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  1. 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 yesterday after complaining that she was not being given a fair trial, legal and parliamentary sources said. The move to impeach Bandaranayake, the country's first female chief justice, came ...

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    Sri Lanka taxi drivers support removal of top judge

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

    ... on Friday as the supreme court debated the legality of moves to impeach her. Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been accused by the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance party of financial ... is the biggest public display of opposition to Bandaranayake, 54, the first woman in the country to hold the office. The ubiquitous three-wheel taxis gathered en masse at the Town Council square ...

  3. 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 Bandaranayake, who has been accused of flouting the constitution, to be sacked. “The crackdown on dissent has extended to lawyers and members of the judiciary who speak out against abuses of power,” ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 12, 2013

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... Rajapaksa's party, impeached Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka's first female chief justice, with 155 votes in favour, above the simple majority in the 225-member legislature. Her impeachment has ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankans protest move to impeach chief justice

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

    ... the judiciary” and “End of judiciary – End of fair play.” Last week, the government started the process to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake after a drawn-out conflict between the judiciary and parliament. The government says Bandaranayake has undermined parliament’s supremacy and misused her office. Opposition politicians and critics say the impeachment motion is a ploy to stifle judicial ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Mahinda Rajapakse sacks Sri Lanka's first woman top judge

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

    ... the chief justice by ratifying a controversial parliamentary vote, defying international calls for restraint and plunging the country into a constitutional crisis. Dr Shirani Bandaranayake ... that the process was unconstitutional. The United States and Britain expressed deep concern at the vote. "The president this morning signed the letter removing Shirani Bandaranayake from the office ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Graft, misconduct charges against Sri Lanka's chief justice

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Colombo

    ... Agencies in Colombo Misconduct also alleged in impeachment motion against Bandaranayake, part of political battle that sees husband facing corruption trial Chief justice accused of graft Sri Lanka's ruling party has accused the country's chief justice, Shirani Bandaranayake, of 14 counts of financial corruption and misconduct in an impeachment motion, setting ...

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    Sri Lanka begins impeachment of chief justice

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 11:24am by AFP in Sri Lanka

    ... Lanka’s parliament Friday began an impeachment hearing against the country’s chief justice, defying a Supreme Court request for a suspension of proceedings. Shirani Bandaranayake, the first woman ... had on Thursday asked the parliament to consider suspending the impeachment move pending hearings into nine cases challenging the legality of the moves to sack 54-year-old Bandaranayake. “All ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan lawmakers move to impeach chief justice

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

    ... after the foreign minister said Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake had flouted the constitution, officials confirmed Rajapakse's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had submitted ... and personal capacities," Technology Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told reporters. Bandaranayake, a former law professor, was appointed as Sri Lanka's first woman chief justice in May ...




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