22 September, 2018

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Dockyardgate: Bribery & Corruption Commission Starts Inquiry Into Mohan Pieris

The Writ Application filed by the lawyer Nagananda Kodituwakku against the Corruption Commission came before the Supreme Court which comprised a bench of Chandra Ekanayake, Sarath de Abrew and Upali Abeyrathna, yesterday.

Mohan Pieris

Mohan Pieris

The Petitioner, Counsel Kodituwakku appeared in person, informed Court that the Corruption Commission had formally informed him that it has initiated ‘due investigation’ into the complaint made against Mohan Pieris for causing a colossal loss of government revenue abusing the office of the AG. Corruption charge leveled against AG Mohan Pieris for in connivance in defrauding over 600 million rupees of public funds alleged to have been misappropriated by Colombo Dockyard Company.

The Court was informed that the purpose of the writ application filed in Court was to compel the Corruption Commission to initiate a proper investigation into the matter and as the Commission has already initiated action on the complaint he would not proceed with the Writ application.

However, counsel informed the Court that he would reserve his right to revive the matter in the event the Commission failed to issue legal proceedings against Mohan Pieris for causing a colossal loss to the government stated in the Petition in detail.

In this case the Counsel Kodituwakku had informed the Chief Justice that this case shall not be listed before a bench, which does include Buwaneka Aluwihare, Sarath Abrew and Priayantha Jayawardena as he has no trust and confidence in them.

Therefore, Sarath Abrew declined to take part in the proceedings and the matter was accordingly postponed for 29th July 2015 for further hearing. Deputy Solicitor General Shavindra Fernando represented the Corruption Commission.

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    We had several “commissions” during the last six months, reports were issued but nothing happened! If we have commissions, then investigate and act decisively in order to conclude the matter. If not, just ignore which is better for the sake of good order and also saves a little money. Like throwing good money after bad.

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    Mohan Pieris

    RE:Dockyardgate: Bribery & Corruption Commission Starts Inquiry Into Mohan Pieris

    “The Court was informed that the purpose of the writ application filed in Court was to compel the Corruption Commission to initiate a proper investigation into the matter and as the Commission has already initiated action on the complaint he would not proceed with the Writ application”

    Question: Will the Corruption Commission sit on it again…and again..

    MaRa Mara Chatu MaRa Amana Mara

    Mohan Mara Shill Chatu Mohan MaRa Shill Mohan Amana Mara Shill…

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    Mohan Pieris was the most perfect example,in contemporary times,of a man who completely went astray by keeping bad company.MaRa was and is like QUICK SAND.If you set foot,you get sucked in and gradually drown!

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    Truly in the Public Interest, this case should not have been withdrawn.

    Sripavan, a Gentleman Tamil, who will retire in year’s time should have been allowed to supervise the investigation by calling reports on regular basis and issuing guidelines to the Corruption Commission.

    There is a talk that after this Complaint was made to the Commission, the Chairman Balapatabandhi passed the information to Mohan Peiris allowing him to flee the country. What rubbish investigation it can now do after permitting the cheat to fled the country.

    Sripavan is much better than our Sinhalese CJ who simply did the job to please the President Rajapakse.

    Harak anna Silva was the worst. Then Shirani Bandaranayake. She did wash dirty linen for MARA until the relationship with the big boss fell out. How many times she betrayed the people by responding to President’s call to meet him with all other judges at the President’s House. She let down the entire country and shoull take full responsibility for allowing the 18th Amendment without referring it to the people at a referendum.

    If she had acted wisely Rajapakse would have left the office honorably without creating all this chaos.

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    Bribery Commission is misleading the Supreme Court and the CJ Sripavan. Now this man, Mohan Peiris, thanks to Chairman of the Commission Balapatabandhi, is happily living is Malaysia, hoping MARA would capture power again and restore him as CJ

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    Shirani Bandaranaike was no paragon of virtue, Bensen

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