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Bar Condemns Jaffna Court Attack

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has right now called upon the Lawyer Common and the other law enforcement authorities to bring the perpetrators who attacked the Jaffna Court premises to justice.

Geoffrey Alagaratnam President Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Geoffrey Alagaratnam
President Bar Association of Sri Lanka

We publish under the statement in full

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) expresses its strong condemnation and abhorrence of the incident which took place in Jaffna exactly where the Court premises came under attack. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka is of the view that this conduct amounts, to a critical and unwarranted interference with the administration of justice and the judicial procedure.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka calls upon the Honourable Attorney Common and the other law enforcement authorities, which includes the Inspector Common of Police, to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Additionally, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka calls on the authorities to supply the&#8217 &#8211 needed safety to Court premises to defend the honour, dignity and the respect of the holders of judicial workplace and of the judicial method.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka affirms that the honour, dignity and safety of the Court and Court premises are essential for making certain the suitable functioning of a democracy and the upholding of the Rule of Law.

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