Vavuniya lawyers end boycott

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 March 2007, 00:05 GMT]
The lawyers in Vavuniya ended their boycot of courts Monday after the Chief Justice, Sarath N Silva, gave assurances that action would be taken against the members of Karuna group who threatened the lawyers with death demanding ransom, legal sources in Vavuniya said.

Mr Silva promised the Vavuniya lawyers who met him in Colombo on Friday, that necessary protective measures would be taken through the Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Goththabaya Rajapakse, and requested the lawyers to give up their protest.

District and High courts of Vavuniya started functioning Monday after being closed Thursday and Friday due to the boycott.

Meanwhile, Vavuniya Police said they have started investigations to determine the details of "Seelan," who is alleged to have introduced himself as a member of the Karuna group, and is accused of complicity in issuing death threats that forced the closure of the courts.


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