Govt. should protect Judiciary – Hemantha

By Mike Andree

A majority of Colombo Magistrate’s Court Lawyers’ Association (CMCLA) members had not participated in the protest organized by Lawyers on the grounds that it was politically motivated.

This was revealed by former CMCLA Secretary and leading criminal lawyer, President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya.

He told The Island that the Association membership yesterday decided to strongly condemn, in no uncertain terms, and protest against the attack on Judicial Services Commission Secretary Manjula Thilekeratne and urge the government to protect all members of the Judiciary from such attacks as there were elements waiting for such opportunities to point the finger at the government to gain their political ends.

He said the attack on Additional District Judge Thilekeratne was not an attack on just one person but an attack on the entire Judiciary and democracy.

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