I am the one who brought the issue into the spotlight: Sarath Silva

I am the one who brought the issue into the spotlight: Sarath Silva

Written by Bella Dalima

16 Oct, 2014 | 4:08 pm

A summit was held in Colombo on Wednesday under the auspices of JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva.

JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake shared the following views:

[quote]The time has come for all who stand up for democracy and human rights in the country to raise their opposition to defeat the prevalent ad hoc acts in the country. Activities that centre on unconstitutional acts should not be defeated through direct or indirect means… The front is gearing up to permit and provide the green light for an unconstitutional presidential election and unlawful presidential election. That needs to be defeated. We would like to say that is not where the unity lies. The true front could only be built by calling on to defeat unconstitutional acts. This is a grave issue.[/quote]

Former Chief Justice, Sarath N. de Silva shared these views;

[quote]Minister Anura Dissanayake, I go to the Narahenpita Market to buy the essential items on a daily basis as an ordinary citizen. When I was the Chief Justice one of your colleagues was a dear friend of mine. I go to the market with a bag in my hand even when I was functioning as Chief Justice. He comes and tells me that I am the one responsible for the issue. I said in reply that I am the one who brought the issue into the spotlight. He then tells me that they put conditions in terms of law and order to me now and adds and I quote”You would have been remembered as a person who rendered an immense service to the country if you had sent them to jail with just one verdict when you were functioning as the chief minister.: That question really made me feel ashamed of myself.[/quote]

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