26 September, 2020

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Ensure The Protection Of Human Rights Lawyers: Lawyers Collective Tells IGP

Legal practitioners have called upon the IGP to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of three human rights lawyers – namely Namal Rajapakshe, Manjula Pathiraja and Lakshan Dias who have been continuously victimized by threats and intimidations of unidentified groups as a result of the nature of their work.

Manjula Pathiraja

Manjula Pathiraja

The Lawyers Collective issuing a statement has expressed grave concern over the most recent incident of intimidation that Rajapakshe had faced yesterday evening where two unidentified men wearing helmets and jackets had stormed into his office located in Kelaniya, at about 6.20 pm in the evening and had threatened to kill him and Pathiraja if they did not stop appearing for ‘unnecessary cases’.

The men had mentioned particularly cases that they have appeared for including a case against a controversial Buddhist monk. He had made an immediate complaint at the Peliagoda Police station bearing number CIB/III-23/123.

But the Lawyers Collective has pointed out that although steps were taken to lodge police complaints simiarly during the threats levelled against him as well as Pathiraja and Diasinside the Maradana Police station in early August, no action has been taken so far against the perpetrators and neither have they been identified.

Rajapakshe, Pathiraja and Dias are leading human rights activists and lawyers and have often appeared probono in a series of sensitive cases that have challenged the arbitrarry actions of the government as well as Defence authorities.

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    I earnestly hope this Namal Rajapaksa is not the son of the infamous president for life of our inglorious Sri Lanka. I would not expect the MaRa clan to know anything about human rights.

    Secondly there is no point in appealing to the the IGP. Tell me one occasion when this particular IGP acted to ensure law and order in our country is maintained. Never. He has only ensured that those who break the law are able to do so with impunity.

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      BBS Rep, This Namal Rajapaske is a properly qualified Attorney who had in face passed his Advanced Level and then went to the University of Colombo. Unfortunately, another rogue has his name! This guy is one of the most forthright lawyers in our history.

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      @BBS Rep

      It is manifestly clear that LAWYER Namal Rajapakshe is not the son of our Medamulana Meeharaka. LAWYER Namal Rajapakshe is a human rights lawyer. Playboy Namal Rajapaksha M.P. is a synthetic lawyer and not a lawyer in the real sense!

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    Manjula Pathiraja

    Ensure The Protection Of Human Rights Lawyers: Lawyers Collective Tells IGP

    IGP is a shill

    A lot of them are shills and taking bribes. They are happy.

    Listen to Kaura Kimara D.

    http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7594:is-it-the-impending-doom-rajitha-senses&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

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    Why worry about this mishap between Genuinely Qualified Lawyer Namal Rajapakshe and SYNTHETIC LIAR RAJAPAKSHA.

    Just call that clown NAMAL RAJAPASSA. That will end all confusions.

    That suits well for both the father and son as they really do have a big PASSA,probably because most of what should be up in the head has got deposited in the back.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

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