Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bar Association (SLBA) today held a protest demonstration before the Colombo Fort magistrate court against the interference into the judiciary process.
Hundreds of lawyers participated in the protest held this afternoon outside the court complex.
The SLBA on September 22 adopted two resolutions regarding the independence of the judiciary.
The resolutions are to protest the interferences over the Judiciary Services Commission and to appoint a committee to look into the statements made by the state-owned Independent Television Network and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation regarding the Judiciary Services Commission.
The committee will probe whether the statements by state-run media amount to contempt of court.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said at the breakfast meeting with the media chiefs yesterday that he had received complaints regarding conduct of the Secretary of Sri Lanka Judiciary Commission.
The President asserted that there is no political interference of any kind on the country's judiciary as some have alleged.