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Judges refrain from daily official duties today.
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Judges of all courts island-wide have decided to refrain from daily official duties today in protest against the attack on Judicial Services Commission Secretary Manjula Tilakaratne.

The Judges' s Association announced that the Association made this decision unanimously.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Lawyers' Association says that further discussions will be held about the next action to be taken with regard to the attack on the JSC secretary.

In response to a query by our news team, SLLA executive committee member lawyer Dasun Naagaswatta told our news team that these discussions would be held within next few days.

The SLLA executive committee said that while a special  SLLA executive committee meeting was held last evening, four decisions were taken at the meeting.

On this occasion it was decided to severely condemn the attack on the JSC secretary, appeal to the President and the IGP to hold an impartial investigation into the incident and to support any decision taken by the Judges' Association with regard to the incident.

SLLA executive committee member lawyer Dasun Naagaswatta said further that it was decided to convene  the SLLA representative general convention and take a final decision with regard to the next line of actioin.

JSC secretary Manjula Thilakaratne was attacked by an unidentified group yesterday morning when he was inside his motor vehicle on the Mt. Lavinia Hotel Road.

The attackers had also taken away the JSC secretary's mobile phone.

A Colombo National Hospital spokesperson said that the JSC secretary was continuing to receive treatment at the hospital as an internal patient.

Meanwhile Minister of judicial Affairs Rauff Hakeem who was at the Colombo National Hospital last afternoon to pay a visit to the assailed Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission expressed the following views regarding the attack.

UNP MP Lakshman Kirialla also expressed his views regarding the attack.

Environment minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa states that this attack was carried out in order to put the government into difficulty.

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