Top lawyer suspended from practising for three years

A restraining order was issued by the Supreme Court today preventing Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku from practising as a lawyer for three years.

A case had earlier been filed against Kodituwakku over a statement he had made in 2015 before then Court of Appeal President Vijith Malalgoda.

Kodituwakku was accused of making a statement which caused inconvenience to Justice Vijith Malalgoda during the case in 2015.

Kodituwakku was found to have violated Article 42(2) of the Judicature Act.

Under the Act every person admitted and enrolled as an attorney-at-law who shall be guilty of any deceit, malpractice, crime or offence may be suspended from practice or removed from office by any three Judges of the Supreme Court sitting together.

Accordingly, the three Judges of the Supreme Court today issued an order preventing Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku from practising as a lawyer for three years. (Colombo Gazette)

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