HC judge deplores lawyers' conduct
Colombo High Court judge Deepali Wijesundera vehemently condemned and
deplored the conduct of some lawyers inside the hallowed precincts of a
court house, where they dashed chairs and created a rumpus in the
aftermath of the Court's ruling on the White Flag case last Friday.
Describing the conduct as unprecedented in the history of the judiciary
in a statement made from the Bench she said anyone dissatisfied with the
judgement could always seek redress through the appeal process in a
The three judge High Court panel who heard the White Flag case found
former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka guilty by a majority verdict. The
Trial at Bar comprised Deepali Wijesundera, W M J B Warawewa and M Z
Razeen. Addressing the lawyers present the High Court Judge said it was
the first time such an incident had occurred and if they were not
satisfied with the judgement they could go before a higher court. She
also cautioned the lawyers to inspect the chairs before taking their
seats since these may have been broken.