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Friday, 25 May 2012 - 19:44
DIG takes seat at attorneys table - Lawyers protest
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A tense situation arose today at the Colombo Chief Magistrates Court when Police Legal Division DIG Gamini Dissanayake had taken a seat in the section which has been reserved for the courts attorneys.

Incidently DIG Gamini Dissanayeke who is also an attorney had been clad in official attire during the time of the incident.

According to our court correspondent, DIG Gamini Dissanayeke had appeared before court to attest on behalf of several defendants facing writs of Habeas corpus.

Since DIG Gamini Dissanayeke had not been dressed in an attorney's cloak he had been notified by attorneys that he was in violation of court decorum and thus could not appear before court.

Subsequently Chif Majistrate Rashmi Singappuli had been notified regarding the incident, where as he had assured to take the necessary steps to rectify the situation upon taking up matters with the DIG.

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