Protests against Sarath's Chief Justice appointment
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 September 1999, 12:26 GMT]
Demonstrators protested today in front of the Supreme Court complex in Colombo against a proposed move by the government to appoint the present Attorney General Sarath N.Silva as the Chief Justice from September 15.
The present Chief Justice G.S.De Silva is due to retire on September 15.
Victor Ivan, Editor of Ravaya, a Sinhala tabloid has complained to the Chief Justice requesting that the Attorney General be disenrolled on grounds of alleged moral turpitude.
Mr.Ivan has charged that Sarath Silva is unworthy of holding the high office as he is allegedly guilty of subverting the course of justice by trying to suppress evidence in a case.
The Supreme Court Judges have referred the complaint made by Mr.Ivan to Justice Ameer Ismail to conduct inquiry.