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Judicial Service Commission to investigate conduct of Magistrate in Shafi case

The Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association has lodged a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission demanding an investigation into the conduct of the Magistrate in the case regarding Dr Seigu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi.

The complaint lodged by the Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association states that the wife of  Kurunegala DIG, Kithsiri Jayalath who was advised to carry out investigations is also a doctor in the same hospital.

Also in the complaint made by the Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association, it was stated that the Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who does not represent the plaintiff, the defendant and the aggrieved party, had been given the opportunity to speak in open court, however, he was not a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology for commenting on the HSG investigation and that the director, a dentist, had been removed from the court proceedings.

In light of these events, the association has requested the Judicial Service Commission to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter, which could cause prejudice to the complaint, the defendant and the alleged victim.