MOHAN PEIRIS

  • Sri Lanka bans top judge from conference over coup claim January 19, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's attorney general barred the country's chief justice from attending a regional conference on Monday after allegations he tried to help the former president retain power illegally. Chief Justice Mohan Peiris is under growing pressure to stand down after he was implicated in an alleged coup attempt by...
  • Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa names Peiris new chief justice January 15, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday appointed his cabinet's legal advisor as the country's new Chief Justice to succeed Shirani Bandaranayake, whose impeachment created much furore both inside and outside the nation. Rajapaksa sworn in new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to replace Sri Lanka's first woman chief justice...