President orders strengthening of security of judges

President Maithripala Sirisena today ordered the security of judges to be strengthened following the Jaffna shooting incident.

He condemned the attack aimed at High Court Judge M. Illanchelian yesterday in Nallur. He also expressed his condolence over the death of police Sergeant Sarath Premachandra during this shooting incident.

The President who paid his attention over the security of judges, directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to initiate a special program to strengthen the security of judges.

He also directed the IGP and other security sections to carry out an investigation into this incident.

The President who expressed his condolence to the family of the late Premachandra, said these kinds of officers who execute their duties properly are exemplary to the entire Government service and the Department of Police.

The President also wished a speedy recovery to another police officer who was injured during the incident. (Colombo Gazette)