In a marked change in tone and tenor, the Bar Association condemned the appointment of a High Court Commissioner saying that it was ‘gravely concerned’ of such appointment, whilst there were fit and proficient judges to execute the functions.
In a media communique signed by the President of the BASL Geoffrey Alagaratnam, the BASL calls for the immediate reversal of the appointment of the High Court Commissioner.
While attempts made by Colombo Telegraph to ascertain the name and the function of the High Court Commissioner did not bode well, the BASL said the appointment was to expeditiously hear and determine matters relating the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Emergency Regulations.
Following is the full statement;
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