Vavuniya lawyers continue boycott

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 March 2007, 12:25 GMT]
Lawyers in Vavuniya continued their boycott of the District Court and High Court in Vavuniya for the second day Friday protesting against a paramilitary group's demand for ransom and death threats against them, legal sources in Vavuniya said. The Chief Justice, Sarath N Silva, Friday morning, had requested the Lawyers in Vavuniya, Vavuniya District Judge Mr. Manickavasagar Illancheliyan and Vavuniya District High Court Judge Mr. Jeremiah Viswanathan to attend a meeting in Colombo immediately.

The meeting in Colombo is scheduled for Friday 3:00 p.m, legal society sources in Vavuniya said.

The two judges and the lawyers left to Colombo Friday morning.

The Lawyers Association Vavuniya district submitted Thursday a written protest appealing to the two Judges in Vavuniya Courts, Human Rights Commission, Colombo Lawyers Association, Chief Judge and Inspector General of Police Vanni Region, that they need security arrangements and assurance of safety to conduct their legal work.


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