Lawyers protest against moving court

Lawyers staged a protest in Colombo today against moves to shift some of the court buildings in Colombo to new locations.

The lawyers alleged that the Colombo Magistrates Court, District Court and Fort Magistrate building are among those to be shifted.

Once shifted the existing buildings are to be used to promote tourism, the lawyers who took part in the protest claimed.

In all some 8 Court buildings are expected to be shifted.