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19 February 2012 04:52 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardene who was hit by tear gas at the protest lead by his party at Colombo Fort last week and had a short spell in hospital claims that he has a bone to pick with the government and is planning to go on a legal path with a likely fundamental rights case.
Dr. Jayawardene in an interview with the Daily Mirror yesterday said he is weighing the possibility of filing a fundamental rights case against the attack. He said he would also take up the matter with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) shortly.
He is also expected to raise a privilege issue in Parliament as well bringing the matter to the notice of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.
“This was an illegal and undemocratic act on the part of the government as there is legal provision for any one to hold a peaceful protest,” he said.
Dr. Jayawardene who was discharged yesterday headed towards the ‘Church of Our lady of Madhu in Mannar tp give thanks to our lady for his speedy recovery. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • nuwan Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:34 PM

    aiyo uncle you know your protest will do nothing and we also know that so why wasting tear (gas)

    Saranga Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:57 PM

    joke of the day

    Gnanodaya Sunday, 19 February 2012 07:27 PM

    Good luck! .You should raise this matter at the next UNHRC session in March.

    xlntgson Monday, 20 February 2012 04:27 AM

    Geneva: How you go there, by walk?

    Imran Hussein Monday, 20 February 2012 05:47 AM

    People with an iota of brain would know how serious these protests are. In a way, Good that you dont have a clue about it.

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 20 February 2012 07:53 AM

    He was running around during the war against Sri Lanka and he was the only MP who could visit Tigers den

    Nodrog Monday, 20 February 2012 08:28 AM

    Very dramatic performance.....where did you study acting?

    Paddy Suman Monday, 20 February 2012 08:36 AM

    A finger had been poked into the eye of a person who was waiting to cry.

    LAWRANCE Monday, 20 February 2012 10:11 AM

    Please inform to mr.Barak Obama.

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