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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka detains Australian and NZ lawmakers over rights abuses probe

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... held Australian Senator Lee Rhiannon and New Zealand MP Jan Logie shortly before they were to hold a press conference about their mission, an opposition Sri Lankan lawmaker said. “They were accused of breaching visa conditions, but they had ‘special projects visas’ to be in Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission,” Tamil lawmaker M. A. Sumanthiran said. An immigration official confirmed ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... a ceremony to mark Australia's gift of two former patrol vessels to Sri Lanka. Opposition Greens Party lawmaker Sarah Hanson-Young said there was "nothing legal about the way the government ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka celebrates end of war in victory parade after banning commemoration of victims

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... blood bank refused donations fearing it was linked to remembrance of war victims, a Tamil politician said. Eswarapatham Saravanapavan, a Tamil lawmaker who also runs a newspaper in Jaffna, said ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka casino fears as James Packer's Crown gets go-ahead

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by Reuters

    ... and the Buddhist clergy? I have the gazette with me," opposition lawmaker Joseph Michael Perera told parliament, referring to the official journal that publishes legislation. The gazette states ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake walks out on trial

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Chief justice walks out on impeachment trial Sri Lankan Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers ... as the 54-year-old staged her dramatic walkout and said she would not attend any more hearings of a panel dominated by ruling party MPs. There was no formal reaction from the government but a lawmaker from ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka replaces impeached chief justice

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 01:06pm

    ... comes after Rajapaksa approved Shirani Bandaranayake’s dismissal on Sunday, two days after lawmakers voted for her impeachment. Judges have declared the impeachment of Bandaranayake, the first ... about the separation of powers in Sri Lanka, which is a fundamental tenet of a healthy democracy”. Lawmakers found Bandaranayake guilty of tampering with a case involving a company from which ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankans protest move to impeach chief justice

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 09:06pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... is intimidation of the judiciary. Nearly 1,000 demonstrators, including opposition lawmakers and rights activists, marched through the capital, shouting slogans and displaying banners that read “Hands off ... Opposition lawmaker Anura Dissanayake said “the government is trying to weaken the judiciary and on the other hand it has dealt a severe blow to the country’s democratic setup.” Opposition officials ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty accuses Sri Lanka of targeting judges

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Human rights watchdog Amnesty International on Friday accused the Sri Lankan government of cracking down on the judiciary, a day after ruling party 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 ...

  10. 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 ... morning, including himself. An impeachment motion only needs a minimum of 113 of the 225 lawmakers to succeed, although the process could take months. “We are working according to the constitution. ...



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