|Bar Council call to reinstate
Judge de Abrew
The monthly meeting of
the Bar Council yesterday took up the view that
Appeal Court Judge Sarath de Abrew should be
reinstated to resume duties on the Bench as he had
been exonerated by independent probes by the Child
Protection Authority, the CID and the Attorney
Secretary of the Colombo Law Society, Lakshman
Amerasinghe told The Nation that the matter was
raised by S. Thangarajah and Y. S. de Silva of the
Kalutara Bar made representations in support of it.
Justice de Abrew was removed from the bench last
September following certain newspaper articles about
alleged sexual abuse of a domestic aid, but
investigations had revealed that they were trumped
According to Amerasinghe, yesterdayís monthly
meeting was attended by about 175 delegates from Bar
Association branches countrywide.
They were also to take up the UN Secretary Generalís
controversial advisory panel report, but it was put
off for May 7 as the required seven days notice had
not been given, said Amerasinghe.