Published On: Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

Sarath de Abrew dies following accident at home

46855723Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Sarath de Abrew has died following an accident at his residence. His remains lie at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila. The Colombo High Court in January granted bail to former Justice Sarath de Abrew in a case in which he is charged with an alleged assault on a domestic worker.

Abrew, who is alleged to have attacked the domestic worker at his house on or around June 26, was initially granted bail by the Mt-Lavinia Magistrate’s Court on July 07, 2015. The Sri Lankan Domestic Workers Union, along with other trade unions and women’s groups, also organised a picket, outside the Supreme Court over this incident on July 6. Earlier, in 2012, a police constable attached to the Mt-Lavinia police had also lodged a complaint, stating that Abrew had allegedly assaulted him while he was on guard duty at the Justice’s residence in Attidiya.

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