Friday, March 8, 2013 12:14 pm, | News
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has said that Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and the EU although they are trying to teach human rights to Sri Lanka now in Geneva.They started to talk about human rights after the second world war, but as a nation we have a 2500-year-old tradition of human rights protection. In fact, we can teach them some lessons in human rights.
Addressing a public meeting at Bakamuna following the opening of the Bakamuna circuit court building he stressed that the services of the judiciary were now available to the people at their doorstep.
“I as the Chief Justice would carry out my duties in a humble manner. I am a person who respects and believes in religion. Sometimes I have a fear about my responsibilities as well. But when I came here and saw I gained confidence. There is nothing to fear. If there is a problem you cannot solve through the officials in the area take a postcard, write it and send to the Chief Justice, Colombo 12. You will get relief,” he said.