By Colombo Telegraph –
A massive anonymous hate poster campaign against civil society launched in Colombo. The poster says; “Protect people-friendly Divineguma Bill which will uplift 1.5 million poor people from the Paikiasothy Gang that aids and abets the separation of the country.”
The Centre for Policy Alternatives and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in August in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the “Divineguma Bill”. The Supreme Court’s determination on the Divineguma Bill was tabled in Parliament yesterday (18 September). A government-sponsored crowd – about 3000 were assembled in the Kalapola near Parliament – transported from various locations in about 40 buses, had been orchestrated, armed with anti Supreme Court slogans. Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene and Bandula Gunawardene were seen among the “protestors.” The Supreme Court decided that the Bill was unconstitutional and cannot be passed by Parliament without first being submitted to the Provincial councils for the ascertainment of their views.