MPs exploiting Parliamentary privileges to comment on judicial matters – BASL



The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has raised concerns over what it says is the growing trend of Parliamentarians exploiting their Parliamentary privileges for making statements in Parliament for matters which are sub judice.

In a statement, the BASL highlighted that a statement made by MP Sarath Weerasekera in Parliament, on 07 July 2023 was an unfounded, brazen attack on the judiciary and the social fabric of the country.

Pointing out that the recent trend of pressure being exerted on the judiciary would potentially threaten and undermine these important principles, the BASL states it is of the view that the judiciary should be allowed to operate free from external pressure, threats or any interference for a vibrant democracy to exist.

The full statement is as follows :


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