“The public questions me as to how far it is fair to allocate a paying ward in a government hospital for privileged persons who are in remand custody”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Asia Pacific Law Forum – 2016, held at the BMICH today (Aug. 12).
The Golden Jubilee which completes 50 years of the Asia Pacific Law Forum is being held in Sri Lanka. The Law Forum which is also held from 13th to 15th, parallel to the Golden Jubilee.
The President further said that the law should be applied rightly to everyone. “The people expect the law to be operated in an independent and impartial manner”, he said.
The constitution of a country is the foundation that strengthens the laws of that country. “The constitution, Executive and Judiciary should fulfill their responsibilities to strengthen the rule of law”, he said.
He said that the required program to provide legal redress to the public is being formulated. He also requested the support of everyone in this regard.
“The new constitution which is being formed is one that protects the law of the country and nourishes the human society”, the President pointed out.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Wijayadasa Rajapaksha, John Amarathunga, Chandima Weerakkody, Deputy Minister Eran Wickramarathne, the co-President of the Law Forum Upul Jayasuriya were among those participated in this event.