We were labelled “traitors in black coats” for representing Lasantha Wickramatunga-President’s Counsel Upul Jayasuriya

We were labelled “traitors in black coats” for representing Lasantha Wickramatunga-President’s Counsel Upul Jayasuriya

Written by Staff Writer

07 Oct, 2019 | 10:19 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Front Minister Sajith Premadasa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the United Lawyers’ Association yesterday (October 06).

Upul Jayasuriya, President’s Counsel contemplated on the murder of the Sunday Leader, Chief Editor Lasantha Wickramathunga and the events that followed.

President’s counsel noted that Lasantha Wickramthunga was murdered in broad daylight and added that in order to vindicate themselves from this accusation, a Rajapaksa himself should come into power.

He noted that Gotabaya Rajapaksa filed a court case against Lasantha Wickramathunga and the Sunday Leader at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court and a group of lawyers affiliated to the Magistrate’s Court came forward to appear for this case.

He added that on the day of the court hearing, all the vehicles of the lawyers were removed from the court premises and the vehicles of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the official vehicles of the Navy Commander, Army Commander and the IGP were parked inside the premises.

He went on to note that the mentioned officials accompanied Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the court hearing.

He further added that Shrinath, himself together with about 75 other lawyers for Lasantha Wickramathunga, Lal Wickramathunga and the Sunday Leader newspaper arrived at the court they were labelled as “traitors in black coats”.

 

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