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Tutor to be charged for Contempt of Court

In an unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court yesterday directed the Attorney General to draft a rule against a tutor for contempt of court over an incident that took place at Supreme Court room No.502 yesetrday.

The tutor who appeared before the Supreme Court to witness court proceeding pertaining to Special Determination petition filed against bill titled Holidays (Amendment) was taken into Police custody following a complaint by President’s Counsel Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe that he was scolded and threatened by the tutor.

The Supreme Court was hearings several petitions filed over the bill which imposed restrictions on conducting tuition classes on Sundays and Poya Days.

President’s Counsel Wijedasa Rajapakshe who appeared on behalf of an intervenient petitioner made a complaint with Chief Justice alleging that tuitor Wimal Rohan Kodagoda scolded and threatened him yesterday around 11:30 am while court proceedings were adjourned at the Supreme Court.

Several tutors had filed Special Determination petitions against the proposed bill alleging that bill would violate the right for education of the students and right of profession, vocation and employment of the tuition teachers or lecturers.

A Special Determination petitions challenging the bill entitled “Holidays (Amendment)” was yesterday taken up before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Gamini Amarasekara.

President’s Counsel Wijedasa Rajapakshe made submissions against the holding of tuition classes on Sunday morning.


 

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