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.