Wronged judges in Sri Lanka seek justice from President

Aug 27, Colombo: A group of judges who allege that they lost their positions unjustifiably during the period 1999 2009 when former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva was in office met President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently at the Temple Trees to state the injustices they suffered.

The group has said that 42 judges who provided an exemplary service to the country were victimized during the 10-year period and some of them even have committed suicide.

The group requested the President to look into the issue and mete out justice to them.

Parliamentarian Janaka Bandara, who was an ex-judge victimized during Chief Justice Silva’s tenure, produced a newspaper article that described Silva’s conduct and urged a probe into his mistreatments.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga also participated in the discussion.

(Photo by Sudath Silva)

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