Sri Lanka’s judiciary is no longer politically influenced – President says and then Instructed to release 37 Indian fishermen
Posted on May 15th, 2015

Yahapalana News

Sri Lanka’s judiciary is no longer politically influenced and the era in which the judiciary was politically influenced has been ended with consolidation of its independence to the maximum, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Speaking at an event to open a new three-storied building of the Akurana Pradeshiya Sabha in Alawathugoda Thursday, the President said the Government has clearly given the opportunity to everybody to enjoy the benefits of peace and democracy in the last three months.

Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan court today released 37 Indian fishermen, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the island’s waters Following the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, .

Point Pedro Magistrate court in Sri Lanka ordered the release of the 37 fishermen from Tamil Nadu when they were produced before the court today, fishery officials said.

The fishermen from Jagadapattinam and Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu along with five boats were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy on April 03 in the northern seas off the coast of Point Pedro, according to a Press Trust of India report.

The court had extended their detention earlier till May 27, the fishermen were produced before the court on Friday on the orders of the President.

President Sirisena on Tuesday ordered the release of the 37 Indian fishermen after a meeting with a delegation of five Indian fishermen association leaders in Colombo.

4 Responses to “Sri Lanka’s judiciary is no longer politically influenced – President says and then Instructed to release 37 Indian fishermen”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    MARA YAKA PAALANAYA. THE COURT AND NAVY IS THUTTU DEKAY. WHAT HYPOCRISY IS THIS ?

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Kallathoni govt. of SL.

  3. Christie Says:

    පෙරකදොරුවොයි පාලකයොයි
    පාලකයොයි පෙරකදොරුවොයි

  4. ranjit Says:

    This two tongue, two head (one with S.L.F.P. & one with UNP) thug from Pollonnaruwa is a failure from the start. What experience he has being a Grama Sevaka and a failed Minister to run a country? He should quit without taking our homeland backward. or he should move away from UNP and support his party S L.F.P. to come to power without wavering from one side to another.

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