CASE AGAINST FORMER CJ PEIRIS ON FEBRUARY 26 | Daily News

CASE AGAINST FORMER CJ PEIRIS ON FEBRUARY 26

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday fixed for February 26, the case filed against former Attorney General Mohan Peiris and several others for allegedly preparing an erroneous report to gain undue benefits.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had filed a corruption case before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against former Attorney General Mohan Peiris, Court of Appeal Judge A.H.M.D. Nawaz and former chairman of Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) M. M. C. Ferdinando on January 18, 2018.

The Chief Magistrate ordered the Bribery Commission to submit a report in court regarding the progress of the two petitions filed in the Supreme Court pertaining to this incident.

The case was filed on charges of preparing an erroneous Attorney General’s Report to avoid taking legal action against irregularities committed in purchase of lands for LECO during the period between December 1 and December 30 in 2010 when Mohan Peiris was the Attorney General.

The CIABOC charged that the suspects had gained wrongful or unlawful benefit of the funds belonging to Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) by the same act.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) officials informed the Magistrate that the accused (former Attorney General Peiris) had filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Bribery Commission’s decision to file a corruption case in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

CIABOC officials stated that the Commission also filed another petition against an interim order issued by the Supreme Court in connection with Mohan Pieris’ application.

The Magistrate fixed the case for February 26.

 


 

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