'Lanka CJ wants overseas diplomatic posting to quit office'

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, under pressure to quit for being allegedly involved in a coup attempt against the new government, has refused to step down unless given a diplomatic posting overseas, a media report said on Friday.

Sri Lanka bans top judge from conference over coup claim

Sri Lanka's attorney general barred the country's chief justice from attending a regional conference on Monday after allegations he tried to help the former president retain power illegally.

ICJ urges Sri Lanka to reinstate ex-chief justice

Bandaranayake denied the charges and accused the tribunal of not giving her a fair hearing.

Rajapaksa moves to appoint Sri Lanka top judge successor

Former Sri Lankan Attorney General Mohan Peiris has emerged as the front runner to succeed sacked Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.