Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Three missing Sri Lankan fishermen stranded in Dhanushkodi
-- [1 hour and 1 minutes ago]
No room in the country for conflicts based on languages - President
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan sailor found dead in ship at Dhamra port in Odisha
-- [2 hours ago]
Rangana Herath to captain Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian Foreign secretary, Sri Lankan President discuss economic cooperation
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy ship Sagara leaves for joint Coast Guard exercise with India and Maldives
-- [4 hours ago]
National Police Commission to conduct separate investigation into Jaffna University students' deaths
Australian miner assesses mineral sands deposits in Puttalam, Sri Lanka
Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka with a business delegation
Sri Lanka to set up an international multi intelligence unit to combat illicit drug trade

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.