The talk of the capital is that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa wants to appoint retired Supreme Court Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane as the new Hight Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane has given false evidence before Parliamentary Select Committee on impeaching the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. As Colombo Telegraph reported earlier, there was a finding by the infamous Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that the case commonly known as the “Trillium Case” was wrongly taken before a bench presided by CJ Bandaranayake by CJ Banadaranayake herself. To arrive at this finding the PSC mainly relied on the evidence of Justice Shiranee Thilakawardene and PSC stated in its report that they believe and accept Justice Thilakawardene’s evidence in toto without hesitance.
Meanwhile the President’s brother, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa is pushing for Ex-Navy Chief Jayanath Colombage instead of Shiranee, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.