19 September, 2020

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Law Students In Sri Lanka Condemns The Blatant Violation Of Judicial Independence

By Colombo Telegraph

“We, as law students in Sri Lanka, wish to record our deep concern over the blatant violation of judicial independence and the usurpation of the role of the judiciary by the executive and legislative arms of government.” say 389 law students in Sri Lanka.

We publish below the text in full;

We, as law students in Sri Lanka, wish to record our deep concern over the blatant violation of judicial independence and the usurpation of the role of the judiciary by the executive and legislative arms of government.

We condemn:

–          the initiation of the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice. The coincidence of the impeachment motion with a series of judgments unfavourable to the government, suggests that it was only brought because the Chief Justice failed to follow orders, rather than because she failed to observe the standards of integrity expected of her.

–          the failure to accord the Chief Justice even the most basic protections in carrying out an investigation into her conduct. This includes the failure to give her a list of witnesses and documents; the denial of adequate time to respond to charges; the apparent bias of two members of the Parliamentary Select Committee; the crass language used against the Chief Justice and the lack of clear procedure. No outcome from an inquiry such as this can be given credibility.

–          the contemptuous statements made by Members of Parliament and Ministers of the government against the judiciary as a whole and the Chief Justice and the Judges of the Court of Appeal in particular.

Moreover, we are deeply alarmed by the decision to ignore the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Article 107 of the Constitution. This move is the culmination of several steps, including the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, to concentrate power in the Executive arm of government. It is a blatant violation of the constitution, a rejection of the arm of government mandated with ensuring that both the rulers and the ruled are subject to the same law, and is an attack on the foundations of our democracy.

However, we also recognize that

–          the current crisis is part of a much deeper malaise of apathy, selfishness and lack of democratic values in our society. It is only in such a society that politicians and actions such as these are tolerated.

–          as students we have played a part in the deterioration of these values in our society and have a role in ensuring their revival and restoration.

–          some of the best legal minds in Sri Lanka support this travesty of justice. This is proof of a crisis in education, and in legal education in particular, whereby students memorise principles of law but do not internalize them, are not changed by them, and do not appreciate their moral content.

Therefore, we call upon all Sri Lankans, and re-dedicate ourselves, to the task of rebuilding our society. Society is changed by the everyday acts of ordinary individuals, in classrooms, offices, fields, towns, cities and villages. We may not all have positions of power, but we all have influence where we are. It is in those places where we already have influence that we must think and speak and act with truth, justice, mercy, love and integrity. It is in those places that we must begin the patient, courageous work of making Sri Lanka a land where freedom, equality, justice, fundamental human rights and the independence of the judiciary reign.

  1. S.H.A.P.M. Kulasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  2. K.G.C. Maheshika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  3. D.A.H.P. Dasanayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  4. W.P.M. Pemasiri (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  5. J.M.S.U.K. Jayalath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  6. M.N.P. Risba (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  7. K.C. Priyadarshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  8. N.D.V. Upeshika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  9. H. Shalini Kanchana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  10. L.A.D.N. Jayarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  11. S.S. Nifla (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  12. I.P.S.R. Ilandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  13. S.P.N.P. Samarasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  14. K.M.P. Kumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  15. H.M.M.K. Herath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  16. A.A. Rifaya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  17. H.G.S.P. Wijekoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  18. H.U.U. Kaushalya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  19. R.W.P. Chathurangi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  20. K.K.S. Kanchana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  21. K.N.M. Kaluvitharana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  22. B.M.I.S. Herath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  23. D.M.N.K. Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  24. A.P.R. Hemanthi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  25. D.P.N.P. Kumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  26. M.L.F. Shareema (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  27. I.M.D.R. Wimalarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  28. G.P.D. Madhushan (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  29. R.M.S.L. Rathnayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  30. A.K.G. Nadeeshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  31. H.M.C. Sewwandi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  32. I.U. Jayasekera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  33. D.T. Hettiarachchi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  34. P.G.B. Pamudinie (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  35. D.H.W. Madurangi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  36. S.A.E.L. Senanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  37. M.G.M. Upeksha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  38. M.I.F. Riska (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  39. K.M.R. Prasadi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  40. M.I.F Ishara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  41. D.D.N. Disanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  42. J.M.S. Madhushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  43. G.N.S. Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  44. K.A.P. Surangi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  45. S.S. Munasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  46. A.K.T. Nisansala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  47. G.W.P. Madushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  48. H.W.B. Nimanthika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  49. D.P.S.M. Karunarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  50. K.A.A.S. Anuradhi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  51. S.A.T. Piyumali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  52. S. Wijesinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  53. N.P. Dilhani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  54. A.M.J.S. Amarasinhe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  55. R. Kobewaththa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  56. M.G. Dinithi Lakshmi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  57. U. Jayasinha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  58. M. Thilakarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  59. K.G.U. Sandamali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  60. S. Mala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  61. R.L. Maldeniya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  62. J.A.H.L. Gunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  63. Y.U. Liyanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  64. R.M.S.S. Rathnayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  65. U.K.S. Udayanthika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  66. G.W.P. Priyadarshana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  67. N.U.A.L. Kularathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  68. P.K. Lakmali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  69. P.H.M.K. Anuradhi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  70. T.B.N. Madhurani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  71. G.H.S. Kumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  72. K.T. Gunatilake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  73. I.L.C.S. Liyanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  74. S.N.Y. Senadeera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  75. W.M.R.N. Narampanawa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  76. A.A.S. Atukorala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  77. K.L.M. Sajith (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  78. U.A.H. Madushanika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  79. U.N.R. Wijeweera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  80. K. Prathapasingha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  81. L.C. Saranga (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  82. J.M.P. Ashokmala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  83. P.A. Ranasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  84. R.U. Nissanke (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  85. T.S. Punchiwewa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  86. M.B.A.S. Pinto (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  87. W.N.U. Fernando (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  88. J.S.P. Jayarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  89. A.K. Senevirathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  90. N.K. Senevirathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  91. S.K.I. Nilushika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  92. M.M.P. Gunwardene (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  93. W.M.I.K. Wanninayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  94. C.K. Samarakoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  95. U.J. Vithanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  96. X. Torrin Senaly (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  97. V. Naresh (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  98. I.G. Gajanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  99. W.M.D.I. Ashangi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  100. E.M.P.B. Priyabhashani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  101. W.B.M.K.P. Weerasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  102. H.M.C.A. Ekanayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  103. R.M.P. Ayantha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  104. W.H.M.K.K. Wijesooriya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  105. B.G.C.M. Karunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  106. H.A.C.T. Hettiarachchi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  107. E.L.S.D. Edirisinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  108. J.K.I. Priyadarshanie (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  109. W.G.D.S. Madhuwanthi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  110. E.R.I.U. Dharmarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  111. S.S.H. Niriella (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  112. B.D.W. Karunarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  113. B.S.M. Reshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  114. S.C. Aruna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  115. D.M.S.N. Kumara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  116. S.S. Tharanga (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  117. K.G.C. Udara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  118. M.K.U.S. Gunathilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  119. I.P.I.U. Ranasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  120. K.R.S.U. Kandegama (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  121. K.P.R.P. Gunawardana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  122. K.V.A. Madhushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  123. P.N.B. Jayaweera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  124. P.B.I. Akalanka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  125. R.M.N.M. Karunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  126. P.N. Thennakoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  127. K.M.G.G.S. Koswaththa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  128. N. Premadasa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  129. K.H.P.D. Proyadarshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  130. G.M.N.K. Aponsu (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  131. S.R.H. Chinthani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  132. K.A.B.U. Rupasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  133. G.T. Madubashini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  134. J.Risna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  135. J.A.D.M. Jayasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  136. H.T.S.D. Dayarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  137. P.R.W.S. Senaratha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  138. Shashinie Vidanapathirana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  139. Nishadi Wickramasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  140. Nalliah Kumaraguruparan Ashokbharan (Northumbria University UK, Sri Lankan Regional Campus)
  141. Migara Doss (Sri Lanka Law College)
  142. Shehan De Vas Gunawardene (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  143. Chameli Ranasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  144. Chamara Nanayakkarawasam (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  145. R.M. Sajith Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  146. Janith Thilakarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  147. D.M.A. Chinthaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  148. G.M.S. Srinath Ariyadasa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  149. B.M.A. Gayani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  150. R.K.G.N. Dilrukshi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  151. D.S. Rajasingham (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  152. Hasara Guruge (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  153. Y.M.M.N.C. Yapa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  154. E.D.U. Asanthika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  155. L.A.I.K. Perara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  156. W.D.E. Alwis (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  157. H.A.M. Jeewanthi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  158. A.U. Chandrasena (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  159. T.K. Gayathri (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  160. W.G. Priyani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  161. M.J.F. Sumaiya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  162. A.U.S. Karunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  163. K.L.S.D. Liyanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  164. M.A.F. Munsira (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  165. R.G.D. Sugathadasa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  166. W.C.A. Dharmasena (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  167. M.K.M.R. Jayasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  168. P.D.D. Kanchana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  169. Anushka Rajakaruna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  170. Lasanthi Semarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  171. Dulki Lakna Baduge (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  172. Sachini Udawaththa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  173. Himaya Weragodavidana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  174. J.G.S.T. Sithumini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  175. P.A.D.P.J. Premarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  176. K.K.G.L. Ranaweera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  177. Shiwanthi Washika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  178. L.M. De Silva (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  179. L.B. Senarath Yapa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  180. M. Sameera Lakmini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  181. M.A.V.S. Wijekoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  182. A.A.R.C. Herath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  183. B.K.S. Ruwanpala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  184. I.D.S.S. Fernando (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  185. P. Arivini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  186. H.L.S. Jayawardhana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  187. K.W.H.M.P.A.K. Herath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  188. H.K.P.M. Jayawardhana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  189. S.P.T. Udayangani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  190. M.T.R. Deepthini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  191. N.V.S. Priyadarshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  192. R.K.M. Ranaweera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  193. A.H.F. Hamsath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  194. S.H.R.D. Jayawardhana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  195. R.H.P. Wimarshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  196. N.P. Abesekara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  197. S.A.D.A.M. Maheepala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  198. E.M.C.U. Senavirathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  199. H.B.S. Gunasekara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  200. W.K.H. Niroshika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  201. A.M. Hewapathirana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  202. R.A.P.N. Ramanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  203. W.M.W.S. Wijekuruppu (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  204. T.K.S. Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  205. M.D. Madushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  206. M.M.P. Madushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  207. U. Rajapaksa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  208. A.A.H.P.M. Wijerathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  209. K.C.K. Edirisinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  210. K.N.L. Senadheera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  211. M.L. Lumbini Uthpala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  212. K.P. Ruvini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  213. W.P.C.K. Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  214. S.R.K. Wickramatunge (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  215. Asni Preejavi Vithanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  216. W.A.H.S. Dilki (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  217. W.A. Dilumi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  218. P.L.M.N. Cooray (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  219. Sandaruvini Sinhabahu (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  220. W.A.D.C. Jayalakmini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  221. S.G.L.N. Saudamali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  222. Y.W.P.B. Fernando (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  223. Hansika Tharanganee (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  224. R.M. Geethika Kumari Rathnayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  225. G.M.D.K. Senevirathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  226. Heshala Illeperuma (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  227. S.A.C.E. Karunarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  228. K.M.K. Samaya Kulathunga (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  229. P.G.S.M. Pannipitiya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  230. D.C.I. Madushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  231. G.G. Subhasingha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  232. Nimali Kaushalya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  233. K.J.K.G. Kodagoda (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  234. M.W.D. Pramodini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  235. S. Wichramarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  236. D.M.N. Priyangani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  237. K.G.N. Gayani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  238. A.C. Husna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  239. M.M.D.M. Marasingha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  240. W.M.C. Madukanthi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  241. H.M.W.R. Sandarekha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  242. R.D. Munasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  243. D.L.H. Sanjeewani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  244. D.M.G.G.U.C. Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  245. H.R.I.B. Dayananda (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  246. K.M.N. Rukmali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  247. W.M.T. Madhuwanthi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  248. W.V.L. Siriwardana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  249. K.A.L.T. Shanika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  250. I.G.A. Madushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  251. W.M.S.D. Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  252. U.J.S. Uthpala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  253. B.I. Sandamali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  254. B.H.Y.G. Rasanjalee (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  255. A.M.C.P. Amarathunga (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  256. M.M.Y.Y. Muramudali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  257. U.M.W. Mahinda (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  258. D.M.W.D. Dissanayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  259. L.G. Chapa Gangadari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  260. H.M. Assalarachchi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  261. A.U.S. Nagahawatte (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  262. H.B.M.N.D. Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  263. M.P.D. Wijepala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  264. A.M.U.P.K. Atapattu (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  265. H.H.L.K. Hemachandra (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  266. O. Siriwardhana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  267. Rev. Rahula Thero (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  268. M.A.S.M. Abeywardena (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  269. Asanka Samarasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  270. V. Gowthaman (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  271. K.C.K. Liyanage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  272. A.M. Gunawardena (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  273. S.A.S Kumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  274. F.S. Hameed (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  275. L.R. Wickramarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  276. P.A.D.C.S.P. Appuhamy (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  277. D.E.D. Nandasiri (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  278. Priyangi Manage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  279. U.C. Hewage (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  280. U.D. Cooray (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  281. U.D.D.S. Dahanayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  282. L.L.H.N. Alwis (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  283. Sushmitha Thayanandan (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  284. Ruvini Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  285. K.C. Yadavan (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  286. M.B.M. Sajith Bandara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  287. Nabeela Raji (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  288. Khyati Wikramanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  289. Uda Deshpriya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  290. Maduka Gimhan (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  291. K. Rameswary (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  292. Rangika Rajapakse (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  293. H.K. Kaalubowila (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  294. W.A.H.C.M. Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  295. W.A.S.W. Gunathilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  296. M.A. Gamalath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  297. J.M.D.S.U. Jayamaha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  298. W.R.E.S. Tissera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  299. S.F. Shifka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  300. T. Kumarasooriyar (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  301. U.J. Rihana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  302. S. Shafana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  303. M. Nishanthini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  304. S. Thushyanthan (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  305. J. Mafaz (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  306. Prasad Perera (Sri Lanka Law College)
  307. D.M.P.S. Kumara (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  308. R.M.S.M. Rathnayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  309. H.M.P.B. Halyala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  310. A.A.K. Dushmantha  (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  311. Chathura Eranga Karunarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  312. M.M.S.V. Manchanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  313. H.S.M. Dias-Mudalige (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  314. S.A. Wijesinha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  315. C.M.S. Jayamini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  316. A.G.H. Nisansal (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  317. A.S.P. Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  318. G.R.B.A. Gamlath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  319. R.S. Risafa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  320. M. Piumali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  321. A.A.D.D.S. Algama (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  322. S.W.B. Rameesha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  323. H.K.S. Rathnakumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  324. M.A.A.M.F.H. Riyazi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  325. S.M. Jayathilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  326. N.G.T. Kalpani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  327. T.M. Sudangama (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  328. H.M.S. Herath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  329. T.M.R.S. Tennakoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  330. R.S.S. Rajapaksha (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  331. A.J.F. Fasmila (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  332. A.N. Abeysekera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  333. P. Nishanthini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  334. P.H.N. Kurera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  335. S.S. Gunasekera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  336. M.V.I. Tharangi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  337. S.S. Dissanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  338. R.B.I.K. Rathnamalala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  339. I.M.N.L. Karunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  340. R.M.N.P. Rathnayaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  341. H.B.T.U. Rajakaruna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  342. R.D.N.S. Gnanarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  343. N. Kottahachchi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  344. H.H.H. Nilupama (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  345. K.S.V. Rathnayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  346. H.M.S.P. Karunarathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  347. L.A. Madhushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  348. K.D.T.M. Weerakoon (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  349. U.K.D.D.P. Kandadura (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  350. Shamali Madushika Manthilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  351. C. Senarath Pathirana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  352. W.D.R.P. Kumari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  353. I.M.G.M.S. Gimhani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  354. W.C. Gangadari (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  355. W.K.A. Priyadarshani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  356. K.M.A.M. Karunathilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  357. S.S. Kumudumali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  358. T.J.H. Gunarathna (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  359. K.N.R. Silva (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  360. E.A.D.C.W. Pantalin (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  361. W.M.S.D. Wasala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  362. F. Rachel (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  363. M.R.B.N.K. Perera (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  364. R.M.C.S. Ranathunga (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  365. M.M.I. Siriwardana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  366. S.S.M. Sajjath (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  367. W.P.L.D. Weerawardhana (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  368. S.D.I.L. Wickramasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  369. K.R.M. Ranasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  370. A.R.P.K. Jayathilaka (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  371. W.M.P.B. Weerasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  372. M. Arthika (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  373. W.M.I.U. Senevirathne (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  374. E.W. Madhushani (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  375. W.G.T. Ruanmali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  376. B.G.N.D. Sandamali (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  377. A.K.C.S. Premadasa (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  378. E.A.H.C. Edirisinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  379. N.G.S. Pubudini (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  380. K.A.A.M. Kanchanamala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  381. S.N.T.H.Dias (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  382. R.D.Athukorala (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  383. H.A.S. Dilrukshi (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  384. K.A.A.P. Kasthuri (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  385. S.A.A. Wickramasinghe (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  386. A.D.S.M. Aluthge (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  387. D.M.B.P. Dissanayake (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  388. P. Sharmila (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)
  389. T. Thavapriya (Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)

 

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    Get the rubbish lawyers body BASL to act fast, if they are genuinely concerned about the issue, and to declare indefinite work out. nothing more nothing less seems working.

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    I think a complete work stoppage and hartal in this country will help the govt and president come to his senses.

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      Agreed.

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      It is sad that people of this country have to even sacrifice their lives to convince the need of rule of law

      as it is the case with waragoda killing incident.

      All these make further clear what a president the Island is governed today.

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    A number of these students will be our future MPs and judges and even the Chief Justice. There will not be a future at all to Rajapakses as they are being hated by so many. They know that and they want to use their power to their benefit to the maximum now and either they will have the same fate of Gaddafi and the family members or they will be in exile in a country like Iran, Pakistan or China. All the Dictators in the World had a Jolly Good Life for a short period and most of them were killed like dogs by their own people and the others died as paupers.

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    This letter is a really good one and reaffirms our belief that the youth of today will try to make a better tomorrow. Law students, you recognize the right from wrong, you mention what needs to be done, you acknowledge your responsibilities or what they should be.Go forth my children and correct this pathetic situation in the country without delay. Unfortunately the examples set by many older people are dismal. This is truly pathetic. See the numbers of lawyers in government including the President, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dilan Perera, Pavithra Wanniarachchi,Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Lalith Dissanayake,Navin Dissanayake,Susil Premajayantha to name a few, who seem unable to understand a)the interpretation of the constitution and b)who should interpret the constitution or C)they pretend not to understand or d)they choose to ignore the role of the judiciary according to Latimer House rules.What respect have they got for the juducuary. The fact is they love their comfortable existence more and are corrupt by all accounts.You have a tough task ahead, but you will get there. I really respect your guts in signing this letter by name. Congratulations!

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    These are hopeless days. Days when truth is replaced by absolute corruption with thuggery and cowardice come in second and third. It is in such days that you guys have stood up, come out and spoken so eloquently truthfully and beautifully. Congratulations on this excellent piece.
    You give this country something to be proud of, to hope in. They say that in every group team or class that starts well, there are those who will fall by the way side, turn to follow lucrative muck paths, get bought-over,forced or frightened in to apathy cowardice indifference. I read every one of your 389 names and prayed silently that this name this one this one will not be the one to follow after the crap examples of lawyers in power these days.

    You go guys! Just shine out there!How this Island needs the kind of caliber you demonstrate in your Brilliant letter! Yes.Wow!

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    Dear Law students. I would like to draw your kind attention to the statement “This move is the culmination of several steps, including the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, to concentrate power in the Executive arm of government”. It is Professor Shirani who approved the Bill and stated that the Bill is not against the Constitution. At least now she must admit her mistake. She has done this to please the “State”. Ultimately it is the C.J. who is responsible for the present situation in the country. She had gone against the Judicial power of the people. Bracegirdle.

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