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Respect The Judgment: Join The People’s March On 10th January

By Lawyers Collective

Lawyers Collective requests all those who value and uphold democracy to join hands to demonstrate, even at the eleventh hour, to take all peaceful steps to stop the unlawful impeachment against the Chief Justice.

We remind all Sri Lankans that this is the first time ever that a Supreme Court decision is deliberately violated by the Executive and Parliament, indicating the level to which democracy has deteriorated in our country.

We invite individuals, political parties, trade unions and civil society to join us for the People’s March on 10th  January at 10 am commencing from the Superior Courts Complex. Your participation will make the national and international community realise that the public do not approve the government’s decision to ignore the Supreme Court judgement.

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    For the first time this tyrant has started shaking….shame ….shame for a woman….can he now stop dyeing his 100% grey moustache……..???

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      Why is that bloody moron Ranil Wickramasinghe still pleading with Chamal Rajapakse who is the instigator of this ‘chaotic situation’, (along with Mahinda Rajapassa), to have a meeting in parliament to resolve the mess that they jointly concocted? Ranil is only good for and still playing palace politics rather than going to the people and the streets, speaking to the people and educating them on the mess in the country?!!– As these good lawyers are doing.
      The UNP under Sajith and Karu should be out on the streets with the joint opposition and talking to the people and explaining the need to save the judiciary, democracy and get rid of the Rajapakse regime through the peoples movement – aka LANKA SPRING.
      The UNP need to stop playing palace politics in Colombo which is all that the clownish Dictator Ranil Wickramasinghe is good for, and start talking to and educating the people on the mess that the country is in with Rajapassa’s Kangaroo Court and Ranils pathetic megalomania.

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        “The UNP under Sajith and Karu should be out on the streets with the joint opposition and talking to the people and explaining the need to save the…”

        Are you talking about Sajith Malli of Gota? Everyone has a price tag, and Kurakkan Brothers have all what they need. Sit back and watch the show.

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      Oh forget that STUPID! He is no democrat and does not know to even sit in a meeting with trade unions and citizens. He thinks his decision to be accepted by every one, way his party MPs do.
      The problem is, lawyers follow him without question. So they ended with a march on 10th that has no clear demand. What it mean to say, “take a stand for justice” ? Why march to where, for what ? Nothing said about any of it. This is just giving judiciary lock stock and barrel to MR. Worst is protests organized by few RW stooges who were given space in RW’s Platform for Freedom that closed down with the impeachment, will be allowing UNP to legitimize decision to throw out CJ on Friday 11th January, 2013 at 6.30 pm. Hope JVP and TNA not go to parliament to bear that cross. Even the govt ally CP took firm stand to dissociate with the impeachment motion debate, but not Ranil the stupid.
      Amaranth

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    Yes, it is our duty as dutiful citizens of Sri Lanka to support this VERY JUST CAUSE against the high-handed actions of the Dictator and his thug type politicians. If the ruling politicians can act against the verdicts of the SUPREME COURTS, what can anyone expect from the ordinary citizens. They are going to create a precedent not to obey the courts! All these unwarranted and unwanted troubles and huge wastage of public funds and also the lost time is solely due to mad ideas of a few LOOTERS who were blocked by the Supreme Courts going ahead with the DIVI NEGUMA BILL which is very clear that their intentions are not to alleviate the poor masses but to spend the billions that lie to the credit of the poor Samurdhi recipients in their respective banks. I think this is going to be the beginning of the end of the looters as happened in Pakistan. Our congratulations to the very brave organisers. Continue, please continue to save the innocent Sri Lankans from the threshold of hell. Even though the CJ will not be present in person, her very brave actions and her charming and innocent smiles have paved the way for the benefit of the peace-loving Sri Lankans. She is the Jeanne d’Arc of Sri Lanka or re-incarnated Viharamahadevi of Sri Lanka or the Archangel of Sri Lanka. I may not be wrong if I were to say that majority of the Sri Lankans wish to see that the CJ becomes the President of Sri Lanka and also abolish the Presidential system within a given period of time.

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    All right thinking people of Sri Lanka are grateful to Lawyers Collective for coming forward in this hour of need , to give leadership to voices against the anti democratic forces which threaten to destroy our country. You are the heroes in the new war to liberate our country from its enemies.May you go from strength to strength and lead us out of despair
    to a long awaited Spring !

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    This march should go on until democracy is restored in this country. The Executive Presidency should go. We should stop reposing faith in individuals. We should entrench a system with intrinsic checks and balances which can put powers be in their proper places.

    Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to participate in the illegal debate on the impeachment. This man is giving respectability to every anti-democratic move made by this regime. I hope all political parties and civil society organizations will shun Ranil and the UNP morons supporting him!

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    “We remind all Sri Lankans that this is the first time ever that a Supreme Court decision is deliberately violated..” says this Lawyers Kibbutz. MP Mavai Senathirajah and a few other farmers and owners of houses within what was illegally termed HSZ will disagree. And so the eloquent MP Sumanthiran, who makes sure his public pronouncements are within the law and calculated to strengthen the Constitution. All of them went before the Supreme Court and got orders for the release of their properties. But the Army and the State simply ignored these. Dozens of Habeas Corpus petitions filed by Sumanthiran and other Tamil lawyers remain ignored by the SC. No surprise the calculated and imposed injustice on the Tamils is now visiting others. Reminds one of Pastor Martin Niemoller ???

    Senguttuvan

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      Well said Senguttuvan

      Pastor Martin Niemöller

      In Germany they first came for the Communists,
      and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

      Then they came for the Jews,
      and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

      Then they came for the trade unionists,
      and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

      Then they came for the Catholics,
      and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

      Then they came for me —
      and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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    Sri Lanka is going to be another Libya or Egypt. Dictatorship is about to emerge on the false pretext of protecting people’s sovereignty. All trade unions, professionals and law-abiding citizens should participate in this march for a glorious revolution. Otherwise everyone will be asked to consume kasippu for which formalin worth Rs.2,000/ million was imported. It will be no surprise that the Dollar will fetch more than Rs.150 or even go up as Rs.175. There is going to be poverty and misery. At the same time there will be an erosion of religious teachings. New Year also saw an actress raped by a gang which is only a beginning. What will be the position if the Supreme Court finds the Parliamentarians guilty of contempt of court and can the parliamentarians continue in their office. The other vital issue is who has the authority to interpret the Statutes – Is it the President or the Judiciary. Will the sacredness of the constitution become a ridiculous affair. This is the crucial hour for every one to ask their conscience.

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    All Sri Lankan living around the world should support this effort to preserve democracy in Sri Lanka for the future generation. Hope democracy stay intact.

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    All sinhala racist of srilanka, u deserve this and more to come. you never going to change, never will…We tamils never ask anything more than rule our selves..you denied it and u supported by india and bastard prabas madness, we tamils paid biggest prize. u all will pay..we tamils going to be winners…just wait..
    No matter u r demos against your king, king will fool u all…your people never going to use their top…Mahinda,Basil and Great warrior Gota JAYWEWA….thease monkeys will ruin u we tamils will just sit watch u r suffering…KARMA MAN KARMA…good night sleep well….

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      Are you watching from the hell? Karma has already upon you for supporting a terrorist organisation who blew up innocen civilians.

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      Nothing can be done in UNHRC . China is with Sri Lankan leaders. International Courts cannot try our leaders on war crimes as the tamils think. Sri Lanka has not ratified Rome covention. Those are only LTTE dreams.

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      Yes, in the same way prabaharan ruined the lives of Tamils, these brothers will ruin the lives of Sinhalese.

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    Dear Madam CJ.Shirani Bandaranayke and the Judiciary..

    First I honestly tell you all that PLEASE DO NOT TRUST RANIL WICKREMASINGHE TO HELP YOU TO GET HIS SUPPORT. HE INFACT IS A DOUBLE CHARACTER….OR A POLITICAL CROOK WHO IS EVER SERVING HIS MASTER MR BY GETTING AN ANNUAL SALARY OF 86 MILLION RUPEE (OUR MONEY THROUGH MR) AS A BRIBE.

    THE REASON I TELL IS DUE FOLLOWING REASONS.
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    1) RW not only, did not participate to hear the Appeals court hearing…but also restricted the other two UNP PSC members from attending it.

    Please read and listen to the following VIDEO what Mr. Wickremasinghe said during the SiriKotha UNP party membership drive.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/24804-media-must-apologise-to-unp-ranil.html

    1)Ranil clearly say that finally SC said what HE said was the correct decision…..what his correct decision….
    I want to know what correct decision SC verdict to say what RW said was correct.
    What Appeals court said was that Parliament PSC CJ verdict was unconstitutional and viod……So what is Ranil saying other than Lying.

    2) Also RW says that SC CANNOT TOPPLE MR GOVERNAMENT……..I want to know who said that SC is trying to topple MR govt……It is utter lies…….Both CJ, SC, Appeals court and WE are only looking for justice for CJ with an impartial hearing and not to topple the govt.

    3)RW also say that he is treated like a FOOT BALL WHERE HE BOUNCE WHENEVER HE IS BEEN HIT.

    WE KINDLY TELL MR.RANIL THAT HE IS ALREADY A FOOTBALL WITHOUT AIR. THERE IS NO POINT HIM TO THINK WINNING ELECTIONS WHILE HE IS IN THAT SEAT…..AND MAY BE HE KNOWS IT……But with a Rs: 86 million annual pay…….he don’t mind dreaming to be ever to be the opposition leader.

    4)IF RW and the UNP PSC two members came for the Appeals Court Hearing, it would have sent a strong message to MARA not to play politics with Judiciary and with country’s constitution……

    BUT HE PURPOSLY SKIPPED IT AND ALSO FORCED THE 2 UNPer’s not to attend……following MARA’s advise.

    Now he is shedding crocodile tears telling “Speaker to Intervene”……It is the biggest joke one could hear for the whole life. Whom he try to deceive…..MR Paid Joker. Don’t he know that MR is already a dictator. while RW think of winning election in 2014…….What a Joke.

    RANNIL YOU LET US AND THE WHOLE UNP DOWN AND HUMILIATED. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    Finally I tell Mr.Wickremasinghe…..Please if you have any bit of self respect left…..don’t go to President’s house to have BLACK COFFEE WITHOUT SUGAR.

    IF YOU WANT I WILL SEND YOU THE BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD….ETHIOPIAN OR COLUMBIAN COFFEE……BUT FOR OUR ONE SAKE AND RESPECT PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM GOING TO PRESIDENT’S HOUSE TO HAVE BLACK COFFEE.

    IF YOU WANT TO MEET PRESIDENT…..MAKE IT IN THE PARLIAMENT.

    PLEASE FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MADAM CJ.BANDARANAYKE.

    Thank you.

    Dear Madam CJ.
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    The coming days are going to be very hard for you, SC, Judiciary and all of us who love you for the justice and we people you stand for.

    But please have a lot of extra courage, patience and Will Power and never GIVE UP….

    With God’s help you will come as a winner…….and I am ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE OUR GOD ALMIGHTY WILL PROTECT YOU AND WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY. JUST LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE AND ACT ON IT.

    REMEMBER HE DIED FOR ALL OF US….AND YOU ARE BEEN PREPARED FOR THIS….AND PLEASE TAKE IT COURAGESLY AND WITH FAITH.

    YOU HAVE ALREADY WON THE BATTLE AND GOING TO STAY IN YOUR SEAT AS LONG AS YOU WANT AND NO ONE CAN CHASE YOU BECAUSE HIS SPITIT IS WITH YOU.

    PLEASE HAVE YOUR FAITH IN HIM….AND WE PRAY FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR PROTECTION.

    GOD BLESS YOU.

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      Recently RW had a trip to Italy and it is reported that the government accommodated him in a luxurious hotel at the cost of tax payers money. So he is paying his gratitude by way of fooling the masses.

      He allowed JA and LK to participate in the PSC to give recognition and credibility and hoodwink us. He did not allow his men to open mouths because he was afraid that they would get the credit and popularity.

      He did not allow JA and LK to go to the hearing at CA because he is hell bent on supporting the government.

      He talks non-sense re a toppling the government which we don’t ask.

      Now UNP at the behest of RW is going to take part in the impeachment debate only to give credibility or credence to an unholy and illegal impeachment process. UNP and all other political parties should boycott the debate.

      Hello all peace loving UNPers , I call upon you all to forget party or political differences and come to the PEOPLE’S MARCH tomorrow at 10.am
      at Superior Court Complex.

      Leel

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    Dear Madam though I support you in this instance you have done great injustice to the people in this country.You should never have gone to welcome Naamal Rajapakshe(The Fake Lawyer)when he came to take oath which he is not entitled at the hulsdoff. Passing of 18 amendment which gave right to this despot to contest any number of occasion for presidency is a very grave injustice you did to the people of this country.But at this hour we are with you.

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    All people who value truth and justice, freedom and democracy should join in and show their support for this cause. To remain aloof would be to be negligent of the danger being faced by society which will finally affect every one of us. The president and parliment must respect the rule of law and the constitution of this land.

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    Divineguma Bill has been passed by parliament – which means that the nothern military governer’s assent for same has been accepted on behalf of te elected members of the council – which means that any provincil council need not have elected members who are required to approve similar bills in future.
    The councils have become redundant.
    Is this not against the provisions of the constitution?
    Does this not mean that ALL bills needing assent of provincial councils can be passed by approval of all governers who are appointed by the president whose wishes they have to carry out?
    Has not the 13th amendment become a dead piece of the constitution?

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    yes, we must fast un to death in front of the Fort Railway Stattion on these criimnal act.

    I invite P.Saravanamuttu, J. C. Weliamuna. Jehan Perera and Wijedasa Rajapakse to lead us on the 10th, bright and early.

    Just a minir issue, can Wijedasa clear his tax bill the previous day please? Otherwise they will arrest him on tax fraud on the 10th.

    We dont want that to happen.

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    It is our duty to participate.
    We all should go there to protest.

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    I am very sorry to see what a beautiful country that British Governed and gave us and leaving after Independence.

    Ever since the Hambantota Village Gon Harak started coming to Parliament….the whole country was robbed by those VILLAGE UNEDUCATED UNCULTURED CROOK THUGS.

    IT’S TIME TO KICK THESE HORA GAME HORU THAKKIDIAS OUT. THEY MESSED THE WHOLE COUNTRY, IT’S ECONOMY,INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION,HEALTH,AGRICULTURE, EMPLOYMENT, SOCIETY AND COMMUNITIES.

    NOW THE GOVT. WHILE EXPORTING OUR WOMEN TO MIDDLE EAST……EXPORT MEN TO SOUTH KORREA….AND SEND BOAT PEOPLE TO AUSTRALIA.

    THIS IS THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY AFTER INDEPENDENCT…AND VILLAGE GON HARAK BOORU POLITICIANS RUINED AND STOLE THE COUNTRY UPTO THE BONE.

    IT’S TIME TO HANG THEM IN GALLE FACE GREEN.

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    Who else here thinks Rajapakse Brothers will follow Gérard Depardieu? Gérard Depardieu has been given a star treatment as he landed in Russia by Mr. Putin. Nah… I don’t think Sri Lankans would stand up against this dictatorial family and their goons. Rich people will leave the country with their loot. Poor people had already lost a lot during the war. Maonks will support MahaRajah and live happily ever after. Mervins and Dumindas will rule the streets. Sri Lankans will open their mouths only to eat!!

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    Very good wise move lets see who the cowards, serpents & Hypocrites.

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    This is the only way to counter government intransigence and help them clear cobwebs in their potty heads.

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    opposition party is very very important to the democratic country unfortunately sri Lanka is unlucky.it means people are unlucky.

    how can this foolish government parliamentarians can question the judge.in the psc one minister having only birth certificate. and he does not know English also.then how can understand proceedings and how he can challenge.he is always barking………………………so this is time to think a minuet………..>>>>…………………..????????????think and take a rational decision.otherwise sri lanka wl change as a hell.

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    How effective would the protest be if carried out only in Colombo? How effective will they be if they included only the legal fraternity and the anti-government politicians and their supporters?

    To be effective, there should be a concerted effort to draw in the common people, especially in the hamlets, villagers, towns and cities. They would not come to the streets to demonstrate, however they strongly feel about this issue. Can they bang on their pots and pans at a designated time? Those in vehicles can toot their horns. If these can be made to happen and is videoed all over the island, the protest will be effective. if not, it will be a damp squib. A mass movement of people has to be mobilised, if there is to be success in changing how this country has been run and is being run. The CJ affair should be the issue that calls into question governance in this country, from independence to now.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Narendran,
      Will you lead the protest in jaffna?

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        No he would not – he is an armchair AH licker of Rajapakses…!!!
        Please ask him if he would stop licking AH for a moment as a mark of protest as with villagers, motorists, masses….for a moment at a designated time….!!!

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    How can Narendran muster any Jaffnasiders, when Sumnathiran is the chief Defense Counsel ( pro bono perhaps)and his handlers Sambandan and Premachandran have a caveat on the North.

    Just one bird call from any of them and the whole citizenship will gather in support of our beseiged CJ.

    This may also help to dispel any doubts the South harbor about Sambandan’s love for Sinhala Buddhists.

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    Please watch the following Derana interview with Ex.CJ Sarath Silva explain what the true character of President Rajapakse is.

    http://www.derana.lk/index.php?route=programs/programs/programdetails&pid=85&vid=5582&page=2

    Also you could watch the rest of the clips by clicking on them.

    You will note how ex.CJ.Sarath Silva analyse President from the video. Some of those analyses are……
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    1)President will never listen to anybody’s advise and will do whatever he wants to do……either good for the country or not..

    2)Ex.CJ Sarath N Silva say as result of President going ahead with the Hedging deal eventhough he was warned by many about the repucassions, president still went ahead, and as a result CPC now have to pay over US $400 million to the banks.

    3)Sarath N.Silva also said he let out President been impeached from Tsunami fraud case as he tied it up with aid giving direct to Prabhakaran……which was not the truth, but a made up case.

    4)Sarath Silva also say President is a Shrude and a cunning person.
    Also in subsequent video he say President always looking for high status……meaning having some type of inferior complex…..and always looking for attention from others to show his knowledge and power…….like those cutouts around Sri Lanka etc……….and ever lying to international community and India on implementing LLRC and promissing India on 13+ etc.

    5)Also by sending Gen.Sarath Fonseka to Jail…..and bribing opposition MP’s to his side Sarath Silva say how President use who ever he wants at any cost to get his work done and once it’s done he would dump them (like sending gen. Fonseka to Prison after winning the war) which is part of President’s personality for only him to be popular and nobody else………..and the game plan he use to achieve this.

    Also Sarath Silva say he played by limits with President, as if he had gone to advise president or not listen to him, Sarath Silva could have lost his job. So he just agreed to what President say and did what President want him to do.

    There are many other issues Sarath Silve talk about President which will help you if you watch the other videos to learn about President’s behaviour.

    I lay out some suggestions that you may consider implementing and may consider
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    1) CJ, the Judiciary and the SC should occoupy Supreme court Building, and never allow MARA goons to occoupy it………even if they use strong arm methods.

    2)CJ and the Judiciary with the help of JVP and other SL patriots should defend the Supreme Court Building and even be prepared to fight if MARA is resorted to VIOLENCE.

    3) Should call for both local and international TV crews to video the MARA violance and send them to International and Sri Lankan Diaspora Community.

    4)Similar to Malaysian Tamil Sangam who restricted president Rajapakse from participating for the Muslim Business conference and subsequent harassing of the Sri Lankan Embassy staff in Malaysia……..similarly all Sri Lankan Expatriate community should work on to close down and harass all the MARA goon foreign Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions…….and never allow MARA or the Govt. Parliament members to come into those countries…..similar to MARA England tours.

    5)Encourage and write to CW to send a group of Judges from Commonwealth countries to hear CJ trial…..or CJ and her lawyers to go to CW and UN (I know it’s expensive, but still worth the trouble to get justice to CJ) Also if you could find funders for the expenses of CW Judges or CJ tour will be helpful.

    6)With personal influence our expatriate community should influence UN to pressure President to stop kicking CJ out until commonwealth Judges hear the case.

    7)If CJ is kicked out and since there is no law in the country……CJ and SC should work on to stop Sri Lanka from participating UN, CW , Non Align and Asian Conferences, and stop CHOGM holding in Sri Lanka and stop giving Business concessions, Tourism and GSP status to Sri Lanka as a punishment.

    8)If GOSL instigate violance against citizen, CJ,SC and the Bar association and the opposition Parties should call for international forces to intervene Sri Lanka to rescue Citizens before making them refugees and from fleeing the country.

    9) Organise country wide strike, work stopage, transport and train sabotage, Power and utility disruptions, hotels, airline and tourism work stoppage,Hospital and school closures, International cargo and tourism travel ban etc…etc…

    11)Also meeting local Diplomatic Community and to educate them on country’s situation……and to treat Sri lankan Govt. as a Pariah State.

    12) Educate UN,CW and international Community with organising seminars and talk at UN, EU and Asian Forums to intervane on behalf of CJ and Judiciary and BAN SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT AS A PARIAH STATE.

    Hope CJ, Judiciary, SC, Bar association and the opposition Parties will consider these suggestions.

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    The Lawyers Collective deserves the utmost gratitude of all those who believe in democracy, the rule of law and good governance. Let us hope that the legal community without exception supports this demonstration. because it is as much in their professional interest as it is in the public. Let us hope no lawyer accepts the position of CJ in case the regime forces the present CJ out and tries to install a puppet. Let this be the beginning of a Sri Lankan spring. It is the duty of every citizen to defend the judiciary, which in effect would be defend himself or herself against arbitrary rule by a bunch of uncouth thugs. May there be sons and daughters of Sri Lanka brave enough to join this demonstration in their thousands, and to return in their thousands to the streets again and again until until tyranny is forced out, as in Egypt and Libya.

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