Mullaitivu District Judge T. Saravanarajah has resigned from his posts and fled the island due to death threats and mounting pressure from the Sri Lankan government.

The threats and pressure stem principally from his involvement in the contentious Kurunthurmalai archaeological site cases. Judge Saravanarajah revealed that various individuals in government had been exerting immense pressure on him to alter his judgements in these cases. He specifically mentioned the threats made by MP Sarath Weerasekara during parliamentary debates and other public forums.