The Lawyers’ Collective, a prominent legal advocacy group in Sri Lanka, emphasised the necessity of fully investigating the resignation of Mullaitivu Magistrate T. Saravanarajah in order to ensure independence and impartiality.
In a statement, the Lawyers’ Collective stated that it is deeply concerned about reports of the resignation of the Mullaitivu Magistrate, T. Saravanarajah, alleging that there were threats to his life.
“It is imperative, given the serious implications it has for matters pertaining to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, that the matter be fully investigated with measures to assure independence and impartiality. We believe that transparency is key and that the general public must be informed of measures taken and the outcome of such an inquiry without delay”, the statement added.
On behalf of the Lawyers’ Collective, a group of President’s Counsel, including Rienzie Arsecularatne, Upul Jayasuriya, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Geoffrey Alagaratnam, Dinal Phillips, Dulindra Weerasooriya, Anura Meddegoda, Saliya Pieris, S.T. Jayanaga, Attorney-at-Law Upul Kumarapperuma, and Attorney-at-Law
K.W. Janaranjana signed the statement.