Court of Appeal moved against ‘genocide’ letter
Posted on September 30th, 2014

By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy Island

Petitioners, P. G. Ravindra Nirosha of Nugegoda and several others have complained to the Court of Appeal that the IGP and the Attorney General has failed to enforce provisions of the Penal Code against 28 members of the Northern Provincial Council and five members of the Eastern Provincial Council who had written to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, that the Sinhalese are committing genocide against the Tamils.

The petitioner has said in this letter dated August 17, 2014 false claims have been made to the effect that Sinhalese settlements are being set up in Tamil areas. The letter has been addressed to Ms. Navi Pillay seeking a probe and relief, the petitioners have said.

Among the respondents are the IGP, the Attorney General M. Kanagalingam Shivajilingam a member of the Northern Provincial Council and 32 others.

The petitioner had requested the Court of Appeal to issue a mandatory order on the IGP and the Attorney General, to take action under Provision 120 of the Penal Code.

One Response to “Court of Appeal moved against ‘genocide’ letter”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Thank you Shenali W for bringing this up.

    Section 120 of the Penal Code

    “Whoever by words, spoken or intended to be read, or by signs; or by visible representations, or otherwise, excites or attempts to excite feeling of dissatisfaction to the President or to the Government of the Republic, or excites or attempts to excite hatred to or contempt of the administration of justice, or excites or attempts to excite the People of Sri Lanka to procure, other than by lawful means, the alteration of any matter by law established, or attempts to raise discontent or dissatisfaction amongst the People of Sri Lanka, or to promote feeling of ill-will and hostility between different classes of such People, shall be punished with the simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.”

    It is a clear cut case. Hope the judges at the court of appeal will UPHOLD THE LAW. They DID NOT uphold the law in 2002 when a case was filed against the CFA.

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