§ 18. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to state the charge, if any, on which Mr. D. B. Jayatilaka, B.A. (Oxon), a barrister of Lincoln's Inn, a temperance leader in Ceylon, was arrested and imprisoned last summer, was offered release on making a cash payment and giving security for good behaviour, imprisoned on declining to do this, and released without trial or charge when his friends, on account of his health, gave the required security; and whether, now that Sir Robert Chalmers is in Ireland, any opportunity will be afforded for testing in the Courts of this country the legality of that particular instance of his rule in Ceylon?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Bonar Law)
The reply which I gave to the hon. Member's question yesterday applies also in this case.
§ Mr. GINNELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last clause of the question, whether any opportunity will be afforded for testing in the Courts of this country the legality of that particular instance of his rule in Ceylon?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I suppose any opportunities the law allows are open to the hon. Gentleman if he chooses to adopt them.