Lankans for Manesar Declaration : HindustanTimes.com:
"The sentencing of a Sri Lankan opposition leader and former Cabinet minister to two years' rigorous imprisonment for 'contempt of court' last Tuesday, and the intense political heat it has generated, has resulted in a chorus of voices demanding the implementation of the 'Manesar Declaration' in regard to contempt of court.
"Sri Lankan media on Sunday fully reproduced the recommendations made after a two-day meeting of top South Asian legal experts and media persons at Manesar in Haryana, India, on December 4. The declaration had sought urgent reform in contempt of court law and practice to make them accord with human rights, democracy, justice and equity. The conference was organised by AMIC-India with FES and UNESCO."