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 Unexpected transfer for Judge Ilanchelian

Unexpected transfer for Judge Ilanchelian

Because of a rumour that Mr. Maniccavasagar Ilanchelian serving as a Judge at Jaffna High Court is to be transferred to another judicial court of another area has resulted in a protest by both civil organisations and political parties. Even the Tamil National Alliance has made a request that this action be invalidated. They mention that after Mr. Maniccavasagar took up duties as Judge of
Jaffna High Court in the year 2015, a peaceful atmosphere prevailed in the area.

It is understood that this transfer was the outcome of a group of people who believed that Judge Ilanchelian's action of delivering judgments in some trials amidst threats to life and also launching various anonymous programmes associating police officers. When questioned about this topic from Mr. Ilanchelian, what he said was that since he was a government servant he is ready to go to any place where he is transferred.

Mr. Ilanchelian assumed the position of Jaffna High Court Judge in the year 2015 at the time he was serving as the High Court Judge in Trincomalee. Prior to that he had been serving for a long time as district Judge of Vavuniya. Steps being taken to effect a transfer to Mr. Maniccavasagar who at present is serving as the High Court Judge in Jaffna to be transferred to another judicial area thus has aroused a protest from civil organisations and political factions.

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