- Published on Monday, 03 December 2012 16:57
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When the Chief Justice Mrs. Shirani Bandaranaike preceded to Parliament a group of Lawyers not in conformity to their status, and dignity of their profession smashed coconuts and shouted slogans in favour of her and against the Parliament and the government. This group of lawyers depending on foreign assistance and being the pawns of anti-national NGOs displayed the same anti-national sentiments during the war and after that on many occasions and against the welfare of the country and people.
It was against this anti-national group’s open conspiracy against the country and the people amid attempts to destabilize the country the protest of 3 wheeler drivers was organized on last Friday and more than 800 three wheelers from the Western Province participated in the protest. The Chairman of the All Island Three Wheeler Drivers Union Lalith Dharmasekera Vithanage addressing a media conference held at Nippon Hotel in Colombo this morning jointly organized by his Union and All Island Metered Taxi Association said that they as a self employed group of this country said that even in the past they have held demonstrations on conspiracies against the country and they would hold such demonstrations on any conspiracy against the country as a group of people who are dedicated and determined to protect this country.
Speaking further Vithanage said that the President as a very considerate person has helped the three wheeler drivers on many occasions when there were threats to their profession, and it was in gratification to these assistance they donated Rs. 600 Millions provided to them as fuel concession at the rate of Rs. 1,500 per month to the Ranaviru Fund. He said that for the President the motherland is first and foremost than all other things and as long as the President remains in this stance they too would back the President as a group who also considers the country first and foremost than any other thing, and they will oppose all and every effort by the anti-national groups depending on foreign currency to destabilize and derail the country. He emphasized that they are not against all the lawyers whom they respect as a group of people engaged in a dignified profession and only a handful stooges in black cloaks maneuvered by the anti-national forces were responsible for Friday’s attack and they give 2 weeks for the Police to take appropriate action against the attackers.
The Secretary of the Union Rohana Perera addressing the media conference said that while the protest was proceeding peacefully his 3 wheeler got isolated due to traffic jam in front of the Court Complex in Hultsdorf and at that moment 4 Lawyers pulled him out of his Three Wheeler and assaulted him and ran into the Court premises. He said that he can identify the rogue lawyers who attacked him. Perera said that Police investigating the attack has already questioned him and he is satisfied of the investigations but urge the Police to take appropriate action against those responsible for the attack. (niz).