Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan lawyer lodges complaint against a magistrate on misconduct
Sun, Jun 8, 2014, 12:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Colombo: A Sri Lankan lawyer has complained to the Judiciary Services Commission and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) regarding misconduct of a magistrate.

Benshi Mendis, a senior lawyer in Moratuwa court has lodged a complaint against Moratuwa Magistrate Aravinda Perera that the magistrate had rejected a request seeking justice for her client and in open courts threatened to remand her and suspend her for six months.

The lawyer further stated in her complaint that the magistrate made this statement in public and he also summoned two prison officials to her.

When she had appeared for a respondent in another case later in the day, the magistrate had again threatened her, telling her not to appear in cases and that he would not heed her requests.

BASL secretary Ajith Pathirana has confirmed receiving the complaint against the Moratuwa Magistrate and said a committee would be appointed to investigate it.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Major Tamil party affirms self-rule within a unitary state in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka expresses concern about the increasing use of armed drones in counterterrorism
-- [4 hours ago]
Supporters of Sri Lanka opposition parties clash in Uva, journalist among injured
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's main opposition party to appoint Sajith Premadasa to Deputy Leader post tomorrow
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Yal Devi train runs to Jaffna after 24 years
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to provide medical specialists to Maldives
-- [8 hours ago]
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake resigns from leadership council
US Trade Show 2014 to begin in Sri Lanka from September 29
Sri Lankan President is now electorally vulnerable - UNP
Sri Lanka Marxist party says it has come out of electoral 'recession'

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.