Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris giving evidence at the Homagama magistrates’ court said that he does not know the whereabouts of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda and had made the statement to the effect that Ekanligoda was abroad due to intelligence reports stating so.
“I don’t know if he is alive or dead, only god would know if the information that I recieved about him is true. I don’t think even the government knows where he lives,” Peiris told court.
When the lawyer for the Petitioner queried from the former AG as to if he remembers the person or department who gave him the information about Eknaligoda living overseas, Peris replied in the negative " I dont remember" he said.
Mohan Peiris was summoned to give evidence in the magisterial inquiry after he had made a statement saying that Ekanaligoda was alive and was residing out of the country while addressing a UN conference on disappeared persons. Peiris had given evidence for close to one and a half hours and was not cross examined by the plaintiffs. ( Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
Comments - 21
judej Wednesday, 06 June 2012 05:06 AM
Mohan you sold you're soul to become Adviser to Pres.
Jamie Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:38 AM
Because of jokers like this,petty politics and the police, the trust general pulic have over law is shattered. This is not a very good trend.
mohhar Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:41 AM
"I dont remember" if he use such statement, Mr.Mohan is not at all eleligible for advisor for any one.
Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 06 June 2012 05:08 AM
This is like George Bush & Tony Blair telling the world that Saddam Hussein was having Weapons of Mass Destruction.
sizzler Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:46 AM
An well educated person
SureshP Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:56 AM
He remembers hearing it but forgets from whom. Send him the UN and he will remember again.
Rangan Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:54 AM
I bet he will say that he doubts said it there and that he was misunderstood.
RAJU Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:22 PM
SIMPLY WE CAN BELIEVE THAT HE IS NO MORE, AND THE PEOPLE IN THE TOP OF THE GOVERNMENT KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HIM, SO WHY ARE YOU PULLING THE GOD FOR THIS.
kumaraya Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:31 PM
At last, he as a representative of this government is saying the truth. There is a God that knows everything and all life is precious to Him. HE will hold those responsible for the shed of any innocent blood.
Lal Suranjith Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:36 PM
where is your dignity former AG. IT IS A SHAME SHAME All of them including most of politicians are liers now days we who vote for them are the most stupid people in this country.
Sri Lankan Wednesday, 06 June 2012 06:52 AM
Is this an acceptable answer to any question? This was told at Court proceedings by a man who hold one of the top Legal postilion in the country. Isn't it an insult to a religious belief?. Political may talk about "Sakraya" in political platform. Same punishment to be given to him also as now they are trying to take who prayed to Gods for justice to the courts outside the courts as insulting the judiciary. This was inside the courts.
Same punishment to be given to him also as now they are trying to take who prayed to Gods for justice to the courts outside the courts as insulting the judiciary. This was inside the courts....')" type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary btn-sm" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px">Reply
Mahen Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:08 PM
No two works very cheap man.
Piyadasa Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:13 PM
oh boy..now the God will be in trouble for knowing Eknaligoda's whereabouts...God..please find a hideout otherwise you will be abducted by a white van!
Nodrog Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:22 PM
He may have education but he has no class. You are born with class but education is subsequently acquired.
Mason Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:39 PM
An high ranking person who is supposed to uphold justice has been gullible enough to lie to the world body UN and has conveniently forgotten as to from where he got the information. Our war hero General SF languished in jail for saying what he heard. What punishment is there for the person who mislead the UN. Day in, day out a plethora of lies is being dished out to the public. Those in power have lost their creditability. Where do we go from here???????????
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:38 PM
After this statement, I dont think this man can say he belongs to any religeon or believer in god...he is clearly a devil incarnate.
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:44 PM
Scum of the earth.
Witness Wednesday, 06 June 2012 03:43 AM
Sarath Fonseka was found guilty for stating that he had been told about the 'White Flag' incident. Mohan Peiris made no such assertion that 'intelligence sources' gave him the information; he CATEGORICALLY STATED the whereabouts of Eknaliyagoda.He has lied before an International Tribunal. No doubt he will be rewarded instead of being punished - like Fonseka!!
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 06 June 2012 08:52 AM
The fact of the matter is there is only one fact, surrounded by speculations.
Manu Wednesday, 06 June 2012 03:44 AM
can we report this to UN... Then they will know our true class ???
j Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:48 AM
Is he admitting that he had told lies to high degree international body? what caliber person he.
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