By Mudliyar -
According the official record released by the Supreme Court yesterday (See the copy below), the case ( which challenges Mohan Pieris’s conduct was due to come up before a bench headed by Justice Shiranee Thilakawardane. However, it has been altered at the last minute, permitting Mohan Peiris himself to chair the bench as the Chief Justice, to hear the case, where he himself was accused in a major revenue fraud.
However, when it was brought to the notice of the Court that this is a matter challenging his conduct as the AG, Mohan Pieris immediately withdrew from the hearing and the matter was re-fixed for support by the other two judges and the case is now due to come up tomorrow again. As per the case record, including today’s postponement, it is learned that this case has been postponed for 19 times, since filing of this case on 24th September 2010.
After the postponement of the matter and on the way to the Court car park, it is reported that some media men and Counsel Nagananda Kodituwakku‘s team had observed three people in a red colored Toyota car acting in a suspicious manner. They have tried to obtain some images of those people but before that those people have vanished from the Court premises. However the team has managed to obtain the registration mark of the car and to obtain registered keeper details from the RMV. According to the counsel, he had alerted the police about this incident with the details of the car given, urging the police to inquire to the matter immediately and provide a feedback. Our inquires on the matter reveal that up to the time of writing there is no response from the police yet.