A group of persons, allegedly operated by SL minister Rishard Badurdeen in Mannaar, attacked the house where the wife of Mannaar Magistrate Antony Judson was residing, Friday evening around 10:00 p.m. Following the attack, the lawyers association in Mannaar said it would continue the boycott, cancelling its earlier decision to abandon their boycott of court proceedings.
The attackers threw stones at the house causing damage to the windows and smashed the windows of a vehicle parked outside. The house is located in the high security area of the occupying SL military, where the Mannaar District Secretariat and other government offices are situated.
The attack comes a day after the supporters of the SL minister were brought down from Colombo and other places to Mannaar in 12 private buses to stage protest in support of minister. They protesters shouted slogans against the Magistrate and the Bishop of Mannaar.
All the expenses incurred for the protest on Thursday were borne by Rishard Badurdeen, informed sources said.