By Colombo Telegraph –
“Lawyers Collective is shocked to hear about the shooting incident last night (20th December 2012 12.20am) at the residence of Wijedasa Rajapakse, President of BASL which has come under shooting. The BASL has passed a resolution recently at a General meeting of its Members calling upon the Government to withdraw the Impeachment against the Chief Justice. Thereafter, Mr. Wijedasa Rajapake has constantly come under media attack in state media.” says Lawyers Collective.
“While condemning this intimidatory tactics, we call upon all parties to refrain from attacking or resorting to any form of threats on lawyers.” they further say.
The Mirihana Police are investigating a complaint lodged by BASL President MP Wijeydasa Rajapakshe after two empty cartridges were found in the vicinity of his house early this morning, the Police said.
“Sources said that the youngest son of the MP had heard gun shots at 12.20 am today and had heard a car driving by thereafter. Subsequently the driver of Mr. Rajapakshe had inspected the vicinity of the house early this morning when the two empty cartridges were found.” Daily Mirror reported.