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Update: Supreme Court Judge Sarath De Abrew who surrendered to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate this morning in connection with the alleged assault of his domestic helper released on bail. (END)

Supreme Court Judge Sarath De Abrew surrendered to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate in connection with the alleged assault of his domestic helper

The 39 year old domestic identified as Nilusha Damayanthi had complained to the Mount Lavinia police in the early hours of June 26 that she was assaulted the previous night. She was admitted by the Police to the Kalubowila hospital soon after and was discharged only on Friday.Kalubowila Hospital Director, Dr. Asela Gunawardane said.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has also written to President Maithripala Sirisena to take immediate steps against Justice Abrew and a protest was also held at the Courts premises demanding him to be arrested soon.