May 24, 2018

Justice Illanchelian transferred to Trincomalee

A special function was organised at the Jaffna High Court as a mark of respect to High Court Judge Manickavasagar Ilanchelian who is scheduled to take up his new appointment as the High Court Judge in Trincomalee on May 28.

Justice Illanchelian has been serving as the Jaffna High Court Judge from June 01, 2015.

During the ceremony held at the Jaffna High Court, the judges and lawyers at the court complex felicitated Justice Illanchelian and commended his exceptional service to uphold the law.

During his stint as the High Court Judge of Jaffna, he sentenced the perpetrators of the Vidya murder, issued many orders and judgements to reduce and curtail the drug menace in the Jaffna peninsula, banned the practice of animal sacrifices at a temple in Jaffna and several other commendable judgements.

Last year, an attempt was made on the life of Justice Illanchelian in the Nallur area, where the security officer of the judge was killed.

The judges of the Magistrate’s Courts in Jaffna, Jaffna lawyers and the Jaffna High Court officers were among those who attended this function in honour of Justice Illanchelian.