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* Sri Lanka judge assaulted, President orders immediate probe
Sun, Oct 7, 2012, 07:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 07, Colombo: A Sri Lankan judge, who has complained of threats to him and his family, has been attacked and badly wounded by unidentified armed men today in a suburb of capital Colombo.

High Court judge and the Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Manjula Tilakaratne has been stabbed by four unidentified attackers this morning at the Hotel Road area in Mount Lavinia, the police said.

According to the police the judge has been stabbed at least three times.

Justice Tilakaratne has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with stab wounds and is currently receiving treatment for injuries, hospital sources said.

The government strongly condemned the attack on the Judge and President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the Inspector general of Police (IGP) to conduct an immediate investigation into the attack.

Police Media Spokesperson Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana said several police teams have been deployed to investigate the incident.

The JSC Secretary last month said that that the lives of his and his family are threatened due to a statement he issued on September 18 stating that the Judiciary Services Commission has come under interference from the executive.

The President dismissed the allegation that the judiciary is unduly influenced by the executive and asserted that there is no political interference of any kind on the country's judiciary.



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