3.5 C
London
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Arrest ‘traitors’ who went to Geneva – Lead stroy weekend Lakbima News paper

The Lakbima Newspaper quoting internal government sources reports that there is an attempt to arrest the five TNA MP’s including  NGO activists currently in Geneva assisting USA and European Union countries against Sri Lanka by making public statements harming the unitary state of the country.

The report further states ‘according to the Sixth Amendment of the constitution, No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka, and is considered a crime.

If such an accusation is proved in Court, if the person is an MP, his term of office will cease for a period not exceeding seven years according to the law.

The Government is obtaining legal advice on this matter, the sources reveal.

When a front- line Minister was queried on this issue, he said that although the right for a person to go to any country and speak freely has been guaranteed by the constitution no individual has the legal power or right to make any statement which would harm the unitary state of the country.

Accordingly, all the statements by the TNA MP’s, including the activists who have gone to Geneva are being subject to the intense scrutiny of the Governments intelligence section.’
LK

Archive

Latest news

CPPR submits an urgent appeal on the situation of prisons in Sri Lanka to UN Special Rapporteurs.

Image: A  leaked photo of killings at the  Maraha prison. In a submission to Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...

Rajapaksa Govt should have banned Tamil National Alliance after the war says Sri Lankan Minister for Public Security

Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (retired) Sarath Weerasekara says that Mahinda Rajapaksa Government should have banned the largest Tamil political party, the Tamil...

Sri Lanka: Mahara prison killings must be properly investigated and urgent measures taken to protect detainees from COVID-19 – ICJ

The ICJ today ( 2 Dec 2020) called upon the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the events...

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist arrested for social media posts

A Tamil journalist locally known as Gokulan, affiliated with Battinews.com was arrested by the Sri Lankan Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on November 29 for posting pictures on his...

Related news

CPPR submits an urgent appeal on the situation of prisons in Sri Lanka to UN Special Rapporteurs.

Image: A  leaked photo of killings at the  Maraha prison. In a submission to Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...

Rajapaksa Govt should have banned Tamil National Alliance after the war says Sri Lankan Minister for Public Security

Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (retired) Sarath Weerasekara says that Mahinda Rajapaksa Government should have banned the largest Tamil political party, the Tamil...

Sri Lanka: Mahara prison killings must be properly investigated and urgent measures taken to protect detainees from COVID-19 – ICJ

The ICJ today ( 2 Dec 2020) called upon the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the events...

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist arrested for social media posts

A Tamil journalist locally known as Gokulan, affiliated with Battinews.com was arrested by the Sri Lankan Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on November 29 for posting pictures on his...