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MR kicks off free legal service for people subjected to political revenge


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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday launched a new initiative to provide free legal assistance and advice for people who have allegedly been subject to political revenge and injustice, or accused of illegal activities and corruption from 2015. 

The free legal consultation service will be available on every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at the Opposition Leader’s office. All services will be provided free of charge for the general public who have been subject to political revenge and ill-treatments due to political motives.

The Opposition Leader office stated that those who wish to provide information with regard to corruption cases in Government institutions could also provide such information at the premises.

During the launch, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said the service would ensure the right to justice for those who have been subjected to ill- treatment. 

“We have a group of lawyers who are willing to help people who were unable to seek legal consultation due to various reasons,” he added. Prof. Peiris noted that this initiative would help to stand against the Government’s mistreatment of public officials on political motives.

Meanwhile, MP Chandima Weerakkody said the doors would be open for public regardless their ethnicity, religion or political party they support. “Even United Nation Party supporters are welcome, this is the Opposition Leader’s office, which means we are bound to serve the entire country not just one party or selected group of people,” he said. (NS) 

Pic by Ruwan Walpola

 


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