President reveals why he removed Mohan Peiris

2017-02-17 06:07:01

President Maithripala Sirisena revealed, yesterday, that the first action he took using his executive powers was to remove former chief justice Mohan Peiris, when he came and begged him not to remove him from his post and expressed his willingness to do anything he wanted.

The president disclosed how Mohan Peiris visited him at his residence after he assumed duties on January 9, 2015 and promised to take action in his favour and implored him not to remove him from his post of CJ.

The president revealed this while addressing a public meeting in Warakapola.

“Chief Justice Mohan Peiris came to meet me at 10.00 pm on the day after I assumed duties as president and told me not to remove him from his post. He said he would deliver his judgments according to my wishes. I told him there was no intention of removing him from his post and told him to leave my residence,” the president said.

But he returned the next day and begged me not to remove him from his post, he said.

Then I realised how these people had been in the habit of giving judgments to suit the previous regime. Therefore, I decided to remove him from his post at once, using my executive powers for the first time, he said. (Pushpakumara Mallawaarachchi)

  Comments - 40

  • public Friday, 17 February 2017 06:22

    truth comes out near to an election, how funny.

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 17 February 2017 10:13

    Truth is Truth anyway. Hay public - His Excellency President MS will rule our nation for another 20 years.

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    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 17 February 2017 10:18

    First of all you guys should know how patiently our Hon. President kept this secret till now. He should have expressed this on the same day and arrested and kept Mohan Pieris behind bars.

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    Pijanjarah Friday, 17 February 2017 13:36

    Ya ya all he has to do is keeping secrets very carefully, that is what people expect from a president. And yes he will rule this country next 20 but unfortunately in your dreams!

    Reply : 14       31

    Buwa Friday, 17 February 2017 14:21

    Hih! hina gihin six packs enawa me comment walata. "MS will rule our nation for another 20 years"

    Reply : 1       21

    Kadiya Friday, 17 February 2017 06:31

    The opposite happened to those who didn't cow down to MR's will. So there!!!

    Reply : 7       50

    Bubble Banda Friday, 17 February 2017 11:12

    Mohan thought that he could fool MS, but MS knows how to go through Mohan's mouth and come out through his ears.

    Reply : 13       21

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 17 February 2017 11:13

    MR only a Kadiya, but MS is a Lion.

    Reply : 29       23

    cathod Friday, 17 February 2017 13:40

    Hih Lion? made of porcelain or clay ? or wool?

    Reply : 6       25

    Dimbiya Friday, 17 February 2017 15:28

    wool one is much cute than clay one lol!

    Reply : 0       10

    gobbaya Friday, 17 February 2017 06:52

    things went downhill pretty fast after those first few bright via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       49

    Mahinda Friday, 17 February 2017 07:09

    Interesting. Does Executive President has powers to remove the Cheif Justice of the Island Completley diferent stand to what was stated in two years ago via DM Android App

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    Bala Friday, 17 February 2017 10:12

    This 'CJ' had to be removed - so even if Prez exceeded his powers - this one instance of 2 wrongs making it right.

    Reply : 10       18

    Milla Friday, 17 February 2017 12:57

    Mohan Peiris's appoinment was considered null and void.

    Reply : 6       16

    ANTON Friday, 17 February 2017 07:09


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    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 17 February 2017 10:09

    This is very clear Sir, how many wrong judgments Mohan would have given only listening to Mahinda Rajapakshe. What a shame of this fellow.

    Reply : 10       26

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 17 February 2017 11:10

    Mahinda kept Mohan as his pocket baby. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    Reply : 11       18

    Lima Friday, 17 February 2017 10:44


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    CITIZEN Friday, 17 February 2017 10:47

    We can imagine the type of judgement he had given. Bloody shame, not only as a CJ but even as an ordinary person holding public office! Isn't there a way to send him behind bar for this SHAMELESS "breach of public trust" and stop his pension???

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    Ranjan Friday, 17 February 2017 11:20

    Why he wanted to make this statement at Warakapola temple. He should have said this at meetings he had with proffesionals. That is the proper place not at temples.

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    Bubble Banda Friday, 17 February 2017 12:26

    In SriLanka if you go and tell something even in a remote village, like a wild fire, it will be spreaded globally. Are you still in the Kopi Kaday period.

    Reply : 6       4

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 17 February 2017 11:21

    We heard this story long time ago also.

    Reply : 2       9

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 17 February 2017 12:29

    You should be first arrested for hiding important matters.

    Reply : 3       9

    Damith Friday, 17 February 2017 11:55

    We should now hear what Mohan Peiris has to say about this. Then we can know whether this is true or just another way telling people that MS has some power.

    Reply : 3       19

    Kalindu Friday, 17 February 2017 15:47

    We all know who Mohan peiris is. He wouldnt have been the CJ is the legal system was in place at that time.

    Reply : 3       6

    John Friday, 17 February 2017 11:56

    Should have been arrested for bribery via DM Android App

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    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 17 February 2017 12:23

    Even now it is not too late. Arrest Mohan...

    Reply : 2       8

    German Jacob Friday, 17 February 2017 12:28

    Yes this event was subjected for Bribery. Mohan should be arrested and it will be a hard slap for Mahinda.

    Reply : 3       8

    rew Friday, 17 February 2017 15:39

    Seems like Pieris, MR etc given a safe exit by MS and RW

    Reply : 3       6

    ravin Friday, 17 February 2017 12:36

    We have to look into the circumstances lead to this appointment.. How appointment made? If the story is correct what about general public suspicious that "judiciary was corrupt ". and judgments given. Also this give enough evidence to other organisations gather information against Sri Lanka.

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    ceylon Friday, 17 February 2017 12:38

    then why you allow mahinda to come to parliment . via DM Android App

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    ceylon Friday, 17 February 2017 12:43

    shame on you also sameypu did what mahinda aldo you protrct mahinda and theives. via DM Android App

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    Mason Friday, 17 February 2017 12:49

    Has the ex President MR got to say anything contradictory, or any of his henchmen, Professor GL are you there to defend !

    Reply : 0       9

    Dr.Watson Friday, 17 February 2017 12:54

    What about the other fellow of "Helping Hambanthota" frame?

    Reply : 1       10

    Hiran Friday, 17 February 2017 13:01

    This is not the first time the president revealed this incident. He has said it before just after the elections.

    Reply : 0       5

    prasth Friday, 17 February 2017 13:11

    nice via DM Android App

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    ananda Friday, 17 February 2017 13:23

    We could imagine how the judiciary functioned during MR regime. Disgraceful this rascal is trying to come to power again through the JO rogues. via DM Android App

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    Shelly. Friday, 17 February 2017 14:14

    GLP the professory of LAW was born only after 10th Jan. 2015. Hence he didnt know what happened on or before 9th. via DM Android App

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    Ravi Kumar Friday, 17 February 2017 14:24

    I wonder why CJ Silva has always been behind MR, cos MR has his old files.

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    B.A.R.Somasinghe Thursday, 23 February 2017 05:59

    Mohan Peris is not fit person to be the C.J. in this country.I am a retired judge. when I was the District Judge of Moratuwa I was summoned by Mohan Peiris to the JSC and ordered me to resign immediately as I did not give the judgment in the case No.L.27 in favour of Plaintiff as his relative lawyer gave evidence on behalf of the Plaintiff. I highly appreciate the HE's decision.

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