Lawyers at Hultsdorf call for CJ’s resignation
January 28, 2015 10:42 am
A group of lawyers attached to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has staged a protest, in front of the Hultsdorf Court complex for the second time, and called for the immediate resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, this morning.
The lawyers demanded that the Chief Justice should immediately resign from his post and expressed concerns over allegations that the CJ of had been present at the former President’s house on 9 January, while the results of the Presidential polls were being released.
The BASL has announced that its Executive Council has unanimously decided to re-elect impeached Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake for the post. The BASL alleged that Peiris was present at Temple Trees the night of Election Day (Jan 8) with several top officials and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, when it has been alleged that a plot was hatched to keep the president in power by declaring a state of emergency.