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UNP urges action on Nonis’ assault

2014-10-01 11:00:54
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UNP parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said today that a Sri Lankan High Commissioner had been assaulted for the first time in the history of this country and urged that the law should be enforced against those involved in this shameful incident.

“The High Commissioner to Britain has been assaulted by a MP in the presence of the President and officials of the External Affairs Ministry. I have never in my whole life seen or heard of such an incident. The law should be enforced against the minister who is reported to have been involved in the incident. The law should also be enforced against those who were present at the time of the incident,” he said.

Mr. Kiriella said India and its independent judiciary had earned much praise by enforcing the law against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jeyaram and asked whether such a sentence could be expected in Sri Lanka.

“When former Chief Justice Shiranthi Bandaranayake gave a verdict against the Divi Neguma Bill, an impeachment motion was brought against her. That is the situation here,” he said.

Mr. Kiriella said what was important was to re-establish an Independent Judicial Commission, an Independent Police Commission, and Independent Elections Commission  and an Independent Public Service Commission in the country.

“The 17th Amendment should be implemented to ensure the rule of law in Sri Lanka. It was introduced during the then United National Party UNP regime so that those institutions could function without any political interference. Only one MP opposed the Amendment at the time it was approved in Parliament,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 23

  • PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:12

    Dr.Nonis hit himself.

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    Milly Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:27

    ...and kicked himself

    Reply : 0       6

    Malli Wednesday, 1 October 2014 16:05

    only Educated Diplomat. NOW HE IS LEAVING
    what a shame

    Reply : 0       5

    Aso san Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:13

    Makes sense

    Reply : 0       3

    sena Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:23

    you r totally correct. but the wrong thing is ur defamed telling "onama gonakuta yudda karanna puluwan"Gonnu who fight earlier lost greatly.

    Reply : 3       2

    chitra wickram Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:39

    If the above article is true.It is upto the people of Srilanka not to elect THUGS as their MP'S.

    Reply : 0       2

    Bala Thursday, 2 October 2014 01:02

    [quote name="chitra wickram"]If the above article is true.It is upto the people of Srilanka not to elect THUGS as their MP'S.[/quote]
    That day will never dawn in SL. Our electorates are uneducated politically - just knowing alphabet & reading is not real literacy - they vote for stupid film stars and thugs regularly.

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    Ruwan Thursday, 2 October 2014 04:44

    it happens even in the US example - Ronald Regan

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    Laidback Chap Thursday, 2 October 2014 14:18

    Absolutely spot on Bala

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    Sidath Wednesday, 1 October 2014 12:16

    Decency of the people who rule us !

    Reply : 0       2

    Buruwa Wednesday, 1 October 2014 15:29

    There will be no action taken on this incident as persons from top SL Govt. posts are involved. It is a shame that such incidents did take place by uneducated politicians.

    Reply : 0       1

    mount Wednesday, 1 October 2014 19:24

    Only EDUCATED people respect educated PEOPLE.

    Reply : 0       1

    Diplomut Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:02

    If the story is true we have proved to the world the calibre of our ministers and representatives. Even the onlookers are no exceptions. Truly a Miracle of Asia. via DM iPad app

    Reply : 0       2

    Kesara Thursday, 2 October 2014 04:31

    What's the big deal, a little fisticuffs among thugs...

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    Gamarala Friday, 3 October 2014 05:24

    [quote name="Kesara"]What's the big deal, a little fisticuffs among thugs...[/quote]
    Are you equating the uneducated thug to the erudite, sophisticated diplomat? You are sadly mistaken even to make such an asinine comment.

    Reply : 0       0

    Jamalji Thursday, 2 October 2014 05:37

    Judiciary is fine but Country does not have a fearless and vibrant press like in India.

    Reply : 0       0

    weerawardana Thursday, 2 October 2014 06:10

    no inquery, no action being taken, because he was assaulted by a govt: mp.

    Reply : 0       1

    Dissa Thursday, 2 October 2014 06:51

    Absolutely correct. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    Renu Thursday, 2 October 2014 07:50

    If he has an ounce of Self respect he has give up being diplomat of such not law abiding Government , comprising of uneducated MPs who only thugs under safe umbrella

    Reply : 0       0

    Nims Thursday, 2 October 2014 08:02

    Kollo dennek beela gagena - Kehiliya

    Reply : 0       1

    Gamini Thursday, 2 October 2014 08:09

    What action, for what, we have enough Nonsense , if he leaves we send Juwanis to London.

    Reply : 0       0

    Upali Thursday, 2 October 2014 11:57

    Who needs educated people in Sri Lanka?

    Reply : 0       0

    Bhatiya Thursday, 2 October 2014 12:21

    This govt/regime is making mockery of everything. They are slowly but steadily eroding decency & respect from the society. Api watina kalayak nasti karanawa !

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