BASL responds to Sports Minister’s criticism on Judge
Colombo (LNW): The BAR Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed concern about court proceedings being discussed in Parliament.
The BASL issued a statement, expressing disturbance over allegations made by a Cabinet Minister regarding a case involving the appointment of an Interim Committee to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the alleged conduct of a judge of the Court of Appeal.
The BASL believes that making statements about ongoing court cases and mentioning judges while invoking parliamentary privileges poses a direct threat to the Independence of the Judiciary.
Given the serious nature of the allegations against the judge, the BASL suggests that independent and impartial individuals should be appointed to investigate the claims.
This follows a scathing attack on the judiciary by Sports Minister Roshan Ransinghe, who criticised a recent judgment suspending the Gazette issued on the Arjuna Ranatunga-led interim committee appointed for Sri Lanka Cricket.