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Monday, 24 July 2017 - 7:59
Lawyers in the North refrain from work today
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All Northern Province lawyers have decided to refrain from providing legal services today in protest against the shooting incident that took place as Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan was travelling in a car.

BASL’s Northern Province Branch vice chairman, attorney-at-law Shaanthaa Abhimaa-ran-ya-singam told our news team that suspects connected to the shooting should be arrested immediately.

Meanwhile all Northern Province private bus owners have decided to also refrain from providing transport services today in protest against the shooting.

Justice Ilancheliyan is a member of the trial-at-bar hearing, the high profile murder case of schoolgirl Vithya in Jaffna.

The motorcycle escorting the High court judge, was shot at on Saturday evening.

The police constable who was receiving treatment at the Jaffna teaching hospital succumbed to injuries last  morning and the post-mortem examination revealed that the cause of death was due to internal bleeding as a result of being shot.

Police noted that 2 suspects involved in the incident have been arrested.

Police Media spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that one of the suspects, is the elder brother of the main suspect.
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