1 December, 2020

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Shameless De Facto CJ Asks For “Exchange”

The sitting De Facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris had asked for a dipomatic posting to the United Nations, London or Milan, in exchange for his resignation from Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe, Colombo Telegraph learns.

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris

During a one on one meeting held with Wickremesinghe Mohan had agreed to resign from his post in exchange of a diplomatic posting to one of the three above destinations.

Surprisingly the Prime Minister has also agreed to the ‘ exchange’ in principle, but offered an alternative destination- Brazil.

On Thursday, Minister Rajitha Senaratne had unexpectedly put the plan in a ‘soup’ after responding to a question, by saying that Pieris had agreed to resign.

The statement by Senaratne was seen as a ” breach of confidence” by the Pieris faction, and had caused an immediate rethink of strategy.

Pieris was to resign on Monday, the 25th of January as per the initial plan. However, the next step following the declaration by Senaratne and the story that he had sought an ‘exchange’ is still unclear.

Pieris was found within the premises of Temple Trees on election night, in clear violation of the integrity of his position and that of himself.

Earlier, Colombo Telegraph learns that Pieris had sought the support of certain Presidents Counsel to send ” messages” across to the powers that be that he would not be intimidated into leaving his position, following Senaratnes claim.

Thereafter a person identifying himself as the ” spokesperson” for the Chief Justice refuted claims of Rajitha Senaratne. But the “spokesman” confined himself to saying that Pieris “had not resigned” when in actual fact Pieris was to resign.

The word play, and the immediate backtracking of the spokesperson following questions posed by journalists provided insight into the “thought process’ of Pieris.

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  • 4
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    It seems you all are living in a fantasy world.

    This is Sri Lanka, we dump Rajapake and Maitheepala Sirisena would not have been elected if not for the Tamil and Muslim vote expressed in very clear terms. Yet, we know that Ranil Wickramasinghe and they are equally notorious and expected Maitheepala not to violate the high hopes placed in him by the entire NATION.

    However, so far he has let down the people and their expectations. He has permitted the cheats who openly rob the nation to escape the island. In the meantime we learnt that Ranil Wickramasinghe is negotiating a ‘DEAL BEHIND THE SCREEN’ with cheats not to enforce the law against them. It appears that this include the cheat Mohan Peiris, which is disgusting.

    We will not tolerate this utterly deplorable conduct and if it goes at this rate, probably this Ranil Wickramasinghe’s government will goes to the history as the Govt that ruled the country for the shortest period in office.

  • 3
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    Send him to hell. That is the place he deserves.

  • 7
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    I listened to the ‘Satana’ programme telecast by Sirasa TV just concluded.

    Vasudeva Nanayakkara, MP, very correctly said that where is a plausible prima facie criminal charge against a person he shall be arrested and produced before the Magistrate’s Court pending further investigation. And the Miniter, Rajitha Senaratne, Minister reiterated the public that action would be taken against all those who have violated the law, without inordinate delays.

    The complaint I made against Mr Mohan Peiris to the Corruption Commission has been supported by overwhelming evidence of commission of an offence under Section 70 of the Bribery Act by the person concerned.

    Now media says that Mr Mohan Peiris is negotiating for a possible ‘DEAL’ with the new administration, apparently for a diplomatic posting.

    However, Mr Mohan Peiris is just another citizen of this country, enjoying NO immunity from any criminal prosecution. He is liable to be dealt with as required by law.

    Therefore, the people who have voted against corruption and for good governance demand, in unequivocal terms, from the new administration as to why this individual is being given preferential treatment and not dealt with according to law

  • 2
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    After reading the above comment by Nagananda, I too begin to get brain waves and mainly “shocks” that this PM, Ranil is more or less “sabotaging” the progress of the “Good Governance” programme of the Government of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena. I first had my grave doubts of his intentions in visiting the Temple Trees in the early hours of the day the election results were being announced, “Accompanied” by the husband of Mrs. Nirupma Rajapakse the nice of MR and the MP of Mulkirigala. This person’s name is Thiru Nadesan , the Chairman of Hilton Hotel and alleged to be a “go between” in financial “deals” of Rajapakse family. Doesn’t this ring a bell?

  • 2
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    Do Sri lanka has a law enforcement branch for commercial frauds.

    According to Lalith Kothalawala wala Mohan Perieis had engaged in commercial fraud with respect to the Llith Kothalawala’s business.

  • 2
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    What ranil trying to do the nation. he is making a mockery of the system again no surprise tomorrow he might say yes to posting gotaba, namal, or even basil for some kind of overseas posting is he been bribed by those. i dont know why still the new administration is reluctant and or bribed to take crooks like cj, nivad cabral, gottaba for the crime they did to the nation and its mass as a whole. change the justice system and take these crooks immedietly into custody and make the law works better then giving them a cake walk out of their crime.
    again ranil dont make mockery of people’s verdict and for you its like a sweet stake that MS become the president you shouldn’t never made it to this stage without MS contesting even in your dreams you will be never making it to the present level you are in now remember that so again a remainder dont make a mockery of the people’s verdict in your own gain and weight.

  • 1
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    I suspect that he is still being stage managed by Rajapaksa in order to crate a controversy if the present government mishandles his expulsion.

  • 1
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    At least two or three big fraudsters who held high profile public offices should sent behind bars as clear deterrent, with a clear warning to others.

    Till then this country will never follow the right tract.

  • 1
    1

    Well, it will take time to impeach Mohan Pieris.

    Getting Mohan to resign is the only way to get rid of him quickly, and a deal (back-room or otherwise) may be needed.

    Otherwise we are stuck with Mohan for some time yet.

  • 6
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    This CJ was appointed as per the constitution of SL (Whether he was the correct person or not) Therefore if he needs to be ousted from the supreme court ,what Ranil should do is to impeach and remove him. Why does Ranil need to visit and speak to the CJ?? Which law or for that matter practice gives a person in the legislature to request a CJ to resign??? If this CJ to agree for the pressure of the new gov and the bar association this will create very bad and historical precedent. More importantly every new government will start meddling with the judiciary soon after coming into power and assert pressure to the judiciary and change the CJ to some one whom they preferred to have.

    Whether we like it or not all CJ’s in the past have been political appointment s and this man is no exception. Therefore why is Ranil is reluctant to impeach this CJ ???? Even shirani B was impeached in parliament which is the stipulated process to secure the independence of the legislature and the judiciary.

    There is no point of saying that CJ requested for a diplomatic position and publishing articles as above in media contradicting their original statements. What should happen is without any delay to impeach the CJ and remove him from office. And to have a independent judicial commission to recomed suitable person to be the next CJ.

    • 0
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      My3’s govt doesn’t have 2/3rd majority- so that is why CJ has to be convinced to go

  • 2
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    Mohan’s appoint was political, thus politically he must be forced out of office.

  • 0
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    Excuse me, but isn’t this Mohan Pieris actually asking for a bribe?

    And asking it from the two highest personages in this land?

  • 1
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    I think most deserving exchange is a mandatory jail term for the serious criminal offences alleged to have been committed by Mr Mohan Peiris under the Bribery and Corruption Law.

  • 0
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    What really happened was that MR manipulated the Constitutional provisions to impeach Shirani which was clearly and factually a vindictive measure – pure revenge and Maithri took advantage of a glaring flaw in the impeachment process to set right a terrible wrong – do justice to a victim of injustice! You can arrive at your own judgment on this issue on the strength of your own sense of what is right and wrong!

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