The former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been Reappointed

The former Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake has been reinstated by President Maithripala Sirisena with a special Cabinet Paper. Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached by the parliament of Sri Lanka with 155 votes for and 49 votes against.

The former Chief Justice’s impeachment included following charges.

  • Failure to disclose how she obtained $146,000 to pay for a house
  • Taking control of several cases removing judges violating conflict of interest rules
  • Failure to declare 20 bank accounts including four foreign currency accounts containing $260,000

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