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  • Sri Lanka's lawmakers impeach chief judge

    January 11, 2013 11:52 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka's Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach the chief justice in a case widely seen by jurists and rights activists as an attempt by the government to ensure a servile judiciary. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will now decide whether Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake should be... more »
  • Sri Lankan court: Case against top judge illegal

    January 3, 2013 5:07 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka's highest court has declared that a parliament committee acted beyond its authority in disqualifying the country's chief justice from office. The case against Shirani Bandaranayake, the country's first chief justice, has drawn local and international criticism as an attempt by the government to stifle... more »
  • Sri Lankan lawmakers conclude judges' hearing

    December 8, 2012 2:19 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lankan lawmakers have concluded hearing impeachment charges against the country's chief justice in her absence after she and opposition members walked out to protest what they called a lack of fairness in the inquiry. Government lawmaker Anura Yapa, who headed an 11-member inquiry committee, handed... more »
  • Sri Lanka opposition pull out of judge's hearing

    December 7, 2012 2:51 PM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lankan opposition lawmakers Friday withdrew from a committee looking into impeachment charges against the country's chief justice, saying the process is flawed and unfair. The United States added to criticism, saying the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was "part of a disturbing deterioration... more »
  • Sri Lanka opposition pull out of judge's hearing

    December 7, 2012 5:34 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lankan opposition lawmakers have withdrawn from a committee looking into impeachment charges against the country's chief justice, saying the process is flawed and unfair. Lawmaker John Amaratunga told reporters Friday that four opposition lawmakers who sat on the committee walked out because they could not... more »
  • Sri Lankan taxi drivers protest against top judge

    November 30, 2012 2:16 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven across Sri Lanka's capital to demand that the country's chief justice step down while parliament considers an impeachment bid against her. About 500 drivers joined the protest Friday, driving their three-wheel vehicles displaying banners that said "Shame - Madam Excellency"... more »

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