1 December, 2020

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De Facto Chief Justice Pieris Agrees To Step Down

De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris has agreed to step down from the post, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told journalists in Colombo a short while ago.

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

Dr. Senarathne said that de facto CJ Pieris had informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he would step down from the post soon.

Mohan Pieris was appointed as CJ by the Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa after the illegal removal of the CJ Shirani Bandaranayake.

Serving Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake had not been removed as per proper procedure, and therefore, there was no vacancy. “Parliament had not passed an appropriate resolution – a proper address to the President seeking the removal of the Chief Justice on the basis of the findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee. What it passed was an old one which had set the impeachment process in motion.” TNA MP, lawyer M.A.Sumanthiran told media.

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    Whoever appointed to the office will have to start the repairing job of rebuilding people’s TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN THE JUDICIARY, whilst strictly observing the role of the Judiciary, as the independent watchdog of the people with due regard to the principle of separation from the EXECUTIVE and LEGISLATURE.

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      Didn’t CMB TELEGRAPH befor this report from a ‘RELIABLE SOURCSE’ This head line’ ‘Is Ranil Preventing Removal Of Mohan Pieris?’ tHE REASON WE NEED TO HAVE SOCALLED SOURCES AND NEW’S OUTLETS WITH TRANSPRANCY.. If not anyone could conjure up sources mostly unrealible and CREATE NEWS with old Facts paste in with Roumours.. ANother Wrong Item from CMB Telegraph

  • 12
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    Dear De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris,

    Thank you foe stepping down, but why did you become a MaaRa shill?
    Mahinda was told he would be defeated

    Please retire. Watch cricket games.Take a walk, grow some vegetables, and do whatever you want, except becoming a shill and white-washer for MaRa, the Actor.

    Your boss was given retirement by the people.

    Mahinda was told he would be defeated

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84359240&v=BPMDoaoA4IU&x-yt-ts=1421782837&feature=player_embedded

  • 25
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    The way the new government has conducted its governance so far is commendable. I have become a proud Sri Lankan again!!

  • 12
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    So we could see all three 43rd, 44th and 45th in action in as many days.

    Has he got any plea bargain in exchange of this decision?. It will be a travesty if he gets away with all he had done up to 9th morning. Just imagine what could be the fate of CBK and MS if MR had won the race while this guy was still in the position.

  • 15
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    Good riddance of bad rubbish– Mohan Pieris brought utter shame on the Sri Lankan judiciary. Let him be the last of those who sold, succumbed and prostituted the Judiciary to the Executive instead of being independent.

  • 5
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    Is this confirmed?

    This silly fool suggested the day after the election that terrorist KP had fled the country.

    That guy still in Killinochi (though not arrested yet).

    Is Killinochi so far away to go and arrest KP? I thought India wanted to question him and also an Interpol arrest warrant is out for his arrest?

    Rajitha and his credibility !!

  • 6
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    Happy to note that some “wrongs” are being corrected. But the wrongs done to the poorest of the poor, eg. Jeyakumari Balendran and her daughter and likes, have to be corrected too in the same spirit and speed!!

    Someone should be appointed to look into these poor innocent peoples problem without delay!!

  • 2
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    oh nooo poor K A Sumanasekera is going to be upset that his idol for fairplay Mohan P is leaving

  • 3
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    Great to hear that Mr Chief Justice Mohan Peiris is going to step down. He has already destroyed all the time honoured and tested principles in relation to justice and judiciary. He tarnished the image of the Sri Lankan Judiciary. Not only the legal paternity but also general public still remember the great judges we had, like Justices Basnayake, H.N.G Fernando, T.S Fernando, R.S Wanasundara and Mark Fernando. I wonder how Mr Mohan Peiris will be remembered by the legal paternity and the general public in this country for the years to come. One thing can be assured that Mr Peiris has left nothing sacred and honoured but only disgust and infame.

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    LOOKS LIKE THE CHEAP JUSTICE IS BUYING TIME TO FIND A SAFE ESCAPE PATH AND TO GET SOME COMMITMENT AND ASSURANCE FROM THE GENTELMEN RANIL THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR HIS MISCONDUCT.EVEN FOMER KING CALLED RANIL TO TEMPLE TRESS AT LAST MINIUTS NOT MAITHIRI.IS IT BECAUSE RANIL IS A WEAK MAN OR HE COULD BE EASLYEY CHEATED.HOW EVER WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.HATS OFF TO RANIL.NOW ONLY ALL ARE REALISING THE GOOD VALUES OF RANIL WHO WAS EARLIER CALLED MR.BEAN BY MANGALA SAMRAWEERA.

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      It is because Ranil is a mature , educated person who has credibility…

      will the buffaloes EVER understand ??!!

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      MR never called Ranil , it was Eran Wickramaratna who informed the imminent blood bath which was going to unfold on that fateful day , consequently Ranil intermediate and rescued MR from a Gadafi style chaos.

  • 5
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    As tradition demands, Justice K.Sripavan who is the most senior judge,needs to be appointed as Chief Justice.
    He has acted for the Chief Justice, in the past.

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    Rubbish seniority not matter at all what matters is uncompromising stance of integrity under whatever the circumstances it may be. Here Sri Pawan has fatally failed.

    He melt down like a candle and ratified Mohan Pieris’s ‘determination’ on 18th Amendment referred to Court by President Rajapakse. They denied people of this country of their right to raised objections, even the request made by Bar Association was ignored.

    This is good enough to dump this man to the dustbin.

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      koloppama,
      The entire supreme court approved the 18th amendment.
      Hence, all are equally ‘guilty’.
      Of these, Sripavan is most senior.
      Should a NEW supreme court be appointed?

  • 1
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    Oh Rajitha! Complete U turn. You along with Wimal Kebarawansa ridiculed Shirani B as members of the Kangaroo Court appointed by MR.

  • 2
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    CJ41,CJ42,CJ43,and CJ44 were all victims eventually for hobnobbing with MARA.They all walked in nonchalantly into the Jaws of MARA THE CROC.

  • 5
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    Finally, we hope the present CJ will resign immediately to give confidence to the public about the independence of the judiciary. This is a good news for implememtation of good governance.

    However, If as announced he does not resign what next? Will they start the process of impeachment?

    As public we are anxious?

  • 3
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    “Dr. Senarathne said that de facto CJ Pieris had informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he would step down from the post soon.”

    Why ‘soon’, step down now. Do you intend to do a bit more damage before you go. My advice to you Mohan Pieris is to jump before you are pushed.

    Shameless ingratiate.

  • 1
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    It is 8 a m. Now but still no news about the resignation. Is he awaiting for a auspicious time to do so?
    I believe he is a catholic and does not believe in astrology etc?….

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      DCN

      Cheap Justice is now ex Cheap Justice.He has handed his resignation letter to ranil.

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    As a former employee of the water board, I still remember the time that Ranil was in charge. We never received any letters or other forms of requests to employ political favorites from Ranil. Under his guidance the Water Board started to make profits for the country.

    Later under MR, it continued to make greater profits, but this time it was for the politicians and their cronies – not for the country.

    I remember the time under MR when an offer of aid from Netherlands was retracted. The reason: The politicians were asking for grafts for the offer to be accepted!!! What an irony. They withdrew the offer completely and said that if they accepted such things their society also would be infected with the virus of corruption.

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    Tamil news reports (Tamilwin.com 22-01-2015 03:42:08) say that the Mohan Pieris’ spokesman Wijeratne Kodipili has denied the story that Pieris will step down. Friends say the UGC was also asked to resign and they refused.

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    I was watching derana newspaper readings by Chatura in the morning today the 22nd Unlike Mulpituwa in Swarnawahini, Chatura has his twisted comments. His comments are generally biased. Today he gave excerpts of Gamanpilla’s interview but he omitted the section where he says that he doesn’t remember CJ being present. That is amnesia or early onset of dimentia, What is important is that Chatura conveniently leaves out that conversation. But he should not give biased opinions.

  • 0
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    Hey !!!!! Not so soon and not yet…………
    Only the V.A.Chalaya has opend his gab for consumption of others.
    afterall he was in charge of the Ministry of Fisheries earlier.

    Is Ranil Preventing Removal Of Mohan – Did not the V.A.Chalaya know that ? Quote -CT.

  • 0
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    I think there is a great danger here. The illegal CJ would not step down. He and the Rajapakshas are waiting for the EP to be abolished and once it is done the whole government and the country becomes unstable and vulnerable to innumerable number of problems and conspiracies. The Rajapakshas would surely step in and try to snatch power. This is a very precarious situation and the My3 government must wake up from the good governance daydream. Of course good governance must be established but in doing so they must not unravel the victory the people achieved by getting rid of the obnoxious MR.

    The EP must take the matters to his own hands and use the powers vested in him. We need a JR here in fact. First clean up the mess in the country, drag out the corrupt CJ, all the thieves, plunders etc. and bring all of them to the book including MR, GOTA etc. And once this has been done he can proceed to keep the promises.

  • 0
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    Won the elections through liez and deceit; perpetuating it through lies and deceit.
    colombopage.com Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today dismissed reports which said that he has decided to resign from the post and indicated his decision to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. The Chief Justice refuted the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne’s statement he made yesterday (21) saying that he had decided to resign following talks held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Spokesperson of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Attorney at Law Wijerathna Kodippili denied the Chief Justice’s resignation reports and affirmed that he will be working in the office as usual. Media reports said that Chief Justice has decided to resign paving the way for impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake to be reinstated. Pressure has been mounting from the new government and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for the Chief Justice to resign after his reported involvement in an alleged coup attempt by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his aides came to light.

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    [Edited out]

    colombopage.com Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today dismissed reports which said that he has decided to resign from the post and indicated his decision to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday.

    The Chief Justice refuted the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne’s statement he made yesterday (21) saying that he had decided to resign following talks held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    Spokesperson of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Attorney at Law Wijerathna Kodippili denied the Chief Justice’s resignation reports and affirmed that he will be working in the office as usual.

    Media reports said that Chief Justice has decided to resign paving the way for impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake to be reinstated.

    Pressure has been mounting from the new government and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for the Chief Justice to resign after his reported involvement in an alleged coup attempt by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his aides came to light.

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