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Lawyers protest against AG’s influence

A silent protest was organised by a group of lawyers in front of the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court against Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera’s order to arrest Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.

The protesters claimed that it is not in the AG’s scope or jurisdiction to deliver such an order against Pilapitiya.

The AG yesterday (23) ordered the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant for the arrest of the interdicted Embilipitiya High Court Judge.

Pilapitiya is in the spotlight over an incriminating tele-conversation with UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

The protesters further questioned as to why interdicted Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias did not go through the same process as Pilapitiya.

The protesters also claimed that a few of the AG’s juniors are responsible for the Easter attacks and are currently roaming free.