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* Trade unionists and activists of Sri Lanka commence campaign against impeachment motion
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 01:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Trade unions in Sri Lanka and a Citizens' Collective have commenced a campaign to protest the impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice.

The campaigners with the aim of creating awareness among the public about the impeachment process have commenced a leaflet distribution campaign in Colombo and is to proceed in other parts of the country as well.

They have stated that the government's aim was to rescind the citizen's right to seek legal redress against its anti-constitutional moves in future.

Trade unionist Anton Marcus has been quoted in the local media calling on the main opposition United National Party (UNP) not to betray the working masses together with the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Tilvin Silva said the efforts to undermine the people's supremacy and their democratic rights should be opposed.

He said the party believed in the people's supremacy and their democratic rights and the decision to accept the Court of Appeal notice was made based on this fact.

He explained that the impeachment motion has violated even the fundamental rights of the people and the party had therefore decided to stand against the government's stance and act against it.

Refuting claims by the government that parliament is supreme, Silva noted that the government has destroyed the supremacy of the parliament.

"It is clear that instead of allowing the institutions to work independently, the attempt is to take control of all institutions in order to establish a dictatorial rule," he added.



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