Written by Tharushan Fernando
09 Jul, 2016 | 8:28 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated once again that foreign nations will not be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.The president stated that there are no provisions in the constitution which allow foreign judges to operate within the country.
“I will not agree to a constitutional amendment which creates the necessary background for this”, pledged the President
He added that the UN nor the UNHRC has mentioned anything about military courts but there were a number of points that were discussed when the UN Human Rights High Commissioner visited the country, including the resettlement of those who have been displaced in the north for nearly 20 years, and also the manner in which the independence of the judiciary could be strengthened.
“As long as I hold office, foreign nations will not be able to influence or interfere with the affairs of our country. I will not allow foreign nations to dictate the manner in which the administration of the country is handled”, said the President
The president made these statements during the closing ceremony of the Thripitika Dharma Sajjayana at the Sri Subodharama Vihayara in Peradeniya.
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