During a special general assembly of the Judicial Services Association of Sri Lanka held today, it was decided to commence court proceedings from tomorrow onwards.
The association comprising judges across the country condemned the attack on JSC Secretary Manjula Thilakarathne in the strongest possible terms and said that they have taken certain decisions regarding independence of the judiciary and the decline of the rule of law. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
thats the way learned men act- Rather than stay away for 3 months and claim back wages
Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 10 October 2012 03:39 AM
What a sad indictment on our country that the Judiciary had to make a public protest.
Al Rasa Wednesday, 10 October 2012 04:17 AM
Very irregular for judges to stay away from work to pressurize the govt. to apprehend culprits. If it is so they can go home and let govt. to do their job. Apprehending of people allegedly involved with the incident will definitely prosecuted and then the judges can make a judgement by evolving their method of "without reasonable doubts". Delay in apprehension is not a matter of Judges. On the other hand Mr Tilakaratne's non accompanying of his security person and if he went for a function of his child, why he remained in the car without stepping in to the school ,with a risk? May be for a private business?
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 10 October 2012 04:48 AM
In Pakistan too, the judges had to face so many obstacles in execution of their duties from the despotic President Musharaff, but to their credit the judges faced those obstacles in a very brave manner and succeeded at the end. Hopefully, our judges too would act the same way and succeed in establishng proper rule of law in this country.
asoka Wednesday, 10 October 2012 05:46 AM
I think that the judges are the slowest workers in the country. we had a case that went on for 5 years before we got a verdict. They work from 9-12 then take a lunch break for one hour and go from 1-4 so that is 6 hours of work a day. most go home early on fridays. The butcher delivers free beef to the judge free of charge and anything they want they get the local OIC To get for them. Its about time the minister in charge crack the whip on these lazy judges. Work for your salary you owe it to the tax payers. how many cases do these guys handle a month?
Raja Perera Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:12 AM
When Judges go on strike, it reflects on the nature of Government that the Country has.
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