Suhada Gamlath to step down after comments stir controversy

Chairman of Sri Lanka’s National Authority for the Protection of Witnesses and Victims Suhada Gamlath is to step down after comments he had made to a newspaper had created controversy, the Government said today.

Gamlath had claimed in a newspaper interview that the Government had pressured the Attorney General’s Department to pursue cases against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala said that as a Government employee, and especially as the Chairman of Sri Lanka’s National Authority for the Protection of Witnesses and Victims, Gamlath cannot make such comments to the media no matter what his political affiliations are.

Athukorala was speaking to reporters at a media briefing today.

She said that Gamlath was appointed by the President and has informed the relevant authorities of his intention to step down.

“He has informed the President’s Secretary that he hopes to resign,” she said.

Athukorala said that if Gamlath does not step down then the President’s Secretary will do the needful. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. A cisgender man, of all of the things, must possess or have “moral courage” lest he is mentally a eunuch. In this case, especially, a high ranking legal official who is supposed to do justice to the innocent, helpless and hapless people, relentlessly, at all times, who should have been an upright, exemplary and plucky legal eagle is coming out “after the fact”, and “so long after” he had the opportunity to be a respected honorable whistleblower then and there, who might have been held in highest esteem by the populace if he ever did that. Instead of having moral high ground rather scruples and being a lodestar to provide direction, motivation, and purpose to young legal hopefuls, he shamelessly chose to be a coward for his self-preservation.

    His behavior basically no different than the alleged Epstein accusers and so-called #MeToo victims; you go to exotic places free of charge with the wealthy and powerful, enjoy the luxury plane and yacht rides and fine wine and dine, have good time in bed and get wads of money and gifts then keep it to yourself for three decades. When you are past your prime and no longer attractive, when your vagina is wrinkled and has sunk, breasts sagging. After all, when one of your wealthy, powerful, or educated ex-once-upon client is about to assume a position of great power or importance you come out of the wood to bring/shoot him down, forgetting your escapades which you enjoyed with him thoroughly without a whimper. That is hypocrisy in the highest order. So, rascals like (A)suhada Gama(kana)lath, in my book and in critical thinking people’s mind is a doggone disgrace, Sri Lanka has produced, unfortunately, people like him affording free education, medicine, above all a lot of perks, privileges, and status, which they do not deem entitled. Shame on him!

  2. BLOODY STOOGE OF THE ROBBER / MURDER CLAN , WHAT PROFESSIONAL IS THIS GAMLATH , BETTER GO AND CLEAN LATRINE OR SWEEP THE ROAD JOINING ABANS. THESE RASCALS SPOIL A COUNTRY.

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