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Sri Lanka reinstates impeached chief justice

Sri Lanka`s new president on Wednesday restored the country`s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration.

Jan 28, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

Sri Lanka SC rejects international bar intervention on ousted top judge

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.

Oct 23, 2013, 21:59 PM IST

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

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.

Mar 13, 2013, 17:37 PM IST

Sri Lanka rules out entry to IBA lawyers

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.

Feb 07, 2013, 18:37 PM IST

‘Sri Lanka not averse to constitutional changes’

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

Jan 17, 2013, 18:57 PM IST

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

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.

Jan 17, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

ICJ urges Sri Lanka to reinstate ex-chief justice

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

Jan 17, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

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.

Jan 15, 2013, 00:38 AM IST

Sri Lanka`s highest court rules out impeachment

Sri Lanka`s highest court Thursday ruled the impeachment process of the chief justice as unconstitutional, deepening a crisis between parliament and judiciary.

Jan 03, 2013, 16:50 PM IST

S Lankan apex court rules impeachment committee unconstitutional

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

Jan 03, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

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

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.

Dec 29, 2012, 21:41 PM IST

Sri Lanka top judge laments state media`s slander campaign

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

Dec 26, 2012, 17:58 PM IST

Lanka`s top judge calls for fair play and justice

Sri Lanka`s first woman chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake, currently under fire and facing removal from office, demanded a fair play and justice.

Dec 22, 2012, 21:24 PM IST

S Lankan lawyers not to welcome new chief justice

Shirani Bandaranayake, 54, the first ever lady chief justice has been found guilty by a parliamentary panel.

Dec 15, 2012, 19:07 PM IST

Commonwealth SG speaks to Lankan minister on impeachment issue

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Sri Lanka`s Minister of External Affairs GL Peiris discussed issue of the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Dec 13, 2012, 08:26 AM IST

Rajapaksa pledges independent probe on top judge impeachment

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday "regretted" the impeachment motion against the country`s first woman Chief Justice.

Dec 11, 2012, 23:20 PM IST

Sri Lankans protest ruling against Chief Justice

Hundreds of Sri Lankans have hit the streets to protest against a parliamentary committee that ruled the country`s Chief Justice is unfit to hold office.

Dec 10, 2012, 20:33 PM IST

Lankan top judge`s impeachment trial report presented to Parl

The committee with seven government lawmakers and four opposition party members was appointed to look into the charges against chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Dec 08, 2012, 23:35 PM IST

US expresses concern over impeachment trial of Lankan CJ

The United States has expressed concern over the ongoing impeachment trial of the Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Dec 08, 2012, 08:38 AM IST

SL opposition pulls out of top judge probe panel

Shirani Bandaranayake, 54, would not attend the parliament select committee (PSC) proceedings any more, sources close to her said.

Dec 07, 2012, 17:45 PM IST