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SC grants leave to proceed for FR case on violent mob attack against place of worship in Weeraketiya

Statement issued by the NATIONAL CHRISTIAN EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE OF  SRI LANKA (NCEASL)
 
The fundamental rights case (Case Number 19/2013 SCFR) filed on behalf of the Jeewana Alokaya Church in Weeraketiya, which was violently attacked on 09th December 2012 and 18th March 2013, was granted leave to proceed after being called in the Supreme Court on 21st January 2014.

The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed based on the Freedom of Speech and Expression, Article 14 (1) (a) and the Right to Equality, Article 12 (1) and Article 12 (2) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka 1978.

Mr. Chrismaal Warnasuriya (Attorney-at-Law) Counsel for the case together with Nalaka Jayasuriya and Indika Udeshkumara, junior lawyers, appeared on behalf of the petitioners.

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka welcomes this decision, as it is a step toward recognizing the right to religious freedom and equality as guaranteed by the Constitution.

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