The Sunday Leader

I Have Not Been Approached – Peiris

Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris says he has not been approached for the post of Chief Justice in the event the current Chief Justice is removed.
Responding to a question posed by The Sunday Leader, Peiris said he has never given thought to seeking to be appointed as the Chief Justice.
There were reports in the media to the effect that Mohan Peiris, who is now an adviser to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be appointed as the Chief Justice.
“Those reports are false. I have not been approached for that post,” Peiris said.
Asked if he felt he was suitable for the post Peiris said that it was not for him to decide if he was the right man for the job.

13 Comments for “I Have Not Been Approached – Peiris”

  1. Iqbal

    Mohan Peiris is a ‘yes man’ of the president and has the credentials of blocking the investigations of high profile murders and having witnessed Mr Eknaligoda’s alive and living outside the country and as such qualified to be appointed as the Chief Justice by the president. This will lead to the closure or bankruptcy of independent press and fatality of journalists. Already army chief has started filing defamation cases in Jaffna with the intention of backrupting them.

  2. Rubert Vanderkoon

    Well, you wouldn’t disclose it would you?

  3. Psycho

    Why him, who is that that retired CJ , SF’s goon is waiting for the secont shot at the job.

  4. Machang

    If this man is appointed as CJ that will be the final nail in the coffin of freedom in Lanka. It is this man who dismissed the criminal cases of 3 politiciens including Duminda against all norms forgetting his duty to lick the boots of political mafia. If he did not dismiss these cases Mr Premaratne could be living today. Similarly he went to UN and said hearsay stories about Mr Ekneligoda. He will do any thing to satisfy the political mafia. No self respect, no spine and disgrace to the profession.

  5. Motta Rala

    Who in this right frame of mind would want this spineless fellow as our CJ…What a mess he made when he was the AG..Shamelessly shameful, this fellow..a disgrace

  6. Janapriya Silva

    it goes without says – when Asoka Silva is the Presidents’ adviser. Also Mohan Peries had been bumsucking the highest office for sometime.
    It is disgrace to appoint him when he lied to a world body and deny in courts

  7. MF

    right man to that man ( you know who) would be the right man….

  8. PB

    No god will look after these fellows . We know what he did to the golden Key victims. Probably in the name of god? Kotalawela got away scot free. Now Mr Rajapaksa is helping the victims. This fool can not do anything .god will give him his just deserts .Ihopeit is soon

  9. gamarala

    He does not qualify as he is a part of the administration.
    The CJ must be one of the serving supreme court judges.
    But the post in not yet vacant.

    • Dr Arun Vincent

      this is Sri Lanka, mind you guys.
      Anything can happen as far as Lokka thinks that it is right.

  10. LIMA

    THESE ARE ALL PEP TALKS , WHO DISLIKE , EVEN THE RAT IN THE KITCHEN TOO WILL NOT DISLIKE , THESE ARE POWER HUNGRY HUM BUGS WHO KILL US SILENTLY NOT WITH WEAPON BUT BY BEHAVIOUR SUPPORTING A MURDEROUS REGIME , THIS GUY MOHAN IS PART AND PARCEL OF THIS REGIME , DO YOU THINK HE WILL SAY NO TO IT , HOW COME ANY RETIRED PERSON APPOINTED TO CJ POST , WHICH COUNTRY AND WHICH CONSTITUTION STATES

  11. Dhammika

    This is the man who withdraw rape case againste Duminda and murder case against :a mp of casbawa” (cant remember his name). This is the man filed complains against SF. This is the man who stated that a cortoonist who is missing, lives in abroad at UN later he said he does not know. So if he becomes the CJ, God bless you Sri Lankans.

  12. JS

    Who in the right mind would want to appoint you ? CJ’s post should be given to someone who has had an exemplary track record, experience, impeccable moral standing both official and personal and not one to be easily politicised for personal benefit. Tell the readers how many of these attributes do you have???

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