In a letter to the CJ, Thushara who is currently residing in Switzerland upon seeking asylum, has requested for a disciplinary committee to be summoned and for the allegations he has made against Namal to be examined, so that a probe can be carried out into the irregularities committed in the process leading up to Namal giving oaths as a lawyer.
Thushara who had written for the final year of the Bar exams in 2010 along with Namal recalls the manner in which NR was facilitated to separately sit for the examination inside a special A\C room complete with a PC with internet facilities, in violation of regulations set out by the Sri Lanka Law College.
He also stated that the paper was leaked to NR and has drawn the CJ’s attention to the complaints he had made in this regard, to all relevant authorities including the then Law College Principal, the then CJ, the Justice Ministry Secretary, Keselwatte Police, the Human Rights Commission and the Bribery and Corruption Commission.
He has further pointed to the special oath taking ceremony facilitated to NR by the then Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and the photographs he took inside her chambers upon giving oaths – an opportunity that is not given to other students.
Thushara was compelled to flee the country when he started receiving death threats and was intimidated due to the complaints he made against the irregularities that occurred at the Law College with concern to the examination and oaths ceremony of NR.
However, he has stated that he is willing to testify both verbally and in writing concerning the allegations he has made.