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By Shehan Chamika Silva  

The Court of Appeal yesterday also contemplated that if those who dishonoured the Court by cheering inside the court room soon after the decision was declared are found to be legal professionals of the bar, they would have to face legal repercussions in due course.  

It was seen soon after the order on the writ petition was delivered by Court of Appeal president Justice Yasantha Kodagoda, some part of the audience in the court room reacted to the decision by cheering. This sudden reaction caught the attention of Justice Kodagoda and he said if lawyers were among those who cheered, then they will be dealt with the necessary laws over their behaviour as professionals. However, it was also seen that Romesh de Silva PC was very quick to signal the audience not to disturb and dishonour the court. He also apologized to the Bench for the behaviour of some persons and highly deplored that behaviour. 

 

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  • Marcian Christopher Monday, 14 October 2019 11:49 AM

    The guardians of the law have now become law breakers disrespecting the sanctity of the courts. Will this be a prelude of the future events anticipated in the pattern of events? ......

    Raja Senanayake Monday, 14 October 2019 04:48 PM

    Lawyers must contribute to keeping the dignity of the Courts as previous generations of lawyers did.


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