BASL wants IGP to ensure Saliya Pieris's safety

BASL wants IGP to ensure Saliya Pieris's safety

by Zulfick Farzan 24-03-2023 | 3:42 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Bar Association of Sri Lanka in a letter to the Inspector General of Police had requested that Sri Lanka Police take necessary action to ensure the safety of the President of the BASL Saliya Pieris.

The letter to the IGP relates to the protest that took pace opposite the chamber of Saliya Pieris, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

BASL said that it was made aware the said protest relates to Mr. Pieris conducting his professional duties with regard to a particular client. 

"We are of the view the said protest seriously hinders his right to represent a client, a professional right which has been safeguarded by law," it added.

"Therefore, we strongly demand that you take action to ensure that Mr. Peiris’s professional duties as an Attorney-at-law, are not hindered and to ensure his safety," added BASL.