Chief Justice Sarath N Silva yesterday launched a scathing attack on some police, customs, Registrar of Motor Vehicle officers and some lawyers, saying they were highly corrupt, he had no faith in them and they would die after prolonged agony.
Addressing the Court Registrars` annual general meeting in Colombo, Mr. Silva said police officers were a useless lot and as Chief Justice he wanted to protect himself from the police rather than getting their protection.
?The Police ask whether I want their protection but I say no. I have to be protected from them. That is why I don`t get their security. I know them very well as I have been in my profession for 38 years,? he said.
The Chief Justice also said his opinion was the same with regard to some people who work in the RMV and the Customs. ?Such people won`t have a peaceful death. Some of them commit suicide.?
He said that it was not only those who were involved in corruption who would suffer but their children also would face the consequences.
Mr. Silva pointed out that there were also a section of lawyers who fell into this category. He said he could even name them.