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‘Secret’ doc can nullify MR’s Presidency if re-elected: Sarath

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The bogus ‘secret’ document publicized by former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake being used in President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign, is an offense that enables President Rajapaksa to be ousted from power if he is re-elected, former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said today.

 


Speaking at a media briefing at the New Democratic Front campaign office in Thimbirigasyaya, Silva said utilizing the alleged ‘secret’ document which both Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremaeinghe and Common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena have declared as fake, in President Rajapaksa’s campaign is an offense under section 452 of the Penal Code, of which the charges can be filed up to 20 years since committing the crime.

 


He said it’s also an offense under Section 83 of the Presidential elections act which declares it illegal to publish in any newspaper any false statement concerning, or relating to ‘the utterances or activities at an election of any candidate who is contesting such election, or the conduct or management of such election by such candidate ‘.

 


“These offenses alone can be used to nullify the Presidency of Mahinda Rajapaksa if he is re-elected into power through the Supreme Court,” Silva said while adding that even the media that published the bogus document had an obligation to clarify its contents either with Wickremesinghe or Sirisena before publication. (Lakna Paranamanna)

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Ushan Friday, 26 December 2014 03:50 AM

    This man is Nut and Sadly Out of Fashion. Useless fellow

    Nalin Friday, 26 December 2014 03:52 AM

    It is better as long as you keep your mouth shut. It is filthy your attitude

    Dammi Friday, 26 December 2014 03:55 AM

    Why Don,t you stop acting like a Women??? hey now we do not buy Expired and rotten goods.

    waran Friday, 26 December 2014 05:56 AM

    How much you are paid for this job,do you pay tax

    imran Friday, 26 December 2014 06:39 AM

    A desperate act by a desperate govt.... Shame on you

    arshad Friday, 26 December 2014 06:46 AM

    Unfortunately some top rank of politically motivated thinks they can for ever use and misuse innocent srilankans for political gain with an assumption that general vote base of srilankans are fools specially villagers are uneducated fools. One thing oppressive tyrant should remember is that they can not deny truth and justice from people for ever. Let them try harder good luck

    pissa Friday, 26 December 2014 06:56 AM

    No matter sir, according to your law Mahinda cannot seek 3rd term.

    Daya dev Friday, 26 December 2014 06:49 PM

    No one agree with this man, This mans behavior is previously told by the Mr. Ravi Karunanayake @ Parlimant Road with the

    Prasanna Bandara Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:49 PM

    State media behaves unethically. According to ethnics, when an allegation is published, media should asks the accused party about the charges and if they deny the charges, it should be mentioned. State media does not do that. Not only Tissa Attanayake, but also people running state media should be brought before the law on this matter.

    Ryan Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:54 PM

    where were you after 3 warak be episode? will this be another mistake from you? please check law before saying things

    jacky Friday, 26 December 2014 02:16 PM

    A few days ago u said MR can’t ask for a 3rd term. plz make up yr mind guy

    Chathuranga Friday, 26 December 2014 08:43 AM

    MR won,t have a legal problem as such since he is going to loose the election this time

    kumar Thursday, 25 December 2014 06:48 PM

    No one agree with this man,jealousy.


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