Sep 24, 2019

Lawyers from north and east boycott court proceedings

Attorneys serving at Jaffna, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Valachchenai, Mannar and Ampara have boycotted courts today.

They are protesting against the cremation of the remains of the chief incumbent of Gurukanda Ancient Temple, Kolamba Medhalankarakiththi Thera regardless of the court order.

They also demand that the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera should be arrested.

The Dayaka Sabah of Gurukanda Ancient Temple cremated the remains of Kolamba Medhalankarakiththi Thera near the temple premises yesterday.

However, the Mullaitivu court permitted the cremation of the remains of the Chief incumbent of the Nayaru - Gurukanda Rajamaha Viharaya in a land close to the coast in front of the temple.

A tense situation erupted as the members of the governing council of the Mullaitivu-Nayaru-Niraviya-Pullaiyar Kovil and their lawyers objected to the cremation.

(Hiru News)