Sri Lankan lawyers go on strike

(PTI) Lawyers across Sri Lanka went on strike today protesting the impeachment motion against the island nation’s first woman Chief Justice, bringing the judiciary to halt.

Some of the lawyers even clashed with pro-government supporters who also organised counter demonstrations.

"We have come out today to protest in the branch association across the country on the single theme, ‘let’s protect the independence of the judiciary’", Wijayadasa Rajapaksha, the head Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) said.

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