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No one can interfere with judiciary - President

Nov 7, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
 No one has the right to interfere with the judiciary and its independence, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President was speaking at a meeting after opening the Tangalle courts complex Saturday. It was built at a cost of Rs 358 million in place of the colonial era courts complex.   President Rajapaksa said that they must be able to bear the judgement of a court of law even if that judgement inconveniences them and causes hardships politically or otherwise.   “We must bow our heads and retain the dignity of the judiciary,” he said.   Calling the judiciary, the devalaya of truth and justice, the President said the people’s confidence in the judiciary has not shattered upto date.   “The people must get relief and peace of mind from the devalaya of truth and justice. That relief and peace of mind should come to a person at the earliest possible period. It is only then the people will honour the judiciary and law and order,” President Rajapaksa said.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/08/news02.asp