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Chief Justice`s removal undermines reputation of Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 15:00

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed Justice Mohan Peiris to replace country`s first woman chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Rajapaksa names his man as Sri Lanka`s new chief justice

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 17:01

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday appointed his cabinet`s legal adviser as the country`s new Chief Justice to succeed Shirani Bandaranayake, whose impeachment created much furore both inside and outside the nation.

Sri Lanka`s first woman Chief Justice sacked

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 14:04

54-year-old Bandaranayake was served a notice ordering her to quit her post, two days after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted to impeach 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 lawyers oppose Chief Justice impeachment

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 22:46

Sri Lanka`s bar association will ask President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reconsider an impeachment bid against the country`s chief justice, the association`s leader said Saturday.