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The transfers of seven judges that were made by the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake with effect from January 21 have been cancelled with immediate effect by newly appointed Chief Justice Mohan Peries.

Informed sources said that the letters of cancellation of transfers were faxed to the respective judges by the secretary to Mr. Mohan Peiris.

The following transfers have been cancelled: Colombo High Court Judge Kumuduni Wickremesinghe as the Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Gampaha, Saman Wickremearachchi, as Colombo High Court judge, Civil Appeal High Court Judge, Gampaha Shiromi Perera as Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Kegalle, Ampara High Court Judge Anura Kumara as Civil Appellate Judge Anuradahapura, Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne who was the Civil Appellate High Court Judge Anuradhapura as Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Gampaha, Avissawella Civil Appellate High Court Judge Irangani Perera as Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Mt.Lavinia and M.Z.Razeen who was Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Mt.Lavinia as Civil Appellate High Court Judge, Avissawella. (Manopriya Gunasekera)

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  • ibadun Friday, 18 January 2013 09:53 AM

    this transfers made under the conflict of interest of former CJ, this now restores as it is

    that's it

    Observer Friday, 18 January 2013 07:23 AM

    This is like the bottle of Sada. Once the Gas Subsides, everything will be forgotton.

    Sandakelum Friday, 18 January 2013 07:23 AM

    show time began. MR comes as MP

    Sri Lankan Friday, 18 January 2013 07:32 AM

    Well done Imposter.You are doing very well playing to the gallery and proving yourself to be a licking the backside of your masters judge.

    Imran Hussein Friday, 18 January 2013 07:34 AM

    Good, I hope he would revoke the Tsunami case back. Sarath N silva openly said that he saved the Embezzler.

    Terrance Friday, 18 January 2013 07:57 AM

    Next new Supreme Court judge from MR family

    Anwer Friday, 18 January 2013 07:58 AM

    Those transfers were made at the eleventh hour with ulterior motives. Action is justifiable.

    Dicky Friday, 18 January 2013 08:05 AM

    Same for all the current High & Mighty men and women! Today up ....tomorrow down! So be mindful of the repercussions and Gods above!

    Junior Citizen Friday, 18 January 2013 08:40 AM

    Put it in order, She messed up

    Joli Pora Friday, 18 January 2013 08:54 AM

    Stopping ex CJ s transfers is not enough. Now sack the Appeals Court and Supreme Court Judges who sided with the ex CJ to undermine the government. Sack them all and get rid of these anti government scum. After Mahinda defeated the Tigets and saved the Motherland the entire Diaspora and their western stooge governments and the Sinhala Traitors have joined hands to undermine the government. Look at all the Sinhala traitors and the Jackals who have come out if the wood work to insult and abuse the government. However there is one intelligent and a wise man in the opposition. He is Ranil. These traitors also seek to undermine Ranil so he needs to be on the watch.

    Faris, Friday, 18 January 2013 09:10 AM

    Right thinking sir

    Kalubanda Friday, 18 January 2013 09:12 AM

    What an Honourable man - Mr P, to the mess in order - Ha Ha ! good sense of humour Jnr Citizen.

    sucker Friday, 18 January 2013 09:36 AM

    This what was wanted, all 3 the E-J-L is now one and all.

    Rata Haraka Friday, 18 January 2013 09:40 AM

    Let the games begin. Now he will start making the transfers of the people 'loku maama' wants to get rid of.

    Ranjith Friday, 18 January 2013 07:22 AM

    Like Cabaraala and Moda Peiris, Shirani too was a pet of the Family. Once things got sour only she realised that "balloth ekka nidiyawoth kathaawa". Only time will tell what will happen to all those who go out of the way and do all illegal dirty work to please the boss. The day you say no or can’t do – you are kaput

    D. Wijesiriwardena Friday, 18 January 2013 10:00 AM

    Present: Yes Sir, Yes Sir

    In Between: Oops need to watch my step. I need to toe the line, otherwise would be "impeached" Sign! What an agony this appointment is going to be.

    Future: ???????????????????

    Up Friday, 18 January 2013 09:58 AM

    Please take up the Duminda Silvas case too.

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 18 January 2013 10:08 AM

    Come-on people, act in the interest of Mother Lanka & people in common. No Monkey business please, FEDUP of it now.

    CITIZEN Friday, 18 January 2013 10:20 AM

    You are overturning your Predecessor's decisions. Doe it mean you are planning to do the same thing to all her decisions? I know, you will DARE NOT TOUCH ONE OF HER DECISIONS - THE 18TH AMENDMENT!!!!! What's the Bet????

    kjashc Friday, 18 January 2013 10:25 AM

    may ape ratai
    api upan ratai
    perata yana ratai...................

    Joli Pora Friday, 18 January 2013 10:29 AM

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    HEWA Friday, 18 January 2013 10:30 AM

    My God ! started with six boundaries during the first over itself!!
    Unbelievable !!!

    Dicky Friday, 18 January 2013 11:45 AM

    koheda yanne malle pol!

    Kalubanda Friday, 18 January 2013 11:58 AM

    Absolutely right! Kate masuran sanna ona.

    sbd Friday, 18 January 2013 12:44 PM

    case is already heard & disposed.Deceased is found to be guilty

    Daya Perera Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:25 AM

    This is really true.
    During her period judiciary was deteriorated. Good Judges such as TB Weerasooriya, Nissanka Udalagama, PHK Kulathilake left the Judges’ institute.
    No Judge was able to meet her personally. She asked to write letters but all letters were referred to Secretary Manjula Thilakarante and PA Geethani Wijesinghe. Most of letters were not tabled in JSC meetings at Secretary’s discretion. If Judges cannot meet the head of the judiciary how can they resolve their grievances? They drove her crazy. In first time JSC made statement against the Government which led to this sad situation.
    However, we thoroughly hope this situation will change by new CJ. Manjula Thilakaratne should be demoted to his original seniority place (This JSC Secretary holds CA Appeal judge’s status, this man does not know the law he knows only provisions of E code).

    K Amran Friday, 18 January 2013 04:36 AM

    Does it really matter? There is NO law to practise to obey or to give......

    little Johnny Friday, 18 January 2013 02:16 AM


    Wasantha Friday, 18 January 2013 02:59 AM

    When a new government comes into power, they also do similar things. That is the nature of a politics and the politicized institutions.

    Mark Friday, 18 January 2013 03:00 AM

    Well done Peiris...Now make a phone again to your master to find out what is next...

    bandula Friday, 18 January 2013 03:06 AM

    Will the common wealth be successful now?

    Ryan Friday, 18 January 2013 03:32 AM

    Thes transfers were done , and with revengeful intention , so it is the right move to cancel transfer. If possible pls reverse earlier transfers as well where applicable.

    Cynic Friday, 18 January 2013 03:39 AM

    This is only the start.

    IHM Friday, 18 January 2013 03:43 AM

    Many more to come.

    TALEY Friday, 18 January 2013 03:46 AM

    Let the Witch Hunt begin ...Miracle of Asia !!!!!!!!

    Sumanasiri Friday, 18 January 2013 04:12 AM

    Yeah, and please reverse all the previous judgements also as they were wrong.

    bandara Friday, 18 January 2013 04:16 AM

    yeah, and may be reverse the previous judgements also

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 18 January 2013 04:13 AM

    "Kurakkan Sataka" in action.

    friend Friday, 18 January 2013 04:25 AM

    Judicial System started to show the major charecteristics of a typical government office. We done! Go ahead. The Wonder of Asia!!!!!!!!!!!!

    willows Friday, 18 January 2013 04:33 AM

    what revoking previous decision given

    lumbini Friday, 18 January 2013 01:16 AM

    I hope no cahnges to previous court decisions.

    summer Friday, 18 January 2013 05:57 AM

    the butt kissing chain seems to be functioning faster than anyone could have imagined...!!!!

    dude Friday, 18 January 2013 05:57 AM

    I guess you've missed to add "sri lankan" to some places , because that's not the nature of a true democratic country with intelligent voters. I mean yes , it's sad , but true.

    Amal Fernando Friday, 18 January 2013 05:58 AM

    Is he trying to make the judiciary democratic like he said in his welcome speech? We doubt that...

    samara Friday, 18 January 2013 06:18 AM sided

    rimza Friday, 18 January 2013 06:33 AM

    Shirani powerful yesterday. Today Kota Uda.

    Dham Friday, 18 January 2013 06:35 AM

    Just relax until u get the next order from your MASTER, world easiest job aha, no need a docter rate.

    FancisFranciscis Friday, 18 January 2013 06:37 AM

    Commonwealth should be moved to the Maldives

    paisa muthappa Friday, 18 January 2013 06:54 AM

    Obladi Oblada... Life goes Ooooonnnnn... Ooh Lala la lala laaaa.......Lala Laaaa....

    sbd Friday, 18 January 2013 06:55 AM

    Illegal CJ appoint.Are not his orders illegal? Only the JSC empoered to reverse transfers! Judiciary a mockery now!

    Faris, Friday, 18 January 2013 07:06 AM

    Now, who will offer shelter to Mrs Shranthi, will it be the same fate what had happened to SF.

    Yehiya Friday, 18 January 2013 07:06 AM

    Madam Shirani is the lawful CJ today. Political judge is MP

    Observer Friday, 18 January 2013 07:20 AM

    This is like the Soda Bottle, which lasts only until the gas subsides.

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