By Colombo Telegraph -
“Based on media statements and information available, Lawyers Collective understands that certain groups within the Government are planning an ugly protest against the judiciary in front of the Superior Courts complex on 3rd January 2013. The said protest is expected to take place during the hearing of the Impeachment challenges which is scheduled to be taken up on the 3rd. On a previous occasion, the Government-sponsored goons displayed an insulting protest, when the Chief Justice was leaving the Courts to attend the PSC. Despite the media exposure of how Government Ministers were directly involved in that, no steps were taken to prevent repetition of such insults” says the Lawyers Collective.
Lawyers Collective therefore urges the politicians not to push the country towards anarchy and desist from all actions embarrassing and compromising constitutional values. The day the politicians and State organs decide not to follow court’s decisions, Sri Lanka will cease to be a constitutional democracy, and would then be a complete authoritarian state. Lawyers Collective urges all political leaders and all organs of the state to preserve the constitutional and democratic values and not to allow the country to fall into a total lawless state.