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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 18:52
Government did not interfere in the independence of the Judiciary; President
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the government has on no occasion interfered in the independence of judiciary.

Addressing a meeting with the representatives of the association of lawyers for democracy and human rights held in Colombo yesterday, the president said the government is committed to protect the rule of law.

He also pointed out that certain factions attempt to spread false propaganda that the government is interfering in judicial activities.

The President told the meeting that the government is committed to implement law equally to every citizen thereby protecting law and order in the country.

In the afternoon, addressing a public rally in Chilaw, the president said that every citizen in this country is his relatives.

Meanwhile the president has ordered the IGP to probe the burning of a stage built for common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena at Wanduramba, and take legal action against the culprits.

He has also said that such incidents could not be allowed as they would tarnish his image as well as the image of UPFA.

At the same time, President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in the Momentum conference organized by the professionals for a stable Sri Lanka in Colombo today.

Addressing the conference, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the government is constantly on the alert of various active foreign elements against the country.

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