“High level cultural traditions were found earlier in Jaffna. We can see in this case that, those traditions and culture had deteriorated. We see a child not understanding the pain of mind of her mother and a mother who is not prepared forgive a daughter who is six month pregnant.” said Jaffna High Court Justice M.Illancheliyan.
He was delivering order in a case where a mother had filed a Habeas Corpus to see her daughter (aged 17 years 2 months) who had gone with her lover. However when the girl was given an option to go either with her mother or her lover, she selected to go with her lover amidst loud wailing of the mother which was kindly allowed in the middle of the court be the Judge.