The curse of January: Darkest hour for democracy as Parliament violates the law and debates impeachment tomorrow

Lawyers Collective | Published on January 10, 2013 at 12:22 am

10th JANUARY marks the Darkest Hour of Democracy

Ignoring the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judgments, Parliament will debate the

A section of the Rajapaksa cabal

Impeachment against the Chief Justice tomorrow – Thursday 10th January.

The Executive and Parliament have jointly decided to proceed with the impeachment, notwithstanding the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal determination holding it to be unconstitutional. The future generations will remember the day as a national day of mourning when the rulers of the country committed a grave constitutional crime.

Lawyers Collective urge the public to engage in peaceful protests and join hands with us on 10th January 2012.

We also urge the law enforcement officers of the country to respect the right of the citizens to engage in peaceful rallies which are intended to protect the very Constitution what guarantees such protests. We have reliably learnt that the certain criminal elements within the Government are planning to sabotage the peaceful rally but we expect the law enforcement authorities to ensure that those criminal elements would not be permitted to attack peaceful protesters.

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The curse of January: Darkest hour for democracy as Parliament violates the law and debates impeachment tomorrow

10th JANUARY marks the Darkest Hour of Democracy Ignoring the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judgments, Parliament will debate the A section of the Rajapaksa cabal Impeachment ...