A liar is about to take an oath before an executive liar; while incumbent Chief Justice decided to continue her job according to the law
SHAME! SHAME!! SHAME!!!
Mohan Peiris, a former Attorney General and currently Legal Adviser to the Cabinet of Ministers has been nominated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be the next Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.
His name has been submitted to the Parliamentary Council headed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa under the 18th Amendment to the Constituion that replaced the Constitutional Council (17th Amendment) which vets names of those nominated to hold high office.
The move comes in the wake of the controversial sacking of incumbent Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake by President Rajapaksa after a parliamentary vote on Sunday to impeach her.
Mrs Bandaranayake has informed the Registrar of the Supreme Court that she will be vacating her official residence but has stated she will be coming to court tomorrow (Tuesday). Today is a public holiday in Sri Lanka due to Thai Pongal, a Tamil holy day.
Whether Mrs. Bandaranayake will continue to work in defiance of the Presidential warrant or whether she will say her farewells will be a defining moment in Sri Lanka's constitutional history, according to legal experts.