By Colombo Telegraph –
Faizer Mustapha, Deputy Minister, who is in the forefront of the impeachment process has got his father, Faiz Mustapha, senior President’s Counsel to meet the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and offer her “all support” Hultsdorf sources told Colombo Telegraph.
According to our sources, Faiz Mustapha has met the Chief Justice at 11.00 am on Thursday, 22 November in her chambers and offered to support any application that is filed against the impeachment. It may be recalled that when Chief Justice Sarath Silva was impeached, Faiz Mustapha appeared for 3 lawyers of the People’s Alliance and obtained a stay order against Speaker Anura Bandaranaike. Hultsdorf sources said that Deputy MInsiter Faizer Mustapha is worried about the information that has leaked that he and Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody are the main people doing the dirty work related to the impeachment. They are supported by Kalinga Indratissa and Priyantha Jayawardena, who along with Faizer Mustapha were appointed President’s Counsel recently.
Faiszer Mustapha first entered Parliament through the Ceylon Workers Congress led by Arumugam Thondaman but crossed over to the UNP later. At the 2005 Presidential elections, Faizer Mustapha supported Ranil Wickramasinghe but crossed over to the UPFA “strengthen the hands of the President.” He is widely expected to return to the UNP if it is clear that the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime is in danger falling. Lawyers say that Faizer Mustapha is a good political weather-cock and that the fact that he sent his father Faiz Mustapha to meet the Chief Justice shows where the wind is blowing.
The Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach Faiz Mustapha or Faizer Mustapha for comment.