Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, despite stepping down from the three judge bench hearing the Golden Key case has not abadoned his sinister plans to take over the assets of the employees of the company in an unethical manner.
According to sources, Pieris has appointed two new judges who he holds in confidence – Eva Wanasundara and Buwaneka Aluwihare to the case, turning the three-judge bench into a five-judge bench when the three judges who were already hearing the case refused to partake in his unethical actions.
When concerns were raised regarding Pieris being a member of the three-judge bench hearing the Golden Key case, he stepped down and the new bench completed the case while reserving the judgement. At this point, Pieris had approached the three judges with his prepared draft judgement to influence them into delivering it.
However all three of them had declined it, expressing their objection on having to serve a CJ who engages in such unethical practices, which they had pointed out was an impeachable offense.
However, following the objections raised by the three judges, Pieris had obtained the assistance of Chocksy Jr. to file a motion requesting for the Golden Key case to be referred to a five-judge bench even before the order was delivered.
Thereafter, he had instructed the Supreme Court registrar to personally collect the original file from Justice Sripavan and had constituted a new bench including his two trusted judges. It has been noted that Eva has not disclosed some of the decisions that would be made and she herself would most likely face similar objections from the lawyers.
Colombo Telegraph learns that the two judges who were newly appointed to the case have consented to ‘copy paste’ Pieris’s draft judgement word for word.
In July, Pieris informed court that he received an anonymous letter that stated it was unethical for him to remain on the three-judge bench hearing the Golden Key depositors case was as he was the former Chairman of the Seylan Bank and since he was the case was filed in 2009.