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Lanka’s first woman Chief Justice sacked

[PTI, Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:40 No Comment]

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today sacked the country’s first woman Chief Justice Shirani Bandarnayake after ratifying her impeachment by Parliament which held her guilty of corruption, notwithstanding widespread protests by lawyers and others.

54-year-old Bandaranayake was served a notice ordering her to quit her post, two days after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted to impeach her deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government.

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