The Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL), representatives of civil societies were involved in the protest in front of the court complex at Hulftsdorp today (28th) demanding Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to step down from his post.
Meanwhile, the People’s Movement for a just society stated that the Chief Justice (CJ) Mohan Peiris should resign while maintaining the decorum of the post. Ven Sobitha Thera convener of the People's Movement for a just society speaking at a media briefing in Colombo yesterday said that it would be healthy and good for the country if the Chief Justice steps down.
Commenting on the issue, the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated yesterday that the National Executive Council had decided to take immediate measures on CJ’s matter.
The Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today lodged a police complaint claiming that National Unity Front (NUF) Leader Azath Sally had threatened him after forcibly entering his residence last night. Adding further, SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the investigations are underway.
Speaking to Hiru News of the incident, the spokesman of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris Attorney-at-Law J.C. Weliamuna stated that Mohan Peiris had lodged a complaint at the Police station.
Responding to Chief Justice Mohan Peiris’s complaint, Mr. Azad Sally stated to the media that the Chief Justice is one of his well-known person and he made an official visit to CJ’s residence, speaking to media Mr. Azad Sally said.