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Sri Lankan Chief Justice dismissal denounced

The government claims the country's highest ranked judge is guilty of financial irregularity and bias.
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2012 08:13

Sri Lankan lawyers are asking President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reconsider the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Bandaranayake is being accusing of financial irregularity and bias by the Sri Lankan government.

The 3,000 lawyers who oppose the government decision said that if the current chief justice was dismissed without a fair trial, the bar association would not welcome her successor.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.

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