Indigent well aware of their rights and remedies Karu

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By 2017-11-14

The poor in Sri Lanka are very conscious of our Constitutional provisions relating to Fundamental Rights and the inexpensive legal remedies available in the case of the infringement of such rights, said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, giving the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung "Freedom Speech" yesterday (13).

"Personally, and by long experience, I do not agree or subscribe to such views that only the educated or well-to-do are concerned about aspects of freedom and liberty and that the indigent are not. I have learnt from some lawyers that the indigent in Sri Lanka are very conscious of our Constitutional provisions relating to Fundamental Rights and the inexpensive legal remedies available for them in the case of the infringement of such rights. They resort to such remedies especially when they have problems with the Police," he said.

Jayasuriya added that the quality of life of any person is relevant to their freedom and liberty.

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