Mt. Lavinia additional magistrate Lochana Abeywickrema has strongly reprimanded lawyer, Maj. Ajith Prasanna against appearing for court cases which are not his.
She was speaking when former Army intelligence chief, retired Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara was produced before her yesterday (30) in connection with the abduction and assault of former ‘The Nation’ editor Keith Noyarh.
After Prasanna delivered a lengthy statement on behalf of Karunasekara at a previous hearing, the CID raised it with the latter, who said he did not know the lawyer and that he did not ask for his services.
As exposed by Bodu Bala Sena, when Prasanna was in the Army, he avoided serving in operational areas and punished for that by military tribunal.