A writ application was filed by Senior Lawyer N Kodituwakku requesting the Court of Appeal to impound the passport of former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris.
The writ had been filed in reference to a complaint made by Kodituwakku to the Bribery and Corruption Commission against Peiris on January 18, for causing a loss of Rs. 619 million to the government due to the course of action taken by him during his tenure as the Attorney General and Chief Justice, with regard to a fraud committed by the Colombo Dockyard Ltd. in 2000.
Pointing out that action has not yet been taken with regard to the complaint made in the Bribery commission, the complainant requested the Court to impound Peiris’s passport so that he would not be able to travel overseas until the investigations into the complaint conclude.
Read the full petition here