Sri Lanka : Magistrate recuses from hearing application regarding Galle Face protest

Sri Lanka : Magistrate recuses from hearing application regarding Galle Face protest

Sri Lanka : Magistrate recuses from hearing application regarding Galle Face protest

Written by Zulfick Farzan

06 May, 2022 | 1:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela recused himself from hearing an application made by Sri Lanka Police regarding the protest taking place opposite the President’s Office located along Galle Face.

State Counsel Shavendra Wickrama appearing for the Attorney General told the court that two cases regarding the protest have been filed with the Colombo Magistrate’s Court by Sri Lanka Police.

The State Counsel said if court is prepared to consider the request, he is prepared to submit it to the court.

President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel Saliya Peiris appearing with other counsel raised objections.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela after considering the facts submitted by both parties, decided to recuse himself from considering such a request, and noted that the request be directed to another Magistrate.

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