District Judge interdicted
Delays in Court hearings, Judgments:
Other complaints investigated:
The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) yesterday interdicted Kandy
Additional District Judge Rohan Jayawardane with immediate effect, a JSC
official told the Daily News.
He was interdicted after an inquiry conducted by Supreme Court Judge
Justice S.I. Imam and JSC Deputy Secretary Manjula Thilakaratne, the
They inquired into the complaints of lawyers and litigants regarding
undue delays in case proceedings and delivery of judgments. The inquiry
was conducted on an order by Chief Justice Asoka De Silva, the official
The official stressed that the JSC would conduct inquiries into the
several other complaints regarding certain other judges and take
necessary steps accordingly.
He said that the Matale Magistrate had been earlier interdicted after
an inquiry on several allegations including arbitrarily taking leave
without appointing an acting judge and delivering judgments sans legal
reasoning that would prevent litigants from appealing.