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The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) while expressing concern over the impending appointments to fill Supreme Court vacancies will send a top-priority letter instructing regional branches of the Bar Association to send an immediate response on the intended appointments to the Supreme Court.

Sources told Daily Mirror the Bar Association would take the views expressed by the regional bar association on the impending judicial appointments which it alleges had been made without following proper procedures or laid down criteria.

The Daily Mirror learns that Attorney-at-Law Priyantha Jayawardena is to be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court.

“Even the political appointments made during successive governments so far have been of men with integrity. But unfortunately the appointments that are to be made have little or no basis,” the source said.  

The Supreme Court has three vacancies to be filled with the most recent being that resulting from the retirement of Justice Shiranee Thilakawardena. (Susitha R. Fernando)

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  • Neethipathi Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:14 AM

    Otherwise how the hell to win cases referred to the SC by the government to give legitimacy to controversial issues. Huta, we are in for trouble. via DM iPad app

    Azee Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:32 AM

    In the Miracle of Asia the Judicial service will also be of a high level. via DM Android App

    malij Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:41 AM

    "In a free society, the government does not exercise an influence over judges."

    rosebud Wednesday, 30 April 2014 01:28 PM

    BASL should be proactive and ensure independence of judiciary -- no point in expressing displeasure at what's happening if it is not followed up with effective action. via DM Android App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:16 AM

    No worries, MR will have his own people from Hambantota to fill up the vacancies.

    An Attorney Thursday, 01 May 2014 06:20 AM

    Mr. Priyantha Jayawardena cannot be called an Attorney-at-Law, he is a President's Counsel. via DM iPad app

    Bar Man Thursday, 01 May 2014 06:36 AM

    Why are you accusing of Bar? arent those people in so called BASL drinking alcohol? that means they are also a part of SL Govt' political ball game and thats obvious via DM Android App

    Dulan Thursday, 01 May 2014 02:32 AM

    Bar association should instruct its members to Boycott such appointee's

    Electrician Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:50 AM

    Someone has got his wires crossed in the Bar. Too much of Arm Bending exercise on the Bar Stool. via DM iPad app


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