By Colombo Telegraph –
The secretary of the Judicial Services Commission Manjula Tilakaratne has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. He was assaulted by a group of four unidentified men in Mount Lavinia this morning, the according to the Police .
Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem strongly condemned the assault as an act that is likely to trigger far reaching repercussions. Last week Manjula Tillakaratne said “A situation has arisen where there is a danger to the security of all of us and our families beginning from the person holding the highest position in the judicial system,”
“I absolutely reject the malicious and baseless allegations levelled against me and the Judicial Services Commission these days. We see the only reason for this malicious mudslinging campaign was the media statement issued by me on the directions of the Judicial Services Commission,” Manjula Tillakaratne said.
In the Cabinet meeting President Mahinda Rajapaksa had discussed the possibility of initiating disciplinary action against the JSC Secretary over a complaint. Meanwhile President Rajapaksa orders the IGP to take action to bring perpetrators to Justice.