The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has recently informed the de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris and Supreme Court Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane that they are unable to trace who gives information to websites operated from outside the country.
This response has been sent consequent to the request from the Supreme Court incumbents to the TRC to find out the sources who have been giving information about the judiciary to those websites, mainly the Colombo Telegraph and Lankaenews.
Meanwhile junior judges have aired their displeasure over the de facto CJ’s affiliations with the Central Bank Governor which has recently resulted in one of Cabraal’s loyalists, Assistant Governor Batagoda being called to lecture for judges at the Judges Institute.
De facto CJ, Pieris was earlier appointed as Chairman of Seylan Bank by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya. A few months ago, the de facto CJ also summoned the judges of the Commercial High Courts and told them that the Government was unhappy with the judgments against the banks and the banks cannot function effectively with their orders. Soon thereafter, in an unprecedented move, all commercial court judges were transferred out of the commercial courts during the annual transfers.
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