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::

* Steady breakdown in the rule of law in Sri Lanka - opposition MP
Thu, Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera says that there's a steady breakdown in the rule of law in the country.

He has noted that the rule of law in Sri Lanka, which is the world's oldest democracy, is facing a breakdown due to the power obsession of the rulers.

Samaraweera has told parliament that the rulers of the country were trying to snatch the crown of the judiciary to wear it on their heads.

He has noted that the judiciary is being strangled and attempts are being made to destroy its independence.

According to Samaraweera, the Rajapaksa rule is based on various charges being leveled against those who oppose or criticize the current rule.

He has added that charges are not leveled against persons who support the current administration.

"In the 1776 American Revolution, a foremost theoretician, Tom Paine said that in a democratic civilized country, the Rule of Law should prevail, it is the law which should reign and not a king," Samaraweera has said.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's missing persons commission to hand in report to President
-- [4 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka steps up battle against errant traders for not passing relief measures to consumers
-- [37 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party reiterates need to investigate alleged coup plot by former regime
-- [2 hours ago]
Indian Prime Minister to address Sri Lankan parliament during visit
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister says 90 percent of state revenue used on debt repayment
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest four over alleged coal import fraud
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s Chinese funded Port City Project temporarily suspended
Sri Lanka's national carrier losses amount to over Rs. 32 billion in 2014, up by 24%
Sri Lanka to probe previous government's payments to US lobbying firms
Sri Lanka President launches debate on National Medicinal Drug Policy in parliament

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.