​BASL wants Mohan Pieris to resign

17 January 2015 09:28 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bar Association of Sri Lanka today called upon Chief Justice Mohan Pieris to tender his resignation in order to preserve the honour and integrity of the judiciary.

Issuing a statement the BASL said that Mr.Pieris was present at Temple Trees from prior to dawn on January 9th along with some others and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at a time when there were discussions between such persons with regard to possible scenario where former President Rajapaksa would attempt to remain in Office despite losing the popular vote.

"I is reiterated and emphasized that, it is absolutely essential for the Chief Justice and members of the judiciary to remain strictly separate and uninvolved in political and executive decisions," the statement said that was issued following an emergency meeting of the Executive Council of the BASL today.

Full statement

  Comments - 3

  • Gihan perera Saturday, 17 January 2015 06:25 PM

    SHAMED! leave the position soon as possible!

    Dan Saturday, 17 January 2015 09:27 PM

    I simply do not understand the mindset of DM readers. When someone says something, they take them as Gospel truth. Guys we need stronger proof to decide on anything....

    de silva Saturday, 17 January 2015 04:11 PM


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