18 January, 2021

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De Facto CJ Spends Millions To Finance A Luxury Stay For A US Judge

The De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris has spent over Rs. 7 million off the Supreme Court fund to pay for luxury accommodation and entertaining a US district judge and his wife who have not visited Sri Lanka on an official tour, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

De facto CJ

De facto CJ

It has been revealed that the Judge who serves at the Nevada Supreme Court has not visited Sri Lanka on a regular exchange program but was in the island upon invitation extended by Pieris. He had accommodated the couple in a luxury apartment and had spent a whopping Rs. 2.5 million as entertainment allowance alone.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, Pieris had arranged and funded helicopter rides for the couple to travel to the North as well as various other parts of the country, lavishly drawing finances off tax payer money. He had also instructed local judges – 20 in each batch – to spend time with Judge Hunt.

Furthermore during discussions with Judge Hunt, it had been explicitly revealed that although he was invited and brought down to Sri Lanka, he has not been paid any professional payments. But he had informed that unlike in the US, he was given a Mercedes Benz car for his use (usually given to serving Supreme Court judges) by the Supreme Court Registrar.

Colombo Telegraph also learns that the total expenditure of Judge Hunt and his wife’s stay in Sri Lanka, has been directly financed by the Supreme Court Registrar. Interestingly, such budgetary allocations have not been included in financial allocations made by the Parliament to the Supreme Court.

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    Sue the bugger MP. Also inform US to take actions against the US judge who has abetted in criminal behavior in SL unbecoming to a US judge.

  • 9
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    what else can you expect from Mohan Peris? he even joins a state delegation to invite the Pope!Oh! cannot anyone save us?Or how can we save ourselves?

  • 3
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    These sort of connections, at whatever cost, has to be prepared before a
    US Citizen serving our poor Country, when he faces true Justice in next
    couple of years, if and when he arrives at his fixed abode!!

  • 5
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    Money well spent…..at least we made another American on our side.

    Anyway, why we care? this is not our money, it is Chinese money.

    :-)

    • 1
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      Aratai, with this latest offering you are now our resident comedian. Humour is needed in these dark times. Even MR has his clowns and jokers but he doesn’t laugh very often.

  • 3
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    Another Mohan in the USA? :)

    Judge ‘Mohan’ Hunt of the US has been hunted by Silly Lankan Mohan Pee-risk.

    Lets see how the US embassy in Colombo is going to react.

    I don’t think Hunt was that stupid not to let his embassy know about the said itinerary.

  • 2
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    What if he enjoys all this perks for free and tells “nothing but the truth” about Sri Lankan killing fields, white vans, mass graves, drug peddling Ministers and their clowning!!

  • 3
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    It tantamount to bribery.That deplorable US judge should not have availed of such favours from this man. At this rate any rogue in a top position can get down prostitutes from abroad and entertain them on people`s money. US judge`s name sounds like [Edited out]. And the other man`s name [Edited out]!What a coincidence!

  • 0
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    What is the big deal about providing a Merc and a Luxury Pad for a few days to a US Judge, when our Diaspora mates drive Mercs and Beemers every day and spend all their lives in Luxury homes nowadays.

    And spend Dollars in Millions on Lobbysts, Govt MPs and contribute to their Election campaigns East London, Scarborough and New Jersey….

    Plus employ ex High Flyers like US States Secretaries as Senators of the Eelaam..

    • 6
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      Diaspora Tamils are spending their hard earned money, while Mohan Peiris is spending the Sri Lankan tax payers money, which does not belong to him or his king!! At this rate, with people like you defending bribery and corruption, there is no hope to Sri Lanka!!

    • 2
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      K A Sumanasekera seems to he getting a hard on each time he defends a corrupt act by the regime ;-)

      for your information diaspora folk who drive Mercedes or BMW’s are using their own money mate not the countrys wealth paid by the poor tax payers!

      also take note that in the west a BMW or a Merc is not a big luxuary especially if the car is over 5 years old it can be bought cheap

  • 0
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    MP is a burgher who loves SL !

  • 1
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    Over to the Department of Justice, US.

  • 4
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    Mohan Pieris is a disgrace to his profession and to his office. But then a plant of the Rajapaksa’s will obvious reflect their policies, dishonesty, and unprofessionalism. There is more to this story, and it lies in giving this US official a freebee holiday, so that favors can be returned, to either Pieris or his masters.
    There is more my friends, we just do not know it right now.

  • 0
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    Hunt gets hunted by the Diaspora.

    Now the Diasspora PM will hunt the HUNT with his vultures and lure hi9m to their side for even bigger santhosam.
    Then the Supreme Court money spent will be washed down the drain.

  • 3
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    All for the sake of keeping worthless Three Blind Mice in power.

  • 1
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    If the above story is true and authentic , The US ambassador in Colombo should take serious note of it and inform the respective head in the judiciary and arrange for the money to be returned to the people of Sri lanka. You, Yourself know well how many poor people could be fed with Rs.7 million. Never heard in the history of US judiciary that a US judge agreed to accept public money of another country for a private tour, even offered to him on a platter.

    In fairness to Sri Lankans, I hope the US Ambassador issues a clear
    statement and not treat it as a private matter, not concerning the
    American Govt.

  • 1
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    Another client to focus and lock him up too

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