Sinhala Jathika Perumuna challenges Tamil Political Parties in the Supreme Court
Sinhala Jathika Peramuna has filed an application under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution in the Supreme Court on Friday (27.04.2012) for a declaration under Article 157 A (4) against four Eelam Tamil political parties, namely -ITAK, TELO. EPRLF and the TULF naming their Secretaries and leaders as Respondents.
The press release states that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was enacted in August 1983. The Article 157A(2) states the following:
‘No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objectives the establishment of a separate state within the territories of Sri Lanka. ‘
Sinhala Jathika Peramuna said that "Many Sinhala Nationalists have asked the question why nobody takes any legal action against the TNA for carrying out freely a separatist agenda even after the defeat of the separatist terrorism?
When clarifying their compelling reasons for filing s legal action, the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna said that, “TNA is going round the world collaborating with certain foreign governments and with anti Sinhala elements to file a Hunan Rights Violation case in the International Court of Criminal Justice against our Sinhala Armored forces for defeating the LTTE in the battle field with the political leadership it received after 30 years of waiting. “
“The threat of that legal action against the armored forces will continue to drag if the local separatists are allowed to continue with their separatist politics unhindered locally.’
Sinhala Jathika Peramuna further said “Therefore, we believe that the best action at this hour is to go on the legal offensive against the TNA & the TULF and to seek remedies through the only legal provision available to us, the sixth Amendment, which has not been made use until now.
The General Secretary of the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna is the Petitioner for the application filed.
The respondents are -
S. Senathirajah – the Secretary to ITAK,
V. Anandasangaree, the President TULF,
N. Indrekumar, the Secretary to TELO
K. Premachandran, the Secretary to EPRLF
- Asian Tribune -