Bribery Commission withdraws case against former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and two others
The Bribery Commission today informed court that it has decided to withdraw the case filed against former Chief Justice and former Attorney General Mohan Peiris, Supreme Court Judge A.H.M.D. Nawaz and former Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy M.M.C. Ferdinando in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala, the Bribery Commission submitted to court that it would not proceed with the case filed against three suspects owing to technical issues.
The Court was also informed that Supreme Court has already issued an Interim Order preventing Bribery Commission’s Director General from taking any further steps against three suspects including former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
On January 18, 2018, the Bribery Commission filed a corruption case in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against former Chief Justice and former Attorney General Mohan Peiris, Supreme Court Judge A.H.M.D. Nawaz and former Secretary to the Ministry M.M.C. Ferdinando.
The Bribery Commission filed this case against three suspects over an allegation that they conferred a wrongful or unlawful benefit, and favour or advantage on the perpetrators who had been accused of misappropriating funds belonging to Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO).