Members of the Magistrate Court Lawyers Association are seen here staging a protest against the proposed plan to shift the Magistrate Court complex from Hulftsdorp to Battaramulla. The protest was staged in front of the Supreme Court Complex. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
Just becuase courts were in this location for 100 years why can't change it now. The fact that courts are there over 100 years is the very fact that why we should move it to better locations. In fact present place is very congested with little room for improvement. We need infrastructures with better facilities. Lawyers are fighting for their familar habitat without considering better environment for all stake holders including judges, public and law fraternity. Although ambit of law is a conern for laweyers, government has prerogative to set up new court structure, buildings, locations upon following correct procedure. We expect government to uphold basic rights of citizens including right for better access to leagal remadies with procedural and physical improvements and changes to present status.
Achari Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:04 AM
May be they are going to use the Speakers residence in Battaramulla.
Sisira Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:18 AM
they stand for themselves only
Polbooruva Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:14 AM
Let these set of Jokers (Including Shibli Aziz in the photograph) do what ever.... Please move the complex to Battaramulla to a more spacious and proper Court Complex. Resisting just for the sake of it. All will get benefited. Resistance to Changes- Like Elavalu Kooda.... .
Ajithkumar Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:27 AM
What is unfair today brother - everything is fair - do we have a choice - Or adjust to live with it…
kan Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:19 AM
Will they be tear-gassed?
Tom Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:32 AM
Asarana Kollaolla Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:02 PM
What is this shifting? Is it going to be like a another shopping complex or what?
Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:04 PM
Well, the intentions of the government are obvious: to sell prime land in Hulftsdorp to the Chinese!
pandula Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:06 PM
Locations of the government departments must be decided according to town planing and better facilities should accompanied for people who are using those. But protesting for any decision specially this kind of decision shows how Sri Lankans are crazy?
Roy Rogers Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:31 PM
If it is to be shifted to another convenient location, the entire court complex should be shifted, I mean all the courts in the vicinity of Hulsdor., if only the Magistrate courts is to be moved, then demarcation of courts will not be an ideal solution.
Lanke Banda Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:54 PM
File an Injunction.
Esala Thursday, 02 February 2012 01:21 PM
Soon Fort under ground 100 years old public lavatory moveing to Battaramulla. Who is going to protest for this.
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