26 June, 2022


Beneficiary Mohan P Lists Appeal From Judgement Of AC In Favour Of Shirani B Before Himself

By Colombo Telegraph

An appeal filed against the judgement of the Appeal Court in case No. CA (Writ) 411/2012 quashing the purported findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee in a case filed by Dr. Shirani A Bandaranayake, Chief Justice is listed 14.02.2013 (tomorrow), as the 11th matter for support to be given leave to proceed before the bench consisting of de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris (PC), Justice P A Ratnayake (PC) and Justice K. Sripavan in Court Room No. 502. The case number is SC  (Special) LA 23/2012.

Mohan Pieris

Pieris was installed in the office of the Chief Justice after Dr. Bandaranayake was ousted in disregard of court rulings and the Latimer House Principles and other international declaration obligations which apply to Sri Lanka as a member of the Commonwealth and the United Nations.

The Latimer House Principles were made binding on Commonwealth member countries through assent, in view of the paramount importance of preventing destruction of the Independence of the Judiciary and thereby the Rule of Law. President Mahinda Rajapaksa himself committed Sri Lanka to be bound by it.

A senior legal analyst told The Colombo Telegraph that the listing of the case by Pieris before himself involves terrible conflict of interest, since even apart from other serious allegations against him, he is a direct beneficiary of the scandalous removal of Bandaranayake which has been condemned widely both locally and internationally through various statements and actions. Therefore, Pieris cannot properly or justly hear the case or play any role at all in having a judgement that directly relates to whether he is occupying an office claimed to be ‘vacant’ by illegally and unconstitutionally shutting out Bandaranayake from office. Bandaranayake has maintained that she remains the legal Chief Justice.

Many sources contacted by The Colombo Telegraph expressed great concern that this appeal is being made to overturn the Appeal Court judgement by exerting pressure on some Supreme Court judges and giving inducements to others, in an attempt to meet strong criticism of the controversial manner in which the Rajapaksa regime carried out the impeachment, so that the international community could be asked to withdraw or soft peddle consequences for removing judicial independence. They felt the regime’s plan is to have in place a situation where they could claim that the judiciary itself has realized that it has made a very big mistake and rectified it, and to try on that ground to excuse or at least lessen the international consequences of the misconduct of an impeachment in complete disrespect and disregard of the role of the judiciary and its independence.




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  • 0

    Chief Injustice will rewrite the laws of this country.

  • 0

    Mr. Sharma

    You were fooled for three days and hence today you are a fool! See what is happening in Sri Lanka. Good luck at CHOGM!

  • 1

    Stupid Cheap Justice.

  • 0

    Many and much much more jokes will follow.This is their justice
    not the justice known to the civilized.

  • 0

    We remember why ex-CJ filed a writ application 411/2012 at Court of Appeal and how Justice Jayatilleke who normally sits with Justice Sriskandarajah in Court no 303 has been dropped and Justice Anil Gooneratne who sits in Court No 206 and Justice Salam who sits normally in the Court that hear DC Final Appeals were selected for a hurried hearing on a court vacation date to hear it. We also know that majority of Appeal Court judges (5) have written to the President to accuse Appeal Court Justice Skandarajah who head the bench that delivered the said Judgement for ex-CJ has brought disrepute to the Court of Appeal by delivering a bias judgement.

    This appeal is about putting the wrong in the right prospective. So, I doubt Sri Lanka people at large bother about opinion of participants of white master and black servants tea party as some WOGS like to stress.

  • 0

    Thank you for the news

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