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Judge sent on compulsory leave

Judge sent on compulsory leave
District court judge Ayesha Abdeen who reportedly visited former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva in prison recently has been sent on compulsory leave by the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).

The former Parliamentarian and one time Foreign Ministry Monitoring MP among the five suspects convicted of conspiring the murder of former Parliamentarian Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, has been sentenced to death.

The district court judge’s visit the prison to see Silva was given wide publicity in the media and was subsequently discussed at the length by the office-bearers of the JSC, commission sources said.

Sources at the Prison’s Department earlier confirmed that the Judge had visited the prison.