I am personally committed to ensuring freedom of Judiciary: Ali Sabry

I am personally committed to ensuring freedom of Judiciary: Ali Sabry

Written by Amani Nilar

08 Sep, 2021 | 2:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): I am personally committed to ensuring the freedom of the Judiciary, Justice Minister Ali Sabry says.

Speaking at the Parliament yesterday (7), the Minister said that there are no reasons to accuse the Ministry of Justice or himself about the Judges Webinar which was held recently, as neither the Ministry nor the Judicial Services Commission has any involvement in the webinar.

The Minister further stated that the event was organized by the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute on matters pertaining to judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 era.

He added that none of the resource persons and participants of the webinar have revealed any information about ongoing judicial proceedings of any case. A recording of the entire event is available at the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute, he said.

Meanwhile, the JJB MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake responded to the Minister’s statement requesting for a debate on the matter and said that even though the Minister may be vocal about the independence of the Judiciary, whether it had ever been practically implemented by the Minister himself, is a concern.

He also requested for the recording of the webinar to be made available to ascertain the truth.

 

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