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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan politician jailed for 20 years for murder and rape

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... an International Red Cross aid worker who had tried to stop a brawl at a southern beach resort on December 24, 2011. After 33 days of hearing evidence, judge Rohini Walgama found Vidanapathirana, a member ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Mahinda Rajapakse sacks Sri Lanka's first woman top judge

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lanka plunged into constitutional crisis, as Rajapakse axes top judge First woman chief justice sacked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has sacked ... the first woman to hold the office of top judge, had issued several decisions at odds with the government. Rajapakse dismissed her after a closed-door meeting with other judges on Saturday, ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka taxi drivers support removal of top judge

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 06:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... verdict on the legality of the legislature’s move to try the top judge. Last week Bandaranayake told a parliamentary select committee that there was not an “iota” of truth in the allegations ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty accuses Sri Lanka of targeting judges

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... lawmakers moved to impeach the country’s top judge. President Mahinda Rajapakse’s United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) party submitted a resolution pushing for Chief Justice Shirani ... Amnesty said in a statement. Amnesty also highlighted the case of a high court judge who was attacked and injured by armed assailants last month after he had complained of attempts to interfere ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka ruling party moves to impeach top judge

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 08:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Ruling party lawmakers submitted a motion to impeach Sri Lanka’s most senior judge on Thursday as President Mahinda Rajapakse moved to crush another of his ... We are using the process set out in the constitution to remove a judge,” Rambukwella said. “When there are disagreements with the judiciary and the legislature, we need to take action so ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Commonwealth summit a PR disaster for Sri Lanka amid Tamil war doubts

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lankan president urges Commonwealth leaders not to judge island on Tamil war Hosting summit becomes PR disaster for Rajapaksa Sri Lanka's president urged his peers yesterday not to pass judgment over his country's past as he hosted a Commonwealth summit that threatens to be upstaged by a visit to the war-torn north by Britain's ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka becoming more authoritarian, says UN rights chief

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... pre-judged Sri Lanka even before she had written her report into her visit. During a meeting with Pillay, the president told the rights official that Sri Lanka believes the United Nations is a biased ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Tamil party victory in Sri Lanka election could reignite tensions

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... amount of self-ruling under the federal constitution," he said. Wigneswaran, a former Supreme Court judge, said the military's occupation of large parts of the north was the main ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan lawmakers move to impeach chief justice

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Lawmakers call for country's first woman chief justice to be removed amid misconduct claims Move to impeach nation's top judge Ruling party lawmakers submitted a motion to impeach Sri Lanka's most senior judge yesterday as President Mahinda Rajapakse moved to crush another of his former allies after vanquishing Tamil rebels. Days ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty says Sri Lankan authorities treating dissent harshly

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 04:52pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... before and after 2009. Amnesty also said the government undermined the judiciary’s independence “by making threats against judges who rule in favour of victims of human rights violations.” ...




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