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JSA wants CJ to preserve honour and dignity of judiciary

2015 Jan 29

The Judicial Service Association (JSA) yesterday expressed the hope that the Chief Justice would act in such a manner so as to preserve the honour and dignity of the judiciary.

Following is the full text of the JSA statement signed by the association’s secretary Ranga Dissanayake: At the Executive Committee meeting of The Judicial Service Association (JSA) held on 24th January 215, it was unanimously decided to issue the following statement:

‘The Judicial Service Association is greatly concerned with the investigation that has been initiated by the Criminal Investigation Department pursuant to a complaint made to it alleging the presence of the Chief Justice at Temple Trees at a time when there was an alleged discussion to make the former President to continue in office regardless of the results of the polls conducted on 08th of January 2015.

‘The Judicial Service Association is equally perturbed by the admitted presence of the Chief Justice at Temple Trees at a time when the commission of an alleged conspiracy was hatched, irrespective of his alleged involvement in the preparation to commit the crime. We emphasize the importance of the judiciary to maintain absolute impartiality on important issues such as this while reiterating our duty to remain detached from political and executive decisions.

Hence, the Judicial Service Association hopes that the Chief Justice would act in such a manner so as to preserve the honour and dignity of the judiciary’.

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