Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Lawyers' association in Sri Lanka vows to stifle attempts to revive separatism
Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 01:34 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: A lawyers' association in Sri Lanka has vowed to work against the agenda of certain elements that attempt to destabilize the country and revive separatism again.

Sri Lanka Lawyers Association, a collective of seven lawyers' associations, has made this remark in reference to a resolution adopted by the Northern Provincial Council to seek an international inquiry into the government's alleged war crimes.

Addressing a media conference held in Colombo this morning, Assistant Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Lawyers Association attorney-at-law Bandula Wellala said that according to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution a provincial council has no provision for bringing in an international resolution on human rights.

He said that adopting such a resolution by the Tamil party, Tamil National alliance (TNA) controlled Northern Provincial Council is an invalid action targeting the forthcoming UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva.

Attorney-at-law Saman Galappaththi said that certain local organizations are collaborating with the international organizations to bring in resolutions against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions while all communities within the country are living in unity after the end of 30 years of war today and the country is undergoing a rapid development process.

Attorney Manoj Gamage, Convener of the Sri Lanka Lawyers Association said the lawyers' front vehemently condemns such action and they will take organized action against such moves.

Gamage condemning the statements being made by certain catholic priests in the North said such statements create destabilization in the country and disunity among the communities.

Attorney at law Priyantha Karunathilaka pointed out that the people of the North now have the democratic freedom of establishing local government institutions after the end of the war and pointed out that international organizations are silent about the human right violations committed by the terrorist group LTTE.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Honorary Consul in Hawaii Kusuma Cooray honored for work in U.S.-Sri Lanka relations
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist Sandya Eknelygoda recipient of 2017 International Women of Courage award
-- [2 hours ago]
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté launched in Sri Lanka
President tells Chief Ministers to prepare for Provincial Council elections
India announces IIT Entrance Test in Colombo
Resettlement Ministry constructs over 11,000 houses in war affected areas
Court of Appeal orders CID to find three naval officers acquitted of TNA MP Raviraj murder
Sri Lanka energy regulator plans to launch guidelines on power outages
Sri Lanka's state owned retail network chain Sathosa will not be privatized, Minister vows
Sri Lanka Finance Minister promises to reduce current taxes and pass benefits to people

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.