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CID to probe into events surrounding Mullaitivu District Judge’s resignation

Colombo (LNW): Public Security Minister Tiran Alles has issued a directive to conduct an in-depth investigation into the resignation of Mullaitivu District Judge T. Saravanarajah.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been tasked with this probe, including the Judge’s exit from the country.

In a letter dated September 23, 2023, to the Judicial Services Commission, Judge Saravanarajah declared his resignation from several judicial posts.

His decision to resign was based on life threats and stress, particularly relating to the controversial Kurunthur Malai case.

In June 2022, he prohibited any construction at the ancient temple, Kurunthur Malai.

After his resignation, due to threats and pressure from state authorities linked to his ruling on the Kurunthur Malai case, the Judge reportedly left Sri Lanka.

Various Sri Lankan law associations have urged an official investigation into these claims, highlighting concerns over the security of the country’s judiciary.

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