At the inaugural convention of “ Lawyers against corruption and anarchy “ at the New Town Hall on 1st July, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe pledged that he will not allow the draconian piece of legislation “criminal defamation law” to become law, although the Government is trying to pass this despite mounting opposition.
Referring to the rapid and massive degeneration in social and human values, and the unprecedented upsurge of crimes in the country, he said armed groups and LTTE on the one and the Government on the other side are responsible to this tragic situation.
While commending the religious leaders and lawyers for coming forward to fight anarchy, he asked why the Business chambers were quiet over the abductions and extortions of businessmen.
He also warned that Sri Lanka would end up as a divided Nation like Timor and Ethiopia, if this Govt. cannot solve the National issue. The image of Sri Lanka in the International scene has dropped to zero, he claimed