Attorneys engaged in island wide protests today expressing their dissent against the mechanism adopted in compiling the final report of the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Dr. Shiranai Bandaranaike.
Several protests which were organised today ended leaving behind a rather tense atmosphere.
According to the Bar Association all attorneys affiliated to the association had refrained from their duties for an hour today.
According to our correspondents court activities were severely hampered owing to the strike.
According to the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Presidents Council Wijedasa Rajapaksa today's strike ended in success.
Attorneys from the districts of Jaffana, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi & Mullaitive converged before the Jaffna court complex today in an expression of dissent against the investigation mechanism of the final report of the impeachment motion.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bar Association's Vavuniya wing Anton
Puni-da-na-yagam expressed his views to our news team in the following manner.
However according to our Badulla District correspondent activities at the Badulla court complex had been unaffected by today's attorney's protest.
Meanwhile a tense situation erupted before the Kaluthara courts complex this afternoon when demonstrations against the impeachment motion report & in favour of it, converged at the same location.
Moreover similar demonstrations for & against the final report of the impeachment were observed before the Balapitiya courts complex.
The demonstration held in favour of the PSC's report was headed by several Pradeshiya Sabha members who represent the Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha.
Anil Priyantha a Government Party representative of the Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha expressed the following views to our news team in this regard.
Meanwhile during the protest which was observed before the Kandy court complex today attorneys called for the declaration of assets of the 117 signatories who had placed their signatures in favour of the impeachment motion and the 7 members of the PSC's investigative committee.
Furthermore 7 petitions which call for a legal interpretation of the mechanism of the impeachment motion are due to be taken up before the Supreme Court tomorrow.