BASL calls on CJ Mohan Peiris to tender his resignation

BASL calls on CJ Mohan Peiris to tender his resignation

Written by Bella Dalima

17 Jan, 2015 | 7:47 pm

The Executive Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka has called upon Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to tender his resignation in order to preserve the honour and integrity of the Judiciary.

Convening a press conference on Saturday evening in Colombo, the decision reached by the Executive Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka was announced.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka, in its statement says that there have been reports in the media that Mohan Peiris who functions as the Chief Justice was present at Temple Trees from prior to dawn on January 9,2015 along with some others and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Bar affirms that a member of Judiciary should not even be present in such a place. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka says that although its Executive Committee requested the Chief Justice to deny that he was present at Temple Trees, the Chief Justice had not responded to this request as yet.

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