Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Politico criminals get preferential treatment: BASL
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has noted its grave concern about the marked difference between bail conditions imposed on politicallyblessed people and those on ordinary people, BASL president Upul Jayasuriya said at a Bar Council meeting.
He said the Bar Council noted with grave concern over the alarming increase in criminal activities being carried out by people who enjoyed political patronage and in some instances they were even given preferential treatment when bail conditions were imposed on them.
“They are committing these crimes with impunity. Some statutory authorities have even been reluctant and hesitant to entertain complaints against them and
There has been an alarming increase in criminal activities carried out by people who enjoy political patronage
produce them in court,” Mr. Jayasuriya said.
He said a BASL committee had congratulated Puttalam Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake for re-remanding the former provincial councillor who was alleged to have violated his bail conditions by threatening witnesses. “The committee has informed the Bar Council that it had passed a resolution to congratulate Puttalam Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake for having re-remanded the former provincial councillor over the violation of his bail conditions. All are equal
before law,” he said.