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* Leader of Sri Lanka Tamil party writes to President highlighting the breakdown of the rule of law in the country
Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 12:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 17, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to draw attention to the breakdown of the rule of law in the country.

Referring to the attack on a group of protestors near the Trincomalee bus stand on Human Rights Day that fell on the 10th of this month, the TNA leader noted that the incident indicated the total breakdown of the rule of law in the country.

"Such an attack on peaceful protesters is not merely highhanded; it is also indicative of a fascist approach, and constitutes a very grave violation of the human rights of the people on Human Rights Day," Sampanthan said in his letter.

"The demonstration was absolutely peaceful and those participating in the demonstration carried posters demanding justice. I was informed that some police officers were present at the scene," he added.

The letter has also noted that some persons, a few of whom had their faces covered with a piece of cloth, had set upon the demonstrators a little while after the demonstration got underway and had manhandled them. Several demonstrators were reportedly injured in the attack.

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