Writ against bribery case on ex-CJ, Judge SC reserves order for Oct. 1 on granting leave

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By S. S. Selvanayagam   

Supreme Court yesterday reserved for October 1st its order on granting of leave with the Writ petitions challenging the decision of the Bribery Commission to institute proceedings against former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and incumbent superior court judge A. H. M. D. Nawaz in the Magistrate’s Court.   


The Bench comprised Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, Justices Vijith K. Malalgoda and Lalith Dehideniya.   


The Petitions were filed by Justice Nawaz, Bar Association of Sri Lanka and Kalyana Thiranagama seeking to quash the decision of the Bribery Commission to institute proceedings against former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and Justice A. H. M. D. Nawaz in the Magistrate’s Court of Colombo and/or to continue with the proceedings.   


Gamini Marapana PC with Nigel Hatch PC, Dr Harsha Cabraal PC, Palitha Kumarasinghe PC and Navin Marapana appeared for Mohan Peiris. K. Kanag Iswaran PC appeared for Justice Nawaz. Romesh de Silva PC with Sugath Caldera and Manjula Pernandopulle and Niran Anketell appeared for the BASL. Jeffry Alagaratnam PC, M.A.Sumanthiran and Suren Fernando appeared for the Bribery Commission. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam appeared for the Attorney General.   


Court had on February 26 issued Interim Order until final determination staying the proceedings in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court against former Chief Justice and Justice Nawaz initiated by Bribery Commission.   

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