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::

* No death threats on Sri Lanka Bar Association President, court told
Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Law and Order today informed the court that there were no serious threats to the life of president of Sri Lanka Bar Association, Upul Jayasuriya and hence it is not necessary to provide personal security for the country's top lawyer.

Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Anura Senanayake submitted a report prepared by the Law and Order Ministry to the Colombo Magistrate’s Court Monday on the security situation of the Bar Association president when the case filed by Mr. Jayasuriya, seeking personal protection, was taken up for hearing this morning.

The Senior DIG informed the Court that state intelligence units have not found evidence of any serious threats to the life of Mr. Jayasuriya. The police official informed the court that he will take the responsibility for the safety of BASL President.

Earlier, the court, considering two complaints filed by Mr. Jayasuriya that his life is in danger, as on two occasions he was followed by unidentified persons last month, ordered the police to provide personal security for him.

After considering the testimonies, the Magistrate concluded that the security that has been provided for the Bar Association president is sufficient and postponed the case to be heard again on October 26.

He also requested the police to submit a report on the progress of the investigations at the next hearing.

** Related Story :: Court orders police security for Sri Lanka Bar Association President

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Speaker endorses Provincial Council Amendment Bill, instructs to hold PC elections before January and LG elections before March
-- [57 minutes ago]
Prime Minister says can't allow the extremists to ruin the final opportunity for a political solution
-- [1 hour and 22 minutes ago]
Governors to administer provincial councils ending terms this month until election
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy training program on preventive medicine and causality care with U.S. Marines concludes
-- [3 hours ago]
Wholesale prices of imported potatoes and big onions decline
-- [3 hours ago]
Special Parliamentary sitting on October 3 to mark 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka parliament
-- [4 hours ago]
India awards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to 150 Sri Lankan students
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week
-- [4 hours ago]
National Child Protection Authority initiates investigation into forcing school children to take part in wedding
Sri Lanka Customs nab couple attempting to smuggle currency worth nearly Rs. 90 million

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.