Thalatha rejects BASL chief’s allegations

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Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale today rejected the remarks allegedly made by Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) President Kalinga Indatissa during a discussion with opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that the minister had no objection for the US Bar Association (USBA) setting up a branch in Sri Lanka.

Minister Atukorale in a statement said the insinuations made by Indatissa that, as the Minister of Justice, she was agreeable to establish a branch of the USBA in the country were baseless and incorrect.

“I have not given permission being the Minister of Justice to establish a branch of the USBA or branch of any other foreign institution. It is extremely unbecoming and inappropriate as Indatissa, the President of the BASL to make such comments without checking the authenticity of his information from the President, the Prime Minister or from me as the subject minister which amply displays that he is in a move to achieve his narrow political objectives. His behaviour also damages the good name and prestige of the BASL,” Minister Atukorale said.

“Making this kind of irresponsible and incorrect comments while holding the post of President of the BASL, Indatissa has belittled the BASL, misled the public and diminished the confidence on the BASL among the people,” she said and added the President, Prime Minister or she would never resort to any action that would compromise the interests of the motherland. (Sandun A. Jayasekara)

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  • ANTON Wednesday, 10 July 2019 04:10 PM

    WHO CAN WE COUNT ON WHEN LEADING LAWYERS ALSO ARE LYING.

    Sando Wednesday, 10 July 2019 04:14 PM

    You love this country more than even the family. We know it. Thank you.

    Don't cry the inability Wednesday, 10 July 2019 04:19 PM

    So what is a harm, at lest our operation can be improved. We can open many branches for accountant societies in all over world.If the law exam syllabus properly done it can be recognised and open branches allover.


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