,our politicians should not over-rejoice at what happened to CM of Tamilnadu, when a similar case could be filed against them for corruption and bribery.

  5. VOX. POPULI

    Government gloating over Jayalalita’s fate in poor taste.
    Just what good wil come out of it for us..
    Her successor will continue with her policies.
    By our foul mouth corrupt Ministers shooting their mouth off, mark my words
    relations between Tamilnadu will worsen.
    Rajitha, by your comments the fishing problem will worsen.
    To the credit of Rajitha, he has warned corrupt politicians. here too.
    What about him .
    How about all the “high jumpers” from. UNP.

  6. Lima

    SO OUR OWN GOVT , FROM KING FAMILY TO THE LAST GOVT SERVANT TO BE HANGED AND SOME TO BE SENTENCED FOR LIFE FOR ROBBING PUBLIC MONEY AND PUTTING COUNTRY TO DEEP DEBT , WHO IS DOING THIS , THE CJ , THE AG , THE GOVERNOR OF CB , ETC ARE ALL PART AND PARCEL OF THIS GAME , SO WHEN WILL ACTION AND WHO WILL TAKE ACTION , WE ARE WAITING

  7. dagggy

    If there were the same Judicial system in Sri Lanka, no politician from the current and previous governments will escape.

  8. fawzan

    Throwing stone in glass house. If we have unbias law and order in this country, parlianment session will be conducted only in the prison. Hambanthota Tsunami fund is laughing at me

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