Sri Lankan lawyers not to welcome new chief justice

Sri Lankan lawyers’ apex body today adopted a resolution not to welcome the successor of Shirani Bandaranayake, the country’s first woman chief justice who has been found guilty of financial irregularities.

"Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) resolved that it will not welcome the successor of Bandaranayake in the wrongfully created vacancy consequent to the impeachment against her," Wijayadasa Rajapakshan, the BASL president, said.

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