BASL to act against incidents that violate people’s rights

BASL to act against incidents that violate people’s rights

Written by Bella Dalima

29 Nov, 2014 | 10:45 pm

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has taken a decision to act against incidents that violate the people’s rights during the period of the presidential poll.

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Upul Jayasuriya shared these views:

[quote]In a bid to protect the laws of the presidency, and to ensure all the laws in the country at a time when the law of the country is being violated within a democratic framework, the BASL has decided to render its complete support. Government property does not belong to any individual or state institution or any political party. These belong to the public. The people have a right to know this information. They have a right to information. The most recent incident that can be cited as one, is when the Sirasa media Institution was airing a live programme recently. Through Dialog TV which is a private company, and Peo TV, a government institution, they tried to block the transmission. This is a very low act. A civilised society will never acknowledge such an act. It is difficult to ascertain how such incidents take place.[/quote]



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