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Sri Lanka SC rejects international bar intervention on ousted top judge

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:59

Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court rejected a petition by two international organisations to intervene in the special appeal with regard to the impeachment of country`s first ever woman chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Ex-Lankan top judge to appear before anti-graft commission

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 17:37

Sri Lanka`s first women Chief Justice, who was impeached earlier this year, has been summoned to appear before anti-graft commission to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption, officials said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka rules out entry to IBA lawyers

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 18:37

Delegates from the IBA`s Human Rights Institute led by Justice Verma were scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from February 1-10 but were denied entry visas by Sri Lankan authorities.

‘Sri Lanka not averse to constitutional changes’

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 18:57

The country`s first woman chief justice was removed after an ex parte trial which she claimed was biased and unfair.

US not satisfied with Lanka`s explanation on removal of CJ

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 14:31

The United States has said that it was not satisfied with the explanation given by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha`s government on impeachment and removal of the country`s chief justice.

ICJ urges Sri Lanka to reinstate ex-chief justice

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 00:11

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

Rajapaksa moves to appoint Sri Lanka top judge successor

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 00:38

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

Lankan President to act soon on top judge impeachment

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 16:17

Rajapaksa has to ratify the impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake following yesterday`s approval by parliament of the proceedings with an overwhelming vote.

S Lankan Parliament votes to impeach Chief Justice

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 22:26

Sri Lankan Parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country`s first woman Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government.

S Lankan apex court rules impeachment committee unconstitutional

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 13:56

The 54-year-old chief justice denied all the charges against her.

`CJ impeachment to be used to move anti-Lanka resolution`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 21:41

A top Sri Lankan minister claimed the dispute over the impeachment of the nation`s first woman chief justice is likely to be used to move an adverse resolution against the country at the next UN rights session.

Sri Lanka top judge laments state media`s slander campaign

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 17:58

Lawyers of Sri Lanka`s top judge Shirani Bandaranayake Wednesday accused the government of running "an organized series of programmes".