Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) President Wijeydasa Rajapakshe today rejected allegations made by certain groups that the resolutions passed at the BASL Special General Meeting were done in an arbitrary manner. He said those who were making these allegations were “stooges” and were completely “biased” in what they say.
“The Vice President who tendered her resignation is prejudiced because her husband is the Bribery Commission investigating officer. If she had any kind of decency she should have not been a member of any proceedings against the Chief Justice. Her husband JayanthaWickremaratne is the officer investigating the cases against the Chief Justice’s husband and therefore she was never impartial,” he said.
When asked about the divisive nature of the meeting, Mr. Rajapakshe said the meeting was conducted in an impartial manner and certain people with vested interests, put on a show for the media.
He said he welcomed the resignation of the Vice President, and pointed out that the Bar Association would not be hampered by such a resignation.(Hafeel Farisz)