By Colombo Telegraph -
“I strongly suspect that those who do wish to suppress the serious misconduct charges levelled against Mohan Peiris, are behind the threat posed to my life. Therefore, I once again request the police to investigate into this matter without delay and notify me with the outcome.” says Nagananda Kodituwakku, the lawyer who challenged Mohan Pieris’s dishonesty and misconduct, concerning the defrauding of 619 million rupees of Public Funds.
Counsel Nagananda Kodituwakku has made the second complaint to the police regarding the threats he received.
On February 1, 2013 Justice Sathya Hettige refused to grant leave to proceed in a Fundamental Rights application challenging the misconduct of Mohan Pieris during his tenure as Attorney General.
“Action is being taken to file papers challenging the single judge ruling in (SCFR/536/2010) refusing leave to proceed, which is obviously flawed since that ruling clearly violated the Section 126 (2) of the Constitution, which specify that presence of two judges is required to consider a FR application for leave to proceed. I believe that may be the reason for further threats.” Nagananda Kodituwakku told the Colombo Telegraph.
We published below the complaint in full;
I, Nagananda Kodituwakku, 58 years of age, a British Citizen, Sinhalese, Buddhist, Attorney-at-Law and Solicitor (England & Wales) by profession, domiciled in England and currently in Sri Lanka, at 99, Subadrarama Road Nugegoda, do hereby state as follows.
I make this statement further to the statements already made to the police on 23rd January 2013 and 31st January 2013 about the threats posed to my life, apparently for representing the Petitioner in the Fundamental Rights Case SCFR/536/2010, that challenged the alleged dishonestly and gross misconduct of Mohan Peiris, the then Attorney General.
I have already reported to the Police about threat to my life posed by electronic mail by somebody identified themselves ‘deshapremi’ and provided the details of their email address, requesting to initiate inquiries into the matter. And today I received another email from the same group, threatening me to abandon the case altogether (a copy of the email received today enclosed herewith).
On 01st February 2013, The Court declined to grant leave to proceed for the case referred to above, and as per the instructions of the Petitioner in the case, a revision application would be presented to the Court in few days, seeking reversal of the order made by the Court, for the obvious reasons set out in the application.
I strongly suspect that those who do wish to suppress the serious misconduct charges levelled against Mohan Peiris, are behind the threat posed to my life. Therefore, I once again request the police to investigate into this matter without delay and notify me with the outcome.
07th February 2013
Ref of complaint made to Mirihana Police CIB 3 / 246 / 118