Peiris resigns from government post

Newly appointed Chief Justice (CJ) Mohan Peiris has resigned from his government post.

The new CJ told the Colombo Gazette that he had stepped down from his role as adviser to the Cabinet on legal affairs.

He said that he had resigned from that position after being appointed as the Chief Justice this week.

Peiris was once the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the Intermediate Examination and Examiner of the Sri Lanka Law College, a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, Deputy President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) and a member of the Sri Lankan Delegation to the Universal Periodic review at the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda