By Colombo Telegraph –
“The attack on the residence of the President of the Bar Association, Presidents’ Counsel and Member of Parliament Wijedasa Rajapakse is obviously intended to send a message to lawyers that even lawyers are subject to attacks by goons if they stand in the way of a governments’ plans.” says Convener Lawyers for Democracy.
Issuing a statement its Convener Lal Wijenayake says; “First the attack was on university students, then on journalists, civil society activists, academics and now on lawyers. While we, ‘Lawyers for Democracy’ condemns this dastardly act, it is time for all sections of society to realize that it is a matter of a time for each of them to be subject to the same treatment.”
‘Lawyers for Democracy’ calls upon all civil society organizations to come together and stand up in one voice against the move towards a lawless, intolerant, authoritarian regime.
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Rasavath / December 21, 2012
there is a pattern, anyone that crosses those in power, get threatened in some way or the other…. the message is clear cross at your peril. It is ugly Sri Lanka. Stand up to tyranny get rid of the military dictatorship that clears is governing without any respect for law and order under the normal social contract.
Saman Wijesiri / December 21, 2012
Yes. Tyranny is raising its ugly head. There is no time to stand and stare!
Piranha / December 21, 2012
Is the civil society organisations coming together in protest enough to stop the regime’s undemocratic and criminal acts? The Sinhala masses also need to wake up and protest by mass mobilisation of people from all walks of life without delay. Once the judiciary comes under the control of the executive protests could be outlawed or suppressed with brutal force. Time is running out to save the country from total dictatorship and hope the masses realise and act now.
Jim Hardy / December 22, 2012
Exactly fellas mobilize the masses & trade unions dont back out this is time to chase this corrupt rogue junta.