Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sri Lanka: Former Chief Justice warns govt. of impending doom

By Athula Bandara - “Sri Lanka would soon end being another Myanmar if the prevailing situation in the country was allowed to go on unchecked.”

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said this while addressing a group of scholars and professionals at the Anuradhapura CTC Conference Hall on Thursday (25). Speaking further he said Gen. Sarath Fonseka who saved the country from terrorism and created an atmosphere for all communities to live in peace and harmony had lost his own freedom and was now in jail.

“As our rulers continue to violate the constitution or the common law of the country, we are nearing a chaotic situation here similar to that of Myanmar. The country would in turn face a serious economic crisis come August. Other countries and even the UNO have focused attention on the violation of human rights in this country, he added. “This would result in the denial of GSP concessions to Sri Lanka and in turn many garment factories will face a threat of closure.”

The former CJ warned that the loss of employment suffered by garment workers would further add to the unemployment problem facing the government. “The future of this country depends on finding lasting solutions to the problems I have mentioned above,” he said.

© Daily Mirror

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