Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka trade union calls for masses to stand against the government for ignoring the Constitution
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 12:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) affiliated to Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has called for the working masses to unite and stand against the government that ignores the Constitution.

JVP Politburo member and NTUC Head, K.D. Lal Kantha said that the working masses should work towards driving away such a government.

He explained that Clause 125 (a) in the Constitution of 1978 states that the only authority to interpret the law is the Supreme Court and not the executive or the legislature.

"The Supreme Court, on a request by the Court of Appeal, has given a verdict that the process to impeach the Chief Justice is inconsistent with the Constitution," Lal Kantha observed.

He notes that it is the duty of the executive and legislature to respect the verdict of the Supreme Court.

According to Lal Kantha, the government's statements that it did not accept the court verdict are a clear indication that the government is ignoring the fundamental law of the country, the Constitution.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Germany grants Sri Lanka Euro 13 million for five development projects
-- [23 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's largest multi-functional Irrigation Project is a personal dream come true for President Sirisena
-- [58 minutes ago]
Thajudeen case: Court to consider former DIG's bail revision application on September 8
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka courts order release of 49 Indian fishermen
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka woos Chinese firms for $10 billion project
-- [2 hours ago]
Joint Opposition says the 'Pada Yathra' protest march will be successful
-- [8 hours ago]
Families of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers to receive compensation and salary dues tomorrow
-- [9 hours ago]
Swedish trade delegation adds to growing momentum ahead of WEDF 2016 in Sri Lanka
Saudi court hands 5 years to American who killed his Sri Lankan wife
USS New Orleans arrives in Sri Lanka to provide training and disaster relief

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.