SRI LANKA: The Bar Association demands that Chief Justice Mohan Peiris resigns

A Statement from the Bar Association Of Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission

At an Emergency Meeting of the Executive Committee of the BASL, which was attended by close to 90% of its members, it was unanimously decided to issue a Statement calling for the resignation of Hon. Mohan Peiris, PC, in order to preserve the honour and integrity of the Judiciary in view of the grave and continuing damage being caused to the entire Judiciary as a result of the recent events and uncontradicted reports that Hoh. Mohan Peiris, PC, while functioning as Chief Justice, was at Temple Trees from prior to dawn of 09th January, 2015 at a time when election results were being announced and political and executive decisions were being taken.

You are requested to read the entire Statement here ( English) and here ( Sinhala)

Document Type : Forwarded Statement
Document ID : AHRC-FST-005-2015
Countries : Sri Lanka,
Issues : Administration of justice, Institutional reform, Rule of law,