The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has issued through its Secretary, a strong statement, condemning an unacceptable attack on some lawyers, who have been named and portrayed in a negative way for providing legal services to persons alleged to be involved in offences involving terrorism.
In the statement, it is pointed out with reference to legal provisions, that it is the duty of all lawyers to provide services to all those who seek professional assistance. The statement emphasizes that such attacks amount to obstruction of justice and should not be tolerated. It also says that the BASL supports the lawyers named to continue to discharge their professional duties without fear or favour.
Neth FM is reputed to be owned/controlled by persons close to the Rajapaksa regime.
Read the full statement here