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Lawyers Protest Death Of Democracy

Sep 7, 2010 7:19:51 AM - thesundayleader.lk

democracy dies in sri lanka

Groups of concerned lawyers took to the streets outside the Supreme Court Complex this afternoon, protesting the ‘demise of democracy’ in the country, with the introduction of the 18th amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

The proposed amendment seeks to remove the two-term limit of the Presidency – allowing President Mahinda Rajapakse to be re-elected to office without limit – as well as to replace the Constitutional Council with a Parliamentary Council and  restrict the role of the Elections Commissioner.

democracy, going to the grave

democracy burns

a call for protection