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Lawyers express concern over Port City Bill

The Lawyers for Democracy Movement has expressed concerns regarding the Colombo Port City bill during a media briefing on Sunday (18).

Attorney-at-Law Harshana Nanayakkara, a member of the movement, cautioned that the passage of the bill would be a threat to national security.

He pointed out that China, which is occupying lands in Sri Lanka, is facing geopolitical troubles with India and the US. “Ultimately, our country will be caught in proxy warfare between these three countries,” Nanayakkara noted.

Attorney-at-Law Upul Kumarapperuma, another member of the movement pointed out that laws are being enforced separately in Port City and in other parts of the country.

He also noted that attention is being paid to Port City amidst a massive backlog of cases.”If there is a massive backlog of cases, then how can attention be paid to this?” Kumarapperuma queried.

Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala, pointed out that Port City also consists of the prerequisites required to be considered as a state. (NewsFirst)

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