Bandaranayake

  • Sri Lanka war investigation lags, abuses persist: UN February 15, 2013

    Geneva: Sri Lanka is failing to investigate alleged atrocities committed by government forces in defeating a Tamil insurgency and activists and opposition politicians are still being killed or abducted, the United Nations said on February 13. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called on authorities to allow...
  • Sri Lanka President sacks first woman Chief Justice January 13, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on January 13 sacked the country's first woman Chief Justice by ratifying her controversial impeachment by Parliament on corruption charges despite protests at home and global calls for restraint, pushing the nation into the brink of a major Constitutional stand-off. 54-year-old Shirani Bandaranayake was...
  • Sri Lanka: Chief Justice Bandaranayake impeached January 12, 2013

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Parliament Friday voted by a majority to impeach the country's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, beginning the process to remove her from office. The impeachment motion was passed by a two-third majority with 155 members voting for and 49 against it. It is now up to Sri Lankan...
  • SL Parliament to impeach first woman Chief Justice October 31, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling coalition is all set to impeach the country's first woman Chief Justice on the charges of "improper conduct" after weeks of a simmering spat between the executive and the judiciary, a media report said. A motion to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from the post will...