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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa's Chief Justice

We strongly recommend our readers to read an article written by Lacille De Silva, Former director Administration in the Parliament, published by the Daily Mirror on November 8, 2014, before read this story of the Rjapaksa's henchman.

( November 8, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) In September, 2010 President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked for a determination from the Supreme Court whether the 18th amendment to the Constitution was compatible with the Constitution and Mr. Mohan Peiris, who was the Attorney General then, made submissions to the Court.

Mr. Mohan Peiris who appeared to get the ruling that 18th amendment was compatible with the Constitution is the Chief Justice at present and President Mahinda Rajapaksa inquires from the Supreme Court where he is the head whether he could contest for a third term and call a presidential election before his 6 year term ends according to the 18th amendment that was adopted on the directive received from then Supreme Court.

Mr. Mohan Peiris, if it is necessary to protect independence of the judiciary and transparency, should refrain from giving a ruling in a matter he appeared some time ago and withdraw from the case.

However, a panel of judges headed by Mr. Mohan Peiris has already heard the case and given a decision. This decision is to be announced on Monday (10th).

It is revealed that the case has been already heard and a decision has been taken from the fact that The Registrar of the Supreme Court had told attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala when he attempted to file a motion on behalf of the JVP that hearing had been already completed.

Also, the letter sent by the President of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) states the hearing of the case has been completed.

In Rome

In Madamulana
In Thangalla, the baggage boy also sitting on the same row