Lanka's first female chief justice found guilty; nation in shock

Shirani Bandaranayake is Lanka's first female head of the Supreme Court

Sri Lanka's chief justice has been found guilty of three charges in impeachment proceedings by a parliamentary panel, a government official said on Saturday, in a case which has sparked opposition protests and raised international concerns.
 
It was not immediately clear if Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka's first female head of the Supreme Court, has to step down effectively from now or has to wait until parliament debates the impeachment investigations in January. 

"We have found her guilty of three charges out of the first five we have investigated," Nimal Siripala de Silva, minister of irrigation and a member of the impeachment panel told reporters. 

Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa appointed an 11-member select committee, seven of them from the ruling party, to investigate 14 charges against Bandaranayake ranging from not disclosing her wealth to professional misconduct.

MUST READ:

 

 

 

 

Lanka MP’s ‘beauty’ derails transport minister

Print
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit
comments powered by Disqus
First winner of 'Win Dh1,000 every week with Emirates 24|7' selected

Prayer Time

  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:43 07:03 12:35 15:43 18:04 19:34
Cinema listing January 15 to January 21
Find the best properties for sale & rent in the UAE
Available on the App StoreAndroid app on Google PlayGet it at BlackBerry App World

Most Popular on Emirates 24|7

Latest jobs available

More jobs on Emirates 24|7

Poll

Who will win the Australian Open women’s title?

In Case You Missed It ...

eSuggestion eComplain eComplain eSuggestion

Follow
Emirates 24|7

Follow
Emirates 24|7
Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter RSS

Your Feedback

Are you satisfied with your browsing experience?

Prayer Time

  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:43 07:03 12:35 15:43 18:04 19:34
  • Abu Dhabi 05:47 07:07 12:39 15:47 18:08 19:38
  • Al Ain 05:41 07:01 12:33 15:41 18:02 19:32
  • Ras Al Khaimah 05:39 06:59 12:31 15:39 18:00 19:30
  • Fujairah 05:37 06:57 12:29 15:37 17:58 19:28
  • Sharjah 05:43 07:03 12:35 15:43 18:04 19:34
  • Ajman 05:43 07:03 12:35 15:43 18:04 19:34
  • Um Al Quwain 05:43 07:03 12:35 15:43 18:04 19:34