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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today the government was planning to pass the Bill on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances in parliament on September 21, which would endanger the lives of the security forces.

He said according to the 11th clause of the convention, the government was bound by law to arrest and hand over any security personnel to a foreign country if a case was filed against him in a court there.

“If the convention was passed in Parliament, the government is bound to hand over even General (Rtd) Jagath Jayasuriya, who had a case filed against him, in a foreign country,” he said.

He told a news conference that the United States or Britain had not signed the convention and added that India had not authorized it even though it had signed it.

“The then foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera who signed the convention secretly is now planning to authorize it in parliament,’ he alleged.

He said the government was also planning to present the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in parliament on September 20 and get it approved to postpone the Provincial Council elections pretending that it was done to hold PC elections on the same day.

“The government is planning to postpone the PC elections to three provinces which were to be held in September and elections to the other provinces as well. Elections cannot be postponed without a referendum,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Snowy Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:29 PM

    HOW! If the security forces where no involved in forced disappearances, the forces need not and so is you. If they have been behind the "coloured vans" then face the music.

    Kadiya Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:35 PM

    Ong kiwwa, meing gia!!!

    Dinosaur Friday, 15 September 2017 06:03 AM

    This Bafoon is the key reason everyone thinks security forces are behind enforced disappearances. via DM Android App

    lion Friday, 15 September 2017 07:22 AM

    He has mastered how to deceive the masses. Looks his game is going to be over very soon.

    thilak Friday, 15 September 2017 09:08 AM

    the law is to protect every citizen, that includes the security forces, unless they have been breaking the law.How then are the lives of the security forces in danger by passing this law

    kukula Friday, 15 September 2017 09:28 AM

    A wrong is a wrong, and a right is a right. Please understand the fundamentals.


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