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  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 1:05am

Shirani Bandaranayake

Sri Lanka replaces impeached chief justice

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominated the government’s senior legal advisor Mohan Peiris as a replacement for the impeached chief justice, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 1:10pm

Mahinda Rajapakse sacks Sri Lanka's first woman top judge

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has sacked the chief justice by ratifying a controversial parliamentary vote, defying international calls for restraint and plunging the country into a constitutional crisis.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Briefs, January 12, 2013

The government yesterday lifted a ban on a satirical film deemed "offensive" to the Indian community, but said producers would have to edit some portions and show it only to adults.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

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

7 Dec 2012 - 2:31am

Sri Lanka taxi drivers support removal of top judge

Hundreds of rickshaw drivers choked the capital demanding the sacking of Sri Lanka’s chief justice in a protest organised by a pro-government group on Friday as the supreme court debated the legality of moves to impeach her.

30 Nov 2012 - 6:39pm

Sri Lankans protest move to impeach chief justice

Hundreds of Sri Lankans marched on Monday to demand the government halt a plan to impeach the country’s chief justice and condemning what they say is intimidation of the judiciary.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:22pm

Amnesty accuses Sri Lanka of targeting judges

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.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:40pm