COLOMBO (NewsRadio); President Ranil Wickremesinghe says under the guise of human rights, people cannot be allowed to unleash violence in the country.
Speaking in Parliament today, President Wickremesinghe said provisions related to human rights and limitations are included in articles 14 and 15 of the constitution.
The President stressed that he has always stood to protect the human rights of the citizens.
The Head of State noted that those unleashing violence and cause destruction cannot claim immunity under human rights provisions.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe said he has taken steps to defend the human rights of the people by reconstituting independent commissions and enacting laws such as repealing criminal defamation law.
The President said therefore those accusing him should be mindful of the work he had carried out and the programme he has presented to support the people who are burdened by the current crisis.
President Wickremesinghe also said they cannot allow people to create instability in the country.
The Head of State noted that he does not have to direct the military but the military itself is bound to safeguard the constitution.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe said he has a programme to support and help the silent majority of the country.
President Wickremesinghe added he is willing to work with all factions to alleviate the suffering of all Sri Lankans.
Meanwhile, commenting on the dissolution of Parliament, President Wickremesinghe said he has not intension to call for a snap election.
The Head of State also clarified that he has not intension or ability to delay the conduct of the Parliamentary election as well.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe therefore requested all factions to play their part to overcome the current challenges and create stability in the country.