Tamil Diplomat

Opposition Leader moves motion condemning procedure of Mohan’s removal

Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday moved a motion in Parliament condemning the manner in which CJ Mohan Peiris was removed.

Addressing the Parliament, he stated that Mohan Peiris had been removed in a wrong way. If there had been a wrong procedure followed, it could have been done through Parliament. He was not there to defend Mohan Peiris. A wrong procedure in Parliament has to be corrected inside Parliament and not outside it.

He charged that the move to oust Mohan was made by BASL President Upul Jayasuriya. It was done on the initiatives of Ranil Wickremasinghe.