The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday vehemently condemned last Saturday’s shooting incident in Jaffna, which resulted in the death of a personal Security Officer of Jaffna High Court Judge H. M. Illancheliyan, Police Sergeant Sarath Premachandra.
A communiques issued in this regard by BASL Secretary Amal A. Randeniya states:
“The BASL demands the authorities to conduct impartial and expeditious investigations into the incident and bring the perpetrators before the law without delay.
“We urge the government to strengthen all facilities including security enabling the Judiciary to carry out its functions without any fear or favour throughout Sri Lanka.
“The Bar Association of Sri Lanka expresses its condolences to the family of late Mr. Sarath Premachandra and wishes speedy recovery to the Police Constable Wimalasiri who was injured during the incident”.